Clocks: Ending Hours Effectively & Advert Timings


Clocks: Ending Hours Effectively & Advert Timings

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drystoneuser
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Hello, us again!

We are currently re-building clocks for our automation hours and we're wondering the best way in which to end the hours E.G. Not having to add surplus tracks to the clock to accommodate any short comings in the Song-Link-Song-Link chain. 

As we understand it, links cannot be dropped or faded, for this reason at present we add tracks to the end of the hour back to back, meaning that for perhaps 5-7 minutes at the end of the hour we have back to back songs and it sounds pretty rubbish and predictable.

Does anyone know of a better way to end the hour so we can maintain our format but not have 3-4 links play if songs have been dropped? 

As well as this, we are looking to tidy up our advert breaks and make them more consistent. Does anyone know of a way that we can add a sort of, 'Soft' absolute time so we can start an advert break at say 18-22 minutes past the hour or at any other time such as this?

We are using Myriad version 3.6 with autotrack pro.

Thank you!
Oliver
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Liam Burke
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Why not create a filler category and then not over schedule but rather have myriad playout auto fill from that category if it need to?

Liam Burke - Broadcast Radio Ltd

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I'm not near an Autotrack Pro terminal at the moment to check, but I seem to recall you can set items in your clock as 'none dropable', so you could force your final song - link - song sequence to not be dropped, thus forcing the system to drop songs earlier in the hour if it needs to.

Unless you've got a wide ranging change in your commerical load from hour to hour, and most of your music is standard 3-4 minutes per track, I've found that with a bit of trial and error you can get your hours to not need too many 'extras' on the end.

As Liam points out if you've got 'AutoFill' enabled this can take up the slack on the occassional underrun (though dependant on what this is set to pick tracks from it could 'choose' something that has been recently played.)

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