[RDD] Fade down the current event; start the next one

Rob Landry 41001140 at interpring.com
Thu Jul 23 17:08:05 EDT 2015

I tried that, but the previous song didn't fade; it cut off abruptly. I 
was looking for a more elegant sound than suddenly cutting off the music.

Several decades ago, my old college radio station had a policy about 
interrupting pieces of music:

The normal policy was always to allow a piece of music to play in its 
entirety. A breaking news story could wait, unless it was something 
listeners needed to know immediately. The assassination of a President, 
for instance, would merit gently fading the music out and switching to 
live coverage.

If a tornado, or something equally life-threatening, were bearing down on 
the community, we were to "flack" the music off the air -- cut it off 
abruptly -- as a way to get the listeners' attention (this was before 
EAS). Only in such an urgent situation were we allowed, and indeed 
commanded, to do it.


On Thu, 23 Jul 2015, John Anderson wrote:

> or, you can do the "lazy mans" version...
> go into RDLibrary, and record a blank cart, about 4 seconds...
> figure out where you want the next audio to start, put the segue start
> there....
> schedule that card in your clock where you want it...it'll start, fade,
> then start the next cart...(I use 2000 for a fade, so the 2 second fade
> is good for me, YMMV)...
> your solution is cool, though...
> On Thu, 2015-07-23 at 15:33 -0400, Rob Landry wrote:
>> I spent a fair amount of time yesterday trying to fade out of an event and
>> start the next one. The goal is to end each hour by fading down whatever
>> is playing, play a series of pips a la the BBC, then run the top-of-hour
>> ID.

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