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Student Radio Network Awards announce finalists!

Story Published Tuesday 23 November 2021

With the Student Radio Network Awards making a return this year, the excitement continues with the shortlist announced ahead of the online broadcasted event! Join the celebration at 7 pm December 11th via 95bFM, Radio Control, Radio Active, RDU, or Radio One.

Ten albums are in contention for Favourite Album brought to you by APRA AMCOS NZ.

  • Guardian Singles - Guardian Singles
  • Grecco Romank - Red Tower
  • Bathysphere - Heaven is Other People
  • Bad Taste - Bad Taste
  • Adelaide Cara - How Does This Sound?
  • Wurld Series - What's Growing
  • Nahbo - Ruptured
  • Milk - III
  • Mara TK - Bad Meditations
  • Kane Strang - Happy to Perform

The ten tracks in contention for the Favourite Single brought to you by Independent Music New Zealand are:

  • Ebb – Alloy
  • Fable - Karakia
  • Kédu Carlö - Mating Call
  • Milk - CRIT +
  • Night Lunch - House Full of Shit
  • QUALMS - FRANK GRIMES
  • Shannengoergiapeterson - Home Again 4
  • Skymning x Totems - On My Job
  • The Nudge Vs. Troy Kingi - He Ōrite
  • Van Staden & Böhm - Spirit Level


The ten EP / Mixtapes in contention for the Favourite EP / Mixtape brought to you by Recorded Music New Zealand are:

  • Brown Boy Magik - Trans Pacific Time
  • Ebb & Texture - CXT004
  • fruit juice parade - the more you question, the further you get from the answer
  • Kōtiro - High Def Multinational
  • Len Blake - Honey Blood
  • Night Lunch - Table for Two
  • NO COMPLY - WELCOME TO BAD
  • Phoebe Rings - Phoebe Rings
  • Van Staden & Böhm - Hardcore
  • Womb - Holding A Flame

The ten acts in contention for the Favourite Solo Act brought to you by Southern Comfort are:

  • Amamelia
  • CHAII
  • Dawn Diver
  • Leao
  • Milk
  • PollyHill
  • Reb Fountain
  • Ryan Fisherman
  • Thomas Isbister
  • Vanessa Worm


The ten groups in contention for the Favourite Group brought to you by Roundhead Studios are:

  • Avantdale Bowling Club
  • Beacon Bloom
  • Carb on Carb
  • Dale Kerrigan
  • DARTZ
  • Dick Move
  • Guardian Singles
  • Imugi
  • Van Staden & Bohm
  • Virtual Shadow Ensemble


Throughout the evening, the following awards will be presented:

● Outstanding Contribution to 95bFM brought to you by Progear
● 95bFM's Favourite Song of 2021 brought to you by Auckland UNESCO City of Music
● Outstanding Contribution to Radio Control brought to you by MUSA (Massey University Students’ Association)
● Radio Control's Favourite Song of 2021 brought to you by MUSA (Massey University Students’ Association)
● Outstanding Contribution to Radio Active brought to you by Parrotdog Bar
● Radio Active's Favourite Song of 2021 brought to you by Hills Hats
● Outstanding Contribution to RDU
● RDU Favourite Song of 2021 brought you MAINZ
● Outstanding Contribution to Radio One 91FM brought to you by OUSA (Otago University Students’ Association)
● Radio One 91FM's Favourite Song of 2021 brought to you by OUSA (Otago University Students’ Association)
● Favourite Single brought to you by Independent Music New Zealand
● Favourite EP / Mixtape brought to you by Recorded Music New Zealand
● Favourite Album brought to you by APRA AMCOS NZ
● Favourite Solo Act brought to you by Southern Comfort
● Favourite Group brought to you by Roundhead Studios
● People's Choice Award brought to you by Parrotdog
● 2021 SRN Top 10 brought to you by AudioCulture
● Outstanding Achievement Award brought to you by New Zealand Music Commission



The Student Radio Network acknowledge Māori as tangata whenua and Treaty of Waitangi partners in Aotearoa New Zealand.

All artists who have had a song playlisted by at least one of the stations that make up the Student Radio Network (95bFM, Radio Control, Radio Active, RDU, and Radio One 91FM) between November 1, 2020 - November 1, 2021 are eligible to receive an award, this includes People's Choice Award.

The Programme Directors from each station (95bFM, Radio Control, Radio Active, RDU, and Radio One 91FM) will create a shortlist for the following awards: Favourite Single / Favourite EP or Mixtape / Favourite Album / Favourite Solo Act / Favourite Group / People's Choice Award. The Programme Directors will then decide who wins each award.

The Station Manager from each station (95bFM, Radio Control, Radio Active, RDU, and Radio One 91FM) will choose who wins their Outstanding Contribution Award from their region.

The DJs from each station (95bFM, Radio Control, Radio Active, RDU, and Radio One 91FM), will be eligible to vote for their favourite song from their region. The song with the highest amount of votes will win.

The Student Radio Network will not tolerate prejudice and/or hateful comments such as racism, homophobia, sexism, misogyny, ableism or other forms of hate-speech, or contributions that could be interpreted as such.

Voting for the People’s Choice Award closes at midnight on December 9, 2021.