RTÉ Radio lead the way in New York Festival Finalists

The finalists for the annual New York Festival Awards in radio have been announced and once again, RTÉ are topping the list for Ireland.

28 of the 44 Irish nominations are for programmes broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 while five went out on RTÉ lyric fm. Today FM also have five finalists while the rest are made up of 98FM (2 – both for The Naked Breakfast), Radio Kerry (2), Independent producers (2) and Newstalk (1).

The New York Festivals World’s Best Radio Programs awards gala event will take place on Monday 22nd June at Manhattan Penthouse on New York’s Fifth Avenue, with Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies being given out in each category, as well as the Grand Trophy for Broadcaster of the Year and the United Nations Department of Public Information awards.

The Irish list of finalists is, as follows:

CATEGORY TITLE ENTRANT
Best Coverage Of Ongoing News Story Bombs, Balls and Beyoncé RTÉ Radio 1
Best Coverage Of Ongoing News Story Languishing in Lebanon, Syrian refugees wait for war to end Today FM
Best Director A Family of Memories by Thomas Kilroy, directed by Patrick Mason RTÉ Radio 1
Best Director An Irish Summer with Michael Harding RTÉ Radio 1
Best Editing Pulse Music /
Ceol Cuisle by Dylan Tighe & Sean Mac Erlaine
RTÉ Radio 1
Best Innovation Park Bench RTÉ Radio 1
Best Innovative Show The Naked Breakfast Dublin’s 98FM
Best Interview The Book Show (Clive James at Home) The Book Show /
RTÉ Radio 1
Best Investigative Reporting Palm Oil Republic RTÉ Radio 1
Best Investigative Reporting Direct Provision? Brian O’Connell /
RTÉ Radio 1
Best Music Special Vocal Chords: In Conversation with Peter Gabriel Athena Media /
RTÉ lyric fm
Best Music Special Music Passport: A Journey Through Genocide RTÉ Radio 1
Best Music Special Whelan’s at 25 RTÉ Radio 1
Best Performance by an Actor Lambo by Hugh Travers, starring Michael Ford Fitzgerald RTÉ Radio 1
Best Performance by an Actress Charolais by Noni Stapleton RTÉ Radio 1
Best Regularly Scheduled Drama Program The Quiet Land by Malachy McKenna RTÉ Radio 1
Best Regularly Scheduled Music Program Weekend on One: Leonard Cohen at 80 RTÉ Radio 1
Best Sound Zoo Diaries Independent Radio Producer
Best Special Event The Naked Breakfast Dublin’s 98FM
Best Special Event A Murray Christmas Album RTÉ Radio 1
Best Sports Special Meeting the Managers Today FM
Best Talk/Interview Special Remembering Tony Today FM
Best Writing William Melville: The Queen’s Detective Daithi McMahon and Fred O’Connor /
Radio Kerry
Best Writing Toronto and the State of Grace by Kevin Barry RTÉ Radio 1
Culture & The Arts Professor Heaney RTÉ Radio 1
Culture & The Arts The Book Show (Walking and Writing) The Book Show /
RTÉ Radio 1
Health The Booze Chronicles Dermot Whelan /
Today FM
History “They Had No Choice – The Irish Horse At War” Grey Heron Media /
RTÉ Radio 1
History From Tipperary to Salonika : Ireland and the Music of the Great War RTÉ lyric fm
History Whelans at 25 RTÉ Radio 1
History Clouds in Harry’s Coffee RTÉ Radio 1
History The Irish woman who shot Mussolini RTÉ Radio 1
Human Relations The Silent Wounded Audrey Galvin /
Radio Kerry
Human Relations A Solemn Undertaking RTÉ Radio 1
Magazine Format The Common Thread RTÉ Radio 1
National Or International Affairs Walking the Line RTÉ Radio 1
Profiles/Community Portraits Limerick 2014: As It Lives & Breathes Grey Heron Media /
RTÉ lyric fm
Profiles/Community Portraits Splendor: Portrait of a Building RTÉ lyric fm
Profiles/Community Portraits Con Carey and the Twelve Apostles RTÉ Radio 1
Religious Programs Musica Arcana : The Secret Life of Allegri’s Miserere RTÉ lyric fm
Social Issues Modern Family Today FM
Sports & Recreation Never Ignored: Ollie’s Reds Eoin Brennan /
Newstalk
Sports & Recreation Never Knocked Down RTÉ Radio 1
Travel & Tourism The Seventh Summit RTÉ Radio 1

 

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