1. Focus only on Adult Contemporary or Hot AC stations. See below for more information about these formats and how to ascertain a station's format.
2. Request the current single. Right now that's OMWH.
3. Request only from LOCAL stations. You should be in their coverage area to make a request. See below on how to ascertain if you are in a station's coverage area if you're not sure.
4. Request once per day or every other day at the most SUBJECT TO #7 (below).
5. If you're making a request on line DO NOT click on links on the message boards that will directly take you to requests. Stations can trace where it came from and it will look like spam. Instead, copy-paste these links to your browser.
6. If you are making requests to a station, keep it consistent. One of the largest indications of spam has been that a station will get hundreds of request one night, and 4 the next night
7. If you've been making requests for a while and don't seem to be getting anywhere or they say they're not going to play him, move on. Don't argue with them, don't keep requesting, all that will do is irritate them. Maybe next time, they will play him and we don't want to burn any bridges for Clay.
Thanks to Claydorkable and Elenya1 for their work in 2003 which provided the framework for this thread.