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Radio Production, 5th Edition by Robert McLeish

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Music programming

The filling of programme hours with recorded music is a universal characteristic of radio stations around the world. This is hardly surprising in view of the advantages for the broadcaster. Computerized music stores, hard disks and CDs represent a readily available and inexhaustible supply of high-quality material of enormous variety that is relatively inexpensive, easy to use and enjoyable to listen to. Many stations allow little or no freedom for presenters in what they choose to play, but some leave it entirely up to the show's host. Most have all the music sources hidden away, to be brought up by the computer keyboard; others play CDs, even vinyl, in the studio. Suffice it to say that there is a wide range of operational ...

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