Hey DJ: WTBU Wants You
Part two: Vote for your favorite new voice
Genre: Classic Rock
Growing up on Long Island, Marc Filippino (COM’11) would sometimes ride shotgun while his dad delivered bread on a route that ran from Queens all the way out to Montauk on the island’s eastern tip.
During those trips, says Filippino, “all we could do is listen to the radio,” which usually meant the classic rock that his father had grown up with in the 1960s and ’70s. “He knew a lot of the music, and he would talk to me about it,” says Filippino. “It became a personal bond between me and my father.”
Now Filippino wants to share his enthusiasm for classic rock with the rest of Boston University. Along with cohost Christina Leone (COM’11), he’s developed a classic rock show that is one of five finalists in the New Voices contest sponsored by WTBU, BU’s student-run radio station. Others that made the cut include a movie discussion show, a blues show, and a show featuring traditional and pop Asian music.
“I’ve been extremely pleased by the creativity and ingenuity that these applicants brought to the radio,” says Andy Hoglund (CAS’08, COM’08), one of WTBU’s programming directors. “Before this contest, some of these people may not even have known what WTBU was, and they managed to come up with such a wide palette of imaginative shows.”
Starting with 14 entrants, Hoglund and fellow WTBU staffers selected the finalists in December. Choosing the winners is up to you.
Several of the new shows will be awarded slots in the radio station’s spring lineup, according to Hoglund, and the first-place DJ will also win a digital camera.
This week, BU Today is featuring the New Voices finalists. The first two appeared on Wednesday, and you’re hearing from the final three today. Vote for your favorite by e-mailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll announce the winner next week.1 Comments