MI2N
Music Industry News Network
THURSDAY, JANUARY 18TH
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Radio News (more headlines) 05-24-2014

WSPN College Radio DJ Wins 3Rd IRF Best US/Canada Music Show Contest

Bookmark and Share

The International Radio Festival (IRF) named Alexander Spinelli as the winner of the 2014 "Best US/Canada College DJ competition." Alex is a DJ on WSPN 91.1 FM - Skidmore College Radio, a non-commercial, college radio station located on the Skidmore campus in Saratoga Springs, NY, USA. WSPN is a student-run radio station, focusing on freeform programming and is run entirely by a selected student board, ranking #19 on the Princeton review's list of top college radio stations in 2013. Alex will present his show, "RECESS: with SPINELLI" at the 5th annual IRF, taking place September 3-7 at the famous Kaufleuten in Zurich. The contest partner is iBiquity Digital, the creators of HD Radio Technology; and media partners are CMJ and Mixcloud.com.

Over 105 submissions from the US and Canada were received via mixcloud.com, representing a 27% increase in submissions from the past contests. Applicants were asked to upload one of their radio shows to demonstrate their skill, personality and musical knowledge. The panel of judges included the Founder/CEO of the IRF, Darryl von Daniken along with input from the IRF Advisory Board headed by President, the legendary Tony Prince of Radio Caroline past and founder of DMC World and Mixmag.

"The IRF thanks all the US and Canadian college Radio Stations and its DJs for their participation in our third contest. The next generation of radio makers demonstrate such a wide range of dedication and talent to music radio," said von Daniken. "RECESS: with SPINELLI" is a great example of the fresh music shows that the IRF is known for around the world and we look forward to welcoming Alex to Zurich this Fall."

"Congratulations to Alex Spinelli for winning the IRF Best College DJ. iBiquity is proud of our partnership with the IRF, highlighting outstanding DJs from US & Canadian Universities", said Joseph D'Angelo, SVP, iBiquity. "Thanks to Alex, WSPN will be receiving a free license to use HD RADIO technology (normally $10,000) from iBiquity, and have the opportunity upgrade their broadcast equipment and join the over 2,200 radio stations in the USA that have upgraded to HD Radio Technology. WSPN's audiences have been enjoying Alex's tremendous talents, and now they will also receive all the benefits of HD Radio digital broadcasting.""

"College radio is a great platform which makes the medium more accessible to a younger audience, building campus and community relations and for promoting local and emerging musicians. I'm thrilled to represent WSPN and am grateful to the IRF for this opportunity. I am looking forward to meeting DJs from around the world in Zurich this September," said Spinelli.

Spinelli's show "RECESS: with SPINELLI" is broadcast Thursday nights (20:00-22:00 EDT) at WSPN 91.1 FM and the winning show format includes global & local new music; interviews with local & international musicians, as well as special performances in the studio, news, and insight into the new music scene for the 21st Century. "RECESS: with SPINELLI" has also aired from the following stations: WOMM-LP in Burlington, VT; IC Radio (Imperial College) & ZoneOneRadio in London, England; and all recorded broadcasts can be found online: www.mixcloud.com/RecessWithSpinelli. Spinelli's passion for radio began as a DJ at WWPV "The Mike" (St. Michael's College) in Colchester, Vermont, and is currently focusing on foreign language and media studies while at Skidmore College.

About the International Radio Festival (IRF) Since its inaugural year in 2010, the IRF brought together more than 100 ground-breaking music radio shows from around the world, enabling their makers the exceptional opportunity to showcase their best music radio programmes in the presence of their peers and industry professionals; "live On-Air" to the general public visiting the Festival, to their listeners back home, and online around the world, offering those tuned-in the rare opportunity to "Listen to how the World Sounds". The Festival's B2B Forum established itself as a think-tank and exchange hub for both the players in music radio as well the music industry.

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR

The International Music Consulting Firm GINGIO Hosts Events At NAMM And Grammy Weeks

MarilynMusic Places Five New Songs With Altino Music

Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Craymo Releases December Rain (Carol Of Love) To Radio

For Folk's Sake Premieres Katie Garibaldi's 'Unhappy Holiday' Honky Tonk Music Video

GuitarPlayer.com Debuts Claymation Music Video For 'Star In The East' By Katie Garibaldi

Veteran Recording Artist Jerri BoKeno Rekindles Holiday Jewel "This Christmas"

The Ed Sheeran Of The Hare Krishna World: Meet Cyril Wohrer



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» Spotify Makes Motion To Restrict Communication Between Wixen Music Publishing, Inc., Its Clients, And Their Attorneys
» Say Hello To Volareo: A Streaming Speaker That Pays Musicians When You Clap
» MarilynMusic Places Five New Songs With Altino Music
» VidaPrimo Debuts Latin Music Channel On XUMO
» "Whiskey And Cigarettes Show" Nominated For 2018 New Music Awards
» Reservoir Promotes Rell Lafargue To President And Chief Operating Officer
» Independent Music Magazine Indie Band Guru Launches Indiegogo Campaign
» The International Music Consulting Firm GINGIO Hosts Events At January NAMM And Awards Week
» Award Winning Singer/Songwriter Craymo Releases December Rain (Carol Of Love) To Radio
» Runway 27, Left: Planned Release Of Third Album 'Triple Story' In Spring 2018


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» MusicDish*China Presents 'Savage Guitarist' Todd Clouser In Beijing
» Mixcloud Taps Gracenote For Advanced Music Recognition
» Copyright Royalty Board Increases Sirius XM Royalty Rate
» Lithuanian Band Grabs Bronze At The Silk Road Indie Music Festival 2017
» Live Entertainment Specialists Headliner Launch Premium Artist Booking Service
» Voice-Controlled Speakers & The Music We Listen Too
» Nordic & British Musicians' Unions' Joint Statement On Sexism In The Music Industry
» Women Make An Impact On The 2018 MPG Awards Shortlist
» The Nashville Musicians Sound Healthcare Plan Rolls Out
» Streaming & Listening Diversity - Spotify Case Study
» Two-Sides Of Copyright Finance: Sound Royalties & Kobalt
» Career Moves: ROLI, Live Nation Sweden, Music Glue, BBR Music Group, Warner/Chappell Music Spain & Blue Night Soundscapes

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2018 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.