About The RadioStar Awards

International College Radio Stations Also Now Qualify

We are pleased to announce RadioFlag's Spring 2014 Edition of the RadioStar Awards, which now includes International College Radio participants, and encourages Listeners and College Radio DJ's both on Internet and terrestrial worldwide to unite, engage, promote and protect this incredibly valuable media asset throughout the entire year! Although The RadioFlag team supports the efforts of all organizations promoting College Radio, we feel one day a year dedicated to this important cause is not nearly enough! RadioFlag's history is rooted in College Radio, launching on April 4, 2011, from KUCI on the campus of University of California, Irvine. So we naturally believe College Radio deserves to be celebrated every day - 24/7, elevating its voices and fresh and original content to a larger listening audience, while still "keeping it real." RadioFlag's team is comprised of current college students and recent college graduates, in addition to radio industry professionals who started their careers in College Radio. So we recognize the challenges College Radio is facing with respect to underfunding and takeovers by much larger organizations, many with conflicting interests.

RadioStar Awards Mission

RadioFlag wants to enable College Radio Stations more flexibility, further empowering them to more efficiently connect with each other and a growing listening audience - maximizing College Radio's reach, impact, and ability to effectively achieve its long term goals. By strategically leveraging 21st century technology, including RadioFlag's expanding social and marketing channels, emerging partnerships, and new features and platforms, all designed with College Radio in mind, and by working together - our vision of "Free Form Radio" ruling the airwaves once again, will be the "New Radio Reality."

Focus on 'Real Radio'

RadioFlag spotlights internet, indie, community and especially College Radio, as our team believes this is where the most progressive, trendsetting, raw and original content and talent in broadcasting can be found, which at the same time represents an untapped, underappreciated, unrepresented voice of the new generation of 'Real Radio,' that is live, freeform, and diverse. The RadioFlag team believes this is the "Real Radio" that deserves to be heard, and delivered to many not just a few. We believe in Freeform and Boundless choice in Airwave Enjoyment for All.

Awards Categories

Since College Radio's schedules for broadcasters and shows vary from quarter to quarter and semester to semester, The RadioStar Awards, will present (3) prizes not once during the year, but twice. Winners will be announced following each Spring semester and another following the Fall semester.

An award will be given to the most outstanding Music Show; most outstanding Variety / Mixed Format Show (must include music), and most outstanding Music Artist. Although winners will be based on their content, talent and presentation, they will also be seriously considered based on their ability to promote College Radio overall, and of course promote their own show and grow their audience, by connecting and interacting with listeners using RadioFlag's social media / listening and radio discovery platforms. Other factors include quality sound, introducing listeners to new music and artists, and ability to showcase an innovative format and original content.

The RadioStar Awards panel of judges includes RadioStar Blog Writers, former College Radio DJs, RadioFlag Interns, Musicians and even Radio and Music Industry Professionals.

Eligibility

Please carefully review Awards Contest Rules and Conditions section of this website. We have made it easier for DJs and their Shows to be nominated. RadioFlag will begin accepting Radio Show / DJ and Artist Nominees for the RadioStar Awards, 2013 Fall Edition, on Monday, January 20, 2014.

Nominated shows must have their station streams functioning on RadioFlag.

DJs have until Monday, April 14, 2014 to submit and or accept their nominations in each of the (3) categories below. Early nominations though are suggested, so more time is allowed for entrants to interact with listeners during the contest, and create a larger following:

Best Music Show
Best Variety Show (Mixed format - Music & Talk, Sketch Comedy, etc...)
Best Artist (Music) - Awarded to Artist and Show who Showcases them


In order for each category to be officially eligible for an award, at least (5) different nominations must be submitted for the specific category. So in the spirit of further promoting College Radio, we recommend that stations and DJs reach out to other college stations and encourage them to join us in celebrating College Radio, by submitting nominations for the RadioStar Awards.

The Prize

Judging will end on Monday, May 12, 2014, for the Spring version of the 2014 RadioStar Awards, and winners will be announced soon after.

These awards will recognize broadcasters and artists who best represent and contribute to College Radio. Although winners will be selected based on their content, talent and presentation, they will also be seriously considered based on their ability to promote College Radio overall, and of course promote their own show and grow their audience, by connecting and interacting with listeners using RadioFlag's social media / listening and radio discovery platforms. Another very important factor includes, introducing listeners to new local music and artists, and ability to showcase an innovative format and original content.

Up to four (4) winners will be selected per category.

Winners will receive a full size RadioFlag - Flag / Banner, naming the Radio Show, its broadcasters, and the station represented as the winner! Perfect for hanging inside a station office, broadcast or recording studio.

Best Artist Winners will receive the same, but it will name the Artist and the Radio Station which made the nomination. RadioFlag will also promote the Best Artist winners, by displaying an image of their prize banner on the RadioFlag station page of the nominating radio station. These banners will appear on both the RadioFlag website and mobile apps.

All nominees will also receive a 'Save the RadioStar' RadioFlag V Neck T-shirt, which also features your station's logo on the back.

Also in December, a new 'Station of the Year' award winner will be selected, and will continue to be selected each year thereafter. A giant flag also featuring the user names of all of the DJs from that station who have participated on RadioFlag during the calendar year will also be presented to the winner.


RSA Rules and Conditions