Why isn’t my Oral Expression getting played?

Why you’re not hearing your Oral Expression on the radio…and ten things you can do about it!

Every we week recieve over 10,000 Oral Expressions. Because the show is only 4 hours long, it’s impossible to play them all–if we did, we wouldn’t be able to play any Slow Jams! We do try our best to get as many Oral Expressions on the air as we can. You would be surprised at how many Oral Expressions don’t make it on the show simply because the caller does not follow directions. Here’s a few tips that will increase the chance of your Oral Expression getting on the show:

1) Follow the directions given to you when you call! Your message should sound like this: “Hi, this is (name) from (city and state), and my Oral Expression is to (name). I want to tell him (message).”

2) Remember, they’re called Oral Expressions! Not dedications, not messages, and whatever you say, do not say “Shout Outs!” We don’t do Shout-Outs on Sunday Nite Slow Jams, and there’s no quicker way for your Oral Expression not to get played if you say “I wanna give a shout-out.”

3) Don’t forget to say where you are from, the city AND state!

4) Speak loud, and clearly! Half of the messages we recieve sound like the caller is mumbling. If you’re whispering into the phone, our recording equipment can’t pick up your Expression.

5) Turn your radio down! We can’t undertand you if there’s music playing in the background. Same with people making noise in the background and babies crying. Make sure when you call it’s quiet in the background.

6) Don’t make your Expression longer than 10 seconds. We try to put as many Expressions on the air as we can, and don’t have room for long, drawn out Expressions. Be to the point.

7) Please don’t leave more than one Oral Expression a day. If you make a mistake, there is an option to re-record, and you can try as many times as you like. But please don’t keep calling back and leaving numerous Expressions at once. If you do, none of yours will get on the air.

8) Un-block your phone number. You don’t have to–but it helps us to tell where you are calling from and make sure your city is represented equally during the show.

9) Don’t tell us that your man is in prison. Just tell him how you feel.

10) Try to avoid ridiculous nicknames like “My pookie butt,” “dookie-bear,” etc.  Same with “Baby-Mama” and “Baby-Daddy.”  There’s just no need.

If you still don’t hear your Oral Expression, try again next week.

I don’t mean for all of this to sound rude or make this ultra-difficult…this info is merely provided as help for you to increase your chances of getting on the air.  Again, I try to get as many Expressions on the air as possible.  Don’t hate me if I don’t get yours on right away–we get so many.  Love ya!!!

Comments

  1. Lalokaguera says:

    I want to make an oral expression

  2. THIS NAENAE I Wanna give a shout out to my lover TYRON I LOVE U BABY

  3. Teea Rucker says:

    Hey R DUBS.
    This one is for Jason Rucker, we have been together 6 years and he has yet to let me down, he is the light in the darkness, he is my one and only!
    Love always your wife,..Teea Rucker I Love you baby!

  4. Teea Rucker says:

    Hey R DUBS.
    This one is for Jason Rucker, we have been together 6 years and he has yet to let me down, he is the light in the darkness, he is my one and only!
    Love always your wife,..Teea Rucker

  5. WendyLocaLou says:

    R-Dub please get my oral expression out to Deverin Alves who is locked up at the S.i.c.i. boise prison letting him know I am In Love with him and he is my best friend and i have his back now and forever. I Love you Deverin forever and eternity until the end of infinity! Miss you.

  6. babydolldee says:

    I love Sunday night slow jams! Me and my baby can’t be with each other right now, but we both listen to it at the same time! You played Try by Lloyd a few weeks ago and we heard it at the same time. Now it’s our song

  7. Patrick and April Harris says:

    Hey R- Dub, I sent a request on the apology line, I just want to say thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak with my soul. Brother you rock, and from my family to yours have a blessed morning

  8. I would like to send a oral expression to Sandra M in tucson from Ney I love u wit all My heart and I had a great weekend and rember no one can come in between us I LOVE U

  9. Hey R Dub I will like to make a oral expression to my fiance EUGENIO CORDOVA who doing time in santiam correctional institution in Salem OR I want to let him know that I’m thinking about him and that I miss him so much and I love him with all my heart and baby u mean the world to me…. Always your girl NenA

  10. MikenJenn79 says:

    When will my oral expression be on the air so I’ll be able to tell my husband to make sure he is listening

  11. Hey R Dub,
    I just recently started listening to Sunday slow jams, because Its not in my area. My fiancé listens all the time, and loves the music! thanks!

  12. ashley locust says:

    My husband loves your show and we listen every single week. We listen every single weekend even though we aren’t able to be together right now we always know we are both listening. Keep up the good work R Dub!

  13. Hi R Dub. I Just post put in a Oral Expression for my boyfriend. I hope to get to here it soon.
    I also wanted to say that your the best.
    I love all the music that you play.

  14. GoGozWifey says:

    hey R Dub i just sent an oral expression online hope to hear it on the radio… have a lovely Sunday night. 🙂

  15. Yesenia Marquez says:

    Hi R Dub! I hope your doing well. I just submitted my oral expression trough the phone. I hope to hear it soon. Thanx! Have a good night!

  16. brittany hart says:

    i alos want to say that it isnt fair how it is not in lincoln for slow jams

  17. Mercedes Ramos says:

    I just submitted my oral expression online.hope to hear it on the radio 🙂

    • nellyluvsmeme says:

      Hi R Dub
      I just did an online request but now I’m not sure if I did as you mentioned above. If not I’ll try again next week but I hope I did and he gets to hear it 🙂 thank you for keeping us love ones close by the music you play n giving us the opportunity to let our love one know were thinking bout them.
      Have a blessed nite!

  18. Jasmine Bronson says:

    Hey R-Dub! Your the greatest!

  19. brittany hart says:

    hi R Dub i just want to say that you r a good preson to listen to on the radio and you give the oral expressions really well

  20. R Dub!
    You play so many amazing Slow Jams every week!! I love it. I listen every week. I want you to know that Sunday Night Slow Jams has brought myself and someone very close. Thank you again!!
    DiDi

  21. Angie Romero says:

    Thanks R Dub your show is amazing

  22. kisha vega says:

    Listen to you from Tucson, AZ to Killeen, TX and back!! Starting to think your show is the reason for all the babies!! Lol!! Keep it sexy!! One love!
    HOT98.3 keeps Tucson, AZ jammin every Sunday night!! R-DUB!! #R-DUBsVOICE
    Ps
    Please do a shout out for Isabel Mercedes Celis and her Family!! Pray she comes home soon!!

  23. R. Dub!! Thank you for sunday night slow jams i love the show!!! Please give out my oral expression =) Thanks

  24. to my homies from pomona sur locotes keep head this from homie sapo

  25. Ketrah wright says:

    We listen to you every week….. we love singing the songs together

  26. R-Dub I Listen To Yur Oral Expressions Every Night && I Love Them I Will Always Listen To Them… Thank Yuh So Much For Putting Yur Time Into The Slow Jams So Many People Enjoy Them!!!(:

  27. Monique Thompson says:

    R Dub. Please keep blessing us with great music. you are a gift from God. God bless you and your whole family.

  28. Monique Thompson says:

    R Dub, you are a wonderful person to try and help everyone keep in touch with the ones people love. You are a blessing in disguise. May God continue to bless you and the people you work with and your family.

  29. Ja'Dore Alves says:

    R-Dub thanks a lot for trying to get out our oral expressions to our missed love one. My Husband listens to you faithfully. He loves hearing me let the world know how

    much I love him, need him, and miss him. This is my first time sending an oral expression to him so I hope your able to get it out.

  30. Elizabeth torres says:

    Hi R dub I just left an oral expression for this coming up Sunday for a dear loved one please if u guys can try to get my expression out there so he can listen to. Im from California and currently he is somewhere in Nm not sure where we lost contact and I miss him and love him. Thank you

  31. I love you RANDY SAELEE

  32. joe angel villanueva says:

    come to
    san marcos texas!!!!

  33. R. Dub thank you for trying to get all of our expressions out, this means alot to us that are awy from our loved ones, thank you so so much.

    Lots of love, Tanesa

  34. I really enjoy your show me and my best friend are apart right now from cities and states he’s in mexico right now and im here in USA but we used to get on the chat and listen to you every sunday but now we haven’t so i really hope you can put my expression on air so he can come back to the slow jams.. thank you for giving us some time to realx and just chill at home listening to you.. it is a really pleasure to hear all that kind of songs i just really love it :)! keep up the good work and god bless you..:)!

  35. I can’t tell ya how much I love this program. Ur the greatest.. this is wat I look forward to every sunday night. Keep it comin. Xoxo

  36. Teressa Vazquez says:

    I used to listen to slow jams back when i was younger.Now my daughter is a sunday listener.But i sent an expression and if you would, could get it out real soon it would maybe put me back in good graces with my fiance. Yes I am asking for a little help from you, and hoping it would help. He needs to know I am still here for him. Thank You if you do and thank you if you cant, because dude your awesome, so keep on with slow jams.:)

  37. Jocie Dover says:

    I absolutely love sunday night slow jams! I listen to it to start to finish every sunday. I really would love if my expression would go on air. My boyfriend for a year and a half is in Montana for job corp it would mean the world. But I understand you guys get a lot of expressions

  38. Matthew M. Harding III says:

    bottle of wine, candle light, fire place lit, and SLOW JAMS with R. Dub….Priceless….!

  39. WAZ UP, THIS IS JAY FROM AMARILLO , TX, I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT I APPRECIATE ALL THE HARD WORK AND EFFORT YOU PUT INTO MAKING SURE PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD HAVE A GREAT FEW HOURS TO RELAX AND ENJOY THEMSELVES WILE LISTENING TO SLOW JAMS. A FEW MONTHS AGO I WAS IN A PLACE WHERE ALL YOU SEE IS 4 WHITE WALLS AND NOTHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO, BUT THAT ALL CHANGES ON SUNDAY NIGHT. YOU GIVE US AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEAVE THOES WALLS, EVEN IF ITS FOR ONLY A FEW HOURS , IT’S ENOUGH TO HELP US GET THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK. AGAIN THANK YOU AND HAVE A NICE DAY

  40. Elizabeth Gutierrez says:

    801 needs some love from r dub.. show some love to the 801 .. when u guys comming out here … when is ur next cruise.

  41. Shelly McMasters says:

    I really would appreciate if you could get my oral expression out I have tried for the last 3 months and because I am very shy I know when I have talked to you R Dub I get nervous and it means a lot to my sweetheart to hear from me. We are apart for the time being and this is the only time we are able to be together listening to your program which we do religiously every week!!!!!!

Speak Your Mind