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AS PREDICTED BY Digital and Radio Facts Major Station WHUR, Opts out of Michael Baisden Syndication Replacement


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AS PREDICTED BY RadioFacts Major Station WHUR, Opts out of Michael Baisden Syndication ReplacementWashington's Next Big Voice Official Rules for Voting.

WHUR 96.3FM, the flagship station of the Howard University Radio Network is launching a brand new afternoon drive show in the Washington market. The Network is in search for “Washington's Next Big Voice.”Each week from 3pm to 7pm, a new team of local radio personalities will hit the airwaves on WHUR to showcase their talent and try to convince listeners why they should be “Washington's Next Big Voice.”    The general public(Listeners) will vote on”line at www.whur.com for their favorite afternoon drive team starting April 1, 2013 until Washington's Next Big Voice is found.


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.   A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE VOTES. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.ALL DATES AND TIMES INCLUDED IN THESE OFFICIAL RULES ARE APPROXIMATE AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.WHUR 96.3 Presents “Washington's Next Big Voice” Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by Howard University Radio Network, 529 Bryant Street, NW Washington, DC 20059 (the “Sponsor”).   The Contest shall consist of a series of weekly Monday-Friday 3pm ““ 7pm live auditions heard on 96.3 WHUR”“FM starting April 1, 2013 until “Washington's Next Big Voice” is found (voting period).The Sponsor shall also be the “administrator” of the Contest and shall be responsible for all aspects of administering the Contest, including, without limitation, determining Contest winners.   Live auditions are not open to the general public or radio industry professionals.  Live auditions are by invitation only.  No phone calls please.

How to Enter to Vote:

Vote procedures are subject to change at Sponsor's sole and absolute discretion without notice.Sponsor will conduct a series of weekly Monday- Friday 3pm ““ 7pm live auditions on 96.3 WHUR.  Listeners have the opportunity to register on WHUR.COM and enter their vote once per day during the voting period.

  • Listeners will be allowed to vote once per day for their favorite voices.
  • The top vote getters from each week will qualify as finalists.
  • One lucky team will become “Washington's Next Big Voice”

Sponsor reserves the right to change the limit on allowed votes, in Sponsor's sole discretion, provided that any change will be prominently displayed on the voting webpage.

The schedule for online voting is as follows:Monday 3pm”“ Sunday 11:45pm

a) Sponsor, in their sole discretion, reserve the right to disqualify any person suspected of tampering with the entry process or the operation of the website, or who is otherwise in violation of these Official Rules. Sponsor further reserve the right to cancel, terminate, or modify this contest if it is not capable of completion as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, force majeure, or technical failures of any sort beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor which corrupts or impairs the administration, security, fairness or proper play of this Sweepstakes. Prime Sponsor and Promoter reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to suspend or terminate this contest.Disclaimers: Sponsor, and each of their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and service agencies, companies that processes their transactions and/or maintain their account information, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives and agents, and members of their immediate families (collectively, the “Sponsor Entities”) are not responsible or liable for:(a)Misdirected or corrupted submissions that prevent entry in the contest, or the identification or contacting of a winner;(b) Entries that are lost, late, misdirected, corrupted, or incompletely received, for any reason, including by reason of hardware, software, browser, or network failure, malfunction, congestion, or incompatibility at Sponsor's servers or elsewhere, and all such entries will not be eligible;(c) Any damage to an entrant's computer system that is occasioned by accessing the websites identified in these Official Rules or by participating in the Sweepstakes, or for any computer system, phone line, hardware, software or program malfunctions; or other errors, failures, delayed computer transmissions or network connections that are human or technical in nature.(d) All communications with respect to the contest should be directed to WHUR-FM Promotions ““ 529 Bryant Street, NW Washington, DC 20059 (202) 806-3500


  1. I know a lot of people are upset about the Michael Baisden show ending. I, however, prefer to see it as a golden opportunity for local radio stations to “take their stations back” and again bring uniqueness to the air waves. Michael Baisden’s show, with all due respect, was an entity that was created by corporate radio to save their stations money. They took over ownership of most of the “Ma and Pa” owned radio stations around the country, so instead of continuing to run a wide variety of local afternoon shows running, it was more cost effective to hire one guy (Michael Baisden) and let go of most of the other afternoon shows. A lot of super radio professionals were put out of work all over the country. While I don’t want to sound like I’m bashing Mr. Baisden, I don’t know if he knew or cared about how many people lost their jobs when his syndicated show hit the airwaves. Also in many markets local news and public affairs programs were eliminated or greatly watered down. I believe that this has hurt the coverage of local events of interest to local Black communities and in some areas the voice of local black radio has been totally eliminated. I for one say it’s past time to bring local programming back to the FM Band around the country. Internet radio has been on the rise and it’s surpassing some FM stations for music and specialty programming. Internet stations are not limited by broadcast range geography like FM radio is. Internet radio can be heard anywhere around the world. FM needs to focus on doing what it can do best which is to provide local coverage within it’s territory to local FM listeners. FM radio stations can “Own” Local news markets, traffic, and weather in their respective markets, which really isn’t internet radio’s focus. Local afternoon programming should be brought back and the departure of the Michael Baisden show could be the start of some wonderful new programming all over the country. Also, don’t feel too sorry for Michael, he’s made plenty of money over these past ten years and he’ll still be on the internet, so listeners can have the best of both worlds. I think internet radio is changing the game in radio, and it’s for the better. I own an online radio station: http://www.1067thebridge.com. We play old school and new R&B, Smooth Jazz, Gospel and we play the CBS Radio News every hour without any commercial interruptions. No FM station can hang without running audio commercials. Only satellite and internet radio offer this kind of uninterrupted programming. Hopefully all of theses radio stations we can all peacefully co-exist by having unique offerings as we move forward. Thanks and we’ll be listening!!

  2. I totally and whole hearted agree. I think that we should stand up and take back our syndicated station for the community. There is more than enough talent and truth be told to keep our local talents in our community. Who better to keep us abreast of Politics, Events, Awareness, Spiritual information anything that we can do to help our community. One of Michael Baisden’s cliche is one COMMUNITY, one nation…etc, well, I have never apart from Jazz in the Garden 2013 have seen Michael promoting or hosting any events in MIAMI. BRING OUR LOCAL TALENT BACK!!! I think that his show sucked and his only accolades that he has ever talked about 5 years was Jenna 6 and trayvon Martin… give me a break. Miami is a major city and he has NEVER represented anything here. BRING our talent back. Not only here, but the other cities. A lot of local families (DJ’s) were taken off of teh air because of his show and he never mentioned or had enough respect to even acknowledge these fallen families.
    Did I mention that i am glad that he is gone. Well I am estatic.

  3. I personally get tired of hearing the same old music on every station, plus a bunch of commercials. I use http://www.earbits.com to listen to free online radio. So far, they don’t have any commercials or fees. I hope they stay that way.


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