2017 Online Radio Awards: nominees in full

The nominees for this year’s Online Radio Awards by Mixcloud have been announced, featuring some of the finest music shows, radio stations, podcasts and radio personalities from all over the globe.

Spread across 30 categories, including three new categories for the ‘Rising Stars’ of online radio, the shortlists are perhaps the most diverse yet, signalling the increasing depth of talent right now in online radio.

Stay tuned to find out the winners, which will be chosen by a panel of industry judges.

The categories for this year’s awards are split into four groups:

Best Online Music Show


Nothin’ But The Hits by DJ Stylus (link)
The Wonky Sensitive Mixtape (link)
Radio X-Track (link)
Obscene Radio by DJ Obscene (link)
DJ Mr Urban Pop (link)


Gabrielle Kwarteng, The Lot Radio (link)
Music Is My Sanctuary Show (link)
Alexander Nut, NTS (link)
Globalize Yourself Stereo (link)
Tru Thoughts presents UNFOLD Radio (link)


Jazz Standard (link)
Vidal, LYL Radio (link)
The Eclectic Ladyland Liveshow (link)
Global Roots: Thris Tian, Worldwide FM (link)
Eric In The Evening, WGBH (link)

Funk / Soul

StanLee (link)
Soul Circle Radio Show by DJ Mza (link)
Patrick Forge, Mi Soul (link)
GhettoBlasterShow by GonesTheDJ (link)
Soul Food by Mol (link)

Ambient / Chillout

Headphone Commute (link)
Quietmusic by Nick Francis (link)
Stationary Travels (link)
New Age Rage, Berlin Community Radio (link), NTS (link)

Dance / Electronic

Dekmantel Podcast (link)
Steve Lawler presents Nightlife Radio (link)
Defected Radio Show (link)
The Birdhouse with Claude VonStroke (link)
KINGDOM Radio by Gorgon City (link)

EDM / Big Room

The Cookout (link)
Anna Lunoe presents: HYPERHOUSE (link)
Radio Wonderland by Alison Wonderland (link)
Future Sound Of Egypt by Aly & Fila (link)
Hexagon Radio by Don Diablo (link)

Hip Hop / RnB / Afrobeats

P Montana, Radar Radio (link)
Lily Mercer, Rinse FM (link)
The Workout Mix by DJ Whoo Kid (link)
Wonder Mix by DJ Wonder (link)
Motellacast by DJ MoCity (link)

Reggae / Dancehall

DJ Gazaking (link)
Afrobasement Vibes by DJ Dee Money (link)
Ras Kwame’s Reggae Recipe (link)
dEVOLVE Radio (link)
Team Salut, Radar Radio (link)

Bass / Dubstep / DnB

GourmetBeats by Joe Nice (link)
Hold Your Corner with Jonny Dub (link)
NOUS FM Podcast (link)
KRUNK Guest Mixes (link)
Hospital Podcast by Hospital Records (link)

Rock / Alternative

Simone Marie’s Naked Lunch, Soho Radio (link)
Different Head (link)
Les Garçons Bien Élevés (link)
The Wrong Rock Show (link)
Twang, MCR Live (link)

World Music

World Ocean, Boxout FM (link)
Awesome Tapes From Africa, Dublab (link)
Afropop Worldwide (link)
Movimentos, SOAS Radio (link)
La Danza Poetica, Radio Groovalizacion (link)

Country / Folk / Blues

Reverberation Radio (link)
Folk Radio UK Folk Show (link)
Flight Mode by Gil Matus (link)
Platter Playlists (link)
Thistle Radio, NPR (link)

Rising Star

Natasha Maximova’s Into Continental, Reform Radio (link)
Chromacast (link)
Marina Trench, Le Mellotron (link)
SISTER Radio (link)
Antikunst, Red Light Radio (link)

Best Online Talk Show

News / Politics

Politics with Michelle Grattan (link)
Pod Save America (link)
Reveal (link)
Talking Politics (link)
Trumpcast (link)

Science / Technology

Star Talk Radio (link)
How To Kill An Hour (link)
Freakonomics (link)
Stuff You Should Know (link)
Note To Self (link)


Dreamer’s Disease (link)
Harvard Business Review IdeaCast (link)
The Purposeful Creative (link)
How I Built This (link)
Dreams In Drive (link)


TED Radio Hour (link)
The Allusionist (link)
The College Info Geek (link)
Hardcore History (link)
Presidential (link)

Lifestyle / Health

The Hilarious World of Depression (link)
WTF with Marc Maron (link)
The Osher Günsberg Project (link)
The Scummy Mummies (link)
Melanin Millennials (link)


The Fighter And The Kid (link)
The Bill Simmons Podcast (link)
The Tuesday Club (link)
The School Of Greatness (link)
Sports Without Balls (link)


My Dad Wrote a Porno (link)
The Joe Rogan Experience (link)
2 Dope Queens (link)
Welcome to Night Vale (link)
No Such Thing As A Fish (link)


Mixmag: On Rotation (link)
Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People (link)
Distraction Pieces with Scroobius Pip (link)
Song Exploder (link)
Sooo Many White Guys (link)

Rising Star

Homo Sapiens (link)
Missing Richard Simmons (link)
Nourish (link)
Ear Hustle (link)
Still Processing (link)

Best Online Radio Station


Worldwide FM (link)
Radar Radio (link)
Rinse France (link)
LYL Radio (link)
Berlin Community Radio (link)

Central / S. America

Radio Rock Bauru (link)
Artefaktor Radio (link)
Cabina 420 Radio (link)
Ne Manteiga Radio (link)
Radio La Bici (link)

N. America & Canada

Brooklyn Radio (link)
The Lot Radio (link)
dublab (link) (link)
DKFM Shoegaze Radio (link)

Asia Pacific / M.E. / Africa

Hong Kong Community Radio (link)
Seoul Community Radio (link)
TEDER.FM (link) (link)
8K.NZ (link)

Rising Star

Netil Radio, UK (link), India (link)
LYL Radio, France (link)
Radio Harlaz, Belgium (link)
Hong Kong Community Radio, Hong Kong (link)

Best Online Radio Personality


Anna Lunoe, HYPERHOUSE (link)
Josey Rebelle, Rinse FM (link)
Lena Dunham, Women of the Hour (link)
Phoebe Robinson, Sooo Many White Guys (link)
Snoochie Shy, Radar Radio (link)


Andrew Weatherall, NTS (link)
Brian Reed, S-Town (link)
Jazzie B (link)
Joe Kay, Soulection (link)
Mikill Pane, Fubar Radio (link)

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