Rules of play
Titles on RolandRadio are broadcast according to a certain scheme through our radio station to create a varied program.
How new titles are played
If new titles have been uploaded to our ftp server we pack them as bulk into our radio automation to verify their quality. So all new added files will be played one after an other starting with an intro and end with this outro to identify them in our playlist.
Newly added titles are played more often in heavy rotation than existing titles. After a few days, however, all titles are treated identically and played according to the following rule:
How we play existing titles
All titles in our database are played in rotation, following an existing plan:
A title is at least 3 hours apart from itself, so that a title will be played a maximum of two times a day.
An artist is at least 2 hours apart from himself/herself, so that titles by the same artist will only be played every six hours and therefore four times a day.
A track (e.g. jingles) has a distance of at least 3 hours to itself, so that a track will be played at most once a day.
Deviations from the playout rules
If it is not possible to comply with the playout rules due to the amount of titles, the amount of existing artists or due to a manual playout of titles, suitable titles will also be played outside the rules. However, the system will then assign penalty points to the titles played, which will limit a new automatic playout. In case of a rule violation, the titles with the fewest penalty points and which come closest to the actual playout rules will be played.
Creating the Top-Charts
The Top-50-Charts are created by the RolandRadio system every Monday at 00:10 and are picked up from the server by the playout system at 00:15. The playlists for RolandRadio are created every Monday at 00:30 am for the entire week according to the above rules.