I have to agree with Pressman on this matter.
My radio station has 60 DJs from all over the world. We used to be Airtime Pro customers and the Scheduler was precise with their service. They had this down to a science, but lacked in other areas. This caused us to look for another service. This is why we moved to Centova, but did not realize the lack in the Scheduler department.
I am not dumping on Centova either. I am just wanting to know is there a work around until the improvements are made to the scheduling aspects. I am well aware that the current playlist will not be interrupted with the "up next" scheduled playlist, but that is also the origin of the problem. For example:
DJ A - "Show Title" - 3pm - 4pm
DJ B - "Show Title" - 4pm - 5pm
DJ A's prerecorded MP3 file is 59 minutes and 30 seconds. Reason for the 30 second gap is for sponsored commercial spots which is in the "Interval" playlist. According to Centova law, by scheduling the "Interval" playlist to pull after 1 song (or MP3), then the sponsored commercial/PSA will play and then DJ B's "Scheduled" playlist will play. This seems to not happen at all.
Another issue is the "General Rotation" playlists. I understand that Centova wants to make sure we never have any dead air. That is truly appreciated, but the problem with this is if I have no DJs on until the next "Schedule" playlist or "Live" broadcast, "General Rotation" starts. This means General Rotation will not be interrupted by the next "Scheduled" playlist. Again this is not a good thing. I have currently made a playlist entitled "Regular Content" and made it a scheduled playlist. Then I go in and update the times with a prayer that it pulls on time. Truly I think this "General Rotation" default should not be a thing. It is our responsibility as Program Managers to make sure we program accurately. We need to have full control. Granted things happen technically beyond our control, but we have to handle that properly in each of our own way (i.e. post on your social media platforms, "Due to technical issues...").
Overall, Centova is solving the feature problems we lacked with AirTime Pro, but AirTime Pro Scheduler is something that I know Centova desperately needs. I am going to put a request in on the "Feature Request" forum and hope they come out with an update soon. I really do not feel like switching again.