Help Wanted: Radio DJ
So you think you can do better than some of the DJs on local radio? (I'm guessing some of you think so after reading comments about the new Big D and Bubba morning team which replaced Ken & Kitty on WOLF 97.3.) Well, here's your chance. Country station WUBE-FM (B105.1) is conducting a "Cincinnati Radio Idol" contest to find a new 7 p.m.-midnight Saturday "All Request Party" host.
Marty Thompson, B105 PD, says he's "not necessarily looking for someone with radio experience. I want someone who's creative and fun, with an engaging personality."
Aspiring on-air personalities should send audition audio to www.b105.com, or by snail mail to Cincinnati Radio Idol, c/o WUBE-FM,
Five weekly winners selected through Monday, May 21, each will host one hour 7 p.m.- on Saturday, June 2. Then listeners will vote for their favorite on the station’s Web site. The top vote-getter gets the job on June 9. Big Dave will cut back from from six to five nights a week on that date. (Big Dave has hosted the Saturday show since March, when Whitney Allen's syndicated show moved to sister station, the WOLF (WYGY-FM, 97.3).
The "Idol" audition concept isn’t new. WDBZ-AM (1230) and WLW-AM (700) have done similar searches to find talk hosts in recent years. It will be interesting to see if B105 picks a novice or an experienced pro….
Any old-time favorite DJs you'd like to hear back on the air here? Or do you want a fresh new voice?