Across the USA and the world, an unprecedented 170 radio stations in 12 countries will celebrate the unique format of vinyl records by going vinyl-only on the air for Vinylthon 2023, this weekend, April 22 & 23. It’s the first ever weekend Vinylthon event.
Organized by the non-profit College Radio Foundation and open to all radio stations, commercial and non-commercial, Vinylthon is an industry-wide fundraiser supporting vital Next Step Radio Scholarships for students currently involved in college radio who aspire to become professional radio broadcasters.
This year the Vinylthon event has support and audio content for participating stations from artists including Portugal. The Man’s John Gourley (the official ambassador this year), Arum Rae, Atmosphere, Josh Ritter, Lovelytheband, Magic Giant, Myron Elkins, Ripe, O.A.R., Tegan and Sara, Welshly Arms and many more artists.
Vinylthon founder Rob Quicke says, “This is our biggest year yet, a two-day weekend event! We also have the most stations ever participating, with the whole reason to raise money to support the next generation of radio stars, so it’s an important cause too.” Quicke is also a professor at William Paterson University of New Jersey.
Participating stations that broadcast at least 24 hours of vinyl will be presented with the Golden Slipmat Award to recognize their deep passion for vinyl. The award is a pair of golden slipmats made by official sponsor Glowtronics, exclusively for the event.
For more information please visit www.vinylthon.com
To see participating radio stations: https://www.vinylthon.com/stations
For media interviews: Rob Quicke: [email protected]