- December 14, 2017 at 5:41 pm #11501Carl BlareParticipant
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Program schedules grow out of traditional radio station practice which somewhat mimicks the print medium by setting strict time tables. Once something is put down in ink it can’t easily be changed
But radio is more fluid than print and makes possible what became known as “free form” in which programming is done by whim.
Owning a low power radio station opens the possibility of combining both methods.
KDX Worldround Radio publishes a “Program Schedule” on its website, and indeed some programs are firmly aired “on time” because of agreements with producers, but otherwise our operator (me) can shuffle the deck once in awhile.
Two common modes of scheduling, “on schedule” and “behind schedule”, are similar to railroad scheduling, but we wondered why trains never run “ahead of schedule”, and there is a reason: too many people would miss their trains if they dared to run ahead of schedule.
But radio can run ahead of schedule and KDX takes pride in getting as far ahead of schedule as possible which feels like “mining time” like the way bit-coin is mined.
We’re even planning to run announcements…
“Today’s programs on KDX are running ahead of schedule.”
What does your station do?
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