Halland Broadcast recently updated the HitPick software – a program that enables stations to custom-design a playlist – by adding features that let users automatically pick songs according to the artist name and/or date.
There are approximately 5,000 songs to choose from including oldies, ’70s gold, AC, hot AC, classic rock and country.
Users can scroll through the database, which is listed in alphabetical order by artist, and check off the songs the station wants to include in its format.
Once the format is created in HitPick, the playlist data is copied to a floppy disc. The user can send the hard drive and the floppy discs to Halland and the company can load the selected songs to the drive. Songs are loaded as MPEG .WAV files at a sample rate of 32K.
Music libraries are also available on compact disc. Software is available as a free download from the Web site.