The shortlist for the 2013 Love Radio Awards have been announced and iRadio leads the way with 13 nominations.
Cork’s 96FM and Classic Hits 4fm have both been shortlisted for seven awards each, whilst Galway Bay FM and Midwest Radio get six and Midlands 103 is up for five.
Other stations to get multiple nominations include Beat 102-103, Sunshine 106.8, Radio Nova, Live 95FM and WLR FM. RTE is shortlisted for three.
Altogether UTV Media Solutions has 10 nominations.
Leigh Doyle, Group Programme Director, iRadio told RadioToday: “It goes without saying that iRadio is delighted to receive so many nominations this year. It’s testament to the hard work and dedication by the great in house team. We’ve been working hard to offer innovative and unique solutions to direct clients and agencies and it’s really paying off. The team has been focused on delivering truly integrated multiplatform ideas along with creative bespoke advertising campaigns with a clear goal to achieving results.
“The Love Radio Awards is a great acknowledgement of the creative talent and flare of the industry in Ireland today”
Des Doris, Love Radio Awards organiser told RadioToday: “We were delighted with a bumper crop of entries for 2013, further cementing the Love Radio Awards as a highlight of the radio and advertising calendars.
“The quality of the entries on the shortlist speaks for themselves and what is very encouraging is the strong showing from radio, and particularly local radio, station entries.”
Sales Director at Beat 102-103, Liam Dunne, which got six nominations, said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Beat 102-103. We all work extremely hard to put the client and our audience first so when we’re devising advertising campaigns, we’re conscious of what the needs are of our client and how we can translate that on air so it will be of interest to our loyal 149,000 weekly listeners.”