Portable Media Expo and People’s Choice Podcast Awards CeremonyOct 1st, 2006 | By Elisabeth Lewin | Category: Audio Podcasting, Mobile Podcasting, News Podcasts, Podcast Directory Sites, Podcast-Legal Music, Podcasting Events
Closing out the official activities on the first day of the Podcast and Portable Media Expo in Ontario, California, was the second annual Podcast Awards Ceremony.
Previously announced winners of the PME Awards for Podcast of the Year were the folks who produce Grape Radio. In keeping with the gravitas of the occasion, the winners all mounted the stage to accept the award with beer bottles in hand.
Winner of the PME Podcast Person of the Year was Leo Laporte of TWiT.tv, who also delivered the opening keynote of the conference.
Todd Cochrane, of Bluburry, organized the People’s Choice Podcast Awards. He said that 3,285 sites were nominated this year, and 82,914 ballots were cast with 1.1 million votes for favorite podcasts in over a dozen categories.
Among the winners of the People’s Choice Podcast Awards were Fausto Fernos and Marc Felion, above, of the Feast of Fools podcast. If there were an award for best-dressed podcasters, they would have won, hands down. They accepted their award for Best GLBT podcast sporting retro smoking jackets (Fausto’s in a brilliant blue) with matching ruffle shirts.
Podcasting Father Roderick, below, was two-time winner this year for his Catholic Insider program (Best Mobile Podcast), and Daily Breakfast podcast (Religion/Inspiration). He was cheered by a large contingent of Catholic podcasters.
Roderick joked in his acceptance speech that the Roman Catholic church is seen by many as being inflexible and “immobile.” Because of this, he was very amused and glad to be winner of the Best Mobile Podcast award.
Dawn and Drew, above, won best Mature podcast for the second year in a row. Don’t think they qualify as mature? Let them know at their call-in line, 206-666-FUCK.
The full list of award winners is available at PodcastAwards.com.