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RadioContraband is a Spokane, Washington-based radio promotion company founded by Steven Walker, Jacob Bunton and Beatrix Danko. It is a privately held corporation. It also operates the sister company Alternative Contraband.

Radio Contraband
Radio Contraband Logo.jpg
Founded2010 (2010)
FounderSteven Walker, Jacob Bunton, Beatrix Danko
Defunct2017 (2017)
Country of originU.S.
LocationSpokane, Washington

RadioContraband is a micro social media company that is format specific to the Active rock community. The company's website features industry and artist profiles, music news, radio charts, and new music.

Due to a conflict within the partnership, RadioContraband was dissolved in August of 2017.[citation needed]


The company operates the annual RadioContraband Rock Radio Convention as well as the Rock Radio Awards.[1] The convention first took place in September 2012[2] at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas with artist showcases taking place at The House Of Blues[3] and more recently at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino with artist showcases taking place at the music venue, Vinyl, and Hard Rock Live on the Las Vegas Strip. The convention features industry panels,[4] artist showcases, and the rock radio awards.[5] Past winners of the RadioContraband Rock Radio Awards include the Foo Fighters, Five Finger Death Punch, Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica, Disturbed, Pop Evil for their song "Trenches", WMMR/Philadelphia, WJJO/Madison, WZOR/Appleton, WRIF/Detroit, WOZZ/Wausau,WI, Mark Abramson/Roadrunner Records and Jackie Kajzer/Eleven Seven Records. 2014 winners include The Pretty Reckless, Nothing More and KEYJ/Abilene. 2015 winners include Muse, Bring Me The Horizon, SiriusXM/Octane, KTHQ/Spokane, Roxy Myzal/Harddrive Ryan Castle/KISW, Heather Luke/Warner Brothers Records and Lou Brutus/Harddrive.

RadioContraband alumni includes The Offspring, David Draiman from Disturbed, Sixx:A.M. Black Veil Brides, Trivum, Hoobastank, Royal Bliss, Thousand Foot Crutch, Killswitch Engage, Incubus and Alter Bridge.

Sixx:A.M. debuted their 2016 hit, Rise, at the RadioContraband Rock Radio Convention at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (Las Vegas).


  1. ^ "Latest Radio News, Talk Shows, Sports, Hosts, Personalities -". All Access. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Radio Contraband Announces First Annual Rock Convention". Rock Music Report. Retrieved 2016-05-10.
  3. ^ "Radio Contraband Presents Trapt, Royal Bliss, And Trivium at House of Blues Las Vegas on Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:00 PM PDT — Live Nation". Live Nation. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Latest Radio News, Talk Shows, Sports, Hosts, Personalities -". All Access. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Rock Radio Legend Lou Brutus Voted 2013 Best DJ in America". Music News Nashville. Retrieved 9 June 2015.

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