The 538 Morning Show won the Golden RadioRing on Thursday evening. Tim Klijn, one of the creators of the winning program, also won the prize for the best presenter. The awards were presented at the De Vorstin music venue in Hilversum.
Radio 538’s morning show has only existed in its current form for over six months. The show was previously presented by Wietze de Jager and Klaas van der Eerden, but they decided to stop after last summer.
Klijn, Niels van Baarlen and Rick Romijn then came over from Radio Veronica to take over the time slot. Florentien van der Meulen is the team’s newsreader. Van Baarlen and Romijn already won the RadioRing in 2018 as part of Edwin Evers’ team Evers Gets Up. That was also the last time that a Radio 538 program was nominated for this award.
This year, Wilfred Genee, Domien Verschuuren and Klijn were the biggest contenders. The presenters were all nominated in the categories of best program and best presenter. They make respectively The Friday Move (BNR Nieuwsradio), De Q afternoon show (Qmusic) and The 538 Morning Show (Radio 538).
Bram Krikke and Tim op het Broek also had a chance in the best presenter category. Jan-Willem Start Up! (NPO Radio 2/BNNVARA) and KINKSTART (KINK) completed the list of nominees for the best program. Won last year Summer time from Radio 10 the Golden RadioRing. Presenter Rob van Someren also won in the best presenter category.
Through the Eyes of the King is the best podcast
In the best podcast category, the prize went to Through the eyes of the King. Geuze & Gorgels, Moordcast, Homicide in Pantelic Podcast were the other contenders.
The Marconi Award for Up-and-coming Talent went to Jan van Poppel (NPO Klassiek). SLAM! received the award for best channel. It was previously announced that this year’s Marconi Oeuvre Award went to Ghislaine Plag.
The Golden RadioRing was awarded for the eighteenth time this year. Since last year, no distinction is made between the best male and female presenters. This led to criticism from Qmusic DJ Marieke Elsinga, among others.
This year, a group of female radio makers created their own prize, as a counterpart to the RadioRing. FunX DJ Vonneke Bonneke won that award earlier on Thursday.
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