ZenoLive and Digicel team up to find the next big Haitian Radio Star.
ZenoLive, the largest platform for talk radio broadcasts for US diaspora communities, and Digicel, the leading mobile carrier in Haiti, announced today the launch of the Haitian Talk Radio Star Competition.
“We are excited to see what kind of new voices are discovered by this contest,” said Morris Berger, CEO of ZenoLive. “Currently we have over 200 Creole broadcasters reaching Haitians at home and in the US, who are creating some of the most vibrant and exciting content on our global network.
The winners of this contest will no doubt become a key part of our broadcasting community.”
“Digicel is always looking for new ways to connect and engage people in Haiti and around the world,” said Bertrand Florville, Diaspora Head of Territory Manager at Digicel. “We are proud to partner with ZenoLive in this competition, which will help talented Haitians get the access and attention they deserve on a worldwide stage.”
The competition, with a top prize of $5,000 and a regular broadcast slot on ScoopFM, one of top Haitian radio stations, is open to all Creole speakers, whether in Haiti or the diaspora. Competition categories include sports, religion, politics, lifestyle, current events and comedy. Powered by the ZenoLive global digital audio platform and Digicel, the competition allows aspiring hosts to upload or record a sample show to HaitianRadioStar.com. The format is similar to global “Idol” programs, in which the initial submissions are judged by industry experts, with the ultimate winner chosen by listeners.
For more information about entering and competition rules, visit www.HaitianRadioStar.com.
ZenoLive empowers talk radio hosts and podcast creators and connects them to listeners around the world. ZenoLive’s free, patent-pending, broadcasting platform enables anyone with a telephone or internet connection to instantly become a streaming audio broadcaster. The platform provides all the interactivity of a complete radio broadcasting studio on a phone, mobile app or web browser – no additional equipment needed – with advanced real time reporting data. ZenoLive offers listeners advanced content discovery and access to all programming with the option of bypassing expensive data plans. ZenoLive’s Voice From HomeTM service is currently the largest radio-by-phone audio distribution channel for immigrant communities in the US.
Digicel Group is a total communications and entertainment provider with operations in 33 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. After more than 14 years of operation, total investment to date stands at over US$5 billion worldwide. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network. Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams, including the Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel sponsors the West Indies cricket team and is also the title sponsor of the Caribbean Premier League. In the Pacific, Digicel is the proud sponsor of several national rugby teams and also sponsors the Vanuatu cricket team. Digicel also runs a host of community- based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programs.