How to Submit your Music to 93.9 WKYS

93.9WKYS supports DMV artists... but only a little. Unlike most other large radio stations across the country, they play only a handful of local artists. However, they have their "Music Day" which is your chance to present your “radio single” the Mix Show Director and/or Music Director. After listening to your music, they will give you feedback and advice... but most of the time your music will not be played on WKYS. But, if you choose to present your music to them, here is how to do it:

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

STEP 1. Register your song with The Library of Congress (

STEP 2. Sign Up with ASCAP ( or BMI (

STEP 3. Get Song Encoded with Broadcast Data System (BDS) ( and Media Base (

STEP 4. Get CD professionally pressed up

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

STEP 6. Once steps 1 thru 5 are complete, schedule an appointment for Music Day (301.306.1111)

But...even after jumping thru all of these hoops and getting the run-around from WKYS or WPGC they will not play 99.9% of local music. Our stations in the DMV are bought and paid for by big record labels. If you want to get your music heard by the DMV without all the bullshit, add your music to DMV LIFE Radio on Its easy... CLICK HERE to add your music to DMV LIFE Radio!

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