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A Creative Competition: Who is the Better Visual Artist?

By Inside Columbia
Hannah and Tim square off in a blind portrait

Photos by L.G. Patterson

Each issue, two on-air talents from two different Zimmer Communications’ stations will take on a seemingly simple challenge to see who comes out on top. This issue, Producer Hannah from 93.9 The Eagle and Tim Taylor from 96.7 KCMQ take on a blind portrait challenge to see who can come out on top.


You have three minutes to complete your best portrait of Todd Alan from Clear 99 without looking at your paper.


Producer Hannah from 93.9 The Eagle, armed with ambition and a Sharpie, and Tim Taylor from 96.7 KCMQ, wielding a self-deprecating attitude and, also, a Sharpie.


In a surprise move, both participants also attempted to include Todd’s Great Dane Odie in their portraits. After careful consideration of all the elements, Todd declared Producer Hannah the winner, as she had a face that was “at least somewhat together.”


HANNAH: “It feels pretty good to win. It would feel better if the dog’s tail was attached to its body, but it feels pretty good.”

TIM: “I think Odie would have picked mine and that’s all I care about.”

See video of the challenge on our YouTube channel. Want to take up the challenge? Do your own blind portrait and share the results with us on social media! Don’t forget to tag @insidecolumbiamagazine and use #DuelingDJs!

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