RadioContraband Wraps Up Another Successful Rock Convention
February 15, 2016 at 2:06 PM (PT)
The RADIOCONTRABAND ROCK RADIO CONVENTION 2016 wrapped up another successful event which ran from last WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10th thru FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12th at the HARD ROCK HOTEL in LAS VEGAS, NV. The event kicked off last WEDNESDAY night with a Kick Off Party in the HARD ROCK HOTEL's Real World Suite.
THURSDAY and FRIDAY featured several great panels focusing on the relationship between Rock Radio and Record Promotion as well as the overall State of Active Rock radio. There were also artist meet & greets with REPUBLIC's CHRIS HENDERSON of 3 DOORS DOWN and ANDREW WATT, WARNER BROS. CHINO from DEFTONES and a listening party with NIKKI SIXX and ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC's SIXX A.M.
The event also included music showcases each night at the HARD ROCK CAFÉ and VINYL in the HARD ROCK HOTEL.
The festivities concluded on FRIDAY evening with the Rock Radio Awards for 2015 at VINYL in the HARD ROCK HOTEL. Hosted by hARDDRIVE Radio host LOU BRUTUS, here is the complete list of this year's winners:
MAJOR MARKET RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR - OCTANE
MEDIUM MARKET RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR - KHTQ/SPOKANE
SMALL MARKET RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR - WWBN/FLINT
MAJOR MARKET PD OF THE YEAR - JOHN PERRY (WIIL/CHICAGO)
MAJOR MARKET MD OF THE YEAR - RYAN CASTLE (KISW/SEATTLE)
MEDIUM MARKET PD OF THE YEAR - RANDY HAWKE (WJJO/MADISON)
MEDIUM MARKET MD OF THE YEAR - JENNIFER "SKI" CROWELL (WJJO/MADISON)
SMALL MARKET PD OF THE YEAR - ELWOOD BJORN (WZOR/GREEN BAY)
SMALL MARKET MD OF THE YEAR - MAGGIE MEADOWS (WWBN/FLINT)
NON-TRADITIONAL ROCK PROGRAMMER OF THE YEAR - BILL MAY (SIXX SENSE)
UNDER THE RADAR RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR- WQLZ/SPRINGFIELD, IL
UNDER THE RADAR PD/MD OF THE YEAR - FRANK PAIN (KEYJ/ABILENE, TX)
MORNING SHOW HOST OF THE YEAR - DAVE & CHUCK "THE FREAK" (WRIF/DETROIT)
DJ OF THE YEAR- RYAN CASTLE - (KISW/SEATTLE)
SYNDICATED HOST OF THE YEAR - LOU BRUTUS (hARDDRIVE)
MAJOR LABEL OF THE YEAR - ATLANTIC RECORDS
INDIE LABEL OF THE YEAR - RAZOR & TIE
MAJOR LABEL EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR - HEATHER LUKE (WARNER BROS.)
INDIE LABEL EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR - BRETT GREENBERG (EPITAPH)
ARTIST OF THE YEAR - BRING ME THE HORIZON
INDIE ARTIST OF THE YEAR - POP EVIL
NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR - RED SUN RISING
SONG OF THE YEAR - NOTHING MORE "JENNY"
ALBUM OF THE YEAR - MUSE "DRONES"
VIDEO OF THE YEAR - GHOST "CIRICE"
ROCK EVENT OF THE YEAR - ROCK ON THE RANGE
MVP OF THE YEAR - ROXY MYZAL (Exec Producer-hARDDRIVE)