I have really enjoyed being able to play your requests for the last couple months on Noon Tunes. One question I get a lot, though, is, "How do I get you to play MY song during request hour?" Unfortunately we can't get to all of them, but here are 5 great tips to get yours played.

  • 1

    Have a story to go with your request

    It's always more entertaining for the other listeners to hear why you want to hear a particular song. If they can attach themselves emotionally to your story, it's more likely to make it to the air. In other words, instead of just saying, "I just like it," say something like, "We are listening at work, and you should see my co-worker play the air guitar to this song."

  • 2

    Keep it current

    We love old country as much as you do. But we play today's country, the big hits! That's what we do, and we do a lot of it.

    The best analogy that I have is that I loved Seinfeld. It was one of the best TV shows ever made (we can have this debate at a later time), but you don't ever see it on prime-time TV anymore. Why? Because they are playing what's hot on TV now. That's what we're doing.

    However, if you'd like to hear something that we don't get to play during the week, we would be happy to play all the other stuff (old and new) on Wide Open Country Saturday mornings from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.

  • 3

    Make sure your phone sounds good

    The better a phone call sounds, the more likely we are to put it on the air. Nobody wants to struggle to hear a scratchy call that they can't understand. Try to stay away from using speaker phones and bluetooth devices. They don't all sound as good as you think they do.

  • 4

    Keep trying!

    Lots of people are calling during our request hours, and as mentioned in the first tip, we are always looking for those great stories. So it's hard to rush through all those phone calls. We certainly try our best and definitely want to hear your call. So if you don't get through right away, keep trying!

  • 5

    Try a different way to get through