WYCE Jammie Awards

 

  • History

    WYCE 88.1 FM is proud to present West Michigan’s premier music awards show, the Jammie Awards, for the 23rd year. WYCE has also partnered with Michigan Music Alliance to present the second annual Ovation Awards, a music community changemaker recognition.

    Founded in 1999, the Jammie Awards is a music event celebrating the talented array of musicians here in Michigan. The event is intended to highlight our diverse, high quality music community, strengthening the relationship between artists and listeners in West Michigan. 

    West Michigan’s largest collaborative musical event will take place on Friday, February 24th at The Intersection in Grand Rapids. Performances from over 20 local artists are the highlight of the evening, many being first-time Jammie performers including Myron Elkins, Elijah Russ, Cal In Red, Nathan Walton and the Remedy, Cole Hanson, La Furia Del Ritmo, and supergroup Moss Manor.

    In addition to the Jammie Music Awards, WYCE is excited to partner with Michigan Music Alliance to present the second annual Ovation Awards. In the spirit of “collaboration over competition” the Ovations are awards that focus on what matters most: the community the music scene has built and the individuals who contribute to creating that community.

    Entry to the all-ages event is a suggested donation of $5, which supports the independent radio station’s mission of “building community through media”. WYCE has also partnered with Feeding America West Michigan to raise support for relieving hunger and increasing food security in West Michigan. Canned donations will be accepted at the door. In 2019, over 200 pounds of food were collected at the Jammie Awards. Several area nonprofits will also be on site to connect with the community and spread awareness for their causes.

    Save the date for Jammies XXIII: Friday, February 24th!

  • Jammies XXIII Award Nominations and Voting

     

    The public will vote in 2 Listener Choice categories: 2022 Artist of The Year and 2022 Album of The Year

    Ballots available here!

    A panel of music industry representatives will vote for Critic's Choice in those categories as well. All nominated albums were submitted between 11/30/21-11/30/22 and finalists were shortlisted based on overall total spin counts from WYCE radio airplay and programmer ratings in 2022.

    With over 200 Michigan entries submitted, refining the list of nominations has proven difficult while maintaining a level playing field for radio broadcast.

    WYCE is proud to support local and regional music through a variety of ways including general WYCE radio airplay, performance opportunities on GRLIVE!, and local music features on Local Spins, which airs every Friday at 11AM on WYCE, 88.1 FM.

    Thank you to all of the artists who make up the wonderfully talented music community in West Michigan! To submit music for consideration in 2023, visit Submit Music (grcmc.org)