I have the approved slate in my hands and will be announcing the 220 shows that made the slate at 4pm Pacific on PodcastAwards.com
This years review was exceptionally daunting as a number of the reviewers were not able to complete the task and we had to solicit alternates to do the reviews at the last moment.
The review process is lengthy and can take as long as 3–5 hours per category. Having overviewed the slate, I am impressed with the diversity of shows that have made it.
There were some shows that disregard the rules and had their listeners submit there podcast in each of the 22 categories. We also had shows that received a fair number of nominations yet failed to have RSS feeds on their sites or a number of the other factors we look at in the review process which in a number of cases which caused a show not to make the slate where they would have if they would simply invest some time in their websites.
I will be providing a full analysis as I do every year at a later date. But for now make sure that you tune in tomorrow to see if your show made the final slate when we announce it at 4pm Pacific.