Radio Facts: I guess Donnie said he’s not going to hire another comedian, he wants somebody that he can maintain for a while (laugh) and won’t leave his ass when an opportunity comes up. Help me understand , isn’t that a natural progression? Once again, this is the problem with urban radio, shutting new talent out or making them remain subservient. Give me a station to program please. I’m starting to get real hungry. AT LEAST he is trying to breed new talent (I think) and I have to give him credit for that (I think). But at the same time, “The Next Top Radio DJ” or “The Next Top Sidekick?” There is a difference. I hear that when Donnie goes on vacation he lets his son take over the show and leaves the comedians and others in the background. That is unacceptable. Who is his son? Is he an experienced Radio DJ? I have never heard of him…
washington dc area Popeye’s restaurants are sponsoring the WPGC 95.5 FM Donnie Simpson Morning Show’s “Next Top Radio DJ” contest – a nationwide search for a co-host. Aspiring DJs can register for a scheduled audition through July 15 by filling out an entry form at any of the 88 Popeyes locations in the DC metro area, VA and MD (I personally prefer KFC’s original). Auditions will be held the week of July 20 (those who register will audition first and then auditions will open to the public for the remaining time).
Five finalists will be selected, and for one week, each day a different contestant will audition on air with the Donnie Simpson Morning show (they better not outshine Donnie). Listeners will log on to WPGC.com to cast their vote for their favorite contestant. The winner receives a one year contract as co-host with the Donnie Simpson Morning Show. Official rules can be found on www.wpgc.com.
Through July 15: Register for a guaranteed audition at Popeyes restaurants in DC, VA and MD
July 20 to July 27: Auditions at Popeyes locations during the days/times specified:
July 20, 5 - 7 p.m.: 7706 Land over Rd., Land over, MD 20785 July 21, 1 - 3 p.m.: 11720 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852 July 23, 5 - 7 p.m.: 3402 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexand ria, VA 22305 July 24, 5 - 7 p.m.: 13860 Smoketown Rd., Woodbridge, VA 22192 July 25, 1 - 3 p.m.: 8817 Woodyard Rd., Clinton, MD 20935 July 27, 5 - 7 p.m.: 25 S. Pickett St., Alexand ria, VA 22304 WHY:
Both Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and Donnie Simpson have loyal followers, and through this sponsorship, and in effort to get involved with their customers and listeners, the two have teamed up to hold a fun contest with a prize of a new co-hosting job.