Wait until Sunday night
around midnight (Eastern Standard Time).
Wait for the phone to stop ringing. When we put you on
the air, listen through your radio receiver (or internet connection).
A recommended method of hearing what's going on and participating is
to wear headphones tuned into 91.1, and hold the mouthpiece in front
of you like a microphone. This makes a great amount of sense considering
that you are literally performing on the show like the DJ's.
Do not hang up if you hear silence or a clicking noise! When
we put your calls on the air, the clicking or beeping sound you hear
is our muting the telephone so the audio in our studio won't bleed over
yours. We did not hang up on you!
Say something (preferably something other than "hello"
The less you say "hello" the longer you'll stay on the air.)
Be a good listener, and do your best to blend in with
what you're hearing. We realize this is difficult for those listening
on the internet with the 4 second delay, but you can still get the vibe
for what we're doing at the present moment and artistically become a
part of it to the best of your ability.
Also, even though the name of the show is 'Press the Button', we encourage
you to not press the buttons on your phone. It tends to
drown out the rest of the mix. Plus, it's been done 100 times before
and is really annoying.
Relate to the theme. For example, if the theme is about
Bob Newhart, call up and imitates him, or play some of his records or
TV shows at us, or reveal your opinions about him.
Don't curse. It's old, tired, played out, boring, disruptive,
unoriginal, unintelligent, and required by law for us to censor anything
that crosses the line of Obscenity (as opposed to indecency.)
Don't ask, "How are you guys doing that?" Most
listeners don't wanna know how a magician does his tricks. If you really
need to know, email us.
Don't discuss collaborative efforts. This bores the listeners
and disrupts the theme. If you are currently working on projects with
us, or would like to work with us, we probably really like you (or would
like you) but would rather discuss this off the air or in email.
Be creative. The more original you are, the longer you
will be on the air.
Don't be offended if we hang up on you. There are a few
reasons why we will cut you off. The first is for being obscene. The
second is to untie the phone lines to allow other listeners to contribute
to the mix. The third, is for artistic reasons (you might have said
the perfect thing at the perfect time, and saying anything else might
ruin the moment.)
If you'd like to inject yourself into
the mix more clearly, you can find instructions on building a teletour