Greater Media Stations to Simulcast International Fest in Zurich

August 22, 2012

Boston, MA, USA & Zurich, Switzerland;
Greater Media, Inc. and the International Radio Festival (IRF) Zurich are pleased to announce an exciting partnership. Three major Greater Media US markets — in Boston, Detroit and Philadelphia — will simulcast the 3rd edition of the International Radio Festival-Zurich from September 12-16, 2012. The festival will be heard on 96.9-HD2 in Boston, 105.1-HD2 in Detroit, and 93.3-HD2 in Philadelphia. The IRF celebrates and showcases global contemporary music radio. This year’s festival will feature three studios in Zurich: the famous 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.

Thirty invited contemporary music radio programs and DJs will gather in Zurich from around the world, including India, Brazil, China, USA, UK, Germany, France and many other countries, to broadcast their music radio showcases. In addition to the many talented invited radio DJs, the IRF will welcome industry giants to DJ, including 20th Century Fox Music President, Robert Kraft, who will spin a 2-hour movie music show “Screen Tracks”; Claude Nobs, with hits from the Montreux Jazz Festival; and the legendary Tony Prince of Radio Caroline fame. The IRF also produces a B2B conference taking place Sept 13-14.

“The IRF is delighted to make its US simulcast debut with Greater Media, Inc. in Boston, Detroit and Philadelphia. We are curating the best of music radio and will treat the listeners of Greater Media’s stations to an enlightening and entertaining experience. The audience will be able to “Listen to how the World Sounds” with DJs presenting music from their particular region as well as world class music hits,” says Darryl von Daniken and Miguel Alvarez, IRF Co-Founders.

“Greater Media’s stations in Boston, Philadelphia and Detroit are thrilled to be partnering with the International Radio Festival and HD Radio Technology for this simulcast on HD2 channels in each market. First America, now the world,” said Buzz Knight, VP Of Program Development, Greater Media, Inc.

Bob Struble, President and CEO of HD Radio developer iBiquity Digital said, “We are excited that Greater Media will bring the International Radio Festival to U.S. listeners on a network of HD2/HD3 channels. This is precisely what HD Radio Technology is about – enabling radio stations to bring unique content to their listeners and advertisers.”