Frequently Asked Questions


How do you define online radio?

Radio that is made available over the Internet, typically accessible globally over multiple devices - from laptop to smartphone, IP connected radio to connected TV and beyond. For the purposes of these Awards, online radio shows and stations are those whose predominant means of distribution is via the Internet.

How do I get involved?

If you have a radio show or radio station, you can nominate yourself and get your fans/listeners to nominate you. We encourage you to do both!

If you are a listener, get involved by nominating the shows and stations you love.

You can nominate a music show by clicking here a talk show by clicking here or a station by clicking here or or a radio personality by clicking here.

What are the eligibility criteria to enter?

The focus of these awards is on independent shows and stations whose primary means of distribution is via the Internet.

For example if you are an independent station with a local broadcast as well as an online presence, you are eligible. However if you are a large commercial station with millions of terrestrial listeners and a supplementary online presence, you are not eligible.

For radio shows, if you have an independent show that is available online and syndicated to terrestrial radio stations, you are eligible. However if your show is primarily produced for terrestrial broadcast, you are not eligible.

Our panel of expert judges will discuss the nominations and decide the eventual winners.

How many times can I vote?

You can vote for as multiple shows and stations in as many categories as you want. However do not vote for the same show or station more than once - we will be able to tell from the results and remove any spam voters. How will it be judged and what are the important dates?

There are 2 steps that will determine the eventual winner.

  1. Public Vote: deadline at 23:59 GMT 23 October 2016
  2. Industry Panel Vote: Winner announced after 8 Nov 2016