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Everything You Need To Know About Submitting Music For Music Day

From The Music/Programming Department:

93.9WKYS is one of the few stations around the world that supports their local artist. For many years, we have prided ourselves in helping to break local acts such Wale,  Mario, Dru Hill, Ginwuine, Mya, Tank,  and more to national exposure. Each of the aforementioned artists has had their representatives come through the station for Music Day. National representatives from Def Jam, Sony, Jive, Interscope-have also came in for Music Day. Music Day is your chance to present your “radio single” the Mix Show Director and/or Music Director. Any advice that you receive while you’re in the music meeting, you should use it to your advantage.

This 93.9 WKYS Music Survival Kit should be used as a Checklist. Please keep in mind that just because you follow the steps in the kit, it does not guarantee that your song will go on the radio. Every song is not a hit. The goal of this 93.9 WKYS Music Survival Kit is to educate you on how you should approach the music industry when it comes to getting airplay.

Note: Each step outlined in the kit must be followed before you can meet with the Music Director and/or Mixshow Director.

How To Submit To KYS Verses & Rules

Submit Song to

  • Song must be clean and radio ready
  • Must include contact information and social media handles
  • Little Bacon Bear will play 93 seconds of two local DMV artist back-to-back
  • Listeners call in and vote for the song they feel should win
  • The song with the most votes gets played the next night and faces a new challenger
  • If your song gets 5 consecutive wins it gets retired and the artist gets an interview with Bacon Bear and will be featured on KYSDC.COM

KYS Verses runs Monday – Thursday during the 8pm hour on 93.9 WKYS, KYSDC.Com or Download Our Official App!


The next couple of steps should be followed if you are serious about being in the Music Industry. If you do not believe in the song, are not willing to put in the work it takes to promote a record-stop right here!

STEP 1-Register your song with The Library of Congress


            Log onto


STEP 2-Sign Up with ASCAP


            Log onto


                                 or BMI


            Log onto


STEP 3-Get Song Encoded with Broadcast Data System (BDS)

               Log onto


                                    AND Media Base


               Log onto


STEP 4: Get CD professionally pressed up


STEP 5: Promote your music (Posters, Performances, Fliers, Street Team, etc)


STEP 6: Schedule an appointment for Music Day (301.306.1111)

            Appointment Time (once steps are complete):

            Tuesdays at 1pm

Text “KYS” To 37890…Standard Messaging Rates Apply

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