UPDATED: Thank you for listening. Now, you can find complete results here: BEST OF DAYTON 2018 WINNERS
The votes have been tallied, and winners in one of the biggest people’s choice contests Dayton has EVER seen will be announced today, Jan. 6, 2019.
Winners from the top categories in Dayton.com’s Best of Dayton 2018 will be revealed during a special live radio broadcast from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. this evening on AM 1290 and News 95.7 WHIO.
Dayton.com’s Amelia Robinson and WHIO’s Todd Hollst will host the call-in show “Best of Dayton, Reveal!”
Just before the broadcast begins, a complete list of winners will be emailed to subscribers to Dayton.com’s “What to Know” newsletter.
Michelle Fong, Dayton.com’s editor and manager, said a record number of more than 544,000 votes were cast and more than 93,000 nominations were received in 131 categories, including best hamburger, best bar bathroom, best dive bar, best local celebrity, best outdoor music venue, best drag queen, best square-cut pizza and more.
“We are so thrilled with the level of community involvement in nominating favorites and casting votes,” Fong said. “This contest is about celebrating everything that’s great about Dayton. We hope everyone sees some of their favorites in the winners list or discovers a new future favorite. What a way to end 2018 and kick off 2019!”
Listen live beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday at WHIO.com.
You also can watch a Facebook Live of Sunday’s Reveal broadcast live on Dayton.com’s Facebook page.
Here is a look back at how the contest worked:
Readers nominated their favorite businesses, professionals, service providers, food and places during November.
Those people, places and things that earned the most nominations from the community made up the final ballot.
The public voted for their favorites throughout December.