In 2014 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 campus of Saratoga Springs, NY, USA. WSPN is a student-run radio station, focusing on alternative rock music and one of the few college radio stations run entirely by a selected student board. Alex will present his show at the 5th annual IRF, taking place September 3-7 at the famous Kaufleuten in Zurich. The contest partner is iBiquity Digital, the creators of HD Radio™ Technology; and media partners are CMJ and Mixcloud.com.
Over 105 submissions from the US and Canada were received via mixcloud.com, representing a 27% increase in submissions from the past contests. Applicants were asked to upload one of their radio shows to demonstrate their skill, personality and musical knowledge. 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 of Radio Caroline past and founder of DMC World and Mixmag.