Programme scheduling

RadioMan is, by nature, a multi-channel system so that you can manage the schedules for multiple channels, studios, groups, and recorders from the same view. It allows different views for programme schedules for people in different roles.

Schedule your programmes beforehand

RadioMan’s programme scheduling feature enables broadcasters to do both long-term and short-term period planning.

Program scheduling is a planning tool for

  • media publishing, distributions, and recordings
  • internal content creation
  • external 3rd party content ingests
  • daily planning and template planning for longer time periods

How do you manage your schedule?

Programme details can be designed with a Playlist planning tool that can be opened from the Day Planning window or directly.

Items can be inserted into playlists by dragging and dropping them from the Search window or selecting “Insert…” or “Replace…” actions from the Search function’s pop-up menu. Items can also be copied from one playlist to another by drag and drop.

Depending on the media type, a versatile set of search fields are available. These include metadata fields such as album name, artist/person, tags, keywords, memo text, classifications, and roles. Specific search criteria can be saved with a descriptive name and re-selected for searches from the title row of the search criteria window. In addition, search criteria can be saved as personal, user’s groups, or public to everyone.

Radioman® 6 also includes a quick search for simple search tasks and an advanced search for more detailed searches. The quick search window allows you to manage media objects in the system, insert them into programmes, and prelisten them.

One specific search tab is the latest arrivals. Latest arrivals contains a list of the newest updates or creations of media objects to the RadioMan® system – music, audio, script, programmes, and spots – 20 of each.

The same playlist can be opened on multiple playlist designs simultaneously. The playlist can be opened simultaneously also on playlist design and on-air application. The studio then runs the on-air. At the same time, journalists can still work with the rest of the show, adjust levels, and control item placements. As all the tools are browser-based, this can also be done remotely. Day planning allows different views for programme schedules for people in various roles. The views available are a monthly managerial overview, a producer-type weekly view, and a more detailed daily view that can even be displayed with the programme contents for actual programme production.

what are the benefits

Program scheduling enables diverse content creation directly in playlist planning – music selection, spots, audio, and scripts. It also allows long-term planning for media publishing, distributions, and recordings.

Users can also schedule content to multiple channels in a single system, e.g., “loaning”, and schedule placeholders for external 3rd party content for incoming audio feed, e.g., TV audio.

what’s interesting

RadioMan differentiates between timeslots and programmes. That means content of a particular programme can be made at different times by different users. It is possible to create the timeslots earlier and attach the actual journalistic programme contents to them later.

Programme contents (playlist) can be edited in the same view for several daily programmes.

The programme database is multi-channel, so one can plan multiple parallel channels on the same database. Programme timeslots on a certain channel can also be loaned to other channels. This is useful on multi-site regional systems where regional channels follow part-time the national programme and part-time local.