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PRPD Recap posted on September 18th, 2014

Jill Sorenson and Aaron Taylor visited the great city of Portland, Oregon for the annual Public Radio Program Directors (PRPD) Conference at the beginning of September. They had an opportunity to visit with many clients discussing how MusicMaster makes their scheduling a breeze. They still squeezed in time to wander the city block known as Powell’s Bookstore and drool over Voodoo Donuts. Really, click on the link if you’ve never seen a Voodoo doughnut! Kudos to host organization Oregon Public Radio (a MusicMaster user) for their hospitality. We look forward to visiting Pittsburgh where the 2015 conference will be held. Until then, a few photos of our MusicMaster friends:

prpd1 – Schnitzer Theatre
2 – The PRPD opened with the March Forth Marching Band
3 – Rik Malone (KFDC), Aaron Taylor, Bill Lueth (KUSC and PRPD Board Member)
4 – Aaron Taylor and Cheryl Dring (WDPR)
5 – Matt Abramovitz (WNYC) and Jill Sorenson
6 – Aaron Taylor and Chris Wienk (WMHT)
7 – Suzanne Bona (Sunday Baroque) and Jill Sorenson

Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) Visit posted on September 1st, 2014

Jesus Rodriguez and Aaron Taylor visited MusicMaster clients Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) during their Los Angeles visit to see if night DJs really have the most fun. They got the opportunity to hang out with DJ Pato and his show doing big things in the LA market.


Visiting Univision Radio posted on August 31st, 2014

Jesus Rodriguez and Aaron Taylor made a surprise visit to MusicMaster client Univision Radio during their Los Angeles visit. At every corner there was a computer with MusicMaster in action. Beware! Your MusicMaster Scheduling Consultant might surprise you too someday so make sure those rotations are tight. We kid! We kid! Well, as long as you schedule our favorite song.


Univision Building


Univision Radio LA Stations


Aaron Taylor, Nando (Music Research Dept.), Jesus Rodriguez, and JJ Ayala (Music Research Department)

Monitor Latino Convention 2014 posted on August 30th, 2014

Aaron Taylor and Jesus Rodriguez took part in the largest convention for Spanish and Latin American broadcasters hosted by Monitor Latino in Los Angeles at the Pacific Palms Resort.

Jesus Rodriguez hosted a workshop where he demonstrated the power of MusicMaster scheduling software. He spoke about all the new versions of MusicMaster such as PE, LT, and PRO to current and future clients that joined us! Jesus Rodriguez then participated in a live and recorded interview feed to the Monitor Latino and Radio Nota members that could not make it to the convention but were logged in via the web and discussed MusicMaster’s key benefits.


Aaron Taylor, Monitor Latino’s Juan Carlos Ortizand, Jesus Rodriguez, and Juan Carlos “JC” Hidalgo at the Monitor Latino Convention


The Convention Floor


Jesus demonstrating MusicMaster in action at his workshop


Jesus interviewed by RadioNotas live stream to discuss the benefits of MusicMaster and recap of the work shop.

Central Ontario Broadcasting Genius Day posted on August 20th, 2014

Joe Knapp, Malcolm Sinclair, and Paul Ziino spent a day with the program and music directors at Central Ontario Broadcasting. From the get-go the room was buzzing with excitement…and it continued throughout the course of the full Genius Day. They discussed CanCon and Emerging Artists, ways to use Auto-Platooning, Ctrl-Q and Ctrl-R in the library for quick searches, history linking and tons more.

Central Ontario GroupFrom left to right: Paul Ziino – MusicMaster; Dave Carr – VP of Programming, Central Ontario Broadcasting; Adam Thompson – Program Director, Indie 88; Charlie Vigna – Music Director, Cool FM; Michael Religa – Assistant Program Director/Music Director, Indie 88; Craig Ross – Assistant Program Director/Music Director, Rock 95; Joe Knapp – President, MusicMaster.

Thumbs Up!

“Thumbs up!” for MusicMaster at Central Ontario Broadcasting! Craig Ross, Dave Carr, Adam Thompson, Charlie Vigna, Michael Religa, and Joe Knapp in the foreground.

Much Music Genius Day posted on August 19th, 2014

MusicMaster’s Joe Knapp, Malcolm Sinclair, and Paul Ziino spent a day recently at Much Music in Toronto working with their staff of music librarians and programmers. They covered all sorts of topics from analyzing histories to enhanced rule trees to scheduling shortcuts. Educational for all in attendance!


The Much Music Librarian team: Jodie Epstein, Heather Middleton, and Liz Houlihan


Greg Baptiste – Programmer, Jodie Epstein – Librarian, Heather Middleton – Librarian, and Liz Houlihan – Librarian


Darren Bourne – Programmer and Joe Knapp – MusicMaster President

Summer Greetings from ON AIR posted on July 31st, 2014

The team from ON AIR wishes all MusicMaster users around the globe a great summer! At least to those who are in summer now (the northern hemisphere). And to those who are in winter now (southern hemisphere), a great next summer!

This picture was taken during an ON AIR company meeting in Berlin. From the left, Justus, Thomas, Andreas, Ellen, Gabriele, Max and Kevin. Two members of the team were missing, Matthias was in Iran and Rainer was in Manila, obviously working.


MusicMaster Stations in Germany Celebrating the Soccer World Cup 2014 posted on July 30th, 2014

Check out the happy faces! GM’s, PD’s, MD’s and listeners of Bayern 3, FFH, Radio Paradiso, WDR 2, Hitradio Niedersachsen and Antenne Bayern went crazy during the World Cup earlier in July. Soccer was everywhere and everyday, in the studio, on the street or at parties at night. Many stations, like Antenne Bayern, took their listeners to party and meet the World Cup team in Berlin.


MusicMaster in Vancouver posted on July 30th, 2014

Joe Knapp and Aaron Taylor, along with Jason Singleterry from Wide Orbit joined forces with the Bell Media-Vancouver, B.C. Programming, Engineering and IT teams this month to help launch CHQM-FM and CFBT-FM on MMWIN and WOAFR in their beautiful new facility. What a great experience we had together, and are proud to welcome another Bell Media station cluster to the MusicMaster/A-Ware Software family!

From left to right: Aaron Taylor, Music Scheduling Consultant, A-Ware Software; Troy Wylie, Regional IT Manager, Bell Media; Leah Koepenick, Engineering/I.T. Technician, Bell Media/Vancouver; Joe Knapp, CEO/President, A-Ware Software; Brad Challoner, Music Director, CHQM-FM; Curtis Strange, Program Director, CFBT-FM/CHQM-FM; Jason Singleterry, Project Manager Radio Automation, Wide Orbit; Jasmina Koga, Music Director, CFBT-FM; Chris Larke, Chief Engineer Radio, Bell Media/Vancouver; and John Bolwitt, Engineering/I.T. Technician, Bell Media/Vancouver

Hong Kong Likes MusicMaster posted on July 28th, 2014

On his last tour through Asia, Rainer Eichhorn had great meetings with existing and new clients.

Gregory Wong, of our Hong Kong-based partner company BTL, was putting together a string of very good meetings and some cool Dim Sum lunches.

We are looking forward to the next projects in this wonderful City.