Auditions Are Now Open at Yesterday USA
For Volunteer DJs!
Be A Yesterday USA DJ?
You could be a
full time volunteer disc jockey for
Yesterday USA! YUSA is always looking for
audition tapes from anyone who wants to
become a YUSA DJ. What's the catch? You must
be willing to work for free! (Remember,
no one at YUSA receives a salary of any
If you are interested in applying, you need
to create an audition tape. Before creating
an audition tape you will need the following:
You need just an average voice.
You need an old time radio collection
(or easy access to one).
You need to be able to make a commitment
to produce a new program every two
You also need some equipment with
which to make your show:
of the equipment can be picked up
at your local Radio Shack for a few
You will need a microphone
to talk into.
You will need a cassette recorder
to record your show.
You will need a machine to
play old time radio shows
for recording on the cassette
recorder (e.g., another cassette
recorder, reel-to-reel player,
A mixer would come in handy
if you can get one.
Assuming you can get everything you need,
creating your show should be fairly straightforward.
When creating your audition tape, you must
follow some rules:
No music shows. The members voted
that they do not want any more music
shows. You must play old time radio
shows. (They should be pre-1960 USA
No talking about religion, politics,
or sports. (You can say something
like "God Bless" on your show or even
say a prayer--just don't get into
You must record your program on cassette.
Bill mentioned that you should turn
off your Dolby noise reduction when
recording. Also, you should use good
quality tapes such as TDK, Sony, Maxell,
etc. Do not use any store brand tapes
because the High Speed Dubber eats them!
Your audition tape should be no longer
than 55 minutes.
Bill has a suggestion or two for you when
you create your tape. As a suggestion, play
a 30 minute program and a 15 minute program
on your show. Since your show can be a maximum
of 55 minutes, this will leave you with 10
minutes for an introductory theme, closing
theme, and some extra time for you to be able
your program must be recorded on cassette
and you can't fit 55 minutes on one side
of a cassette, many people wonder where
in their program they should flip sides.
The answer is simple: Anywhere you want!
You could switch sides in the middle of
a sentence if you want! Bill does a wonderful
job of editing the two sides together,
so he suggests you worry about the content
of your show rather than worrying about
where to switch sides.
Well, assuming you have your audition tape
done, all you have to do is mail it to Yesterday
2001 Plymouth Rock
Richardson, TX 75081, USA
After that, Bill will listen to it to make
sure it follows the rules outlined above and
assuming it does, it will be played on the
air! After all of the audition tapes have
been played on air, the members will be asked
to vote to see who will become the next DJ.
(Bill will only vote if there is a tie).
Send in your
Auditions as soon as possible! The closing
date for Auditions, and the Supporting Members
"voting date" will be announced soon.
Listen to Tape#1 for more information or call
972/889-TALK during the daily LIVE Broadcasts
(9:00 AM to 12 Noon Monday - Friday, or 10:30 PM
to Midnight Monday - Thursday Eastern time).