The third edition of The International Radio Festival (IRF) has confirmed its complete programme, which comprises broadcasting talent who will showcase their best music radio programmes in the presence of their peers and industry professionals.
The talent will also have their shows ‘live On-Air’ to the general public visiting the Festival, to their listeners back home, and online around the world.
Taking place in Zurich from September 12-16, the festival will feature three studios in Zurich: Schloss Sihlberg Villa for the day programs; the official IRF hotel Four Points Sihlcity Sheraton for the morning breakfast show and the Cabaret Club for the evening, featuring club music formats – all ‘live’ On-Air; on FM, Online, on Cable, and on Greater Media Network USA.
Radio stations broadcasting from the festival include:
100FM, Tel Aviv, Israel
Basso Radio, Helsinki, Finland
BBC Radio One, London UK
Byte FM, Hamburg, Germany
Carhartt Radio WIP with Fat Cat Records, UK
Energia, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Flex FM, London, UK
FM4, Vienna, Austria
Ghetto Radio Accra, Ghana
Hit FM, Beijing, China
In Sein Radio, Gent, Belgium
Kiss FM, Melbourne, Australia
Le Mouv, Paris, France
Lush FM, Singapore
Ministry of Sound Radio, London, UK
Radio Nula, Slovenia
Radio Q London, UK
RedFM, Mumbai, India
Roxy FM, Warsaw, Poland
RTE/2XM, Dublin, Ireland
Sonica with Pioneer Radio DJ, Ibiza
Virgin Radio, Turkey
In addition to the many invited radio DJs, the IRF will welcome industry giants to DJ, including 20th Century Fox Music president, Robert Kraft, who will spin a two-hour movie music show, Screen Tracks; Claude Nobs, with hits from the Montreux Jazz Festival and Rob da Bank compiling a pre-recorded show of past Radio 1 sessions.
The festival also features an exclusive B2B Forum. Set within Schloss Sihlberg commanding spectacular views across the city of Zurich, the forum enables attendees to develop business and cultural relationships within the industry and attend workshops, panels and key notes, covering the issues challenging today’s music radio industry:
- Is content is king?
- How does social media best interact with radio?
- Does Pandora/Spotify count as radio? What is the future of branded formats?
- Find out more about the B2B Forum here www.internationalradiofestival.com/b2b-programme/
Speakers at the B2B Forum include:
Anil Wanvari, CEO Music & Radio India. Panellist
Gabby Sanderson, Radio RTE/2XM, Dublin, Ireland, Panellist
Gogi Gupta, Gupta Media, Key Note & Workshops
James Cridland, Radio DnS, Key Note & Panellist
Joe D’Angelo, Senior Vice President of US Broadcast & Services, Ibiquity Digital, Key Note
Julien Mourlon, Laidback Radio Brussels Panellist
Julian Schweizer, Swiss Online Publishing, Workshops
Maarten Brouwer, Ghetto Radio & This is Africa, Key Note
Nikhil Shah, Mixcloud, Key Note & Workshops
Normski, UK, Panellist
Robert Kraft, President, Fox Music, Panellist
Samuel Vuillermoz, mx3.ch, Panellist
Scott Cohen, The Orchard, Key Note & Panellist
The IRF “ON-AIR” Awards celebrate the best in global music radio programming, and honour those who push the boundaries in music radio entertainment. All invited music radio guests participating in the IRF are also nominated for one of three International Radio Festival ON-AIR Awards:
1) Best Swiss Radio Show
2) Best International Radio Show
3) Best Radio Station
4) Lifetime Achievement Award