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Boise State Radio Looking for Local Essays


Local scribes looking for an public outlet for their creativity, pay attention to this latest opportunity. Boise State Radio is beginning a new local segment entitled "Idaho Perspectives," and is inviting local writers to submit essays. They're looking for works between about 250 words (90 seconds) or up to 600 words (three minutes).

They're not necessarily looking for essays about Idaho, but they are looking for Idaho writers, which will give the essays an Idaho perspective-hence the name of the program.

The kind of essays programmers are looking for should be directed, making some point. What that point is, is up to the writers. Boise State Radio is looking for "interesting, compelling, relevant and personal" creativity, not lectures, eggheadedness, preaching or vitriol. Looks like there's no raving allowed, athough controversy is not necessarily discouraged. The goal is to present a wide variety of perspectives on a wide variety of subjects.

Writers of chosen essays will be asked to record their masterworks at the radio station for future airplay.

Submit essays to Jim East, Boise State Radio, 1910 University Dr. For more information, go to