Radio Riel Nominated for “Favorite SL Radio Station” Award

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by Elrik Merlin on Monday, 21 November, 2011

We’re pleased to announce that Radio Riel has been nominated in the ‘Favorite SL Radio Station’ category of the 2011 Avi Choice Awards.

Radio Riel, an Internet radio station founded and based in the virtual world of Second Life, has received a nomination in the “Favorite SL Radio Station” category for the 2011 Avi Choice Awards, the annual awards recognizing talent in Second Life, as determined by the votes of SL residents. Voting is active now at and ends on December 5th at 12pm SLT. All awards will be presented at the Avi Choice Awards show on December 10.

Radio Riel was founded in Second Life on June 1, 2007 in the Independent State of Caledon with the goal of providing a “soundtrack” of Classical, Period and English Folk music to the Neo‐Victorian and Steampunk communities in Second Life. The station has since grown to offer six separate audio streams, each with its own style and genre of music. Around half its listeners are residents of Second Life, with a continuously‐growing additional population of listeners tuning in over the Internet.

Radio Riel’s Main Stream features a different genre each day, chosen from Classical, Popular and Folk music — from Early Music to around 1950. Radio Riel New Toulouse presents the music of New Orleans, primarily from the first half of the 20th Century. Radio Riel Steampunk is one of the few Steampunk radio stations in the world, and plays Steampunk, Goth, Darkwave, Dark Cabaret and more, while Radio Riel Dieselpunk features Jazz and Pop music from the 1930s and 1940s. Radio Riel Reverie includes Early Music, New Age, Downtempo Electronica and more. Finally Radio Riel Volksmusik plays folk music from Central, Northern and Eastern Europe.

Radio Riel also features scheduled programming such as live music shows with commentary (World Music at Madhu’s, Jazz by the Canal, Breakfast in Babbage, Audite Nova, Sekai no Discoteque); audio dramas (Riel Radio Theatre, the ZBS Radio Hour, the Radio Riel Players Present); and the literary podcast Off the Shelf.

For more information, please contact Gabrielle Riel in Second Life or by email at:


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