Claret, France (May 24, 2013)—Algeria's JIL FM, a channel of national broadcaster Radio AlgÈrienne, has upgraded to the Netia Radio-Assist 8.1 digital audio software suite to automate playout of its blend of Algerian and international music.
"Radio AlgÈrienne has worked with Netia software for the past five years and has been very satisfied," said Mourad Ouadahi, director at Radio AlgÈrienne. "When version 8.1 presented a new music scheduling tool, we took the opportunity to upgrade the system at JIL FM and completely automate broadcasts while maintaining our strategic mix of popular domestic and international music."
JIL FM (Generation FM) is Algeria's first radio channel dedicated entirely to young listeners. The channel, launched at the beginning of 2012, is broadcasting its programs throughout the whole country in Arabic, Berber and French. Like its parent broadcaster, Radio AlgÈrienne, JIL FM has built its broadcast workflow on Netia's Radio-Assist software suite.
The Netia support team worked with JIL FM to prepare the channel's staff and audio database for the migration to version 8.1. With music management tools integrated into Radio-Assist 8.1's FederAll playlist preparation module, users can now automate playlist generation according to preset criteria, business policies, and a wide range of intelligent options for sequencing music. At JIL FM, the software today enables balanced music scheduling that is consistent with the radio station's strategy: 60 percent Algerian music and 40 percent international music, with a constant focus on new hits. Administrators at JIL FM also have begun using the Activity Watcher module to monitor all users and actions taken on the system.