Bengaluru’s Big Junior RJ Hunt culminates tomorrow

21 May,2013

By A Correspondent


The Bengaluru station of 92.7 Big FM has announced the launch of its ‘Big Junior RJ Hunt 2013’, a radio-based reality show for the city of Bengaluru. Launched in association with Oakridge International School, the talent hunt will help identify young and promising individuals between 5 and 10 years based on parameters such as spontaneity, smartness, general knowledge and RJing ability to host a segment on the station’s Sunday show. The month-long campaign, which concludes on May 22, has seen scores of parents registering their children to participate in the show.


Children are often friendly, highly observant and aware of their surroundings, spontaneous and quick to respond, enjoy talking to people, and do not have inhibitions. The event will give children an opportunity to display such skills that are prized but often overlooked in radio jockeys. It will also give parents the chance to be actively involved in grooming their little ones to stand out in the contest.


Entries to the reality show were received through interactive voice response (IVR) technology, and 15 children were short-listed through auditions at summer camps and on-air registrations. On May 18, the final five children were selected through an auditioning process held at Oakridge International School. These five shortlisted participants will get to go on-air, where listeners will vote for the favourite ‘Big Junior RJ’ based on their performance on a theme chosen for them by the programming team. Parents will be able to seek votes for their children online, through videos of the audition, and through content uploaded on YouTube. Two of the five contestants will be crowned ‘Little RJ’ on May 22; while one will get an opportunity to host the morning show, the other will host the evening show on 92.7 Big FM.


Ashwin Padmanabhan

Speaking about this initiative, Ashwin Padmanabhan, Business Head, 92.7 Big FM, said, “Children often possess talents parents might not know. The event not only encourages young talent in the country but also promises to bring fresh and exciting content to our listeners. We are confident of discovering RJs of the future through this exciting platform and look forward to conducting a very successful event for our children.”


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  1. Himanshu Agarwal says:

    The junior RJ will be a regular fixture (each Sunday) or it will be a one off act?