I just checked you the schedule, did you stop the celtic sleepytime music at 11 pm Central? If you did I have just one thing to say.
No...it still says soft music.
But I have a question. It says that any station that plays a request within 1 hour is called an interactive program. So, what's wrong with being an interactive program? Is such a thing allowed to exist by law? And if so, why couldn't we do that?
Not ranting...just trying to get some understanding.
I'll have to do a little more checking, but I do not think an interactive program would be covered under our current license. There is probably a bigger fee associated with an interactive program.
Ok sleepy programming? Requests?
I would be willing to try a week without the sleepy programming and instead replace it with our a variation of our standard broadcast that might include more soft music but with requests enabled. If listening numbers a greater during the time we could stick with it.
Also, will be monitoring # of requests and if possible will bump it up to 2 an hour. It just that we need to keep requests limited to a certain percentage, of which I have not figured out yet!
Thanks Mac! I appreciate all you do for this station.
I know that if it were just a matter of fees, then I'd be willing to donate more to be able to keep Celtic Radio the way it was before. I'm not sure if anyone else misses the old way enough to do the same, but I sure do!
I'm going to go ahead and increase the # of requests for 2 every hour with still a max of 10 per day. Based on Friday's results of 22 successful requested plays I think we can afford a little more than that. (Maybe 1 hour and half of requests throughout the day).
The problem with our old request policy is that a single member could easily take up 20-30 mins on the broadcast with their requests. Also, it was possible for a member, under the old system, to have multiple accounts and get more requests than the allowed - which appears to have been part of the problem - which is really not fair to the other members that were abiding by the request limits.
We will probably settle on perhaps 4-6 hours of requests a day. It's great to hear the songs you like, but we do have new artists we'd like to play so if we let everyone request lots of songs we would never get to the new materials.
Thanks again for everyones feedback. This had been a good thread to review!
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