Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Regional Municipality of Durham
Well it depends, Some Radio Stations are like how you mentioned, some are not. Music is very easy to automate because everything is timed accordingly and accounted for, such as the songs, the commercials, the announcements, voice overs, etc. Its gotten really good that when DJ's are introducing a song, they know how long to talk during the Intro up to the point when the Vocals kick in and that's when they stop. Of course back then people who manually did this and did it well, were also very well respected.
Some radio stations such as News, Sports, Talk Radio, etc, are a little harder to automate or I should really say, stick to the timelines, especially when you have phone-in callers or you have guest interviews or you have MC's who have to discuss things within a small window and especially if you have to break for traffic and weather or breaking news at specific times through the day, but the person your interviewing or the phone-in caller will not stop to let you break on your scheduled time, its much harder, but definitely doable.
Bell Satellite TV, 9400 HD PVR, 65 Inch LED TV, Smart Blue Ray Player, No sound system.