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We are extremely honored to have Brody Ramone representing us in Switzerland at the International Radio Festival. Read the full release courtesy of iBiquity.
July 31, 2013 – Zurich, Switzerland: The International Radio Festival (IRF) named Brody Ramone as the winner of the 2013 “Best US/Canada College DJ competition.” She is a DJ on WBGU (88.1 FM) a non-commercial, college radio station located on the campus of Bowling Green State University in Ohio. WBGU is a student-run radio station, focusing on independent, underground music. Brody will present her show at the 4th Annual IRF, taking place Sept 4-8 at the Schloss Silhberg in Zurich. The contest partner is iBiquity Digital, the creators of HD Radio™ Technology; and media partners are CMJ and Mixcloud.com.
Over 75 submissions from the US and Canada were received via mixcloud.com. Applicants were asked to upload one of their radio shows to demonstrate their skill, personality and musical knowledge. The panel of judges included the Co-Founders of the IRF, Darryl von Daniken and Miguel Alvarez along with input from the IRF Advisory Board headed by President Dominique Leguern.
“The IRF thanks all the US and Canadian college Radio Stations and its DJs for their participation in our second contest. We are encouraged that the next generation of radio makers shows such a diversity of talent and dedication to music radio,” said Darryl von Daniken, co-Founder of the IRF. “Brody Ramone’s “Dirty Glitter” is a great example of the fresh music shows that the IRF likes to showcase.”
“Congratulations to Brody Ramone for winning the IRF Best College DJ. iBiquity is proud of our partnership with the IRF, highlighting outstanding DJs from US & Canadian Universities”, said Joseph D’Angelo, SVP. “Thanks to Brody, WBGU will be receiving a free license to use HD Radio Technology (normally $10,000) from iBiquity, and have the opportunity upgrade their broadcast equipment and join the over 2,200 radio stations in the USA that have upgraded to HD Radio Technology. WBGU’s audiences benefit from Brody Ramone’s tremendous talents, and now they will also enjoy all the benefits of HD Radio digital broadcasting.”
Brody Ramone began as a DJ at WBGU 2 years ago and is now one of the station’s co-Music Directors. Brody produces and hosts the indie show, “Dirty Glitter” which is in regular rotation on Thursdays 9 pm – midnight EST/6-9pm PST. She is a majoring in marketing. “College radio is a great platform for highlighting emerging and independent musicians. I’m very happy to represent WBGU and am grateful to IRF for this award. I look forward to meeting all the great global DJs in Zurich,” said Brody Ramone.
About the International Radio Festival (IRF) Since its inaugural year in 2010, the IRF 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; “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 B2B Forum established itself as a think-tank and exchange hub for both the players in music radio as well the music industry.