Here's a cool opportunity for a lucky CMJ-reporting college radio station. CMJ has a contest running to give away passes to the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee June 12-15th for the winning DJ who submits a sample "preview show" promoting the festival.
It's a huge festival featuring Cat Power, !!!, Two Gallants, Gogol Bordello, Metallica, Vampire Weekend, Sigur Ros, Pearl Jam, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, B.B. King, Ladytron, Chromeo, Mgmt, The Fiery Furnaces, Kanye West, Chris Rock, and many others.
For the CMJ contest there are some promotional requirements, most notably, if you win, your station is required to air your winning hour-long preview show (it will also air online on the Bonnaroo website). Here's the deal according to CMJ's website:
"CMJ is giving DJs a chance to become the official college radio representatives of Bonnaroo in CMJ's Road To Bonnaroo contest. One grand prize-winning college radio show will receive two tickets, exclusive access and travel to Manchester, Tennessee for the Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival. Also included are media passes for on-site coverage, guest camping, plus the ability to broadcast an hour-long shift live on Bonnaroo's official FM station, which will be heard throughout the festival grounds. Winners will also have the opportunity to conduct band interviews backstage.
To enter, DJs should submit a 15-to-30-minute sample of an hour-long, custom-made Bonnaroo preview show, along with a written show outline, by May 5. The winning entry will also be streamed live on Bonnaroo.com. The contest is open to any DJ from a CMJ reporting radio station with a weekly show on that station. See all contest rules and submit your best work at here."
Are any of you thinking of entering the contest? Is this something that fits with the programming/format of your station?
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