Friday, June 23, 2017

Call Into a Live Show

WRCT has many live call-in programs throughout the week.

There are 2 ways to interact with a live call-in show:

  1. Call in over one of WRCT's two phone lines.
  2. Video Call in over Skype.

Call in over the phone

To call in over the phone call (717) 846-5067 or (717) 843-7722. Once your call is taken live on the air it is very important that you mute your TV or computer's audio and listen to the phone only.

Video Call in using Skype

Skype is a FREE computer program, downloaded from the internet, which lets the user make video telephone calls with a webcam and microphone using his or her computer.

Skype does have paid versions available with additional features, however we suggest you start with the FREE version.

This instruction will cover the following:

  • Downloading the Skype program from the internet.
  • Creating a Skype account and installing Skype software on your computer.
  • Checking your equipment.
  • Getting help or further information.

A) Log onto the Skype website at http://www.skype.com.

  1. In the blue menu bar at the top of the screen, click on GET SKYPE.
  2. In the drop down menu under COMPUTER, click on the computer system that you are using: WINDOWS, MAC or LINUX.
  3. On the GET SKYPE page, under SKYPE FREE click on DOWNLOAD SKYPE.
  4. On the CREATE AN ACCOUNT page, click on SIGN IN, then fill out the registration information requested to create an account. You will also need to create a username and a password (remember to write them down). Next click on, I AGREE - CONTINUE at the bottom of the page to accept the terms of service.
  5. If you do not want to install the “Google Toolbar”, uncheck the box before continuing. Then click on CONTINUE INSTALLING SKYPE.
  6. When the FILE DOWNLOAD page is displayed, choose somewhere on your computer to save the “SkypeSetup” file (desktop suggested) and click SAVE.
  7. When the file has downloaded, go to the location you saved the “SkypeSetup” file to, and double-click it.
  8. When the OPEN FILE screen is displayed, click RUN.
  9. Select your language, read the Skype End User License Agreement and the Skype Privacy Statement, and then click on I AGREE - NEXT.
  10. Your Skype installation will start. When it is complete, Skype opens and the WELCOME TO SKYPE sign-in screen is displayed.

B) To sign in to Skype for the first time

  1. On the WELCOME screen, enter your Skype name and password that you identified when you created your account, and then click on SIGN ME IN.
  2. If this is the first time that you have signed in to Skype, you will see three icons:

a) See What’s New in Skype

b) Find Friends and Import Contacts and

c) Check Your Sound Works.

Click on WHAT’S NEW IN SKYPE. Read through this guide to learn a lot of different things about Skype and what you can do with it. You can come back to “Find Friends and Import Contacts” later. Next for now, click on CHECK YOUR SOUND WORKS to check your microphone and speakers.

3. Log on to the internet and go to http://www.skype.com. On the home screen click on SUPPORT at the top of the page. On the drop down menu, click on SOUND PROBLEMS to learn how to set up your sound.

 *NOTE: When you log onto the “SUPPORT” center on the Skype website, the website will prompt you many times with messages such as Great Special Offers on Skype Credit, Skype Premiun, Buy Skype Credit and more. Ignore these messages because you are using the FREE version of the Skype service.

4. After you have checked your sound set up, then on the HELLO AND WELCOME TO SKYPE screen, click on CLOSE THIS SCREEN AND START USING SKYPE.

5. There are many “How-to Guides” and “FAQs” on the Skype support website at https://support.skype.com/en/.

6. Each WRCT program that accepts Skype video calls has their own specific Skype video computer address. The program’s moderator will announce the show’s Skype address when they are accepting video calls. Video calls for any program are only accepted while the show is on the air. Video calls are not accepted at any other time.

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