Internet radio has a strange relationship with podcasting. Sometimes, the two are completely different. And other times, they intertwine completely. And while the Online Radio Awards aren’t specific to podcasting, many podcasters do syndicate their shows thru Internet radio outlets. So, along with the Podcast Awards and the new Academy of Podcasters Awards, online media producers might also want to check out the Online Radio Awards.
The awards are being presented by Mixcloud in association with the International Radio Festival. The nomination period is open now thru July 19. The nomination system is open to the public and producers can nominate themselves. Then voters can choose their favorites from the nominations pool. The process runs open-voting style, so participants can vote multiple times for multiple shows in multiple categories. After the nomination/voting period has ended, an industry panel will select the final winners. Those winners will be announced on July 27.
Online radio shows and stations can be nominated in a large number of sub categories listed under the music and talk main categories. There are a total of eleven music sub categories and a total of eight talk sub categories. There will also be three overall awards for Best Online Radio Station, Best Online Music Show and Best Online Talk Show. Prizes for awards recipients are described as:
The 11 category winners for Best Music Show, the 8 category winners for Best Talk Show and the 5 category winners for Best Station will win acknowledgement and promotion online through the awards as well as the love, admiration and respect of their peers 😉 The 3 overall winners of the ‘Best Online Radio Station’, ‘Best Online Music Show’ and ‘Best Online Talk Show’ will win all of the above + a trip to Zurich in August for the International Radio Festival (flights and accommodation). All the winnings shows and stations will be promoted on Mixcloud and have the opportunity to be aired on the IRF radio station.
Learn more and get involved with the Online Radio Awards here.