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 2014 Scholarships Awarded

In addition to our normal annual scholarship, KEOM was able to award 5 scholarships totally $3000 to deserving students thanks to our wonderful sponsors. 

Cindy Ledat from John Horn High School received our KEOM $500 Scholarship. This fall Cindy will attend Sam Houston State University. Her interests are in audio/video production.  


The $250 KEOM Scholarship award goes to Melissa Cortez from John Horn High School. Melissa will earn a degree in Converged Broadcast Media from the University of North Texas.

Natalie Zapata from John Horn High School also received a $125 KEOM Scholarship. Natalie will begin her college courses at Richland College working towards a broadcast journalism degree.   Sierra Stafford from John Horn High School was awarded a $125 KEOM Scholarship. Sierra will attend Sam Houston State University in the fall. She is aspiring to become a broadcast journalist.



KEOM Students Participate in High School Radio Day

KEOM students from all five high schools spent the day learning from professionals in the communications industry on April 23, 2014 as a part of National High School Radio Day. Presenters for the “media field trip” were Mark McCray from 97.9 the Beat and 94.5 KSoul, Allan Peck, voice over artist; and Emily Trube from KRLD and TSN.  Mayor John Monoco issued a proclamation stating that the day was officially KEOM High School Radio Day. 



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