Jockeying for Fame
Part one: WTBU seeks new voices — vote for your favorite
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll announce the winner next week.12 Comments