Contest Offers $16,000, Chance To Have Your Own Public Radio Show

Mar 7th, 2007 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Making Money with Podcasts

The Public Radio Talent QuestHave you ever dreamed of being on public radio? Think you might be the next Ira Glass or Terry Gross?

If so, you’ll want to check out the Public Radio Talent Quest.

The Public Radio Exchange is giving away over $70,000 and a chance to create a new show for public radio. In other words – it’s This American Idol.

Public Radio Talent Quest contestants will compete in four rounds of auditions and on-air challenges. Thousands of public radio listeners will cast their votes online and a panel of public radio professionals and celebrity judges will help winnow the field from hundreds of entrants to the final group of three – each of whom will get to produce a pilot show for public radio.

Public radio stations around the country and major national shows will help spread the word about The Quest, encouraging contestants to enter and listeners to vote.

Terry Gross personally challenges you to enter, MP3 below.

2007 Timeline

  • March 1: Public awareness campaign begins
  • April 16: Round 1 begins, open submissions
  • May 14: Deadline for Round 1 submissions
  • June 4: 10 finalists announced
  • June – September: Rounds 2, 3, 4
  • September 24: 3 Winners Announced; Pilot production begins

The three winners and their pilot shows will be posted online and presented to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for possible further funding and national distribution.

The Public Radio Talent Quest is designed and run by PRX (The Public Radio Exchange) and supported by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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  1. […] Wanna Be a Radio Star? By Doug Payton While the contest is on, I’ve added a graphic on the side that links to the Public Radio Talent Quest. The contest doesn’t start until April 16th, but I just found out about it from Podcasting News and I think I’m going to give it a shot. So might as well help promote it. […]

  2. […] The Public Radio Talent Quest is searching for the next three great public radio hosts and they open the contest for all! So those of you out there who would like to showcase your talent over the radio, grab this chance. You could be one of the three lucky winners that will receive $16000 to produce your very own show on a public radio. […]

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