|THE NEW RAMTOWN LIVE|
NAME THAT TUNE CONTESTS:
These contests involved me playing one note at a time of a top
20 record from the mid 50's thru 1972. The first person to correctly
identitfy the song title wins. If no one wins after one note is played,
I will play 2 notes and again the first correct guesser wins. If still no
winner, I will repeat the above one note at a time until we do have
NOTE: With contests like these we have waiting period or delay
before any guesses are allowed. The reason for this has to do with
the fact that the program is streamed over the internet and there
is a delay that varies from listener to listener. Meaning the time
it takes for the contests, music or anything said on the air, to reach
our listeners varies and is not the same for everyone. The typical
delay is 8 seconds, but it can be longer for others. In fact, some
won't hear the contests until 10,15 or even as long as 20 seconds
Meaning, without this guessing delay, we often end up with some
folks guessing, while others are still listening to the actual contest
We do make this an easy procedure to follow, however. Right before
these contests start, one of the judges will put a bright red banner
in chat asking that all guesses (and chat) be held until the green
go ahead banner is placed into chat. I do this myself and it's
30 seconds after I hear the contest itself end.
While all guesses before the green banner do not count, should
you find yourself inadvertanty jumping the gun (and it does happen),
you are certainly allowed to guess after the green 'go ahead' banner
and you are encouraged to do so.
As rules and key points go, that's it for Name That Tune contests.
If you have any ideas you would like to forward to me or if you just
want to provide some feedback, feel free to email me at
As for the contests, the emphasis is on FUN ! These are also
played just for fun, as no prizes are involved and our friendly
music based games have made Wednesday's an evening of good
spirited competition and camaraderie.
These contest are played out in our easy to access Topshelf
Oldies chatroom. Our chat lounge is friendly, clean (no smut
allowed) and well behaved, yet quite lively and just plain old
good fun. While we certainly discuss music and we have a
number of serious record collectors who frequent our chatroom
on a regular basis. We also dicusss other subjects of mutual
interest and even life in general.
Of course, you can just choose to stream the show and guess
along with the contests at home or work. But always feel
welcome to join our very engaging group at anytime and on
any other evening, as we feature many other quality shows
and colorful DJ's each night of the week.