This is part of our ongoing series discussing how to get on the radio.  To read stories about the successes and failures of great bands that have tried getting on the radio, check out our list of related articles.  To get radio airplay, click here to submit your music to Earbits Radio.

What is your band name?

Amber Lynn Nicol

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Tell us about your band.

I have a 5 piece band – Amber Lynn & The Swingin Papas and we do original beachy, bluesy, country music! I’ve been building my career for years now and and I’m so happy to have a band as of January 2012 (this year!) We’re really proud of ourselves because we recently opened up for Dick Dale! (father of surf guitar … theme from Pulp Fiction) We are currently busting our tails trying to get into bigger festivals.

Have you ever had your music played on College or FM Radio?

I’ve done a few FM and college radio shows solo and I’ve done one so far with the full band. Playing live on the radio is a blast because it’s witty and you have to be on your toes to answer any crazy comments or questions that may fly your way. We’re based out of Tampa Bay, so we’ve been on air with WMNF 88.5FM (our local radio station). I’ve also been on Monmouth University’s radio station in New Jersey.

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What things did your band try in order to get on the radio and did they work?

What works … is simply listening to your local station (your community radio station) to find the right DJ’s to play your music, and then sending them a professional e-mail and a link to your songs.

Stay tuned for our next installment of “Get on the Radio: Tales of Toil and Triumph”! Be sure to submit music for radio airplay on Earbits!

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