Student DJ Auditions

KEOM auditions are going on now!

Whether you’re interested in a career in broadcast, or  just looking to expand your knowledge and skills, a school year with KEOM gives you a unique opportunity that high school students rarely attain—the chance to broadcast to thousands of listeners in the 5th largest media market in the U.S.   This program has been proven to open many college and professional doors in the areas of communications.

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Bring your vocal, theatrical, and writing skills to the audition! 

Mesquite ISD high school students are eligible to audition for “Advanced Broadcast Journalism.”  Students interested should call 972-882-7560 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or send an email to to schedule a time to audition .

Please complete this application and submit on-line to (please put "KEOM Student App" in the subject line) or bring it with you at your scheduled audition time.



  • Must be a Mesquite ISD high school student.
  • Must have transportation to and from the KEOM studios to attend class.
  • Students are selected based on specific audition and curricular criteria.
  • Regular attendance
  • Passing grades
  • Cooperative spirit


Students will learn to operate a console board and work on skills in speaking, articulation, productions, script writing, and interviewing.  They will apply their journalistic skills to access, analyze, evaluate, and produce communication in a variety of forms as they learn the ethical considerations and laws that affect broadcast journalism.  The program is great for students who are interested in radio or broadcast journalism, communications, advertising, radio/tv/film, broadcasting, journalism, public relations, media, improving communication skills and boosting confidence.  You do not need to be pursuing radio as a career for this class to be beneficial.

Operating the broadcast console and the other studio equipment may seem challenging at first, but we provide you with all the educational and mentorship you require.  You operate everything yourself, and cue your media.  It takes a little training and some preparation – no advanced technical skill is necessary.  After a few shows, you’ll feel right at home. 

You will use various media sources (mp3 files, CDs, cassettes, flash cards, etc.) to broadcast our range of educational and informational programming….and of course the music!

KEOM is a cooperative operation with student staff.  Participation in performing all staff duties and assisting with events and other initiatives is required. 


Student News

KEOM 2015 Scholarships Awarded

in May of 2015, KEOM awarded 5 scholarships totalling $2500 to deserving students thanks to our wonderful sponsors. 

Cameron Smith from Poteet High School received a $500 Scholarship. This fall Cameron will attend the University of North Texas with a plan to major in Radio/Television/Film. He also will be working with us over the summer as an intern. 


Caitlyn Ervin from John Horn High School received a $500 scholarship.  She plans to attend Texas A&M University in Commerce with a major in Radio/Television Broadcasting. 
Christian Powers from Poteet High School recieved a $500 scholarship.  He will be majoring in Converged Broadcast Media at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 
Antonio Rodriguez of Poteet recieved a $500 scholarship.  He plans to major in Radio/TV/Film at the University of North Texas this Fall. 
Andrea Sotelo from Mesquite High School received a $500 scholarship.  She will be attending the University of North Texas this Fall.  She is aspiring to become a broadcast journalist. 


KEOM Students Participate in High School Radio Day

April 22nd was National High School Radio Day!


High School Radio Day is a day set aside to celebrate the uniqueness of high school radio programs and to make communities more aware of what they do and how they do it.    We ask the public to show their support on this day by listening to KEOM and sharing your thoughts about our program to your friends and posting about it on your social media.    

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