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Sound Stages Radio - a word about 'Flex Scheduling'
Well guys, the transition is nearly complete. Sound Stages has very nearly taken the mantel from Icebox Radio, though there are still a few announcements in the cue with IR in the name. Something tells me I'll be weeding those out for some time.
Wanted to let you know about a change in our way of doing business. The problem with audio theater on the radio (especially podcasts) is that the shows so seldom fit into 30 and 60 minute blocks. In the past, that has meant more than a few programs were cut off at the top of the hour.
On the other side of the issue, we could never bring ourselves to simply run shows one after the other without a schedule because it would be impossible to tell listeners when a program would be on. "Brokensea's Conan, you say? That should be on sometime between noon and four." Yech!
So, to solve this problem, we at Sound Stages have invented 'Flex Scheduling'. Part of each broadcast day will feature two-to-three hour blocks made up of a series of 4-to-5 programs. Each weekday, one of those programs will air first, followed by the next program in the cue, then the next and so on. The programs will play out in their entirety, and none should be cut off until the end of the block. In that way, you'll hear more of your favorites, and those of you who tend to listen during the same times every day (at work, for example) will hear different programs for every day of the week.
But, with all this flexibility we can still accommodate those of you who live by a schedule. Shows will take turns being first in the programming block. That means Kung Fu Action Theater (for example) will always air at 9am on Wednesdays. It will air some time between 9-11 every day of the week, but on Wednesdays, it's at nine.
I hope this didn't confuse everyone too much. Just remember, Sound Stages is your radio station.