Canadian Radio Star regional finalists announced! Showcase presented at The Gladstone Hotel Friday, March 7th



    
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    TORONTO, Feb. 22 /CNW/ - Finalists for Canadian Radio Star, the nation's
largest annual songwriting event, are announced! Presented by music's best
ally, Astral Media Radio, the event continues its mission to discover
potential future stars at a regional, grassroots level and to showcase them to
the music industry and general public alike.
    Self-published or non-published songwriters will compete for prizes and
the chance to have their material heard by Canada's top radio movers and
shakers, recording industry executives, hit songwriters and a new legion of
fans.
    
    The regional finalists are:

    STATION              WINNER                      SONG TITLE
    Z95 - Vancouver      Dylan Starr                 No Reason
    CJAY - Calgary       Blind Army                  Dead Ringer
    CFBR - Edmonton      Long Way Down               Sick Of It All
    ROCK 102-Saskatoon   Sexually Attracted to Fire  Roll Away
    Z99 - Regina         Jennifer Jade Kerr          I Don't Want You To Know
    HOT 103-Winnipeg     Fenom                       Reflectionz
    MIX 99 - Toronto     Shobha                      Always On Your Feet
    CKQB - Ottawa        Skytone                     String Of Pearls
    MIX 96 - Montreal    Stephen "Voyce" Ngoka       Far Too Long
    Q104 - Halifax       Chad Hatcher                Get Your Head Straight
    C98 - Saint John     John Boswell                Believe
    K-Rock - St. John's  Catcher                     Catch Me If You Can
    

    Regional finalists were picked by participating radio stations and public
on-line voting based on the creativity, originality, composition, lyrics,
melody and radio airplay potential of their songs.
    The finalists will perform at the Canadian Radio Star showcase, hosted by
Shaye, taking place at The Gladstone Hotel on Friday, March 7th. Presented by
the Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC), this showcase will allow all the
finalists to perform their winning songs to a live audience.
    The public is also encouraged to vote for their favourite songwriter
through the Radio Star website (www.radiostar.ca). Voting opens today and
closes Thursday, March 6th at midnight. The grand prize winner will be
announced on Friday, March 7th at the finale of the Canadian Radio Star
Showcase.
    Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door. Advance tickets can be
purchased at all Ticketmaster & TicketBreak outlets.





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