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This FAQ is maintained by Kevin U. Please e-mail him with suggestions - Kevin_U (at) LovelineFan (dot) Com
Q: What is the name of that song that they sometimes play when coming back from commercial?
A: Those songs are called bumpers in the radio industry. You can find an old list of the songs used as bumpers on the show under the Sound > Bumpers section of the site, but it is outdated. If you are looking for a recent bumper it's definitely "Feel Good Inc." by The Gorillaz (j/k, thanks catloaf). Seriously though, there is not a currently updated list of bumpers, so your best bet is to ask in the forum.
Q: I used to listen to this show Loveline, and it had this really funny guy co-hosting every night named Adam Carolla, where did he go?
A: In November of 2005 Adam announced that he was leaving the show in order to pursue a more lucrative and (hopefully) more successful career in morning radio (his show was broadcast in various west-coast markets). Dr. Drew is still Loveline's dedicated host. Adam has moved on to podcasting.
Q: I want to talk to Drew, how do I get through the busy signals?
A: The most common advice is to start calling the show about 30 minutes before airtime, and to be very persistent. Make good use of the redial button on your phone, and be prepared to press it a lot. A common technique for any call-in radio show is (if you hear the show live) to wait until the host is almost done talking to a caller, and begin redialing a lot - this way you are calling about the same time as a line is (theoretically) opening up. The longer you wait into the show to start calling, the less likely it is that you will get through.
Also, it is recommended that you know exactly how you are going to explain your question, since the phone screeners take a lot of calls each night and are a lot less likely to put a confused or incoherent person's question on the studio computer screen.
Q: I live in ________, where can those of us who live in _______ find Loveline?
A: You can find an outdated listing of stations in the "stations" section found on the home page. If that list doesn't help you can try these options: Either go to google and search for your city and the words "Loveline" and "Radio", or on some week-night between 10 and midnight sit down at your radio and scan through the frequencies until you either find or do not find the show (it shouldn't take more than a few minutes).
Q: I don't get Loveline in my area, are there any Internet streams that I can listen to?
Q: Where can I download clips and sounds from the show?
A: There are many sounds available in the "Sounds" section of this site.
Q: Where can I download recordings of the show?
A: There are a few options provided by your fellow fans (some of these download options may not be maintained any longer by their creators/contributors);
If you are the administrator of a Loveline server and would like the address to be listed on this FAQ, feel free to contact me (Kevin_U (at) LovelineFan (dot) Com) with details.
Q: I downloaded a show from one of the servers and the quality is pretty low, why?
A: The quality of modern recordings ranges depending on the source of the show.
If the show isn't a recent recording (recent meaning sometime after mid-2002) then you might already have the best copy available; The easiest way to determine the best available copy of a show from the 90's to 2002 is to ask on the forum or in the DC hub.
Q: I want to record Loveline onto my computer, how do I do it?
A: Many people recommend the use of Total Recorder, due to its easy set-up, cheap price, and reliability; found here: http://www.highcriteria.com. With Total Recorder you can either record an online stream, or feed the radio signal to the line-in jack of your sound card and then record "line-in". Another suggested choice for recording software is the freeware Audacity.
For more in-depth descriptions on the recording process please search for past posts that have addressed the subject.
Q: I recorded some shows and/or I have downloaded a lot of shows from other servers, how can I help out?
A: If you have some computer knowledge and any kind of fast Internet connection then you can setup a server to share your recordings with everyone or seed torrent files on a torrent tracker; or if you aren't advanced enough either in your skills or connection speed, you can share whatever Loveline content you have, no matter your connection type, on the Direct Connect hub (see above for details).
Q: I tried as hard as I could, but I just can't stick with the show now that Adam has left for greener pastures. What are my options? Suicide? What can I listen to?
A: I'm sorry for your loss, I can sympathize. Please don't kill yourself - if you are feeling social and nostalgic, please join the forum and DC hub to talk to other "classic" Loveline fans about the good ol' days. Also, if you are up for it, download the vast collection of Adam-era shows that are archived online (see details above). Good luck, stay strong, and good times.
Thanks to Tyler Huff, Mike, cRueLio, and ZT for suggestions over the years.