Thank you for joining us as a guest for an upcoming episode of Native America Calling! Here are some things you should know:
This is a live radio show. We prefer you block off the entire hour even if you’re not our only guest. The show is always:
9 to 10 a.m. Alaska Time
10 to 11 a.m. Pacific Time
11 a.m. to noon Mountain Time
Noon to 1 p.m. Central Time
1 to 2 p.m. Eastern time
If you’re not scheduled for the entire hour, you already worked that out with the producer who booked you for the show. Please do not travel during this hour.
No speaker phone. No Blutooth headsets unless the engineer agrees that it sounds better. Please get to a place that is quiet and has good phone reception. No radios on in the background.
There are two breaks within the show. The first is at 18 minutes past the hour and the second is at 38 minutes past the hour. The host will try their best to take over the conversation around these times to make a smooth transition into these breaks. But, sometimes, this means the host may have to interrupt you. This is no disrespect to you and your story.
The host will directly address you so there is no confusion about who she/he is talking to. Please be aware that you may be sharing the hour with two or three other guests. Sometimes guests have different views and opinions on topics. Please be respectful. We encourage civil discussions. The host will always be in control of the conversation and our sound engineer will always have control over the volume of every guests’ phone/mic. There is absolutely no swearing. Please don’t try to write your own script and read from it during the show. It rarely sounds natural. Also, relax and have fun. You’re on the show for a reason: to tell your story or share information about a topic that you are well-versed in.
We are funded by the CPB and mostly air on public radio stations. The FCC requires us to not issue a ‘call to action’ or mention prices of things. Example: “please call your senator…” or “donate money to my cause at…” Rather, you can tell audiences where to find more information about you or your work. Example: “Visit my website/social media to learn more about me and my music/art/work…”
We start wrapping up our show around 56 minutes past the hour. If you’re talking around this time, you may be able to hear music playing in the background. That’s the cue to start wrapping up. At some point, the host will take control of the conversation and end the show on time.
If you want your friends and family to hear you on the show, direct them to this list of radio stations that carry our show. They can also stream the show, live, from the NV1 stream or they can download the NV1 app.