Written by Olivia McLean
Valdosta radio listeners can expect to hear a new voice on the airwaves soon.
Four of the Valdosta Black Crow Media radio stations: Hot 102.7, Rock 108, 99.5 Kix Country and Star 105.3, are hosting their first ever “Who Wants to Be a DJ?” competition.
The event will be hosted by Jay Mathews, Hot 102.7 morning show host.
The winner will receive a job at one of the four Valdosta radio stations collaborating for the event.
The first audition date for the competition was on April 13 at the Valdosta Mall, and 10 contestants were chosen.
There will be another audition on April 20 from noon to 2 p.m.; however, there will be preliminary auditions from 10 a.m. to noon that same day.
Each judge will be a DJ from one of the four participating radio stations. Contestants will be judged on marketability, voice quality, style, originality and timing/delivery, and will be scored on a 50-point system (10 points in each category).
After another 10 contestants are chosen on April 20, the top 10 of 20 total contestants will compete in the finals round on April 27. They will be narrowed down to five contestants and placed on the competition’s website for the public to vote for a winner.
To preregister for the competition and for more information, go to Facebook.com/ValdostaDJ.