Industry gets ready for PPI Radio Awards

It’s almost time to celebrate the best of Irish Radio with the annual PPI Radio Awards, taking place at Lyrath House Hotel this evening.

Hunreds of industry professionals from around the country are gathering in Kilkenny, ready for the Champagne reception at 6:45pm.

For those going, the night includes doors open at 6:45pm, dinner at 7:45 and the awards kicking off at 9:30pm. The after party is expected to start at 11pm.

Keep a close eye on @RadioTodayIE and for details of the winners as they are announced.

As a reminder, here’s the shortlist, and good luck everyone!

A: Music Programming Awards

1: General Music Programme

Dermot & Dave  »  98FM

iGo Home with Fergal D’Arcy  »  iRadio

Rick in the Afternoon  »  RTE2fm

The Afternoon Show  »  Radio Kerry

The Zoo Crew with Ed and Sheena  »  Spin South West


2: Specialist Music Programme

98FM’s Hotmix with the Man Ezeke  »  98FM

The Global Village  »  Radio Kerry

The Mix-up with Colm O’Sullivan  »  Today FM

The Paul McLoone Show  »  Today FM

The West Wind  »  Clare fm


3: Breakfast Programme

Breakfast with Hector 7th November 2012  »  RTÉ 2fm

FM104’s Strawberry Alarm Clock  »  FM104

iWake up with Dave & Oonagh  »  iRadio

Red Rooster with Seamus, Gemma + Jason  »  RedFM

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show  »  TodayFM


4: Music Special

Chat & Tunes with Christy Moore  »  Today FM

Dublin’s Q102’s  »  Dublin’s Q102

Hitting Home  »  RTÉ Radio 1

One Big Weekend live outside Broadcast  »  BBC Radio Foyle

Paddy at the Proms  »  Ocean fm


5: New Irish Music/Musical Talent Programming

FM104’s Open Mic  »  FM104

Icon – Songwriter Special  »  Phantom 105.2

Nova  »  RTÉ lyric fm

Scéal na Hip Hop Éireannach  »  Spin South West

The Alternative with Dan Hegarty  »  RTÉ 2fm


B: News and Sports Programming Awards

1: News Story

Hero  »  Radio Kerry

Newstalk News – Prom Night  »  Newstalk 106-108fm

Talk Talk a Year on  »  WLR FM

BBC News NI – The Flags Protest  »  BBC Radio Ulster

Today with Pat Kenny – We live in a toilet  »  RTÉ Radio 1


2: News Bulletin

Clare fm News Bulletin  »  Clare fm

Newstalk News  »  Newstalk 106-108fm

Shannonside fm News  »  Shannonside

The Story  »  Spin 103.8

98FM News  »  98FM


3: News Programme

FYI Galway  »  Galway Bay FM

Midwest Radio News  »  Midwest Radio

Newstalk Breakfast – Boston Bombings  »  Newstalk 106-108fm

News at One  »  RTÉ Radio 1

The Snow  »  BBC Radio Ulster


4: Current Affairs Programme

Kerry Today  »  Radio Kerry

Marcella’s Story  »  BBC Radio Ulster

Morning Focus  »  Clare fm

South East Radio’s No phone, No Facebook Friday  »  South East Radio

The Nolan Show  »  BBC Radio Ulster


5: Sports Story

Jimmy’s Winnin’ Matches  »  Ocean fm

Olympics 2012  »  RTÉ Radio 1

St. Brigid’s Story  »  Shannonside

Superhuman Paralympics  »  RTÉ Radio 1

Women’s Rugby  »  RTÉ 2fm


6: Sports Programme

Last Word Sport  »  Today FM

Now that’s what I call Sport  »  98FM

Off the Ball  »  Newstalk 106-108fm

Premier League  »  Today FM

Sunday Sport. Ist time winners  »  RTÉ Radio 1


C: Speech Programming Awards

1: Documentary

A Knock on the Door  »  RTÉ Radio 1

Doc on One – “Take no more”  »  Grey Heron Media for RTÉ Radio 1

Finding the body that fits  »  Spin 103.8

Re:Generation  »  Spin South West

The Lyric Feature  »  RTÉ lyric fm

The Sinking of the Plassey  »  Limerick’s Live 95fm


2: Short Feature

Fairytales of the Kingdom  »  Radio Kerry

Under the cover with Henry McKean  »  Newstalk 106-108fm

Mag  »  RTÉ Radio 1

Pure Culture  »  BBC Radio Foyle

The Listening Project  »  BBC Radio Ulster


3: Magazine Programme

Lazy Afternoon  »  Ocean fm

Moncrieff  »  Newstalk 106-108fm

Mooney  »  RTÉ Radio 1

Savage Sunday  »  Today FM

The John Murray Show  »  RTÉ Radio 1


4: Drama

Beat’s Alternative Nativity  »  Beat 102-103

End of the Line  »  Radio Kerry

Maybe the Night  »  RTÉ Radio 1

Mary Motorhead  »  Ocean fm

Drama on One – Short Biography of Denis O’Rourke by Paul Meade  »  RTÉ Radio 1


5: Specialist Speech Programme

Discovery Lab  »  RTÉ Digital

Eamon Lowe’s Ho Ho Ho  »  Today FM

Paddy at the Proms  »  Ocean fm

Pure Culture  »  BBC Radio Foyle

The Heart that doesn’t Beat  »  Newstalk 106-108fm


6: Craoltóireacht le Gaeilge

Blas  »  BBC Radio Ulster

Caint Ciarraí  »  Radio Kerry

Hit 30 na hEireann  »  Spin 103.8

Scrudú Béil  »  RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta

Splanc  »  Newstalk 106-108fm

UFOnna i Mainistir na Buille  »  Ocean fm


7: Interactive Speech Programme

Cork Today  »  Cork’s 96fm

Liveline – Savita – Women who walked in her shoes and survived  »  RTÉ Radio 1

The Spin  »  Spin 103.8

The Tom Dunne Show  »  Newstalk 106-108fm

Tubridy  »  RTÉ 2fm


D: General Awards

1: Community/Social Action

A Murray Christmas  »  RTÉ Radio 1

Christmas Toy Appeal  »  South East Radio

Colm Hayes’ Cycle  »  RTÉ 2fm

Its alright not to be alright  »  Ocean fm

Powering Kindness  »  Newstalk 106-108fm

Shave or Dye  »  Today FM


2: On-Air Competition/Promotion

iPaddy  »  Spin 103.8

One Direction to Miami  »  FM104

South East Quiz  »  South East Radio

LMFM’s Wash Your Dirty Linen in Public  »  LMFM

Win Your Wedding  »  Beat 102-103


3: Station Imaging

Cork’s 96fm



Today FM

Spin 103.8


4: Entertainment Inserts

Fairytales of the Kingdom  »  Radio Kerry

FM104’s Strawberry Alarm Clock  »  FM104

Gift Grub  »  Today FM

iWake up Entertainment inserts  »  iRadio

Say stuff that suits the music  »  98FM


5: Multi-Platform

FM104’s Dub Hub  »  FM104

FM104 Phone Show  »  FM104

Fungi Day on Radio Kerry  »  Radio Kerry

The KC Show  »  Today FM

Your Spin  »  Spin 103.8


E: People Awards

1: Music Broadcaster of the Year

Dave Moore  »  98FM

Dermot Whelan  »  98FM

Jim Jim Nugent  »  FM104

KC  »  Today FM

Ray Foley  »  98FM


2: Radio DJ

Liam Coburn  »  Q102

Eoghain Fitz  »  Spin South West

Steve K  »  Spin 103.8

Becki Miller  »  Spin 103.8

Teresanne O’Reilly  »  Beat 102-103


3: Specialist Music Broadcaster of the Year

Stephen Keogh  »  Kfm

Walter Love  »  BBC Radio Ulster

Ralph McLean  »  BBC Radio Ulster

Paul McLoone  »  Today FM

Colm O’Sullivan  »  Today FM


4: News Broadcaster of the Year

Sarah Brett  »  BBC Radio Foyle

Ian Byrne  »  Spin 103.8

Jonathan Healy  »  Newstalk 106-108fm

Colm Ó’Mongáin  »  RTÉ Radio 1

Sean O’Rourke  »  RTÉ Radio 1


5: News Reporter of the Year

Eric Clarke  »  Limerick’s Live 95fm

Cian McCormack  »  RTÉ Radio 1

Alison Nulty  »  Radio Kerry

Brian O’Connell  »  RTÉ Radio 1

Clara Walshe  »  Midlands 103


6: Sports Broadcaster of the Year

Séan Bán Breathnach  »  RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta

Ger Gilroy  »  Newstalk 106-108fm

Oisín Langan  »  Newstalk 106-108fm

Nathan Murphy  »  Today FM

Damien O’Meara  »  RTÉ 2fm


7: Speech Broadcaster of the year

Niall Boylan  »  Classic Hits 4FM

Matt Cooper  »  Today FM

Alan Corcoran  »  South East Radio

Will Faulkner  »  Midlands 103

Stephen Nolan  »  BBC Radio Ulster

Vincent Woods  »  RTÉ Radio 1


8: Newcomer Award

Kelly-Anne Byrne  »  Phantom 105.2

Claire Collins  »  Radio Kerry

Dave Cronin  »  Beat 102-103

Louise Denvir  »  RTÉ Radio 1

Paula McSweeney  »  TodayFM

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