INTERNATIONAL RADIO FESTIVAL LOOKS TO INDIA
After the success of the inaugural Sound of India contest, the International Radio Festival is again teaming up with Radioandmusic.com & Mixcloud to find the Indian FM Radio Show of 2013. The contest invites all Indian FM radio stations to submit their best music radio show with the winning station having the opportunity to showcase their music radio show at this year’s IRF in Zurich from 4 – 8 September, broadcasting their programme live back to India!
“Radio in India offers incredibly exciting programming, as proved by last year’s winner Malishka at Red FM. The festival absolutely looks forward to another 2hrs radio show from India, offering all those tuned in to ‘Listen to how the World Sounds’.” Says IRF festival co-founder Darryl von Daniken.
Last year’s competition received over 100 entries from 70 private and public FM radio stations. Red FM’s RJ Malishka, host of the station’s Breakfast show ‘Morning No 1’ emerged as the winner and won herself and show producer Naheed Jumani the unique opportunity to broadcast a special edition of her show live from the IRF in Zurich.
In addition to the Indian radio contest there is also a competition to find the most talented college radio star across America and Canada. The IRF has teamed up with HD Radio, CMJ & Mixcloud to send one college radio jockey to perform “live” at this year’s IRF.
Other radio stations taking part in the IRF radio festival on-air programme include the BBC/UK, DRS3/Switzerland, Nova Era/Portugal. Oxigen/Turkey, Radio Wave/Czech Republic, SOMA/USA, StarFM/UAE, Tangsuan/China and Medina/Morocco, with more radio stations from Europe, South America and Russia to be announced soon.
Say co-founders Darryl von Däniken & Miguel Alvarez. “The International Radio Festival has been growing steadily over the years and gained particular attention over its Pop-Up Edition in London during the 2012 Olympic Games. This year we are poised to go to the next level with excellent Radio Jockeys and industry speakers flying in from all parts of the world. We anticipate a sold-out audience,”
Taking place alongside the radio shows is the B2B Forum, a must attend for all those with a vested interest in the world’s most consumed medium: Music Radio. The Forum offers a unique platform to break new artists, sell music, and influence consumer habits whilst engaging with both a high qualitative music radio business audience.
This year’s topics for discussion will focus on the “New Breed Broadcasting” and “Social Media Saved the Radio Star”.
Confirmed speakers include; Paul Noble, Pop-Up Radio, Victor Callabero, LDR Interactive, Scott Cohen, The Orchard, Scott Fleischer,Tune-In, Christian Jones, Radio Express, Robert Kraft, Fox Music, James Cridland, Radio Futurologist, Nikhil Shah, Mixcloud, Julian Schweizer, Swiss Online Publishing, Gogi Gupta, Gupta Media, Greg Lloyd, mixlr, Christian Vagli-Giors, Traxx.fm, Olivier de Simone, uturn, with more speakers being confirmed in the coming months.
About the International Radio Festival (IRF). Founded in 2010, the IRF is a Zurich-based organization and represents the FIRST and ONLY international radio festival of its kind, celebrating the world’s most consumed medium — Music Radio. A must-attend event, the IRF brings together Music Radio Anchors, Radio Programming Heads, Record Labels, Music Managers & Agents, Lifestyle Brands/Services and their Marketing & Advertising Agencies, Media Professionals and Educational Establishments. The IRF is the key place where the Music Radio world comes together to celebrate and showcase some of the best music programmes, to deliberate and collaborate, to network and to discover trends about their Industry. The IRF was chosen as a finalist in the 2011 British Swiss Business Awards, and invited by the Swiss Federal Government to be part of their presence during the 2012 London Olympic Games, and will be present too at the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Rio Olympics.
The 4th edition of the International Radio Festival (IRF) will take place from Wednesday, September 4 to Sunday, September 8 and will once again be held at the beautiful Schloss Sihlberg castle in central Zurich, Switzerland.