Dublin Digital Radio will represent Ireland at the International Radio Festival taking place in Malta next week.
The event attracts industry leaders from the world of broadcasting and audio production with more than 25 international radio stations broadcasting their programmes live-on-air to their peers and home audiences.
Dublin Digital Radio, which was awarded “Best Online Station in Europe” in this year’s Mixcloud Online Radio Awards, is the first Irish representative to be invited by the festival. Other attendees at the festival include BBC Radio 1, Jazz FM, Fun Kids, and Hits Radio.
Listeners can tune into ddr.’s broadcast live from the International Radio Festival in Malta on Friday November 2nd at 1pm Irish time (2pm in Malta).
Brian McNamara, co founder of ddr. tells RadioToday: “ddr. is delighted to be invited to the IRF conference in Malta this year. It’s a brilliant opportunity for the station to showcase the amazing talent in Ireland at the moment and it is nice to receive international recognition for the the hard work put in by all the volunteers at the station over the past two years.”
Cathy Flynn, who will present a radio show with Brian as part of the festival, added: “We are looking forward to meeting with all the other radio stations from around the world. It is wonderful to see ddr. on the world stage. As a volunteer run, not for profit radio station, it really means a lot to be given this recognition.”
At the end of 2018, ddr. will make a move from its current home at Jigsaw in Dublin 1 to the newly minted artist community of The Complex at Arran Street. As an entirely volunteer-run and subscriber-supported station, ddr. says it needs to ramp up its subscriber and listener base in order to cover its new rental costs and provide a better service and facility for its community.
Coverage of the IRF will be available via RadioTodayLive.com from our reporter in Malta.