Thanks to the voters and members of Radio Contraband for naming Lou Brutus as the Best Nationally Syndicated DJ in America at the Rock Radio Awards in Las Vegas NV.

It was the fifth year for the awards, held this year at Club Vinyl inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, and the fourth year for the Best Nationally Syndicated DJ category. LB has won the award every time it’s been given out. He is now a Grand Champion and is no longer eligible to win the honor.

Chris and Matt Brooks of Like A Storm announced the category and brought Lou, who was also hosting the awards this year, to the stage. He thanked many of the DJs who inspired him including Scott Muni, Harry Harrison, Ron Lundy, Carol Miller, and Vin Scelsa. Lou was also sure to mention Darla the Wonder Dog.

The show opened with Brutus backed by the members of Shallow Side singing an LB original written just for the night “This Ain’t the Grammys (We Don’t Have to Kiss Pop Music’s Ass Tonight.)” Rachel Lorin also performed during the show.

If you missed the web broadcast you can see it here.


For the fourth straight year, Lou has been nominated as “Best Nationally Syndicated DJ” in the prestigious Rock Radio Awards from Radio Contraband. Media and music industry members can vote here.

Brutus said, “It is my great honor to again be nominated as ‘Best Nationally Syndicated DJ of the Year’ in the RadioContraband Rock Radio Awards. As the nomination coincides with the twentieth anniversary of my show, it would be marvelous to win. Also, the other nominees all talk shit about you behind your back. No, really! Don’t reward the bastards for it!”

The awards will be given away during Rock Radio Convention 2017 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. LB will return as host of the event. Find out more about the shindig here.