Tri-Cities radio DJs win $256K on ‘Beat Shazam’ game show
TRI-CITIES, Wash. — Two local DJs appeared on a nationally televised game show Tuesday night and walked away with $256,000.
Raleigh of Hot 97.5 and Stacy Lee Riley of 98.3 The Key and 102.7 KORD were featured on the season finale of Fox’s “Beat Shazam” hosted by Jaime Foxx.
The show gives its contestants a chance to win a $1 million grand prize.
Three teams of two contestants compete against each other to pick the correct title of a song. Whoever picks the most songs correctly moves on, and the last team standing competes against the popular app Shazam, which identifies a song with just a few seconds of audio from it.
Raleigh, also known as Eboni Lovell, and Stacy played against two other teams of radio DJs from different parts of the country.
They made it to the end of the final round with $128,000 and were given the options to take home their jackpot or put it on the line and double it. They decided to take the risk, and it paid off when Raleigh correctly guessed a song as “The Rose” by Bette Midler.
Raleigh said she wants to use her half to help her mom retire early.
“My mom has taken care of me, my brother, my uncles. She’s always giving to everybody else,” Raleigh said. “I want to give back to her.”
Stacy told KAPP-KVEW she plans on using her earnings to go on a cruise to the Bahamas with her husband and, of course, pay the bills.
She said she’s been a DJ in the Tri-Cities for 25 years and she was happy to appear on the show because she always loved the game show “Name That Tune” growing up.
While she may have gotten jitters on a couple songs, she said the game wasn’t particularly difficult for her – and she has the winnings to back it up.