HOW TO SET YOUR CAR'S RADIO PUSH BUTTON TO CRUISIN' 92.1, WVLT
Recent research has shown that 29% of the driving age population of the United States admit that they don't know how to pre-set their car radios. (21% admit not to know how to make their VCR stop flashing 12:00).
A major market radio station in the midwest ran a promotion to reward people that have set a push button to their station. Within a week, they received over a thousand e-mails and hundreds of calls from listeners stating that they didn't know how to set their car radio. They were shocked, and so were we. Cruisin' 92.1, WVLT assumed that most everyone knew how to set their car radios. We were wrong! However, we want to help correct this by offering our listeners some guidelines to pre-setting their radio.
First, there are several types of car radio systems. Please look in your vehicle's owner's manual for details on how to pre-set buttons on your radio to a specific radio station (we hope, you have selected Cruisin' 92.1, WVLT as one of those stations).
For those without a manual, we will attempt to talk you through setting up a few of the most common ones.
Most of today's modern automobiles (1990 or later) have an electronic system looking similar to the one below.
First, make sure you have tuned your radio to 92.1 on your FM dial. An electronic radio system prevents you from mis-tuning the radio. It will select only legitimate U.S. frequencies on FM. Now, that you have the radio tuned to 92.1, and you have Cruisin' 92.1, WVLT coming in loud and clear, you are off to a good start. Select which button you would like our station to be on (we have no problem with you setting every button to 92.1 if you so desire). Most of you will select button number one.
Push the button in and hold it in for a minimum of 2 to 5 seconds. Once the radio unit has accepted your programming, you will hear a short electronic beep. Some units will also flash the dial setting (where it says 92.1). A couple radio receivers will not make a beep or tone but will just flash the dial setting. Once it beeps and/or flashes, you can let go of the button.
The first button on your car's radio should now be set to Cruisin' 92.1, WVLT. To test it, push the button momentarily. If the station is still tuned to us after your release the button, your car radio has been successfully tuned to Cruisin' 92.1, WVLT. This will allow you to tune to South Jersey's #1 Oldies Powerhouse at the push of a button. (Of course, we seriously hope that you will never tune to another station, but it you succumb and do so, we will welcome you back).
Some car radios have a special set button. It is often labeled SET, but sometimes it is labeled differently. Your owner's manual can give you more detailed information.
Some older cars do not have electronic tuners and may look like the unit above. On most of these radios, you will need to manually tune the receiver to 92.1. You then will need to pull the button all the way out (you don't need to pull too hard). Once it is pulled out, make sure your radio it tuned properly to 92.1, and then push the button back in. You radio is now set to Cruisin' 92.1, WVLT. Be warned that some of these units may move the dial slightly when you push the button in, so test it. It is sounds like it is properly tune, it probably is. If it seems like it is "off-frequency," please repeat the above procedure by trying again.
If it is constantly setting the radio off-frequency, you may have to tune the radio slightly off frequency in the other direction. This may help you correct the problem.
Now that your car's radio is set to Cruisin' 92.1, WLVT, sit back, relax and enjoy South Jersey's #1 Oldies Powerhouse. We have the best oldies anywhere.