How Long Has Nextkast been around?
Nextkast started in 2012 as an internet radio automation company but soon evolved as its customers, many decade long veterans of the FM/AM radio market, moved to internet radio. This gave Nextkast a rich and experienced user base that could request features and help evolve the software to become a contender in the Radio Automation Market.
Can Nextkast Merge Logs from Natural Log or Marketron and others?
Nextkast has a great flexibility in merging commercial logs from most popular traffic systems. The merging can occur on log creation or even manual for quick changes to advertising schedules.
Do I need seperate Music scheduler and other modules to start?
This is one of the things Nextkast OnAir has an advantage over many competitors. All functionality is included in one package, Asset Playout, Asset Scheduling, Processing, Triggers, Traffic Merging, Auto Importing, FTP Downloading, and more are all included. This makes Nextkast onAir a smart all in one solution.
Can I use external music scheduling software with Nextkast
Yes, Nextkast can import playlist generated from most of the popular music scheduling software.
Does Nextkast work with Music Master Nexus Integration
Yes, Nextkast OnAir version is fully integrated and a NEXUS integration partner with MusicMasic professional music scheduling software
Can I REMOTE voicetrack on PC/MacOS/Web Browser?
VoiceTracking (remote and in studio), configure via files sharing, TCP direct connection or even email. Allows editing and updating of current on air hour, built in multi layer able audio FX buttons for background track,sound effects etc. Ability to configure an external audio editor to edit voicetracks directly from VT editor. Also allows for linein to be recorded with Voicetracks (call ins), local custom audio processing per VT user. In addition each hours segue points can be customized by user. Semi-Live Remote Voicetracking, Voicetrack current hour minutes before airing. PC[available now] and MacOS[beta]
Can I Live Host Remotely?
With our latest GoLive feature the host can do their breaks from anywhere they have an internet connection from a web browser. This feature will even work from some mobile devices.
How does Nextkast perform in Live Radio Environments?
In working one on one with many live stations we have several cool features live presenters love. For example you can prerecord a voicetrack for current hour in our playout screen even including phone calls and editing of voicetrack with external editor. A second screen can also serve as the search screen for tracks to be inserted live. The Playout only screen is now configurable and has a great workflow for the live presenter and radio host.
Can Nextkast run in a Multi network configuration (affiliates)
Nextkast has the ability to use one main station and content provider for music and voicetracks and then allow each affiliate to broadcast local imaging and commercials as needed.
Can I use Multiple Soundcards
Yes, Nextkast allows each player, sample buttons, in studio preview player, and Main Mix to be assigned to individual sound cards.
Can I switch to Satellite feeds / triggers
Yes, Nextkast can receive triggers from SAT boxes and other devices to activate program commands as well as run external audio sources through the automation when required.
Can NextKast output RDS to my transmitter
Yes, Nextkast has a simple interface to set up what information gets sent to your transmitter to take advantage of RDS.
Does Nextkast work with affiliate services Like Local Radio Networks?
Nextkast OnAir Version also integrates closely with syndicated content providers such as Local Radio Networks (https://localradionetworks.com/) and others.
Can NextKast run in the Cloud on a Virtual Server?
YES, Nextkast has the ability to run on a windows server ( for example windows server 2012 in the ‘Cloud’) This option will allow you to run your station from a server farm with more robust internet connection and backup power etc… Instruction are on page 48 of the user manual.
How do I get Support.
With the on Air version support is included for the first 30 days. On Call support and additional remote hosting and voice tracking feature is only $49 a month.
Help and Informational Videos
Satellite Triggering Overview
Advanced Music Scheduling
MusicMaster Nexus Integration
MobileVT web based VT
goLive remote radio hosting
KRSQ (101.9 MHz) Customer Testimonial
KRSQ (101.9 MHz) is a 100,000 watt commercial radio station in Laurel, Montana, serving the Billings, Montana area. They switched to NextKast onAir this year and are super happy with the result. The ease of use allowed all staff to quickly become comfortable with the…
Import Meta Data from Other Radio Automation Systems
In the latest version of nextkast onAir we have expanded the ability to import meta data from other automations systems. We now support importing metadata from RadioDJ, Station Playlist, Natural Music, PlayoutOne, Wide Orbit and many others. This allows you to evaluate NextKast onAir for…
Satellite Clock/Rotation How To
Nextkast Setup with Shared Network or Cloud Drive
Play URL Stream/ FTP file / Remote File
Import Data from Other Radio Automation Programs RadioDJ
Simple steps on how to migrate from other radio automation software