BSR Returning DJ Application - Spring 2020
Welcome back DJs! Are you still interested in being a Black Squirrel Radio DJ for the Spring 2020 semester? Fill out this form before you come in to audition, as we've always done! (PLEASE COMPLETE ONE FORM PER SHOW). DJs must be current Kent State Students.

After completing this form, come in to interview during the week of 1/28 - 1/31 in Franklin Hall, Room 224.

Open Audition times:
Tuesday, 1/28: 5pm - 8pm
Wednesday, 1/29: 5pm - 9pm
Thursday, 1/30: 5pm - 9pm
Friday, 1/31: 2pm - 9pm

Part 1 - THE INFO
Please include each DJs information. Shows can have up to 5 hosts.
Name(s) and preferred email(s) *
Your answer
Major(s)/Minor(s) *
Your answer
Graduation Date(s) *
Your answer
Preferred Phone Number(s) *
Your answer
What types of music do you listen to? Tell us about your favorite artists and songs. OR, if a talk show, what shows and podcasts do you listen to? What do you like like to consume media about? *
Your answer
Are you involved in any other student media? If so, which and in what capacity?
Your answer
What other obligations do you have during the semester? (work, other student groups, etc.)
Your answer
Part 2 - BSR & YOU
(electric boogaloo)
How long have you been with the station? *
Your answer
What roles have you held at BSR, and for how long? *
Your answer
What BSR groups have you worked with before (street team, mobile DJ, web staff, sports, etc.)? *
Your answer
What was the name of your previous show? *
Your answer
Give us a brief description of your previous show: *
Your answer
What other shows have you had in the past, if any?
Your answer
Generally, what do you want to accomplish or do differently as a BSR DJ this semester? *
Your answer
Do you plan on doing the same show this semester as you did last semester? *
If you selected "Yes", skip part 3 and fill out part 4. If you selected "No", fill out part 3 and skip part 4
Part 3 - OLD DJS, NEW SHOWS
old dogs learn new tricks
What is the tentative name of your show?
Your answer
How many DJ's will be on your show?
Your answer
Complete the sentence (in a few keywords): "My show is about..."
Your answer
What music will you play? (Be as specific as possible with genre, artists, and even specific songs) OR if a talk show, what are some specific topics you will talk about?
Your answer
Describe your proposed show in as much detail as possible. Tell us about any repeating show segments you plan to have, guests and interviews you'd like to get, promotion ideas, and anything else we should know.
Your answer
Feel free to send us any additional material to better understand your show idea. In the past, DJs have created sample playlists, artwork, and typical episode rundowns
Part 4 - SAME BAT-DJS, SAME BAT-SHOWS
old reliable
How many DJs will be on your show?
Your answer
What music will you play? (Be as specific as possible with genre, artists, and even specific songs) OR if a talk show, what are some specific topics you will talk about?
Your answer
Describe any changes you're planning for your show:
Your answer
Tell us about any in-studio guests or interviews you'd like to get, any ideas you have about advertising and promoting your show, and anything else you think we should know:
Your answer
In the event we do not select your show would you like us to contact you about other on-air opportunities? This might include becoming part of another show or hosting podcasts? *
Even if your show is chosen, are you interested in using its material to create content for our podcast department? *
Part 5 - OTHER STUFF
All DJs are required to periodically help with at least one other BSR department/activity. Mark the one(s) you would like to receive information from. Please note some are more time consuming than others. You are welcome to help as much as you’d like with others, so long as you occasionally help with at least one.
Please select (any/all) BSR departments you would like to possibly get involved with *
Required
Part 6 - THE ORIENTATION
If you are selected to be a *rad* DJ at BSR for the Spring 2020 semester, a mandatory (required) orientation is required (mandatory). DJs will not be permitted in the studio to go on-air until completing orientation. The time for the orientation is SUNDAY 2/2 AT NOON. Orientation will be roughly 2 hours long. It is required for all new AND RETURNING BSR DJs.

Again, this orientation is mandatory and DJs will not be permitted in the studio to go on-air until completing the orientation process. No exceptions. This will be updated with the official time and date as soon as it is determined.

BSR runs programs from 10 AM to 2 AM, seven days per week, for a total of 56 shows. Each show airs once per week, and each show is two hours long. Shows will begin the Monday following orientation.

The following table lists all the timeslots available. When you mark down a timeslot, you are telling us that you will be available for that entire time, throughout the entire semester, to do your show, live on air. (DJs must be at the station 10 minutes before their shows start, so factor that in to your availability.) Mark all the possible timeslots you are available to do your show.

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND SOME TIMESLOTS ARE MORE COMPETITIVE THAN OTHERS, ESPECIALLY THOSE AT NIGHT, SO PLEASE MARK ALL THE TIMES YOU ARE AVAILABLE. The more availability you provide, the more likely it is that you get a show.

Returning DJs are *REQUIRED* to attend orientation.
10 am - noon
noon - 2pm
2pm - 4pm
4pm - 6pm
6pm - 8pm
8pm - 10pm
10pm - Midnight
Midnight - 2am
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Of all the timeslots you selected, please list the top five that would work the best for you and your show: *
Your answer
Please review the following statement to verify the information in this application: I understand that becoming a DJ means I’m required to help with BSR activities throughout the semester. I understand I must attend training sessions and orientation if I’m selected as a DJ. I understand both audio and video of my show maybe broadcast on campus television. I understand that I will be notified of auditions results through email at the latest by Saturday 2/1, and that the station is not required to explain its rationale if I am not selected as a DJ. And I understand that being a BSR DJ means having crazy fun and basking in the glory of college radio. *
Questions??? Email blacksquirrelradio.ksu@gmail.com
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