VoiceAmerica’s first round of auditions for their newest channel, VoiceAmerica Kids Network, launching early 2011 are completed. Several kid host positions have been filled.
Tyler Cayer & Stephen Thompson, Madeline Todd and Emily Giroux, Maddie Rose
VoiceAmerica in collaboration with KidStar Radio Network were pleased with the turnout and talent of kids ages 10-17 on October 16th. The first seven hosts and four shows for VoiceAmerica Kids have been chosen from the kids that auditioned in Phoenix, AZ. Tyler Cayer and Stephen Thompson will be hosting the “Stephen Tyler Technology Show,” which will discuss gadget reviews; Madeline Todd and Emily Giroux are to host “Beyond the Third Dimension,” researching ghosts and paranormal activity; kids Erin Burke and Soyuong will be hosting a show on current fashion trends; and we also have Maddie Rose who will be hosting an Entertainment show based around dance and stage.
Numerous additional kids are being considered and will be called back for second auditions in mid to late November, possible show topics being: Health, Sports, Fashion and Book Reviews. Michelle Corr, host of “6 Degrees” on VoiceAmerica’s Variety Channel, Saturdays at 10am PT, dedicated two hours of her October 16th show, the 10-11am PT hour and 12noon-1pm PT hour, to the VoiceAmerica Kids auditions. On the air with Ms. Corr were: Jeff Spenard, President of VoiceAmerica Radio Network; Perry Damone, Founder of KidStar Radio Network; Ryan Treasure the VP of Operations for VoiceAmerica; and numerous kids who had auditioned.
Shortly after the auditions, one of the children, Maddie Rose, wrote on her FaceBook wall, “I’m back from “Voice America” audition, it was the happiest time auditioning for what I like to do! I went ‘Live’ on the radio station with them…and TV too. It was cool. The Pres. of “Kids Star” who’s only 12yrs old in FL..said ‘hi’ to me on the air.”
Jeff Spenard, President and CEO of VoiceAmerica, says, “We are pleased to confirm that we already have several kid hosts in mind for the topics of Technology, Sports, Health, Fashion and Books. However, if one of these is your child’s topic of choice, bring them down for the second round of auditions on Nov 6th. We are open to having more than one program within the same genre. We are also looking for kids who are passionate about entertainment, video game reviews, current events art, history, science and just about anything else relevant to kids.”
Perry Damone, founder of KidStar Radio Network added “We had a terrific and unexpected turn out which prompted us to schedule a second round on Saturday, November 6th, 2010. We were not surprised about the talent that these kids possess and we want to see more! We want to see as many kids as possible attend the next round of auditions at the VoiceAmerica Studios in Tempe, AZ, for a chance at an amazing journey in radio and in life.”
About KidStar Radio Network:
The KidStar Radio Network was founded in 1987 by long time broadcaster Perry Damone and is completely run by children ages 10 through 17. KidStar’s Broadcast Partners including the Los Angeles Dodgers, the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, the American Junior Golf Association and have called play by play for the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks. KidStar broadcast facilities are in place in schools and Boys and Girls Clubs across the country and was even talked about on the floor of the United States Senate as one of the most powerful educational programs in the country.
About VoiceAmerica/World Talk Radio, LLC:
World Talk Radio, LLC is a technology centric media group and the largest producer and distributor of live internet based talk radio, delivering over 1,000 hours of programming weekly on its VoiceAmerica™ Network and WorldTalk Radio Network (http://www.worldtalkradio.com). Featuring more than 200 hosts broadcasting to eight niche community based channels: its flagship VoiceAmerica™ Variety Channel, VoiceAmerica™ Health & Wellness Channel, VoiceAmerica™ Business Channel, VoiceAmerica Sports, 7th Wave Network, The Green Talk Network, Power Up Motorsports Channel and World Talk Radio Variety Channel. VoiceAmerica™ TV offers targeted and exclusive video programming channels. World Talk Radio, LLC is one of the pioneers in internet broadcasting, producing and syndicating online audio and video, offering an innovative, effective and comprehensive digital broadcast platform. Digital Publishing through its 10 years of broadcast and media experience along with our seasoned staff of Executive Producers, Production and Host Services Group, World Talk Radio, LLC provides an internet radio and video platform for new, emerging and veteran media personalities to expand and monetize their business and brand in an online digital medium.