You're a Listener and you don't get it...
Well... that figures. No matter what you think, DJs answer the request line hundreds and hundreds of times each day. The callers fall into a number of categories:
Someone requesting a song they heard but they don't know the title or the artist and just KNOW we know what the hell they're talkin' about, kids without parental supervision, drunks, someone complaining about the music we play, someone complaining about the music we don't play, ex-girlfriends, ex-wives, contest pigs, wrong numbers, people listening to other radio stations, and other social misfits that have chosen our radio station to listen to and call..... and every now and then a normal person.
Then there's always that call we get with a real Einstein on the other end asking this question....." Why don't you guys answer your phone!?" Do we really need to explain this one any further?
KRUD Listener Tip: The DJ on the air has more to do than just answer one of ten flashing request lines. He is not the Yellow Pages. He does not know every musical fact there is. He can't just play any song you might like to hear. He can't be on the air and answer your call at the same time. He is not the complaint department. Occasionally, he may need to go to the john. He has bad days just like you. And...he is a human being and deserves the same courtesy and respect you do.