Raidió na Life wins Station of the Year

Raidió na Life has been awarded Station of the Year at the annual Bronze Torc Awards for Excellence at the Celtic Media Festival.

raidionalifeThe station was up against BBC Radio Cymru, BBC Radio nan Gàidheal, BBC Radio Wales, Isles fm 103, Radyo an Gernewegva and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.

Raidió na Life is a community-of-interest radio station broadcasting in Dublin since 1993 which provides community-based Irish language radio service with an urban identity to the Irish-speaking community of Dublin and surrounding areas on a non-profit basis.

RTÉ Radio 1 also took home a gong for Documentary On One – Míne Bean Uí Chribín, My Granny winning Best Radio Documentary ahead of 11 other nominees.

In other awards, BAI and Newstalk’s joint production London 2012: Winning Women After The Games produced by Athena Media won Best Radio Sports, and Radió na Gaeltacht’s Eibhlín Ní Chonghaile won Radio Presenter/Personality.

Eibhlín hosts Iris Aniar, a two hour magazine programme each weekday morning which deals with west of Ireland issues.

The Bronze Torc Awards for Excellence are presented to the best and brightest productions from around the Celtic Nations and Regions. They aim to celebrate talent from across the Celtic media in Gaelic, Welsh, Irish, English, Manx, Cornish and Breton.

For the first time this year, Celtic Media Festival welcomed Podcasts to the Radio Awards.

The Celtic Media Festival is supported by broadcast, film, cultural and economic development organisations throughout the Celtic countries. The Festival is an annual three-day celebration of broadcasting, film talent and excellence from Scotland, Isle of Man, Ireland, Cornwall, Wales and Brittany.

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