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Issue #91 posted on June 1st, 2013
Welcome to MusicMaster
WLNK – Charlotte, NC; CFJB, CKMB – Barrie, Ontario; WNRN – Charlottesville, VA; WCQQ, WKCN – Columbus, GA;
Deutschlandradio Kultur – Berlin, Germany; Deutschlandfunk – Cologne, Germany; Baden FM – Freiburg, Germany; RTV Noord-Holland – Amsterdam, Netherlands; Absolut Radio – Nuremberg, Germany; Absolut relax – Nuremberg, Germany
New Sales Director
We’re proud to announce the addition of Shane Finch as the new MusicMaster Sales Director. He comes to us from Asterisk Communications in Ocala, Florida, where he has been the Operations Director for WTRS and WMFQ since 1995, and also hosted the midday show on 92Q.
His track record also includes some great radio stations, such as Operations Director for WDEZ and WRIG in Wausau, Wisconsin. Before that he put his magic touch on several stations in Des Moines, Iowa, as Promotions Director for KIOA, Account Executive at KDMG in Des Moines, Music Director at KRNQ, Program Director at KXLQ, and more. Throughout his impressive radio career Shane has been on the air as well. He will fit right in to the MusicMaster family!
New Marketing Director
MusicMaster is also adding Melanie Ross as Director of Marketing. Her experience in retail sales management and brand support are a welcome addition to our team. You may soon hear from her as she intends to make contact with every MusicMaster user to make sure they are completely satisfied with our products and services. Please join us as we welcome her to the MusicMaster family.
MusicMaster Training Library Update
Our Training Library contains short-form walkthroughs and long-form webinars on all aspects of the program. The walkthroughs are all designed to be very short so you can get the information you need quickly. Most are only a couple of minutes long. The webinars are more in-depth looks at various topics. We’ve added a new webinar that explains the difference between Clock Filters and Scheduling Filters. Join Drew Bennett for a tour of how to set up clocks, rules and scheduling settings so you can take advantage these clock options.
Laurent Finet of RTBF Belgium and Joe Knapp are seen below at the offices of RTBF in Brussels. RTBF is using MusicMaster on their great channels like Pure FM and Classic 21. Thanks for having us, Laurent! It was a pleasure to be there!
Industry Event Calendar
There are industry events and conventions every month around the world. We always appreciate meeting our customers and finding out how MusicMaster is working for them. If you’re planning on attending any of these events, let us know. We’d love to meet with you if possible.
MusicMaster Pro-Team: Bob Hamilton
Bob Hamilton is President of Hamilton Communications, specializing in Management, Programming, Music direction, talent improvement, promotion marketing, Sales/Programming development and station cash flow! Forty-five years of Programming/Managing stations. Previous station owner. National Music Director for RKO Radio Stations consulted, WNEW AM New York, KRLA LA, KTWV LA, KLAC LA, KABL SF, B-103 Long Island, KGW Portland, KJUL Las Vegas, KLUV Dallas, KEZW Denver, Route 81 Radio, First Broadcasting, Chancellor, AM/FM Stations, Clear Channel Radio and King Broadcasting.
Our purpose is to help you gain market position and win, resulting in cash flow success. We offer programming that works with sales and programming. We are not satisfied until you win! We work with all aspects of station operation from traffic to engineering to sales to management. We cover all the bases.
Personal successes include building K-EARTH 101 from ground one and making it the premier Oldies station in the nation; making WNAK AM/FM the premier Adult Standards station in the country; building Adult radio that works including success stories like KSFO/KYA San Francisco; turning Magic 61 into the standards station; taking KABL from nothing to 35-64 winner in San Francisco; and, winning two awards from the NAB.
The MusicMaster Pro-Team is comprised of experienced broadcast consultants and programmers who are available to assist MusicMaster clients with programming advice. Their services are available under this cost effective program with no long term commitment required, and can be added to your existing software support plan. Information on each MusicMaster Pro-Team member is available below. If you would like to retain the services of one of the MusicMaster Pro-Team members or have questions about the specifics of the program contact Joe Knapp, President/CEO at +1 (262) 786-6519 or JoeKnapp@A-Ware.com.
See the complete MusicMaster Pro-Team Roster.
Quick Tip: Sorting in the Library
You probably know you can click on any header to sort your library. Clicking again sorts in the opposite order. Did you know there are other kinds of sorts you can do? If you right-click on the header, select Arrange List and you’ll find six more ways you can sort the library, including by Rest and Schedule Order.
Recent Feature Articles From the MusicMaster Blog
Making Life Better Through Nexus
By Drew Bennett
Did you know you can streamline a lot of your workflow between MusicMaster and your automation system? Haven’t you always dreamed of the automation system and the scheduling database talking to one another? How about adding and dropping songs in real time or adding the song to your music scheduler the instant you record it into your automation system? These things can happen for you today and you may have everything you need right now. All you need is a MusicMaster license, a ‘Nexus-Ready’ automation system (Wide Orbit, Enco, Media Touch, etc.), the Nexus Server and your MusicMaster database. Today, we’ll cover some of the great new features you can take advantage of with Nexus and your automation system. (Read more.)
Nothing Scheduled Today in MusicMaster… Help!
By Aaron Taylor
We often will get calls or emails in our support department from a user who indicates they’ve attempted to schedule a day part, full day or longer time period and nothing ended up scheduling. Here are the most common culprits, and areas to review in your databases that usually will point to this occurrence. (Read more.)
Music Master of the Month
KRVT Tulsa, OK – Listen Live
“I am a big fan of the Rule Wizard/Optimization tool, I also rely on Auto Platoon to keep the library manageable. The link to search YouTube is also an awesome tool! We were on a system that is frankly too embarrassing to mention here; MusicMaster was recommended by a consultant and it was a very good call. I have recommended MusicMaster every chance I get.”
Editor’s note: Our congratulations to Allen for being named one of the Program Directors of the Year, Markets 26+. Other MusicMaster PDs who received this honor include:
These MusicMaster stations were named Station of the Year, Markets 26+:
KOYE & KCUL, Tyler-Longview, TX
KRVT, Tulsa, OK
WGSP-AM, Charlotte, NC