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What is a #BennettKnowsRadio Award?

A #BennettKnowsRadio Award is an award of recognition from #BennettKnowsRadio to recognize achievement in the Rhode Island creative culture, music and arts. The first #BennettKnowsRadio ceremony was held in December 2014 and took place at the University of Rhode Island’s WRIU and featured a dozen interviews/performances from Rhode Island artist. Since then, the tradition of recognizing Rhode Island artists and their work over the year has followed. This year’s presentation ceremony features a livestream announcing the winners, performances from prominent artists and a year in music.

Entry Process, Nomination Process and Final Vote

All artists, projects, songs and correlating pieces featured on BennettKnows and/or #BennettKnowsRadio from November 10th, 2015 through November 6th, 2016 are entered into appropriate categories. The resulting list of eligible entries are then circulated to 10 Voting members, each of whom vote entries in each category. After nominees are decided, they will be posted onto for a week of open voting. The winners of each category will be announced during the livestream.

Leading Winners

With two #BennettKnowsRadio Awards each, Jon Hope, Olivia King, Manny X, Code Green, Fast Paper and Verzatyl have the most #BennettKnowsRadio Awards. With 6 nominations over the last two years, Jon Hope leads in nominations.


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