Wednesday, September 12, 2007

An Honor To Be Nominated!

We're excited to announce that "The Strip" is a finalist for Best Radio Program, locally produced, in the annual Electronic Media Awards contest in Southern Nevada. This is a big deal because we've already bested likely dozens of submissions from local talk-radio stations and are in league with our NPR affiliate, who I'm sure received a finalist nod or two.

What's more, this contest is judged not by the public or other podcasters but a panel of radio-industry veterans from a different market. So it's recognition from a set of peers who have never recognized podcasts before.

We'll know Oct. 20 if we actually won, but frankly we already feel like we've won in breaking down a barrier in terms of getting podcast content considered in the same breath with broadcast content. I had argued last year they ought to add a podcast category, but they told me to enter in the radio categories instead.

The nomination is for our interview with 2006 World Series of Poker champ Jamie Gold, who admitted in the conversation to two forms of cheating during the tournament he won. It aired in February and you can hear it here or right-click here to download it and listen to it at your leisure.

What's even more exciting is that Miles has won four of these awards -- in a row -- for his shows at KVBC. We're kind of psyched by the notion that we might actually have one with both our names on it!

3 comments:

Dan Kane said...

WAY TO GO!!! YOU GUYS ROCK! SO GLAD YOU'RE GETTING THE RECOGNITION YOU DESERVE!!!

LinFromNJ said...

Way to go. good luck

Walter said...

That's great news guys and very well deserved. Congratulations!