Arctic Palm Puts KADI at Center Stage
The author is program director of KADI(FM).
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — For over six years we have been trying to
integrate our Simian automation system with our Inovonics RDS unit, www.99hitfm.com website,
texting, Twitter and Facebook.
wanted to interact with our listeners on all levels. What a pain it was proving
to be. Until now, that is. Thanks to the recommendations from broadcast
consultant Doug Raines, we have finally brought it all together.
Arctic Palm Center Stage proved to be the missing link. That
software integrated with our Simian automation to enable us to send “now
playing” information to our Inovonics 713 RDS unit. But that’s not all. It also
connected to our Secure Systems website player which feeds the 99HITFM KADI
Android and iPhone apps. Set-up was a breeze thanks to the impeccable help of
Stu Buck from Arctic Palm. Stu worked with the Secure Systems programmers to
make the magic happen.
But this is just the tip of the Arctic Palm iceberg so to
speak. The Center Stage software has other built-in tools that make it very
useful for live in-studio use. It has a scheduler module that on-air talent can
use for news, weather, promos, public service announcements, liners, school
closing information. All of these elements can be programmed to be sent to Web
feeds, RDS, text, social media as well.
For commercial purposes our sales team is able to sell
sponsor messages that can scroll across radios equipped with the RDS feature
and all other digital platforms. Each message can be triggered and targeted to
specific times and days when the commercial plays on air. There are so many
information options — blackout, manually insert and schedule. All events are
logged for verification.
My only complaint is that the running program can only be
minimized on the computer. It would be great if it could just be a running
In my opinion Arctic Palm’s CS software has been well
are still a lot of features we are discovering. As a program director who now
has to oversee more than just a radio station Arctic Palm is a highly
For information, contact Stu Buck at Arctic Palm
Technology in Ontario at (519) 452-0002 or visit www.arcticpalm.com.