online rdio awards

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…

RED LIGHT RADIO 

WORLD’S BEST ONLINE RADIO STATION

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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:

Best Online Station in the USA & Canada
Shortlist: Brooklyn RadioDash RadioRadio Free Brooklyn, Dublab
Winner: TRP Radio

Best Online Station in Central & South America
Shortlist: Radio la BiciRinoceronte FMRadio AtmosphereBioma Radio
Winner: Ness Radio  

Best Online Station in the Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa
Shortlist: Bondi Beach RadioRadio MirchiGeorge FM, This is Africa RadioRadyo Babylon
Winner: Radio Colmena

Best Online Station in Europe
Shortlist: FIPBerlin Community RadioBLN.FMRadar RadioFrission Radio 
Winner: Red Light Radio

THE SELECTOR

WORLD’S BEST ONLINE MUSIC RADIO SHOW

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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 Ambient/Chillout Show
Shortlist: Alien Jams w/ Chloe FriedaSounds of the DawnStargazingGuido’s Lounge CaféChicane, Melodica (Chris Coco)
Winner: Cinambientique

Best Bass/Dubstep/D&B Show
Shortlist: Future Beats Radio ShowJoe Nice DJ, Signal LifeBunZer0UKF
Winner: Hospital Records Podcast

Best Country/Folk/Blues
Shortlist: Blues&Roots Connections with Paul LongThe Troubadour ShowBlues Kitchen, Diddywah on NTS
Winner: Keb Darge on Soho Radio

Best Dance Show
Shortlist: Club Culture Boy GeorgeRalph Lawson Presents 2020 VisionRelease Yourself Radioshow with Roger SanchezNicole Moudaber – In The MOOD RadioSuara PodCats
Winner: Sound Pellegrino – Orgasmic

Best Electronic/Beats Show
Shortlist: Dan Digs Show on Dash RadioJ RoccTruth SeekersBeatsoupMovement Radio, Music Is My Sanctuary 
Winner: Kutmah on NTS

Best EDM/Big Room Show
Shortlist: Oliver Heldens – Heldeep RadioSpinnin SessionsNicky Romero presents Protocol RadioAvicii – Levels PodcastAfrojack presents Jacked RadioLaidback Luke presents Mixmash RadioI Like This Beat by Tara McDonald
Winner: UMF Radio

Best Funk/Soul Show
Shortlist: Back To Life Show by Jazzie BGHETTOBLASTERSHOWEddie Piller’s Eclectic Soul Show on Soho RadioAmen Brother on TRP RadioSoul Survivor on TRP RadioThe Face Radio
Winner: Stamp the Wax on Radar Radio

Best Jazz Show
Shortlist: Mo’ JazzJazzcatMADONJAZZThe HedonistThe Jazz PitBody Electric with Jesse Futerman on TRP Radio
Winner: Jazzman Records on NTS

Best Pop/New Music Show
Shortlist: Max in the MixWonky SensitiveArielle Free on Ministry of Sound Radio
Winner:The Selector

Best Rock/Alternative Show
Shortlist: Naked Lunch With Simone Marie on Soho RadioTime In The Study with DJ DadPete Paphides on Soho RadioThe Wrong Rock Show
Winner: Rough Trade Counter Culture Radio

Best World Show
Shortlist: Reggae HeavenPanamerikaBonanza MusicReggae Revolution
Winner: Sadisco on Frission Radio

Best Hip Hop/R&B
Shortlist: Livin’ Proof on NTSDJ EclipseTight SongsThe All City Show on Soho RadioNeha on Pulse88 Radio
Winner: Hip-Hop Journal on Brooklyn Radio

SERIAL PODCAST 

WORLD’S BEST ONLINE TALK RADIO SHOW

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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

Shortlist: CMU PodcastHarvard Business Review IdeaCastPlanet MoneyThe Pitch
Winner: StartUp Podcast

Best Online Comedy Show
Shortlist: The Lemon CircusBroadway Baby Radio, The NerdistNo Such Thing as a FishThe Bugle
Winner: WTF with Marc Maron

Best Online Culture Show
Shortlist: Sex, Lives and Videotapes, 99% InvisibleThe Combat Jack Show, Radiolab
Winner: Serial Podcast

Best Lifestyle & Health Show
Shortlist: Death, Sex and MoneyFoundMyFitnessNo Meat Athlete Radio
Winner: The Tim Ferriss Show

Best Sports Show
Shortlist: ELR SportThe Drae Smith ShowGuardian Football WeeklyFantasy Focus FootballDunc’d on Basketball podcast
Winner: The Football Ramble Podcast

Best News & Politics Show
Shortlist: The Queer LifeThe Catch UpCommon Sense with Dan CarlinThe Economist Radio
Winner: The Globalist (Monocle)

Best Science & Technology Show
Shortlist: Inquiring MindsThis Week in TechReply all (GIMLET)Invisibilia (NPR)Founder Calls
Winner: Product Hunt

For more information about the awards, the shortlist, and judges click here

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