A few weeks back, we ran a post about the slow death of the request line. Our Techsurvey8 study reveals that among the many digital conduits – email, Facebook, text, etc. – that listeners use to stay in touch with radio, the lowly request or studio line has become a very tertiary communications mode.
Nonetheless, I asked the question on Facebook about great request line moments and hit a nerve. Rapidly, my page filled up with story after story, many of which are so good that I thought I’d show them here. When you think about it, while antiquated, old school, and inefficient, the request line is still that window on the audience – or at least a part of it. You can’t get this kind of stuff on email.
And in the words of many DJs, “Hang on, I’ve got a break to do.”
Thanks for everyone who had a great request line story. Feel free to leave some “late adds” in the comments section of this post.