The Polyglot Radio Jock is a radio automation software
application for the Microsoft Windows platform (2k/XP/Vista/7 etc.)
The program includes Text-To-Speech support (Microsoft
SAPI4), that will allow you to program spoken comments, such as song
and artist presentations, of already played songs as well as songs
coming up. The synthesized voices, that can be mixed from several
languages, can also give time and date in a natural fashion, tell
jokes or any other custom message.
You can mix songs, jingles, ads, id's and spoken comments etc in
many fashions, that you customize yourself to your own liking.
You can program thousands of songs to play in Automatic Mode,
exactly the way you want, in the order you want. This can be done either in a
general way, based on different attributes set for each song and for any
user-defined timeslot, or you can make any number of play lists or "clocks" for any
hour of the week, or a combination of both. Cross-fade/overlap times can be programmed generally
or individually etc.
You can insert ads, jingles, id's, etc. at any given time and/or on
a rotation basis. Ads will be forced to play even in Manual Mode, without
interrupting the song that is playing, nor the DJ presentation.
The user interface can be changed between several different
languages, and can easily be customized by the administrator. Currently included
As more interface languages become available, you can easily include them
by a small download. You can also make any changes to the captions at your own
discretion, and you can submit more languages to this site, for others to
In Manual Mode you can play any song in the database, or any
song on a hard disk or CD-ROM drive, or from a network drive,
A "song", "ad" etc. can be any sound file, in a huge variety of
formats, such as mp3, mp2, mp1, wma, wav, cda, mid, mod, au, aiff, snd, ogg etc. The
database supports ID3 tags, versions 1, 1.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4.
The user interface can be set to secure mode, that is, you can
normal user from making any modifications to the configuration, or enter in the
general Windows surrounding. The administrator can, in this case, enter with a
password in order to make changes to the configuration or the Windows system.
You can manage various settings and database profiles, which you
can save to and load from a disk drive or a floppy or other medium. This makes it easy to
administrate the lists and settings remotely, with or without a network connection!
All movements can be logged to tab-limited text-files, which can be
easily viewed in any spreadsheet application.
You can also export the song-list to a tab-limited text-file for
viewing in a spreadsheet application.
Supports two soundcards, one used for Public Address, and the
other one for pre-listening and cueing.
Written in Visual Basic 6 for ultra-high stability.
PC with Microsoft Windows installed (2000, XP, Vista, 7).
Make sure you install the latest service packs and security updates.
1 or 2 soundcards. At least one of them (for public address)
should be of good quality and converting by up-sampling rather than
down-sampling. (The Sound
Blaster Live soundcards fulfill this specification.) The other one (optional, for
pre-listening) may be simpler, even an older one or on-board.
VB6 runtimes (free
download) (normally included in supported Windows versions)
Winamp 5.1 or better (free
download) (Limited support for Winamp 2.95)
TweakUI for 2000 (free
download) and for XP (free
download). With this one you can easily disable the autoplay function
for CD-audio and CD-ROM, so they don't start to play until you call upon
them from the program.
Plugins for Winamp (free
download) to suit your needs, such as line-in sampler, CD-reader for
digital extraction, etc.
Full, Free Version. (Updated 6 April 2009)
Version number: 0.999.88 Full. This is the full, unrestricted version.
Ideal for commercial or communitary radio stations, churches, supermarkets, etc.
Also great for home or parties. This is currently freeware.