Saturday, February 21, 2009

Request at Open House Party TONIGHT!!

If we can get WRIR played on Open House Party it would be major coverage for the song. OHP is played on over 150 stations. Lots of these are monitored stations and also show up at giving lots of voting when it is played. Here is a little info about OHP for those who do not know.

Open House Party is an American radio show hosted on Saturday nights by John Garabedian that promotes itself as "the biggest party on the planet". It focuses on playing contemporary hit radio (CHR) music. started in 1987 and is syndicated by SuperRadio to more than 150 stations in the U.S. A companion program, Open House Party Sunday, hosted by Philadelphia, PA WRDW-FM radio DJ Kannon, also runs on the next evening on many stations.

Both programs are broadcast live (in Eastern and Central time only) via satellite from 7:00 P.M. to midnight (in Eastern and Mountain time) or from 6:00 P.M to 11:00 P.M (in Central and Pacific time). Some stations only broadcast OHP on Saturday, while others broadcast it only on Sunday, while most broadcast it on both Saturday and Sunday.

Some stations only broadcast a portion of OHP to make room for a local or another syndicated program. Many stations rebroadcast OHP from midnight to 5:00 A.M. (in Eastern and Mountain time) or 11:00 P.M. to 4:00 A.M. (in Central and Pacific time).

I called them last week and they told me they do have the song. They also have cool little segments on the show that our requests could get them to feature WRIR for.
These are a few of the segments heard each week on the show:

• Rate The Record:John Garebedian plays a new song each week and listeners call in to say what they thought of the song.
• Who Sings It?:John plays a song and listeners call and guess the artist in order to win a prize pack.
• Satellite Mega-Mix:John talks to one of the world's top club DJs and a dance mix of up to 3 songs is then played.
• Research Rich:Mediabase president Rich Meyer gives his company's list of the week's top 5 songs(based on radio airplay) and then John plays Meyer's pick for the "Hot New Song of the Week"
• The Big 3:John plays the 3 most requested songs of the night. After this, there are usually one or two songs played afterwards and then the show ends.

Listeners can call 1-800-669-1010 to make song requests during the live show.

You can go here to see if you have a station in Your area broadcasting it

Kelly Clarkson is on the show tonight. Maybe they would play WRIR to talk about a fellow American Idol having a new song out.

You can email requests at

I think if we are going to request we should really listen to the show. I know lots of the music isn’t something we all like but I would think if they received tons of requests but not lots of new listeners they probably would not like that. You can find a station playing it online of listen on your radio. I listen to the show almost every weekend my kids love it so that would mean lots of young people would hear Taylor’s song.