So I love the idea of the Autoschedule tool, but I'm not sure if it's ready yet for me to use it.
One thing producers love about our station is how we schedule things. Just like Shawn McHenry says in their Automated Scheduling Tools in Cablecast 6.6 video, I also have a spreadsheet of every show and all their show ID's.
Every week, I play a persons newest show on their timeslot. However, they do not always turn in a show every week on the dot. sometimes they do, sometimes it's a few months before a new show gets turned in.
Other stations just keep running their newest episode on repeat for weeks until they get a new episode. I go in and air repeats and mix it up so it's not a stale show every week.
However, in Autoschedule, i can't do that. If there was an option to always air the newest episode first, and if it gets to the next week and doesn't have a show ID that has zero runs yet, it could run random repeats, that would be great. I feel like it's do-able, and would keep us from using Autoschedule and boring our viewers with repeat after repeat until a producer, or us as a staff, produce a new program for that show.
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