SE93 Radio Changes Name
of Popular Vocal Competition
Chautauqua Lake Voices To Celebrate 10 Years
JAMESTOWN, N.Y. - It might be too early for some to think of summer, but SE93's radio studio is buzzing with excitement about a familiar program with a new name! Chautauqua Lake Idol is now SE93's Chautauqua Lake Voices singing competition.
According to Media One Group's Director of Operations and Programming, Andrew Hill, "In September we were informed that it was necessary for us to change the name of our program for legal reasons.Therefore, while we attempted to hold our ground regarding rights to the name we decided to surrender the title, website address and logo; and have transformed our program into SE93's Chautauqua Lake Voices.”
According to Hill, there was much discussion, but little hesitation in continuing the program as it approaches its 10 year anniversary this upcoming summer. "We are simply changing the name and giving it a fresh new look", said Hill, who will continue to produce and host the competition at the Bemus Bay Pops Floating Stage in Bemus Point, N.Y. "We continue to see a faithful audience each summer and sponsorship support from the area's premier businesses. We also recognize the unique opportunity that we are giving to area singers to perform with a live stage band at a great setting in Bemus Point.”
SE93’s Chautauqua Lake Voices has showcased the talents of more than 120 singers during the nine years of competition. It continues to gather sellout crowds on the shoreline of Lakeside Drive in Bemus Point. From those who participate in the "open audition" process to the volunteer judges from within the community who critique performances, performers are eliminated throughout the summer until a winner is crowned during the summer finale. The winner claims thousands of dollars in prizes, and additionally, has the opportunity to perform at the end of summer at the Bemus Bay Pops Labor Day Finale. The 2013 winner will join Susan Waite, Marla Harris, Lauren Ceccini, Ben Blood, Billy Thomas, Shawn Wilder, Mark Nupp, Samantha DeJesus and 2012 winner Heather Pawlak as the winning “Voices” of the program.
SE93 Chautauqua Lake Voices was established in 2004, in a collaborative effort between Media One Group's radio stations (WWSE, WJTN, WHUG, WKSN, WQFX) and the Bemus Bay Pops. For more information, you may call Media One Group at (716) 487-1151.
Media One Group is the largest radio company in Chautauqua County, with a strong regional footprint reaching across Southwestern New York and Northwestern Pennsylvania. The cluster is comprised of three FM stations and two heritage AM stations that feature local and syndicated programs and personalities in the Adult Contemporary, News-Talk-Sports-Timeless Classics, Country, Oldies and Classic Rock formats. For information on the cluster call 716-487-1151 or go to www.RadioJamestown.com.