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New Radio Show: Vinyl Avenue with Rudy Blair, Presented by Casino Rama Resort

New Radio Show: Vinyl Avenue with Rudy Blair, Presented by Casino Rama Resort
Innovative digital program features intimate chats & handpicked music from recording legends coming to Casino Rama Resort
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 29, 2017 (Toronto, ON). RadioMogul by MEDIAZOIC and Rudy Blair Entertainment Media are proud to announce the launch of the new radio program Vinyl Avenue with Rudy Blair, presented by Casino Rama Resort.
Vinyl Avenue with Rudy Blair ( is a half-hour music conversation with some of history's most influential performers and songwriters, recorded before broadcast in high-quality audio, with host Rudy Blair interviewing each artist from the WANTED! Sound + Picture studio in downtown Toronto. The show will explore the artists' origins and backgrounds for clues on how their groundbreaking careers were developed, and artists will choose three career-spanning songs to be played during the show.
Vinyl Avenue with Rudy Blair
The first episode, airing today, features Canadian music legend Burton Cummings, who rolls into Casino Rama Resort for two shows on June 30 and July 1 (this Friday and Saturday).
“Vinyl Avenue is a dream come true.” says host Rudy Blair. “For over 25 years I've interviewed some of the biggest recording artists on the planet but NEVER in a format like this. This will be the first time I get to speak with the hit makers on how their music has influenced today's music scene. It will be fun and informal but most important it will be rockin!”
The show will also make time to talk about any new projects or new music, with a view to promoting the artist's upcoming show at Casino Rama Resort. As an added bonus, there will be ticket give-aways for fans.
“We’ve been a fan of Rudy’s for a long time, and artists love talking with him.” says Jenna Hunter, head of Public Relations at Casino Rama Resort. “We’re excited to support having him back on the air, and can’t wait to hear some of the conversations that will be happening around some of our upcoming shows at the resort.”
The show is streamed via RadioMogul by MEDIAZOIC, a unique digital radio “tuner”, which allows listeners across Canada to tune in on any internet-connected device, including smartphone, tablet, personal computer or vehicle, without having to download an app or subscribe to any particular service. The tuner allows for easy social media sharing and includes a direct link to buy tickets to each artist’s Casino Rama Resort show. Royalties are paid out as per MEDIAZOIC’s agreements with licensing agencies in Canada (Re:Sound, SOCAN, etc.).
“This new show represents a disruptive model that we’ve been out there talking about for years.” enthuses Greg Nisbet, founder and CEO of MEDIAZOIC. “Casino Rama Resort is the first partner we’ve come across with the digital savvy and love for great radio to allow us to turn the vision into a reality.”
Promotion for the show will take place through Casino Rama Resort’s numerous channels as well as multiple networks with strategic affiliations to MEDIAZOIC. snapd Inc is contributing design and media in print, digital and social, with the Canadian Film Centre’s Media Lab also on board to continue to support MEDIAZOIC’s commercialization efforts and to promote the radio show throughout its extensive network. MEDIAZOIC is an alumni company of the CFC Media Lab’s IDEABOOST Accelerator.
For more information or to coordinate an interview, please contact:
Rudy Blair
Greg Nisbet
RadioMogul by Mediazoic
Jenna Hunter
Director of Public Relations
Casino Rama Resort
t. 705 329 5179 | c. 705 323 0092
About Rudy Blair: Rudy Blair has been in the Broadcasting Industry for almost 30 years in both Radio and Television, with 23 of those years as the Music & Entertainment Reporter with 680News. Rudy has interviewed some of the biggest artists in music including Beyonce, Jay Z, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Lorde, Gordon Lightfoot, Tony Bennett and Tim McGraw. He was there at the beginning for many now-well-known artists, including Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Michael Buble, Avril Lavigne and The Tenors, helping give them their first national interview spotlight. Rudy has received numerous honours including 16 Radio-Television News Directors Association National and Regional Awards and The Harry Jerome Award, has been inducted into the Humber College Radio Broadcasting Hall Of Fame and The Vaughan Road Academy Hall of Fame, and has received an Honorary Degree from Humber College.
About RadioMogul by Mediazoic: MEDIAZOIC is Canada’s artist-friendly streaming company. RadioMogul is a unique custom radio solution that allows brands to connect with audiences within a fully-customized music broadcasting space. Clients can create and schedule programs, broadcast live, stream into physical locations, and distribute a graphic “tuner” pointing to their station(s) anywhere that the internet reaches.
About Casino Rama Resort: Celebrating 20 successful years, Casino Rama Resort is Ontario's only First Nations resort casino and has earned a reputation for presenting exclusive world-class sporting, entertainment & television events. The Casino offers a complete entertainment experience with over 2,500 slot machines, more than 110 gaming tables, 8 unique restaurants, a world-class 5,000 seat Entertainment Centre, and a 300-room all-suite, full-service hotel, featuring spa and health club facilities. Through the Casino Rama Cares program we are dedicated to continuing our rich history of community support by being an outstanding corporate neighbour; providing year-round assistance through a combination of charitable giving and employee volunteerism. Casino Rama Resort is operated by Penn National Gaming, Inc.