HAVRE DE GRACE, Md. — Since October 2014, WHGM(AM/FM) has been using DJB Radio DJB II software, formerly Digital JukeBox, with Westwood One’s 24-hour “Good Time Oldies” format.
In our search for reliable and cost-effective satellite software, we had looked at several automation systems available, but as with most startups, cost was a factor in our decision. However, at the same time, we didn’t want to sacrifice quality and features.
From the first hour of having the system on the air, we knew we made the right decision, with tight segues, auto ducking of music when a voice-track played and even the ability to tag our weather forecast with the correct time and current outside temperature.
We were pleased to find out when purchasing the system, that there was no need for a proprietary soundcard. We selected a soundcard of our choice (Lexicon USB) and all the features were instantly there. This alone was a major savings for us.
When it comes to using DJB with our 24-hour satellite music format, DJB came out fighting with flexibility of selection various triggers to play different audio during different day parts. This is also handy when using magic calls and liners that are supplied from the network.
We have just added our live morning show and DJB works well in our live setting, too. We have our sound effects and frequently used beds loaded into the hot keys that are available on the main screen with plenty of pages to add more.
On the weekends, we voice-track some of the day parts and the VT module is the easiest I have used, with wet voice-tracking so that my talent can hear the tail end of the music and the intros into the next song.
If you’re looking for a quality automation system with loads of bang for the buck, Ron Paley and the folks at DJB should be one of your first calls. They even allow a full working-demo period for you to try before you buy.
For information, contact Ron Paley at DJB Radio in Nevada at (702) 487-3336 or visit www.djbradio.com.