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NOW THAT'S INNOVATIVE: Donnie Simpson Looking for "Next Top DJ" for morning show

I guess Donnie said he’ not going to hire another comedian, he wants somebody that he can maintain for a while (laugh) and won’t leave his ass when an opportunity comes up. Help me understand , isn’t that a natural progression? Once again, this is the problem with urban radio, shutting new talent out or making them remain subservient. Give me a station to program please. I’m starting to get real hungry. AT LEAST he is trying to breed new talent (I think) and I have to give him for that (I think). But at the same time, “The Next Jock” or “The Next Sidekick?” There is a difference. I hear that when Donnie goes on vacation he lets his son take over the and leaves the comedians and others in the background. That is unacceptable. Who is his son? Is he an experienced jock? I have never heard of him…

washington dc area Popeye’s restaurants are sponsoring the WPGC 95.5 FM Show’s “Next Top Jock” contest – a nationwide search for a co-host. Aspiring DJs can register for a scheduled audition through July 15 by filling out an entry form at any of the 88 Popeyes locations in the DC metro area, VA and MD (I personally prefer KFC’s original). Auditions will be held the week of July 20 (those who register will audition first and then auditions will open to the public for the remaining time).

Five finalists will be selected, and for one week, each day a different contestant will audition on air with the Donnie Simpson Morning show (they better not outshine Donnie). will log on to .com to cast their vote for their favorite contestant. The winner receives a one year contract as co-host with the Donnie Simpson Morning Show. Official rules can be found on www.wpgc.com.

WHEN/WHERE:

Through July 15: Register for a guaranteed audition at Popeyes restaurants in DC, VA and MD

July 20 to July 27: Auditions at Popeyes locations during the days/times specified:

  July 20, 5 - 7 p.m.: 7706 Land  over Rd., Land  over, MD 20785
  July 21, 1 - 3 p.m.: 11720 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852
  July 23, 5 - 7 p.m.: 3402 Mt. Vernon Ave., Alexand  ria, VA 22305
  July 24, 5 - 7 p.m.: 13860 Smoketown Rd., Woodbridge, VA 22192
  July 25, 1 - 3 p.m.: 8817 Woodyard Rd., Clinton, MD 20935
  July 27, 5 - 7 p.m.: 25 S. Pickett St., Alexand  ria, VA 22304

  WHY:

Both Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and Donnie Simpson have loyal followers, and through this sponsorship, and in effort to get involved with their customers and listeners, the two have teamed up to hold a fun contest with a prize of a new co-hosting job.