Van Kooten is seen as the founder of the hitradio and the horizontal radioprogrammering in our country where programs daily at a fixed time to hear his (Joost should not eat).
“He controlled the radiomaken like no other. Always full of energy, bravado, passion and with a perfect timing,” said the jury. “He was the ultimate example for the later generations discjockeys. They practised all the dj-box from within the standard Van Kooten, perhaps, unconsciously in the Netherlands has dropped.”
Previously won, among others, Edwin Evers and Tineke de Nooij Marconi Oeuvre Award.