ANN ARBOR, Michigan (Reuters) – Noted music podcast “Broadcasting From Home” was today awarded the prestigious “Sus4 Award For Podcast Excellence”. Awarded each year by noted technologist and writer Lawrence Lazare, the award is given to those podcasts that “manage to be brilliantly witty, musically profound as well as being entertaining – all at the same time.” Lazare made the announcement from the basement of his Ann Arbor publishing headquarters.
“I am both humbled and excited by this and I’m pretty sure I can find a way to monetize it”, said podcast producer and host Scrappy McGowan. “I knew this Lazare guy had money and power, but I didn’t know he knew (Italian avant-garde musician) Vinicio Capossela from a hole in the wall. That’s pretty cool that he actually listens to and appreciates the podcast. I thought that the only ones listening were old hippy friends of mine.”
The “Sus4 Award” does not include a financial prize, but it does mention the podcast in a press release as well as allowing the the producers to refer to their podcast as being “award-winning”. A graphical “Sus4 Award Winner” web-based button is being considered for 2011.
More information on the winning podcast can be found at the Broadcasting From Home website.