Calm down Steve, that was a figure of speech. I know they aren't asleep. The Memphis Ctr (Jackson-McKellar, 354.0) high sector has the same problems on their UHF. Their transmitter/reciever isn't the greatest. The ones i hear (Memphis @ Nashville mainly) where i can actually hear the RCAG both UHF and VHF are simulcasted by ATC. I just find it interesting they don't have the same kind of reception to hearing a UHF call as they do VHF. Thanks for clearing it up, after my sarcasm.The assumption that the controllers need to be awakened is not right. As a retired controller I know that this rarely happens. It was more likely that the transmitter on their com console was not selected on Uniform. Some keying of Uniform frequencies has a tendency to leave the squelch on for a short time after the transmitter key is released. This can be very bothering and in some cases block what else is being heard. It is routine to do this because of these reasons. You also have to factor in the age of the radios and the fact that transmitters and receivers are not co-located. Transmitter sites and reciever sites can be a mile apart if not more in some cases.