25 Gold Awards for Learning Waves members at IMRO Radio Awards 2019

Learning Waves members scooped a total of 25 Gold Awards at the IMRO Radio Awards which were held on Friday 4th October 2019 in Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny.  This included our members winning all three station of year categories.  Newstalk won the overall Full Station of the Year, while 98FM took the Music Station of the Year award and the Local Station of the Year went to WLR FM who have just celebrated 30 years of broadcasting in the South East.  Gold awards were also picked up by Today FM, Spin 103.8, Corks 96FM, Radio Kerry, FM104, Red FM and LMFM.

The Outstanding Achievement Award went to Choose Radio Chairperson, Gabrielle Cummins for her role in bringing the group together to have one industry voice when promoting the power of radio advertising to agencies and brands.

The four 2019 Hall of Fame inductees, Paul Byrne, Sean Moncrieff, Ronan Collins and Seamus McKee were presented with their awards on the night.

Congratulations to all the winners on the night and for full details of the winners in all categories see the list below.

General Music Programme


Gold » The Big Ride Home with Dara Quilty » 98FM
Silver » Dermot & Dave » Today FM
Bronze » The Saturday Soundtrack with Peter Devlin » Radio Nova


Specialist Music Programme

Gold » The Paul McLoone Show » Today FM
Silver » Céilí House » RTÉ Radio 1
Bronze » The Tom Dunne Show » Newstalk Breakfast

Breakfast Programme

Gold » Fully Charged with Graham & Nathan » Spin 1038
Silver » The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show » Today FM
Bronze » Beat Breakfast » Beat 102-103

Music Special/Music Event

Gold » Astral weeks at 50 » BBC Radio Ulster
Silver » Proms in the Park » BBC Radio Ulster
Bronze » Marty in the Morning: Beatles White Album at 50 » RTÉ Lyric FM

Irish Music Programme

Gold » The Long Road » RTE 2XM
Silver » Composer Lab on blue of the night » RTÉ Lyric FM
Bronze » Folk Awards » RTÉ Radio 1

News Story/News Event

Gold » BBC Radio Foyle – Lyra McKee » BBC Radio Foyle
Silver » When mistakes cost lives » Radio Kerry
Bronze » The Grand Hotel » East Coast FM

News Programme – Full Service

Gold » Bloody Sunday: The decisions live » BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle
Silver » Evening Extra » BBC Radio Foyle/BBC Radio Ulster
Bronze » This week: Brexit’s Meaningful Vote » RTE Radio 1

News Programme – Local/Regional

Gold » The Breakfast Show » BBC Radio Foyle
Silver » Downtown Radio & Cool FM News Teams » Downtown Radio & Cool FM
Bronze » Extended News Bulletin » Corks 96FM


Current Affairs – Full Service

Gold » The Hard Shoulder » Newstalk
Silver » Saturday with Cormac – The Meaning and Value of Irishness » RTÉ Radio 1
Bronze » The Pat Kenny Show » Newstalk

Current Affairs – Local/Regional

Gold » Dublin Talks » 98FM
Silver » The Mark Patterson Show » BBC Radio Foyle
Bronze » Midlands Today with Will Faulkner » Midlands 103

Sports Story

Gold » From Russia with Love – The FIFA World Cup » Today FM
Silver » Declan Rice – A tragedy of three acts » Newstalk
Bronze » Painkillers in Irish Sport » Newstalk

Sports Programme – Full Service

Gold » From Russia with Love – The FIFA World Cup » Today FM
Silver » Declan Rice – A tragedy of three acts » Newstalk
Bronze » Painkillers in Irish Sport » Newstalk

Sports Programme – Local/Regional

Gold » The Score » Cork’s 96FM
Silver » Carlow Rising » KCLR
Bronze » Now thats What I call Sport » 98FM

Documentary

Gold » Documentary on One: In Shame, Love, In Shame » RTÉ Radio 1
Silver » The Rescue » Clare FM
Bronze » So Much More than Baby Blues » Beat 102-103

Music Documentary

Gold » Documentary on One: Ireland’s first Superstar » RTÉ Radio 1
Silver » Documentary on one in association with RTÉ Arts and Culture: The summer of Astral weeks » RTÉ Radio 1
Bronze » Documentary on One: Johnny Cash’s Lost Tour of Ireland » RTÉ Radio

Short Feature

Gold » Cluas Chiarraî » Radio Kerry
Silver » Every Road has a cross to bear » LMFM
Bronze » Finding your tingle – The Francie Boylan Show » OceanFM

Magazine Programme

Gold » The John Toal Show » BBC Radio Ulster
Silver » Plan B with Sarina Bellissimo » Spin 1038
Bronze » Moncrieff » Newstalk

Drama

Gold » Searching for Daddly Dee » Newstalk
Silver » RTÉ Drama on One: Northern Lights by Stephen Jones » RTÉ Radio 1
Bronze » RTÉ Drama on One: James’s Story by David Zane Mairowitz » RTÉ Radio 1

Specialist Speech Programme

Gold » The Blame Game » BBC Radio Ulster
Silver » Six Dads » RTÉ Radio 1
Bronze » Future Proof ‘Chances’ » Newstalk

Craoltoireacht le Gaeilge

Gold » Fear, Bean no Idir Eatarthu » RTÉ Raidio na Gaeltachta
Silver » Go Domhain San Fharraige » RTÉ Raidio na Gaeltachta
Bronze » Tracy Clifford » 2FM

Interactive Speech Programme

Gold » Lunchtime Live » Newstalk
Silver » The Neil Prendeville Show – A mansion on the hill » Cork’s Red FM
Bronze » Phoneshow » FM104

Community/Social Action

Gold » Dublin Life » FM104
Silver » Wish Week » Classic Hits
Bronze » Giving for Living Radiothon » Corks 96FM

On-Air Competition/Promotion

Gold » The Can-A-Da Challenge » Cork’s Red FM
Silver » Beat the Bomb » Spin 1038
Bronze » Gotta get it Wrong » Spin 1038

Station Imaging

Gold » FM104
Silver » 98FM
Bronze » Newstalk

Entertainment Inserts

Gold » Strawberry Alarm Clock » FM104
Silver » Gift Grub on the Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show » Today FM
Bronze » Rise & Smile » Galway Bay FM

Digital and Social Innovation

Gold » Gift Grub 2.0 » Today FM
Silver » Are you Watching on the Radio » Ocean FM
Bronze » Cluas Chiarraí » Radio Kerry

Music Presenter of the Year

Gold » Dara Quilty » 98FM
Silver » Dermot Whelan » Today FM
Bronze » Ray Foley » Cork’s Red FM

Radio DJ of the Year

Gold » Izzy Bartak-Healey » Cork’s Red FM
Silver » David Hammond » Beat 102-103
Bronze » Sharon Lynskey » iRadio

Specialist Music Broadcaster

Gold » Tom Dunne » Newstalk
Silver » Ralf McLean » BBC Radio Ulster
Bronze » Kieran McGuinness » Radio Nova

News Broadcaster of the Year

Gold » Karen Patterson » BBC Radio Ulster
Silver » Andrew Lowth » Spin 1038
Bronze » Elaine McGee » BBC Radio Foyle

News Reporter of the Year

Gold » Declan Harvey » BBC Radio Ulster
Silver » Frank Greaney » Newstalk
Bronze » Henry McKean » Newstalk

Sports Broadcaster of the Year – Full Service

Gold » Nathan Murphy » Newstalk
Silver » Marie treasa Ni Cheallaigh » Newstalk
Bronze » Darren Frehill » RTE Radio 1

Sports Broadcaster of the Year – Local

Gold » Eric White » BBC Radio Foyle
Silver » Tim Moynihan » Radio Kerry
Bronze » Debbie Ridgard » Beat 102-103

Speech Broadcaster of the Year – Full Service

Gold » Ivan Yates » Newstalk
Silver » Sean O’Rourke » RTÉ Radio 1
Bronze » Sean Moncrieff » Newstalk

Speech Broadcaster of the Year – Local/Regional

Gold » Mark Patterson » BBC Radio Foyle
Silver » Neil Prendeville » Cork’s RedFM
Bronze » Niall Delaney » Ocean FM

Newcomer of the Year

Gold » Sinead Brassil » LMFM
Silver » Declan Wilson » GoQradio
Bronze » Kayte O’Malley » Spin South West

Radio Moment of the Year

Gold » Gerry Ryan Show 2FM 40 Special » RTÉ 2FM
Silver » The Neil Prendeville Show – ‘A bubble of brilliant -ness’ » Cork’s RedFM
Bronze » Maria Bailey Interview » RTÉ Radio 1

Local Station of the Year

Gold » WLR FM
Silver » Clare FM
Bronze » Ocean FM

Music Station of the Year

Gold » 98FM
Silver » Spin 1038
Bronze » Corks Red FM

Full Service Station of the Year

Gold » Newstalk
Silver » RTÉ Radio 1
Bronze » BBC Radio Ulster

Outstanding Achievement

Gabrielle Cummins – Choose Radio

 

Source : radiotoday.ie, imroradioawards.ie



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