Category Archives: podcast awards

2006 People’s Choice Podcast Award Winners!

Podcast Connect Inc

Is proud to announce the 2006 People’s Choice Podcast Awards sub-category winners


People’s Choice & Best Produced
Will be announced at Award Ceremony during Podcast Expo

Best Podcast Directory – Apple iTunes
Best Mobile Podcast – Catholic Insider
Business – Manager Tools
Comedy – Distorted View
Cultural / Arts – Anime Pulse
Education – Tips from the Top Floor
Entertainment – Pottercast
Food and Drink – The Good Beer Show
Gaming – Podtacular
General – Rosary Army
GLBT – Feast of Fools
Health / Fitness – Sex is Fun!
Mature – The Dawn and Drew Show
Movies / Films – The Signal
PodSafe Music – Accident Hash
Political – Free Talk Live
Religion Inspiration – Daily Breakfast
Sports – Fantoo Girls – Where The Girls Talk Sports
Technology / Science – DiggNation
Travel – Mouse Tunes

Podcast Connect would like to thank our Platinum Sponsor StreetIQ and out Gold Sponsors Melodeo, Podcast Ready, IpSwitch WS_FTP and Podango along with all of our Trophy Sponsors along with those Contributing Prizes.

We also want to thank the 20 plus volunteers that helped out during the review process. Congratulations again to all of our Awardees.

Podcast Promo Contest for

I am looking for a really awesome audio promo for the 2006 People’s Choice Podcast Awards if you submit one and we choose it to the the official promo for the network I will give your podcast or your company free advertising on the website for an entire year. Entries need to be received by the 26th of June please limit the length to 30 seconds. Submit to

Podcast Awards Six Weeks till Kickoff of 2006 Event

Today the team at Podcast Connect refreshed the Podcast Awards site in preparation for the 2006 People’s Choice Podcast Awards with nominations scheduled to kick off July 1st. With a revised category list that we feel we is well positioned to bring maximum exposure to all the 2006 nominees and ultimate winners. We will honor the winning podcasters at a ceremony to be held during the Podcast and Portable Media Expo on Sept 29th.

I am happy to announce that all of the Major Sponsorships are sold with Financial Content Podcasting Site, being our Platinum Sponsor for the second consecutive year.

Our four Gold Sponsors this year include, and their soon to be released Podcast Stations, IPSWITCH the World’s leader in file transfer with WS_FTP, Mobilcast they make listening to Podcast easy on your mobile phone powered by Melodeo, and podcast directory and MyPodder, the podcast download client you can use on a memory stick.

We have plenty of opportunities for companies to provide prizes, with some remaining opportunities to become Silver level sponsors or even sponsor a trophy for a particular category. The Podcast Awards site saw record traffic during last years event, and over 6.5 million page views have accumulated since the sites launch. We look forward to Podcasters and their Listener participation. With over $4500.00 in prizes given away in 2005 we are well on our way to being able to give away more than $10,000 in prizes this year

Have your audiences prepared for the July 1 start of the 15 day nomination window. []

Podcast Awards voting 3 days in 360,000 hits and counting!

Well I am very happy and we are learning a lot about the process surrounding people voting, and the verification process. Probably make some changes next year but we are going to roll with what we have now. The site is seeing about 120,000 front page loads a day. The shows that have been nominated are really getting out the vote.

The script writers have been busy also but so far the voting engine is doing what it is supposed to do. I have even received some probing questions which the developer has found useful in defending the integrity of the voting. Regardless everything has been logged.

I cannot even count the number of hours we, and the developer have put in to make sure that we have a viable awards site for future years.

Podcast Awards voting is Open!

The Podcast Awards site is open for voting and immediately the server was just about brought to it’s knees. We did detect within 15 minutes a group trying to cheat but those tries were going straight to the trashcan. We tested quite heavily but I have the team watching the server and the log files to make sure that if a bug pops up we squash it right away. In the first hour we did have one issue that we fixed and thus far the voting is off to a good start.