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Jockeying for Fame

Part one: WTBU seeks new voices — vote for your favorite


Nannan ZhongNannan Zhong

Genre: Asian

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Adam Lebowitz-LockardAdam Lebowitz-Lockard

Genre: Blues

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As the final guitar salvos of Eric Clapton’s “Crossroads” ring out, Adam Lebowitz-Lockard (CAS’10) invites the Boston University community to join him in “the house, the church, the synagogue, the congregation of the blues.”

Lebowitz-Lockard’s blues show 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 show featuring Asian music, one on classic rock, and another with something called “alternative baby-making 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.

BU Today is featuring each finalist — two today and three on Friday, January 18. Vote for your favorite by e-mailing us at today@bu.edu. We’ll announce the winner next week.

Edward A. Brown can be reached at ebrown@bu.edu. Chris Berdik can be reached at cberdik@bu.edu.


12 Comments on Jockeying for Fame

  • Mary Ann Domanska on 01.16.2008 at 3:48 pm

    Excellent! This would be a great radio show.
    Adam’s got my vote!

  • Denise Fitzpatrick on 01.16.2008 at 3:55 pm

    I vote for Adam! You never have enough blues.

  • Anonymous on 01.16.2008 at 5:45 pm


    He has my vote. Shame he isn’t running for President; I’d vote for him.

  • Dora Rose on 01.16.2008 at 6:11 pm

    Adam has my vote!

    You’ve got a great feel for the blues!

  • Anonymous on 01.16.2008 at 6:46 pm

    Adam sounds great!

    Adam has a wonderful radio voice! I’d love to see him win the New Voices contest.

  • Anonymous on 01.16.2008 at 9:11 pm

    Go Adam!

    Adam seems really passionate about Blues, and that’ll make his show even better.
    Good luck Adam!

  • Meri Lowry on 01.16.2008 at 10:26 pm

    I vote for Adam!

  • Anonymous on 01.16.2008 at 11:17 pm


    Adam’s idea is clearly superior. I vote for him!

  • Anonymous on 01.16.2008 at 11:19 pm


    Adam’s show is clearly superior. I vote for him!

  • Anonymous on 01.17.2008 at 10:30 pm

    Nannan’s songs are fabulous! I love it !!!!

  • bbcat on 01.18.2008 at 10:25 am

    Both guys are excellent, but I prefer nannan

  • Anonymous on 01.18.2008 at 10:27 am

    Nannan has a awesome voice, a absolute lovely girl. I like her ideas about music, and I can wait for her show. She has my vote, and very best of luck, Nannan.