As 2006 careens towards the finish-line, we're pleased as punch to announce CBC Radio 3's first annual Bucky Awards! Yes, we're getting into the awards business. Nothing major, Pete Doherty won't be snorting lines off of Grant Lawrence's ass - well, not this year anyway, but we'll see how things go. Baby steps, right?

While not exactly a state secret, the nominee selection process is difficult to explain. Radio 3 staffers have worked tirelessly to come up with a list of finalists. But here's the catch, the Buckys can't do it without you, the fans of great Canadian independent music, doing your part to help separate the wheat from the chaff.

You have until December 15th to exercise your franchise, and vote. You can vote in as many, or few categories as you please.

Winners will be announced during the awards show hosted by the aforementioned Grant Lawrence, and airing on Christmas Day @ 6:00 PM ET / 3:00 PM PT.

posted by John Paolozzi on Dec 01, 2006