Attention Delaware Valley bands and musicians:
WHYY-FM is launching a new, half-hour, drive time radio show called NewsWorks Tonight. And it needs a sound track. That’s where you come in.
“NewsWorks Tonight” is about everything that keeps us talking in the Delaware Valley. People grumbling about the Housing Authority in Philadelphia, dancing in the streets of Center City, arguing about pension plans in Trenton, producing eco-art in East Falls, or running barefoot in Wilmington, you’ll hear about it on NewsWorks Tonight. It’s a a fast-paced magazine show featuring a dynamic mix of news, information, culture, discussions, and commentary.
It’s the on-air complement to what we’re doing on this website, NewsWorks.org
Hosted by WHYY’s Dave Heller, the show will launch in May, running from
6 p.m. to 6:30.
The music we’ll use for this show will be crucial in setting the pace and tone, and given the incredible wealth of great musicians in our own backyard, we figured we’d ask you to take a shot at writing the music.
Send us your submissions, we’ll take a listen, and choose the tracks that we think best represent the show. We will choose the winning entries, there’s a total prize pot of $1,000, plus a weekly music credit in the show.
Here is what we’re looking for:
Original, instrumental tracks
Billboard — Length: 59 seconds
This track is used to advertise what’s on the show right before the news cast. It should have a distinct beginning and ending
Intro — Length: about 1 minute
This track will be used for the beginning of the show. Again, it should have an opening that perks up the ears, but it will be faded out, so it doesn’t need a distinct ending
Promo beds — Length: 29 seconds each
These tracks will be used for short promos that advertise the show. Since the content will vary, they should convey different “moods”; upbeat, contemplative, serious, etc. Submit up to 3 beds in this category
Close music– Length 2:30
this music will play under the credits as we wrap up the show. It will be faded in and out, so it doesn’t need to have a distinct beginning or ending.