THAT’S RIGHT FOLKS.
What is Binge-a-thon, you ask? Binge-a-thon is a competition between SCAD Radio DJs to see who can stay awake at the radio station for the longest time. In previous years, the contestants were limited to just the studio, but since the studio in our new space is approximately the size and shape of a cardboard box, we’re going to open it up to the whole station.
I, Tony EchevarrÃa, will be the host of Binge-a-thon, giving listeners live updates of all the going-ons in the station when the Binge-a-thon contestants aren’t infiltrating our weekend DJs’ shows. In a battle to outlast the others, there will be fierce competition, deception, espionage, and slow decent into chaos and madness as weekend progresses. It will be much like Survivor, or Family Feud.
Here are the brave souls that will be entering the Hunger Games-esque arena that is Binge-a-thon:
Name: Meg Cook
Show: John Cusack’s Power Hour (Sunday 4-6pm)
Hometown: League City, TX
Current grade: Freshman
Favorite sandwich: Bacon Sandwich. With extra bacon.
Favorite basketball player: Shaquille O’Neal. Duh.
The song that you have declared to be the greatest song of all-time: Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen
What you want to do when you grow up: Sleep. Or story board for Pixar, I guess.
Name: Ian McCarthy
Show: Sean and Ian Used to Run the Radio (Wednesday 6-8pm)
Age: Double Deuces
Current grade: A plus plus
Favorite sandwich: Earl of
Favorite basketball player: Fred “Curly” Neal
The song that you have declared to be the greatest song of all-time: What If God Was One of Us? by Joan Osborn
What you want to do when you grow up: Astronaut or Record Store Owner
Name: Aimee Newell
Show: C-3PShow (Friday 4-6pm)
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Current grade: Almost a junior
Major: Dramatic writing or whatever
Favorite sandwich: Piz-[INVALID ANSWER] Favorite basketball player: Lola Bunny (see: space jam)
The song that you have declared to be the greatest song of all-time: How to Disappear Completely by Radiohead
What you want to do when you grow up:Â Ideally? Nothing. But i can’t so I’ll take the next best thing: stand-up comedy *insert drum fill here*
Name: Tim O’Connor
Show: Brave New Sound (Caturday noon-2pm)
Hometown: A Small Suburb of New England’s Rising Star
Current grade: Sophomore
Favorite sandwich: Elvis
Favorite basketball player: One of the Harlem Globetrotters. Can’t remember his name. Haven’t seen that one episode of Scooby Doo in a long time.
The song that you have declared to be the greatest song of all-time: Tighten Up by Archie Bell & The Drells
What you want to do when you grow up: Own Paul Mawhinney’s record collection and/or donate it to the Smithsonian.
Name: Rachel Warner
Show: Champion Space Rocket (Friday noon-2pm)
Hometown: Fungomery, Alabama
Current grade: Sophomore
Favorite sandwich: My mom’s BLT
Favorite basketball player: Ummm…this guy.
The song that you have declared to be the greatest song of all-time: Oh geez, what’s with these hard questions? Ummm…this one.
What you want to do when you grow up: Be a happy camper
Three other DJs showed interest in participating but did not send in their info. Will those DJs show up alongside the five featured contestants to take on Binge-a-thon? The only way to find out is by tuning in Friday night at 10pm!