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Calling Radio Stations [message #96939] Tue, 22 August 2023 22:36 Go to next message
noodle is currently offline  noodle
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Ever called a station to request a song or something else? How did it go?

One not-so-great memory: I called a college station to ask if someone might be posting a playlist from earlier, or knew at least a couple of the songs, which were in Spanish, which I don't speak. The person gave a cold "no," then hung up.

Re: Calling Radio Stations [message #96941 is a reply to message #96939] Wed, 23 August 2023 08:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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I did that a time or two when I was young. Radio stations were local and approachable back then. Not sure when that changed, but I don't get the feeling you can do that as much anymore.
Re: Calling Radio Stations [message #96942 is a reply to message #96939] Wed, 23 August 2023 16:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
johnnycamp5 is currently offline  johnnycamp5
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I did it too.
We lived in Allentown PA. On Saturdays we'd call Z95-WZZO and they'd always play our request.
It helped that my brother in laws brother was the DJ....... all those decades ago.....
Re: Calling Radio Stations [message #96943 is a reply to message #96942] Thu, 24 August 2023 05:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rusty is currently offline  Rusty
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Just once. To request the station not to play Boston's, More than a feeling every 15 minutes or so. They played it anyway.
Re: Calling Radio Stations [message #96944 is a reply to message #96943] Thu, 24 August 2023 08:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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Oh God, Rusty, that's funny!

Remember two other songs - great songs - that were way too heavy in rotation back then?

Freebird and Stairway to Heaven

They were awesome songs but it seems like they were always overplayed.
Re: Calling Radio Stations [message #96945 is a reply to message #96944] Thu, 24 August 2023 08:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rusty is currently offline  Rusty
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Another comes to mind from the 80's was Pink Floyd's, Another brick in the wall. I'm not much of a fan of that group. I've labeled them, "sedative rock". But that plodding song in particular broke through the sedation like fingernails on a chalk board to me.
Re: Calling Radio Stations [message #96947 is a reply to message #96939] Sun, 27 August 2023 18:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Strum Drum is currently offline  Strum Drum
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In my younger days, I used to call into stations that gave away big prizes. Can't say that I ever hit it big, though.

JohnnyCamp, that's pretty cool. It's like you're almost related to someone famous (DJs count in my book).
Re: Calling Radio Stations [message #97095 is a reply to message #96939] Tue, 24 October 2023 18:40 Go to previous message
Kingfish is currently offline  Kingfish
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Well, I have called a radio station before, but it was talk radio. Back then, they had a segment in the afternoon where you could call in and give your opinion about a certain current news story. I did, and they actually aired my message. It was kinda cool.
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