Believe it. I work for the school's radio station hosting a heavy metal/old-school punk/electronic show along with doing some tabling for concerts at the bar and plugging around campus trying to fill time slots. A really nifty thing about our station is that Top 40 is FORBIDDEN, meaning any song that is Top 40 or has charted on Top 40 within the last ten years.
So if you want to hear "Fireflies" or "Dynamite"...suck my dick while I play some Amon Amarth instead.Another cool thing is that we ARE allowed to play covers of Top 40 songs. I once played a metal cover of "Toxic" and got lots of lolz.
Most people around here understand that we are strictly no Top 40 and thatif you request something forbidden (or that has swearing before 10 pm), we can't play it. Otherwise, I will happily take a request for the Barenaked Ladies between Eluveitie and Cradle of Filth. It amuses me. Chuckle,chuckle.
So I was working the midnight-3 am slot one weekend during a school break since I wasn't going home for another day and was bored sitting around in my apartment. I did the legal ID (where we read our call letters and the frequency, blah blah) and said the number for requests and went on through my playlist.
While the music played, I was organizing the vinyl room because nobody ever does and I saw the phone light flash.
I picked up the phone and heard a drunk girl giggling.
"HAHAHAHAHAHA can youuuuu plaaayyyyy Airplanes?"
"Um, I can't. It's Top 40 and we're not allowed to play that."
"FUCK YOU! You're a bitch!"
"Why won't you play the fucking song???"
I told her again that I CAN'T and she proceeds to bitch me out some more and say that she's going to come down there.
I'm not too scared, but I lock the station and make sure I have a working phone and the number for campus police in case she made good on that threat.It turned out to be an empty threat, which I expected. It's not the first time I've gotten a drunk call and it won't be the last. Usually they're too drunk to even speak coherently.
Don't get me wrong; I love everything about this gig, even though I am still incredibly gawky on-air. It would be AMAZING to work for a legit radio station someday...and dream I do.