The R.A.P. Soundstage - March 2016

The 26th RAP Awards - Finalists

Drum roll, please! Ladies and gents, here are your finalists of the 26th Radio And Production Awards! R.A.P. Gold Members will be receiving ballots and casting the votes for their favorites in each category, and the winners will be announced in next month’s issue of Radio And Production. Congrats to all who got to the finals! Lots of familiar names and a few newcomers as well. As always, the competition in each category was tight with several entries missing by the slimmest margins. That’s why we invite you to stay tuned for the Best of the Rest presentations on the May and June Soundstages!

Note: The numbers next to each Finalist only reflect the cut number on the Soundstage player and do not indicate any ranking in votes received. The name on each entry is the name of the person submitting the entry, unless that person was not a participant in creating the entry, in which case, the name listed is the name of the producer.


Best Feature Production

1.   Paris Attacks, Sideshow Mike Anderson, Triple M, Sydney, Australia
2.   Armistice Day, Colin McGinness, UKRD, Bristol, United Kingdom
3.   Hot Country 1035 Station Launch, Azeem Haq, Evanov Radio Group, Toronto, ON
4.   Attacks On Paris, Elisabeth Hart, Rogers Media, Toronto, ON
5.   Halloween Montage - Driving With Drac, Bob Johnstone, Q103.1, Kelowna, BC

Best Imaging

6.   This is Kiss Music, Ron Tarrant, Rogers Media, Toronto, ON
7.   Triple M Imaging, Sideshow Mike Anderson, Triple M, Sydney, Australia
8.   Z953 ZFX Tease Splitters, Jay Helmus, Newcap Radio, Richmond, BC
9.   The CFOX Force Awakens, Jamie Ellard, CFOX, Vancouver, BC
10. LG1043 Awesome 80s, Dan Macintosh, Newcap Radio, Richmond, BC
11. Tales from an Overnight Worker, Gary McClenaghan, Bell Media, Alberta, BC
12. The TJ Show on 1033 Amp Radio, TJ Taormina, CBS Radio, Boston, MA

Best Commercial – Large Markets

13. Face Your Fears, Dave Calvert, Rogers Media, Toronto, ON
14. The Lemonador, Dave Calvert, Rogers Media, Toronto, ON
15. PSC Metals, Steve Wein, KTRS, St. Louis, MO
16. Branneky Hardware, Steve Wein, KTRS, St. Louis, MO
17. Dressed, Doug Harris, Noisemaker Communications, Houston, TX

Best Promo – Large Markets

18. One Shot, Chris Pottage, Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Toronto, ON
19. The Kiss Cashup Mashup, Ron Tarrant, Rogers Media, Toronto, ON
20. Star Pols, Howard Hoffman, Vitaphone LLC for Alpha Media, Beaverton, OR
21. ZZ Top Tour Checklist, James Stodd, James Stodd Radio etc., Chichester, UK
22. Inform You, Howard Hoffman, Vitaphone LLC for Alpha Media, Beaverton, OR

Best Commercial – Medium Markets

23. Lowther Funeral Home, Rachel Carr, Treasure & Space Coast Radio, Port Saint Lucie, FL
24. Escape Chambers, Joe Meinecke, Saga Communications, Milwaukee, WI
25. Little Richard, Joe Meinecke, Saga Communications, Milwaukee, WI
26. Meerkat Roofing, Robin Egerton, Bell Media, Calgary, AB
27. Hold Your Breath, Jim Van Dusen, Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, Winnipeg, MB

Best Promo – Medium Markets

28. Guitar Wars, Joe Meinecke, Saga Communications, Milwaukee, WI
29. Rock Out With Your Deck Out, Gary McClenaghan, Bell Media, Alberta, BC
30. Houseboat Trip, Gary McClenaghan, Bell Media, Alberta, BC
31. Hottest Mom, Gary McClenaghan, Bell Media, Alberta, BC
32. Highway To Hell, Joe Meinecke, Saga Communications, Milwaukee, WI

Best Commercial – Small Markets

33. Tally Ho, Zach Parkscott, Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, Victoria, BC
34. Grace Vet Hospital - I'm Sorry, Sheldon Hovde, Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, Victoria, BC
35. First Response Glass – Acapella, Sheldon Hovde, Jim Pattison Broadcast Group, Victoria, BC
36. Alberni Communications - Where'd You Click, Russ More, Island Radio/Jim Pattison Broadcast, Nanaimo, BC
37. Buy Local, Matt Redmond, Southern Cross Austereo, Bunbury, Australia

Best Promo – Small Markets

38. All Foo You, Alex Zaretsky, Rogers Media, Lethbridge, AB
39. The Q's Payroll Typewriter, Ross McIntyre, CKKQ-FM, Victoria, BC
40. The Q's Beater Bonanza RV Edition - The Rustfalia, Ross McIntyre, CKKQ-FM, Victoria, BC
41. Rock95 Don't Text And Drive, Matt Latter, Barrie, ON
42. The Q's Beater Bonanza RV Edition - Silver Bullet, Ross McIntyre, CKKQ-FM, Victoria, BC

Support the R.A.P. Soundstageby sending some audio you’ve recently produced at your studios. Please include your e-mail address for anyone interested in finding out details about the work. Promos, commercials, sweepers/IDs, bits, spoof spots, song parodies, and most any other good piece of production are welcome. If you send sweeper/ID montages, make them around sixty to ninety seconds long max. All other items should be sent on separate files. Please normalize your mp3 files and trim the silence from the front and back. Email to jv@rapmag.com, and thank you for supporting the R.A.P. Soundstage, formerly known as The R.A.P. CD and The R.A.P Cassette from way back in the day – none of which exist or have existed without you. J

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