Jock on air now


Jock On Air Now (JOAN) is a WordPress plugin designed to help you easily manage your station’s on air schedule and share it with your website visitors and listeners. Use the widget to display the current show/Jock on air, display full station schedule by inserting the included shortcode into any post or page. Your site visitors can then keep track of your on air schedule.


*Easily create and edit shows
*Customize your «Off Air Message».
*Hide or show next show/event.
*Turn schedule ON/Off (Requires show next JOAN to be set to No)
*Add show/jock external URL
*Add jock/show image
*On Air Now notification widget
*Add On Air Now widget to Posts or Pages.
*Seven day schedule shortcode
*Daily schedule Shortcode
*Supports non-standard WP database prefix

Display Options

Display the current Jock/Show in a sidebar. Find the Joan Widget in your Appearance->Widgets settings, add to your sidebar
or add [joan-now-playing] to any page.

Display your stations Weekly Schedule. Create a new page, name it Full Schedule place the schedule Shortcode save and add to your site navigation.[joan-schedule]

Automatically display your schedule for each day of the week.

Switch to Joan Premium

And get everything available in JOAN Lite, plus

Everything found in JOAN Lite plus;
Social media Share current (Facebook & Twitter)
WP User Role (JOAN Manager)
Supports Localization
Multi-site support
Import/Export schedule
Free upgrades
Access to new features
Display time in 24/Hrs format
Add/show schedule image
Update show status
Show/Hide show status (Front-end)
Add Default Jock Image
Jock image resizer
Multiple display shortcodes
Grid/List view schedule page
Edit schedule without having to first delete shows
Add an to the schedule page
Easily ‘duplicate show schedules (Recurring shows)
Priority Support

Purchase only from our website: JOAN Premium. Premium Features and Support, go beyond the basics.


  • The Show data input form
  • A properly created schedule
  • How it looks on the frontend using the Widget and the Day Schedule
  • Inserting a Jock/show image
  • The error you get if you try to add a show to an existing timeslot in the database
  • Shows two instances of incorrect scheduling. JOAN expects you to use every hour. But do not overlap.
  • Shows the correct time format setting.
  • Shows incorrect end of day settings.
  • Shows the correct setting for end of day.
  • Shows user adding a recurring show in JOAN Premium


Download and install using the standard WordPress plugin installation method then activate the Plugin from Plugins page.

Find Jock on air now in the Admin menu click to begin adding or editing your schedule.

Go to WP Settings->General; select your broadcast timezone and set the time format to 24/hrs clock (military time) or (H:i). 1300 = 1pm, 00:00 = 12 am.


Q: How do I setup my schedule?

A: 1 — See the screenshots
2 — Click on the Schedule button in settings and fillin the reqired fields.
3 — If a show goes past midnight i.e Monday 10 PM — 12 AM, You’ll get errors. Instead do, Monday 22:00 — Monday 23:59 Then, Tuesday 00:00. —

Q: After I upload an image and click «Insert into post» the image doesn’t show.

A: Before clicking «Insert Into Post» make sure the «Link URL» field is empty if it’s not clear it. Then click insert into post.

Q: I get a destination already exists error, plugin install failed, why?

A: You should deactivate and then delete any previous versions of the the plugin then install this version.

Q. Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error.

A. Most likely you installed this version before removing the previously installed version 3.2.1 or lower. Deactivate and delete it and try activating this one again.


16 Հունիսի, 2023
Sorry I Installed it, whlie activating it says, could not activate , no valid header
24 Ապրիլի, 2021 1 reply
Wish you could give privileges to the editor users. By the way, Pictures won't show up on your menu I thought the plugin was getting silenced.
18 Ապրիլի, 2020
I love it simple and straight forward, thanks..5 stars
7 Հոկտեմբերի, 2018
I moved from DJ Rotator to this one, I love it, my visitors now knows exactly what is On-Air.
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Contributors & Developers

“Jock on air now” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.


*Minor bug fixes
*Works with newest WP version

*Minor bug fixes.

*Fixed ON/Off switch failing.

*Fixed issue with input form when using Manual Offsets.

*Works with WP 5.9
*Fixed time error
*Changed menu title to JOAN
*Added ability to remove title from JOAN widget

-Bug fixes

*Few cosmetic changes
*Minor bug fixes

*Fixed a bug which affected editing existing schedule

*Bug fix

*Fixed reported security vunerability

*Assets and readme file update

*No code changes

*Minor bug fixes

Minor bug fixes

Minor bug fixes

*Fixed edit/delete issue


Fixed jquery conflict causing Widget to not display DJ/Show image


Minor bug fixes


Minor bug fixes


Fixed css 404 error


No changes


Added Elementor plugin support


Fixed on/off switch


Minor error fixed


Added uninstall function


Minor error fixed


Minor fix


Minor bug fix


Minor changes


Updated FAQs.
Fixed version error.


Added target blank to show URLs in on air widget.

Fixed PHP 7 error Deprecated: Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP.

Fixed high CPU usage issue.


No major changes. Works with WP 4.6


Added new screenshots for adding images.


Fixed add media/images in WP posts and pages.

Fixes JS conflict in admin pages.


Added ability to show schedule for each day e.g. What’s on today — Monday.

Version 4.1.1 Fixes all deprecated WordPress Functions.


Upgrade to version 4.0.

This is a major upgrade, you absolutely MUST save a copy of your current schedule and delete the previously installed version before upgrading as it will wipe-

out the existing database and start a new. You’ll also get an error because WP will be looking for a file that no longer exists.

You may need to replace your schedule display short code to this [joan-schedule]. This is because we re-wrote the database and the plugin and removed all

references to the old database. Applies only to those upgrading from 3.2.1 or lower to 4.0.

Wipes old database, starts fresh, saves database from there going forward.

Removed Template Tag option, we feel the standard display options are sufficient.


Fixed issue in crud declaration.

Fixed security issue.


Added plugin icon, screenshots.


Improved plugin code.

Properly en queued jQuery.