On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 CHRY Radio Inc. will strive beyond their Guinness Book of World Record attempt of last year where they established a mark of 24 straight hours of live DJ mix sets by 24 of Toronto’s foremost DJ’s. From noon October 9th/2012 to 1PM October 10th/2012 CHRY 105.5FM has invited 25 of Toronto’s most talented mix, radio and club DJ’s to deliver a continuous 25 hour multi-genre music mix in front of live audiences from remote locations throughout the York University – Student Centre.
This 24+1 hour media (and music) event will mark the 2nd Annual event of its kind and a unique broadcast experience never attempted on Toronto radio airwaves until CHRY 105.5FM established it in 2011. It will also launch the campus/community radio stations 2012 fundraising drive ‘celebrating 25 years on the FM dial’ which very fittingly connects to the successful attempt at 25 hours of talented mix DJ’s on the FM dial.
As one of the standing leaders in alternative source media across the city of Toronto – there is no other station on the dial suited to pull off such a historical media moment. A number of highly influential DJ’s and night life industry leaders were groomed at CHRY 105.5FM from DJ Baby Yu (Atlanta V103) and Mastermind (FLOW 93.5) to Stylus Award Co-Director/Founder Mike Zafaris and WTF (World Turntabilist) Champion DJ Grouch.
CHRY 105.5FM’s legacy as a stakeholder for DJ culture is well founded through several signature on-air series such as May Is Month Of The DJ and further substantiated through international recognition as the leading content provider of Afro-Caribbean programming among all C/C class stations across North America for over 23-years.
The 25-hour Mix DJ Relay Marathon will cover a wide array of genres and profile some of the city’s more influential DJ talents from radio, club and nightlife across Southern Ontario including: Legendary Soca DJ Dr. Jay – De Soca Prince (of G98.7FM), National Redbull 3Style Champion DJ Mensa, 2010 & 2011 Canadian Central DJ of the Year DJ Whitegold (91.5FM The Beat), 2012 Regional Redbull 3Style Champion DJ Makem and several more very notable DJ’s (see below for full roster).
CHRY Radio Inc. is inviting media reps and bloggers to the 105.5FM studios located on the Keele campus of York University inside The Student Centre to witness the event unfold live over the 25 hour period in front of live audiences of up to 1200 youth and community members in locations throughout the newly renovated facility which serves over 50 000 students throughout the year.
CHRY will facilitate interviews for all DJ roster participants. This event will be aired live-to-air on 105.5FM and further broadcast via multiple media platforms including: chry.fm, Rogers Digital Ch. 945, Bell Fibe 973 and include additional video/audio streams including tunein.com and rdo.to/CHRY.