WXNA New DJ Application
Winter/Spring 2017

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: December 23, 2016 (11:59 p.m.)



NOTE: This form must be filled out and submitted all at once. You can’t fill it out halfway, save it and come back to it later. You may find it helpful to use a separate document to create your answers, and then copy and paste them into the form.

Name *
Address *
Phone *
Show Format (choose one) *
Give a concise but specific description of the type(s)/genre(s) of music you will feature on your show. If you propose a free-wheeling program with no genre restrictions, please describe your philosophy for choosing which records to play, and comment specifically on how the choices on your sample playlist fit together [see below].
What activities will your musical program feature? (Include any of the following that apply: Playing released CDs, phonograph records, or digital files; live interviews [in studio or call-in]; pre-recorded interviews; live performances; unreleased live recordings; large amount of on-air musical analysis or history by the DJ)
Provide us with a sample playlist for one hour of your show. This may be from a real show in your past, or a work of your imagination. Give enough songs to fill an hour, keeping in mind their typical length.
What type of show are you proposing? (Ex: Community affairs [general or subcommunity], politics, education/history, comedy, talk show, call-in show, radio drama) Describe concisely but specifically the purpose of your show, what topics or concerns it will address, and how a typical show will be constructed.
What special technical features do you intend your program to have? (Include any of the following that apply: Studio guests [frequently or regularly?]; live call-in interviews; open audience call-in; your own nonmusical recordings [pre-recorded interviews, events, etc.]; syndicated recorded material; live broadcasting from remote locations)
How will your show enhance WXNA’s mission as a nonprofit, community-oriented radio station? How will it benefit Nashville? (Entertainment counts as a benefit, but give details.)
Give a brief but specific description of the audience you hope to attract with your show. Include information about the demographics, attitudes and interests of your potential audience.
Why are you a good choice to host this kind of show?
List the days and times during which you can commit to doing your show. While broader availability increases your chances of fitting into the schedule, please don’t offer yourself for slots you are not sure of, because it WILL go down on your permanent record.
Would you be willing to substitute for other hosts on occasion?
Describe in detail your experience in radio, television or sound recording, along with any other experience you bring to hosting your proposed show. (Ex: Host or producer of a radio/TV program, board operator/engineer of a radio program, radio/TV announcer, work in the sound recording industry)
Have you donated to WXNA or done volunteer work for the station? Give details.
Put together a 20-minute sample of your proposed show, including the public service announcement (PSA) below. (Audacity is a free program that can be used to put tracks and talk breaks together.) Email an mp3 to radio@wxnafm.org or upload your demo to the host site of your choice (Soundcloud, Mixcloud, YouTube, etc) and provide a link to the recording here:

PSA Text: “Open Table Nashville is a non-profit, interfaith community that disrupts cycles of poverty, journeys with the marginalized and provides education about issues of homelessness. To learn more or to find out how you can help, visit Open Table Nashville dot org.”