Awards

One of these four services will win the RAIN Award for "Best Overall Digital Strategy"

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 10:50am

One of the highlights of the upcoming RAIN Summit Orlando on September 17 will be the presentation of the fourth-annual RAIN Internet Radio Awards. This week, we're revealing the semi-finalists in each of the Awards' five categories. We began yesterday with the "Best Single Stream Webcaster" category (see it here). Today's semi-finalists are vying for the award for "Best Overall Digital Strategy."

Broadcasters, online-only webcasters, and aggregation services are eligible, and judges may consider mobile, streaming, websites, downloads, video and/or other features. Past winners of this award include iHeartRadio (2012), WTOP-AM/WTOP.com (2011), and CBS Radio (2010).

Congratulations to these semi-finalists. Please try out the services, and see why we felt they deserved further consideration from our judges for a RAIN Award:

  • ESPN Radio: The "Worldwide Leader in Sports" has been a leader online as well
     
  • iHeartRadio: Clear Channel's platform that aggregates over 1,500 live AM/FM streams, personalized custom stations, "Perfect For" curated channels, a new talk-radio feature, mobile apps, and more
     
  • TuneIn: The leading online radio stream aggregator in the U.S., TuneIn offers over 70,000 AM, FM, HD and Internet radio stations and more than two million on-demand programs to more than 20 connected devices
     
  • ZenoRadio: Delivers radio and other audio content from all over the world to any phone in North America for free via voice networks -- no smart phone or data plan needed

We'll reveal the finalists for all five categories next week. Thanks to all the services that entered our Awards this year. We created the RAIN Internet Radio Awards to better recognize the achievements and the best practices of our industry, and have presented them at the last three RAIN Summit fall events. Read more about the Awards here.

RAIN Summit Orlando -- an Official Partner Event to The Radio Show produced by the NAB and RAB -- looks to continue our tradition of hosting the industry's premiere learning, sharing, and networking events. Entercom president and CEO David Field will keynote. The day will also include panel discussions, a research presentation from GroupM Next, and RAIN publisher Kurt Hanson's State of the Industry address. More information, and the registration link, for RAIN Summit Orlando is here.

Here are the RAIN Awards single-stream webcaster semifinalists

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 11:15am

In just two weeks, we'll present the fourth-annual RAIN Internet Radio Awards at RAIN Summit Orlando (September 17).

This week, we're happy to reveal the semi-finalists in each of the Awards' five categories, beginning today with the "Best Single Stream Webcaster" category. We'll reveal the finalists for all five categories next week.

The following webcasters were among the best pureplay webcasters with a single stream of radio content from all our entrants. Past winners of this award include RootHogRadio.com (2012), HealthRadio.net (2011), and Hard Radio (2010). We congratulate these semi-finalists, and encourage you to check out why we felt their services deserved to make the final round of judging:

  • Fusion Radio Commercial dance, house, electro, and trance music. Based in Chicago
     
  • idobi  Alternative rock, and third most-listened-to pureplay webcaster in Triton Digital's Webcast Metrics domestic rankings
     
  • Paladin Radio CHR/Top 40 radio, with weekend specialty shows
     
  • Planet Candela bills itself as Hot Hits in English and Spanish, and has an on-air staff
     
  • Soul City Radio from Baltimore, it specializes in Soul, Neo-Soul, R&B, and Jazz, and has a new morning show
     
  • Stoke Radio A webcaster dedicated to the music and lifestyle of the sport of "stand-up paddling" (true!)
     
  • The Blast Christian metal with high bitrate streams

Thanks to all the services that entered our Awards this year. We created the RAIN Internet Radio Awards to better recognize the achievements and the best practices of our industry, and have presented them at the last three RAIN Summit fall events. Read more about the Awards here.

RAIN Summit Orlando -- an Official Partner Event to The Radio Show produced by the NAB and RAB -- is shaping up to be one of the premiere learning, sharing, and networking events of the year for Internet radio professionals. Entercom president and CEO David Field will keynote. The day will also include panel discussions, a research presentation from GroupM Next, and RAIN publisher Kurt Hanson's State of the Industry address. More information, and the registration link, for RAIN Summit Orlando is here.

Enter your webcast in up to five RAIN Awards categories

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 11:25am

Today is the final day to enter your station or webcast service in the 4th annual RAIN Internet Radio Awards.

We'll announce the winners and present the awards at the RAIN Summits fall event in conjunction with the RAB/NAB Radio Show. This year, we'll be in Orlando on September 17th (today is also the deadline to take advantage of the $99 early-bird registration price).

Our panel of independent judges, made up of industry professionals, will choose a single winner in each of the following categories:

  • Best Overall Online Radio Service
  • Best Streaming Broadcast Station
  • Best Single Station Webcaster
  • Best Overall Digital Strategy
  • We've added a fifth category this year: International excellence in Online Audio

The new fifth award will recognize global excellence among services not based in the United States (though non-U.S. operators are still eligible for the other appropriate categories as well).

The RAIN Internet Radio Awards were created to recognize the achievments of webcasters and broadcasters who shape our industry. This year's edition is sponsored by Triton Digital. Last year Pandora and ESPN Audio shared the RAIN Award for Best Overall Online Radio Service. ESPNRadio.com was also named Best Streaming Broadcast Station, while Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio was selected for Best Overall Digital Strategy, and independent webcaster RoothogRadio.com won Best Single Stream Webcaster.

If you represent a broadcaster, webcaster, or other online audio service, enter the competition today via the RAIN Internet Radio Awards website.

RAIN Summits are the premiere educational and networking conferences for the Internet radio and streaming audio industry in the US and Europe. The Summits feature panel discussions and presentations from leading executives and entrepreneurs in Internet radio. Learn more here.

One week left for $99 RAIN Summit Orlando registration AND Internet Radio Awards nominations

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 12:35pm

We wanted to give you a reminder that the $99 "early bird" registration offer for RAIN Summit Orlando ends Wednesday, July 31 -- one week from today -- which is also the deadline for nominations for the RAIN Internet Radio Awards.

RAIN Summit Orlando will be at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel on Tuesday, September 17th, during NAB/RAB Radio Show Week. Entercom president/CEO David Field will keynote. More info and a link to register, are here.

The Summit will conclude with the presentation of the fourth annual RAIN Internet Radio Awards, which recognize the achievements and the best practices of the Internet radio industry. For more info and to submit your service for consideration, see our dedicated page here.

"International" category added to RAIN Awards

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 12:25pm

Today we open up the nomination process for the 4th annual RAIN Internet Radio Awards, to recognize the achievments of webcasters and broadcasters.

As always, we'll announce the winners and present the awards at the RAIN Summits fall event in conjunction with the RAB/NAB Radio Show. This year, we'll be in Orlando on September 17th.

Also as in previous years, we'll pick a single winner in the following categories:

  • Best Overall Online Radio Service
  • Best Streaming Broadcast Station
  • Best Single Station Webcaster
  • Best Overall Digital Strategy
  • We've added a fifth category this year: International excellence in Online Audio

The new fifth award will recognize global excellence among services not based in the United States (though non-U.S. operators are still eligible for the other appropriate categories as well).

"These are exciting times for Internet radio and we want to recognize those stations and services whose work has driven the expansion in the industry," said RAIN publisher Kurt Hanson.

Last year Pandora and ESPN Audio shared the RAIN Award for Best Overall Online Radio Service. ESPNRadio.com was also named Best Streaming Broadcast Station, while Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio was selected for Best Overall Digital Strategy, and independent webcaster RoothogRadio.com won Best Single Stream Webcaster.

The RAIN Internet Radio Awards 2013 are sponsored by Triton Digital. We'll assemble a panel of independent judges to choose the winners. If you represent a broadcaster, webcaster, or other online audio service, we encourage you to enter the competition via the RAIN Internet Radio Awards website.

RAIN Summits are the premiere educational and networking conferences for the Internet radio and streaming audio industry in the US and Europe. The Summits feature panel discussions and presentations from leading executives and entrepreneurs in Internet radio. Learn more here.

Newyorker.com podcasts, Songza win Webbys

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 12:50pm

The 2013 Webby Awards Winner in the "Web: Radio & Podcasts" category was the Newyorker.com, for its podcast offerings. Dynamit's CD 102.5, Astro Radio Sdn Bhd's hitz.fm, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty were "Webby Honorees" for this category.

Meanwhile, Songza is the 2013 Webby Winner in the "Mobile & Apps: Music" category. The People's Voice went to Pandora, and DeliRadio was also a nominee in the category. 8tracks Radio was a "Webby Honoree."

Several radio and Internet-related operations scored nominations in various categories, including Rdio, SoundCloud, Spotify, NPR Music, the BBC's iPlayer Radio, Stitcher Radio, TuneIn Radio, and Slacker Radio for Windows 8.

Take a look at all the winners and nominees at the Webby Awards site here.

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