Enter Power 95.5 and the city's Jingle Contest

Enter Power 95.5 and the city's Jingle Contest
Posted on 04/10/2018

The city of Rocky Mount and Power 95.5 are partnering to host a Jingle Contest in recognition of National Fair Housing Month and Community Development. Singers, rappers and all other talented artists are encouraged to submit a jingle, three minutes or less, now through April 26. Jingles should be clean and should focus on National Fair Housing Month and Community Development.

National Fair Housing Month is all about eliminating housing discrimination and creating equal opportunity in every community, while National Community Development Week focuses on the funding and programs that are improving the community.

According to Dr. Landis Faulcon, Community and Business Development director, National Fair Housing Month and Community Development should be celebrated.

“I believe it is important for our community and for communities across the nation to remain steadfast in our commitment to attaining fair housing,” says Faulcon. “It is especially significant this year as we commemorate 50 years of ending housing discrimination.”

According to federalregister.gov, just seven days following the assassination of Dr. King, President Lyndon B. Johnson enacted the Civil Rights Act of 1968. A component of that law is the Fair Housing Act which “prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, color, religion or national origin,” reads the website.

Jingles regarding Fair Housing Month and Community Development Week should be submitted to Power 95.5’s Afternoon Host, D-Train, at dtrain@firstmedianc.com. Possible words or topics to incorporate include housing, community pride, neighborhoods, hometown pride, street names, hometown heroes and more. Or, find out more information to include in your jingle by visiting the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s website at https://www.hud.gov.

The jingle winner will be announced at 4 p.m. Monday, April 30 on Power 95.5. The winner will have their jingle played on Power 95.5 immediately after the announcement, receive a free pair of tickets to the Down East Music Festival happening July 14th at the Rocky Mount Sports Complex, and may perform their jingle during intermission of the first Downtown Live! of 2018, happening May 24 on the Imperial Centre Lawn.

For more information, call 252-972-1333.