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When I was involved with a campus radio station as a techie, I would fill when the DJ went to the bathroom (or went outside to smoke something) and learned to do this. Another thing was to start the record based on the play time so it would end at the break and to fade in while it was playing so it ended when scheduled. The magic for the listener was that the song ended excactly on the break and they never noticed that the beginning was chopped. We called it “cueing to the clock”. Lots of fun, but the real pros did these tricks so well that it was always seamless.
Oh the smell of the dust from the hot tubes and vinyl discs and mylar tape in the overheated unairconditioned studios. It’s a wonder we all didn’t get cancer.