Hope that helps!
If you've already paid for SAM and Music1, then it is
probably in your best interest (at least for now) for
someone at the station to take some time to learn how these
2 pieces of software work. SAM is for playout, and Music 1
does the scheduling.
Chances are you already have clocks and schedule templates
built in Music 1, I'm sure the playlist exports for
exporting from Music 1 to SAM are already created, so you
should be able to crank out the schedules as needed
relatively easily. There are youtube videos and other
how-to that can cover the basics for both Music 1 and SAM -
Google is your friend.
If everything is built in these 2 pieces of software, and
with the hecticness of when someone leaves, this is probably
not the best time to switch to a different system. (just my
Yes, given the situation that you've described, the best for
now is to stick with what you currently have.
No matter what you use you'll have a learning curve.
Sticking with your current system - at least you know that
it has worked in the past for you. No point trying to bite
off more then necessary at this point.