Since 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”.


From over 105 submissions from the US and Canada that were received via Mixcloud, the IRF named Alexander Spinelli as the winner of the 2014 “Best US/Canada College DJ competition”.

Alex is a DJ on WSPN 91.1 FM – Skidmore College Radio, a non-commercial, college radio station located on the Skidmore campus in Saratoga Springs, NY, USA. WSPN is a student-run radio station, focusing on freeform programming and is run entirely by a selected student board, ranking #19 on the Princeton review’s list of top college radio stations in 2013.

Spinelli’s show “RECESS: with SPINELLI” is broadcast Thursday nights (20:00-22:00 EDT) at WSPN 91.1 FM  and the winning show format includes global & local new music; interviews with local & international musicians, as well as special performances in the studio, news, and insight into the new music scene for the 21st Century. “RECESS: with SPINELLI” has also aired from the following stations: WOMM-LP in Burlington, VT; IC Radio (Imperial College) & ZoneOneRadio in London, England; and all recorded broadcasts can be found online on Mixcloud.

The panel of judges included the Founder/CEO of the IRF, Darryl von Daniken along with input from the IRF Advisory Board headed by President, the legendary Tony Prince ofRadio Caroline past and founder of DMC World and Mixmag.

Alex will present his show, “RECESS: with SPINELLI” at the 5th annual IRF, taking place September 3-7 at the famous Kaufleuten in Zurich.

Congratulations and many thanks to everyone who took part!


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