Superstar Akon "Joins the Movement" as Newest Host on Virgin Radio

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Toronto's New #1 Hit Music Station Virgin Radio welcomes multi-platinum superstar Akon to its team of jocks.

Akon is one of the most influential voices in music today. He stands centre-stage as the #1 trendsetter in music, and I feel more than privileged to have him on the Virgin roster as our Resident DJ. Playing the hits ahead of the curve is what we aim for every day, and every hour. This show will ignite Saturday nights!

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Toronto's New #1 Hit Music Station Virgin Radio welcomes multi-platinum superstar Akon to its team of jocks.

Akon joins the biggest radio team in the country with Ryan Seacrest, Mad Dog and Billie, Taylor and Biggs and Hollywood gossip blogger, Perez Hilton.

Starting Hallowe'en night at 11:59pm, Akon will spin the top music in the world into the hottest 99 minute mix of non-stop high-voltage hits.

From Gaga to Guetta; from Madonna to Rihanna - Akon's Hitlab will be Toronto's "destination" for Saturday night fun and dance.

Akon's Hitlab will also feature exclusive music from Hitlab.com, a new, interactive way for fans to discover new music and a resource for upcoming artists to promote their tracks. Listeners will vote to declare a weekly winner that will then face a new challenger the following week.

"Akon is one of the most influential voices in music today. He stands centre-stage as the #1 trendsetter in music, and I feel more than privileged to have him on the Virgin roster as our Resident DJ. Playing the hits ahead of the curve is what we aim for every day, and every hour. This show will ignite Saturday nights!" says Martin Tremblay, Virgin Radio's Program Director.

An exclusive launch party will take place in Toronto to celebrate the first broadcast of Akon's Hitlab, Akon invites listeners join him Halloween night at The Courthouse (57 Adelaide Street East, Toronto) for a special event featuring the top hitlab.com artists. At 11:59pm, Akon will be spinning the world premiere of his new show on Virgin. Listen to 999 Virgin Radio or go to http://www.virginradio.ca for all the details on how you could be part of the party.

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Martin Tremblay
Senior Program Director
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416-323-5188
http://www.virginradio.ca

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