VINYLTHON 2023 takes place this weekend (4/22-4/23) with 170 radio stations in 12 international locations celebrating the vinyl file format by going vinyl-only. It’s the first weekend VINYLTHAN occasion.
The occasion is organized by the non-profit COLLEGE RADIO FOUNDATION and open to all stations. VINYLTHON is a fundraiser supporting NEXT STEP RADIO SCHOLARSHIPS for present school radio college students aspiring to careers in radio broadcasting.
This yr the VINYLTHON occasion has help and audio content material for taking part stations from artists together with this yr’s official ambassador, PORTUGAL. THE MAN’s JOHN GOURLEY. Additionally in help are ARUM RAE, ATMOSPHERE, JOSH RITTER, LOVELYTHEBAND, MAGIC GIANT, MYRON ELKINS, RIPE, O.A.R., TEGAN AND SARA, WELSHLY ARMS and plenty of extra artists. Collaborating radio stations may also be capable to broadcast a particular radio program recorded on the ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME in Cleveland.
VINYLTHON founder ROB QUICKE, who can also be a professor of Communication at NEW JERSEY’s WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY commented, “That is our greatest yr but, a two-day weekend occasion! We even have probably the most stations ever taking part, with the entire purpose to boost cash to help the following technology of radio stars, so it’s an essential trigger too.”
Collaborating stations that broadcast no less than 24 hours of vinyl-only content material will obtain the 2023 GOLDEN SLIPMAT AWARD.