International Radio Festival Announces US/Canada College Radio Competition; Winner Flown to Zurich to Present their Show

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The International Radio Festival (IRF) announces the launch of the 2nd annual Search for Best College Radio Jockey, and this year the contest will be expanding to include Canada. HD Radio™ developer iBiquity Digital & CMJ are teaming up to send one college radio jockey to perform “live” at the 4th IRF in Zurich, Switzerland, September 4-8, 2013.

Spring break will come early for one talented college student this fall. The International Radio Festival (IRF) announced the launch of the 2nd annual Search for Best College Radio Jockey, and this year the contest will be expanding to include Canada.

HD Radio™ developer iBiquity Digital & CMJ are teaming up to send one college radio jockey to perform “live” at the 4th International Radio Festival in Zurich, Switzerland, September 4-8, 2013.

"iBiquity is thrilled that our partnership with the International Radio Festival will introduce the next generation of radio professionals to the enhanced sound and creative possibilities of HD Radio Technology," said Joseph F. D’Angelo, Senior Vice President at iBiquity Digital Corporation.

The Campus Radio Competition for Best Radio Jockey is open to all college radio jockeys in the United States and Canada who submit a radio show for consideration by the competition deadline of July 15, 2013.

"The International Radio Festival is the only one of its kind to celebrate the world’s most consumed medium - music radio - and offers an incredible opportunity for young college DJs to get a global view of the international radio scene, make industry contacts and learn about the business of radio," said Lisa Hresko, Editor-in-Chief of CMJ.

The International Radio Festival is a 4-day long celebration of global radio that brings hundreds of radio professionals together to network and share formats and audience preferences. DJs from over 30 countries will convene at the festival to broadcast their contemporary radio shows live September 4-8 in Zurich.

"The inclusion of emerging talent is a key value of the International Radio Festival, and the USA/Canada College Radio Jockey Competition is the centerpiece of our commitment to nurture future leaders in the international radio industry," said Darryl von Daniken, Co-Founder of the International Radio Festival.

Entrants can upload their shows to mixcloud.com, an inaugural partner of the IRF.

Competition details can be found at: http://www.mixcloud.com/competitions/IRF-US-Canada-Campus-Radio-2013/

To stay informed visit: https://www.facebook.com/internationalradiofestival or http://twitter.com/irfradiofest.

For more information, contact:

Jennifer Irizarry, VP
MJ Global Communications
781-572-9004
Jennifer(at)mjglobalcommunications(dot)com

About the International Radio Festival

Since its inaugural year, the IRF has 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, as well as “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 exclusive B2B Forum is rapidly establishing itself as the think-tank and exchange hub for both the players in music radio as well as all music related industries.

About iBiquity Digital Corp.

iBiquity Digital Corporation is the developer of HD Radio Technology, which is fueling the digital radio revolution in the United States and around the world. The digital technology enables broadcasters to offer new HD2/HD3 FM channels through multicasting, crystal-clear sound and data service on both the AM and FM bands – all free, with no subscription fee. Leading broadcasters, consumer electronics manufacturers, automakers and retailers are committed to HD Radio Technology. iBiquity Digital is a privately held company with operations in Columbia, MD, Auburn Hills, MI, and Piscataway, NJ. For more information, please visit hdradio.com and http://www.ibiquity.com.

About CMJ

CMJ Holdings Corp connects music fans and music industry professionals with the best in new music through interactive media, live events and print. CMJ.com offers a digital music discovery service, information resources and community to new music fans, professionals and artists. CMJ Events produces the legendary CMJ Music Marathon, the largest and longest-running music industry event of its kind, in addition to live events and tours across the US. The weekly music-business trade magazine CMJ New Music Report is the primary source for exclusive charts of non-commercial and college radio airplay. CMJ Access is an integrated marketing agency specializing in providing its clients unparalleled access to the college and young adult demographic and emerging music world.

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