Although I don’t know how it applies to this situation, be aware there are bizarre rules. I know a capital DJ from the 80s who did an overnight soul show. That show was frankly the runt of the litter and so all needletime was reserved for the daytime shows. Soul worked well as it often had small labels. Apparently PRS used to allow you to play only so many from the big labels in a day but smaller labels were just happy to have any air play and royalties, plus it was unlikely the small labels would ever be played throughout the day.
Tricks were done such as playing a song and claiming it was a Murfin cover or when songs were originally with a small label and got re released on a big label then saying things like “that was xyz on small label” even though it was clearly being played from a lp with a big label name on. Good musical knowledge was needed for that, but he is a very knowledgeable DJ, has hosted several prime time TV shows.
Other tricks were to tell the djs to bring their own records in. There was a limit on the number of records they could have in their library. Another was to do a deal with the record shop across the road where they would send the djs over to pick their records from their collection and the old ones that hadn’t been played for a while would be returned on a one in one out basis to keep the number of records in the building within limits.
When you think these tricks were carried out by Capital you can only imagine what else was going on in the industry and the bizarre rules otherwise.
Caroline was one of the few to start the full album playing trick. There was a rule somewhere that more than X number of songs in a row uninterrupted from an album constituted whole play as people could just record the station and get the whole album. We do whole album plays sometimes and separate it with other songs and bits. This is both good for the listener but also PRS (or ppl, I get them confused) have already said this is what they want.
It is s double edged sword having the local PRS (or ppl?) office in our city and having several of them who enjoy listening to our station!