Top international radio stations such as BBC Radio 1, Kiss92 Singapore and Dubai Star FM Dubai will descend on Switzerland’s capital city Zurich to celebrate all things “Radio” at the 5th edition of the International Radio Festival (IRF). Taking place at the Zurich’s infamous Kaufleuten the IRF will once again unite radio stations from around the world and showcase some of the best music programmes and formats, offering those tuned-in the rare opportunity to “Listen to how the World Sounds”.
This year’s edition promises to be bigger and better running from 21st August to 7th September 2014 transforming Zurich’s infamous Kaufleuten Club & Restaurant into a Mecca for music lovers. The IRF radio studio will host live shows by international radio broadcasters presenting a multi-faceted program with surprise celebrity guests, food and drinks on the terrace and of course lots of great music, offering those tuned-in the rare opportunity to “Listen to how the World Sounds”. The International Radio Festival can be heard on 104.1 MHz (Zurich Nord) and 96.9 MHz (Zurich South) and online around the world, and back home where the IRF radio guests originate from!
IRF “On Air” Program
International Radio stations broadcasting as part of the “On Air” program include; BBC Radio One, Kiss FM Berlin, Kiss92 Singapore, RTL102.2 Milano, Star FM Dubai, Radio Nova Paris, Radio Romantika Moscow, XFM UK, SRF Virus Switzerland, Soho London Radio, Radio 24 Zurich, Ibiza Sonica, Radio Fiume Ticino, and web radio Creatures Of The Night.
Each station will broadcast a radio show with its own music programme in their local language. The IRF is the only international radio festival in the world which broadcasts an on-air program, celebrating the most consumed and most influential medium in the world – radio. The boutique event has blossomed into one of the most important meetings of the global radio landscape, welcoming radio producers, industry professionals and radio jockeys from around the world to join together in Zurich.
One of the show highlights will undoubtedly be Tony Prince presenting “Flashback Radio” the best of 50 years of Radio Caroline and Radio Luxembourg with many original interviews from the past. 50 years ago the ship was anchored under the Panamanian flag in the North Sea and Prince aka “Your Royal Ruler” was a crew member infamous MV Fredericia. Radio Caroline was a fundamental part in the revolution of the British music industry giving young people to access pop music, which had previously been withheld from them.
Other highlights not to be missed include Kiss FM creator Gordon Mac and his new Mi-Soul internet radio, Acid Jazz founder Eddie Piller from Soho Radio and film and music composers Lionel and Diego Baldenweg of Great Garbo.
On Wednesday, 3rd September the IRF will celebrate the SwissRadioDay with a programme designed by Swiss radio stations including; Switzerland’s number one station Radio24 Zurich, SRF Radio Virus, Radio GRRIF, Radio Fiume Ticino and Radio 105.
The 5th IRF presents three special parties which will be broadcast live on-air around the world.
All frequencies and the detailed programme can be found here.
Festival International Radio : “Listen to how the World Sounds”