Thursday February 14, 2013

BELLOWS FALLS -- Community radio station WOOL announced its fourth on-air singing competition. Radioke, WOOL’s signature name for live-to-air karaoke, gives area singers an opportunity to make their talents public in an open competition that is broadcast live on the air on 100.1FM and webcast on www.wool.fm. This is the fourth Radioke the station has provided since becoming the first station in America to broadcast live karaoke.

Prizes for first, second and third place are offered to winners who compete over a three-show series with contests on Feb. 23, March 9, and finals on March 23. The competition is co-presented by the Bellows Falls restaurant Popolo, which hosts the event in the adjacent Windham Ballroom. The event is MC’d by John-Michael Maciejewski, chef at Popolo, who chimes in with singing to invigorate the audience. Proceeds from the event will be donated to WOOL, a non-profit member-owned and volunteer run organization.

Admission is $5, and tickets are available at www.popolomeanspeople.com and in person at the restaurant at 36 The Square. Competition is limited and contestants can only enter in person on Feb. 23 and March 9. There’s a cash bar.

For more information, visit www.wool.fm or www.popolomeanspeople.com.