The International Radio Festival kicks off this week in Milan, with radio stations from around the world taking part and broadcasting live during the 4 day event.

The IRF is a boutique music radio content conference and B2B Forum, the first of its kind produced for the music radio industry. It is a must attend meeting place for all those with a vested interest in the business, curation and programming of the world’s most consumed medium, Music Radio Content.

The ‘On Air’ program
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 – music 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 Milan.

Day 1 – Thursday 7th April
Hoxton FM, UK
Nogoum FM, Egypt
Pride Radio, USA
93.5 Red FM Mumbai, India

Day 2 – Friday 8th April
Acme Radio Nashville, USA
Radio NRG, Moscow, Russia
Mi-Soul London, UK
Radio 10, Netherlands
The Big Time, USA
IFM 100.6 FM Tunesia, UK
Ibiza Sonica, Spain

Day 3 – Saturday 9th April
University Radio
TomTom Traffic Radio Show
DMC Radio Show, UK
GDS.FM, Switzerland
BBC Radio 1, UK
Star FM, Abu Dhabi, UAE
M20, Italy
InterFM Tokyo, Japan
Radio Nova Paris, France

Day 4 – Sunday 10th April
JIL FM 94.7, Algeria
Radio FM4, Vienna, Austria
Love Radio 103.7 FM Shanghai
WSPN FM Skidmore College, USA
Radio 4TNG Switzerland

See full program of radio shows here:

B2B Forum
The event will also host a B2B Forum for the debate on the business of music radio content. The IRF B2B Forum will allow participants to showcase formats and productions and then broadcast them live on-air. The forum is scheduled for April 7, at 9:30 a.m.

The IRF Radio City Milano Conference and B2B Forum takes place on Thursday 7th April 2016, at the UniCredit Pavilion on the Piazza Gae Aulenti, Milano. More infos here:

In addition to the new annual Milan edition, the IRF is midst in planning an Americas edition in Music City Nashville, a Middle East Edition in Dubai, and a South East Asia edition in Shanghai. “Developments are well under way to produce IRF editions in these world class cities and we are looking forward to releasing more news and dates during 2016.” says festival director von Däniken.

About IRF
The IRF is the definitive conference and B2B Forum to debate the business of music radio content, where participants are invited to showcase their formats and productions and broadcast them live on-air to their listeners back home. The IRF B2B Forum is a must attend meet for all those with a vested interest in the business, curation and programming of the world’s most consumed medium, Music Radio Content.

The IRF Radio City Milan edition will be the world’s largest on-air and public radio event welcoming over 30’000 visitors and 500+ music radio professionals. It takes place in and around the beautiful UniCredit Pavilion on the Piazza and radio stations will broadcast their radio shows live-on-air to millions of their listeners back in their home cities.

More information here:

Nikki McNeill | Global Publicity