After six weeks of voting, 24 categories, over 5,000 nominations, and a 130 strong shortlist carefully selected by judges, we can officially announce the winners of the 2015 annual Mixcloud Online Radio Awards in association with the International Radio Festival.
We received an incredibly high standard of entries from across the globe this year, and narrowing down to a shortlist was a fun but challenging task. The online radio community is packed with talented, passionate makers and listeners and it’s with great pride that we can show off our winners for the 2015 Online Radio Awards.
The overall winners will be offered an all expenses paid trip to The International Radio Festival in Zurich to hang out with the best radio makers from all over the world.
So without further ado, the winners are…
WORLD’S BEST ONLINE RADIO STATION
The Amsterdam based Station began broadcasting in 2010 from a former prostitution window in the red light district. Since then then the station has gone from strength to strength with a global audience and a stream of live coverage from their Converse Sessions to festivals such as Dekmantel.
“When we had just started with RLR almost 5 years ago, we were amazed to be invited to the International Radio Festival. It was the first Red Light Radio trip abroad and a lot has happened since. We are very honoured to have won the award now 5 years later and are excited to come back to the festival.”
Winners of Individual Categories for Best Online Radio Station:
WORLD’S BEST ONLINE MUSIC RADIO SHOW
The British Council sponsored radio project hosted and presented by legendary DJ Goldierocks and produced by Folded Wing. The show launched in 2001 with the aim to discover and promote the best new and undiscovered music the UK has to offer, since then the show has continued to grow and is now syndicated to over 30 countries worldwide.
“We are absolutely delighted to win the Best Online Music Radio Show. Mixcloud has become the place to share radio shows online and to be recognised as one of the best shows on the platform is a wonderful thing.”
Winners of Individual Categories for Best Online Music :
Best Dance Show
Shortlist: Club Culture Boy George, Ralph Lawson Presents 2020 Vision, Release Yourself Radioshow with Roger Sanchez, Nicole Moudaber – In The MOOD Radio, Suara PodCats
Winner: Sound Pellegrino – Orgasmic
Best EDM/Big Room Show
Shortlist: Oliver Heldens – Heldeep Radio, Spinnin Sessions, Nicky Romero presents Protocol Radio, Avicii – Levels Podcast, Afrojack presents Jacked Radio, Laidback Luke presents Mixmash Radio, I Like This Beat by Tara McDonald
Winner: UMF Radio
Best Funk/Soul Show
Shortlist: Back To Life Show by Jazzie B, GHETTOBLASTERSHOW, Eddie Piller’s Eclectic Soul Show on Soho Radio, Amen Brother on TRP Radio, Soul Survivor on TRP Radio, The Face Radio
Winner: Stamp the Wax on Radar Radio
Best Rock/Alternative Show
Shortlist: Naked Lunch With Simone Marie on Soho Radio, Time In The Study with DJ Dad, Pete Paphides on Soho Radio, The Wrong Rock Show
Winner: Rough Trade Counter Culture Radio
WORLD’S BEST ONLINE TALK RADIO SHOW
Serial explores a non-fiction story over multiple episodes, Season One following the story of character Adnan whose ex-girlfriend disappears and when her body shows up is accused of her murder. A gripping podcast that is as thoughtful as it is entertaining.
Winners of Individual Categories for Best Online Talk Radio:
Best Online Business Show
For more information about the awards, the shortlist, and judges click here