Scheduling a playlist

Scheduler Nigel Harding guides us around the systems used at Radio 1 to schedule playlists. They ensure the station flows and music is kept fresh.

It is important to know what your radio station sounds like across an entire week and across various shows.

The listener wants to hear a variety of music, some new and some familiar.

Music policy executive Nigel Harding guides us round the systems he uses at Radio 1 to schedule playlists. Using scheduling software he can make sure that genres and tracks are spread out well across the day.

"Our obsession is flow." – Nigel Harding

This is how Nigel avoids playing one track repeatedly on the same day, or playing the same track at the same time on different days.