Stage Live package got its start as a live copy scheduler designed to eliminate
copy books in the on-air studio. With electronic access to this copy we not
only save the printing and the “sneaker net” costs, but all copy is automatically
kept up to date for even greater efficiencies. In addition to scheduled copy we
can also capture copy from listeners via web forms and electronically
maintain our “Fault Reports” using the various Center Stage Live modules.
The following is a brief summary of the key
modules included in the Center Stage Live package. For a complete list of all
the Center Stage Live modules click the
used to schedule messages to the RDS System, live copy
to the on-air studio or for posting on your web site. There are no licensing restrictions on this module and it
can be installed on any computer within the station. There is also a remote
version of CSScheduler that can be installed on external computers and once
authenticated, can be used to create
and schedule copy from remote locations.
The CSScheduler Social Media Song List and
Extended Data Content (EDC) are use to schedule which songs, promotional,
informational or commercial events are to be posted on your Social Media sites
along with ay Hash Tag or URL links.
The Social Media Song List has the option to send
all songs, use the artist name as the Hash Tag and a URL link. The Song list
will also schedule specific artist and/or songs to be sent along with special
Hash Tags or URL links. Since CSRDS will post to two Social Media configurations
we can post all songs to our Play List site while highlighted artists or songs,
contest winners/qualifiers, informational and promotional messages can be posted
to a second site.
The EDC Option is used to send scheduled
informational, promotional and commercial messages to Social Media Sites as well
as to all other Data Casting services including RDS\RBDS, HD Radio, Web
Site, Streaming Players. Since RDS messages are limited to 64 characters the EDC
option accepts 2 messages. The shorter RDS message and a 140 character message
for Social Media. If desired we can also add additional URL links for use on the
web site or streaming player. These include a links to a Logo file, alternate
media file (audio or Video), and an artwork file.
Copy can be scheduled by station, date, day
of week and time of day.
Copy only appears during
the scheduled period.
Web copy can include a graphic, audio file,
URL and specify which web page the copy is for.
DataCasting and Live copy Triggered Events to
be used based on an event in the Automation System
DataCasting and Live Copy Timed events to be
used at a specific time of day and day of week
User Password protection for announcers Show
Admin Password for configuration settings
Copy formatting (bold, underline, colors,
italic, fonts and font sizes)
Centralized storage ensures all copy is
up-to-date regardless of access point.
If desired, daily schedules can be printed or
e-mailed to selected staff.
Audit Reports for Logged features and
"Triggered" RDS Messages
Voice Tracking Prompter
User definable categories for easy access
Access to other features (Fault Reporting,
Listener Mail, Song Requests, etc)
Access to CS Contest Management with winner
messages to RDS system.
On-Air Copy Access
Scheduled copy can be accessed in the on-air
studio using the CSLive or CSOMT modules.
Typically, the CSLive module runs on the
“internet” computer while CSOMT is designed to work with the Media Touch Op-log
computer. Both modules provide on-air staff with access to all active copy with
either the user definable prompter or individual pop-up prompters. Prior to the
live break, the announcer simply selects and sequences the copy to use in the
segment. When ready, the copy is available in the prompter style of choice.
All copy is up to date with the latest
Update copy to other studios or add
promotional messages to the RDS System
User definable categories
Password protected Show Prep scheduling
Multiple prompter formats for easy reading
Access to other features (Listener messages,
If desired, on-line Fault reporting with
station wide pop-up warnings.
The fault reporting modules allow on-air staff or
others to record an issue as it occurs. As soon as the item is recorded, selected
workstations will be notified of the error and a single click opens the viewer
with the error. If desired, the information can be automatically e-mailed to
off-site support for action. Once notified, the appropriate action can be taken
and recorded in the system. Since the information is reported as it happens we
can often correct the problem before it becomes a serious issue. For example,
The On-air staff enters a cart problem into the Fault system. Within seconds
Production, Traffic, Promotions, Engineering, etc are notified of the issue and
can make the necessary corrections in time for the next break eliminating the need for
a make good.