THE VOCAL NATION COMPETITION NEARS CONCLUSION WITH KIMC STARS STILL IN PLAY
By Dennis Milimo
Back in the year 2015 the nation media group toured a number of Universities and College in search of campus radio voices, those talented and upcoming radio presenters who are determined to make ripples on the airwaves with a new sound.
The campus voices who managed to join nation media group on the show dubbed The Vocal Nation where put on a rotation presenting programme that is scheduled between 8- 10 pm from Monday to Friday.
The long list of those who joined the vocal nation was reduced by time basing on the presenters ability to run the show and gather together listens.
At the moment the list as 12 contestants who are battling out with hopes of becoming the next big talent on radio as the completion is nearing the end.
The power house of training media practitioners Kenya Institute of mass communication (KIMC) produced two contestants; that’s Fred Tunya and Muchina Malomba have managed to remain in the competition despite it being tight.
The participants of vocal nation have managed gain lots of experience in terms of radio presenting while receiving mentor-ship.
The programme have been using listener to vote for their best presenters and make them stay in the competition through the stations Facebook page in the first round of the race. The second round of the race saw a panel of lecturers and stake holders at nation media choose the remaining 12 contestants.
The contestants remaining in the Vocal Nation competition are Mumbi Mutoko, Katiti Kiteta, Kimani Mbugua, Timothy Oriedo, Carolyne Kariuki, Fred Tunya, Muchina Malomba among others.
The winner of the vocal nation will be given a one year contract at Nation Fm while the runners up will be offered internship.