Bell Media Congratulates Virgin Radio DJ Starting From Scratch on International DJ of the Year Award

— November 21, 2013

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TORONTO (November 21, 2013) – Bell Media congratulates Virgin Radio DJ Starting From Scratch, who cemented his status as one of the world’s top DJs when he was presented the 2013 International DJ of the Year award at the second annual Global Spin Awards (GSAs). The ceremony, held this past Monday, Nov. 18 in New York City, awards and honours the world’s most dynamic and talented DJs for their contribution to the culture of music and entertainment. 

“This award means so much to me both personally and professionally – I’m honoured to be recognized among my industry peers, and accept this award as an important milestone in my career, and for all Canadian DJs,” said Scratch. “To be able to bring this hardware home to the Bell Media Radio family of stations reinforces Canada’s position as an international leader in music entertainment and I’m proud to act as an ambassador for our country.”

“This is a remarkable and well-deserved achievement, and the Bell Media Radio family is delighted to congratulate Scratch on being recognized as the world’s best in a highly creative and competitive field,” said David Corey, Vice-President, Programming, Bell Media Radio.

One of Canada’s most recognized DJs, Scratch was also honoured by the prestigious 2013 Global Spin Awards with a nomination in the Remixer of the Year category. His decorated career includes touring with top performers including Russell Peters, Usher, John Legend, and Kanye West.

Launched this past October, THE HIT MIX WITH DJ STARTING FROM SCRATCH airs six nights a week from Monday to Saturday on Virgin Radio stations in Toronto, London, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, and on The Bounce in Halifax. A complete programming schedule of the show is available online at

Listeners can tune in to Virgin Radio 24-hours a day at   for live streaming of all VIRGIN RADIO music and programs.


About Bell Media Radio

Bell Media Radio is Canada’s top ranked radio broadcaster, with 107 licensed radio stations in 55 markets across Canada, including Virgin Radio, Canada’s #1 ranked contemporary hit radio network, along with top brands TSN, CHUM FM, and EZ Rock. Recognizing the diversity of each market it serves, Bell Media Radio has a strong reputation for providing exemplary service to these communities and is a leader in innovative programming. In addition to music, news, weather, and sports, listeners also tune-in for information on local politics, events, entertainment, and other community issues. Across Canada, Bell Media Radio is the largest radio provider and is ranked first in people reached and hours tuned.

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For more information please contact:
Kerstin van Bolderen, Bell Media, 416.384.6836 or
Patricia Garcia, Bell Media, 416.384.2645 or


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