The shortlist for PPI Radio Awards 2014

Here’s the long list – and it is long – for those who are on this year’s shortlisted PPI Radio Awards.

The PPI Radio Awards received the highest number ever of entries in their fourteen year history   – 635!  Awards are made in all areas of radio programming, for radio personalities and for production across all areas of radio including Music, News, Sport, Speech, Entertainment and Comedy!

For the first time, entries were received from all radio stations broadcasting in the Republic of Ireland and from most stations broadcasting in Northern Ireland.

The Gala Awards night takes place at the Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny on Friday October 3rd, sponsored by PPI and BAI when the winners will be announced.

The 81 judges have spent 7 weeks reviewing entries, and now they have spoken…the 2014 short list is as follows:

Category A1 General Music Programme

Dermot & Dave 98FM
iRadio’s iGo Home iRadio
The Gerry Kelly Show BBC Radio Ulster
The Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene RTÉ 2FM
Tony Fenton Show Today FM
Zoo Crew Spin South West

Category A2 Specialist Music Programme

ALT- SKRATCH – The Community Games Spin South West
An Taobh Tuathail RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta
Fusion on Red – Dance Show Cork’s New Red FM
The Paul McLoone Show Today FM
The Global Village Radio Kerry

Category A3 Breakfast Programme

FM104’s Strawberry Alarm Clok with Nobby and Jim-Jim FM104
Fully Charged with Ryan and Tracey Spin 103.8
Morning Glory on Radio Nova Radio Nova
The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show Today FM
The KC Show on Cork’s Red FM Cork’s New Red FM

Category A4 Music Special/Music Event

Celebrating Seamus Heaney RTÉ Radio 1
Music City Day BBC Radio Ulster
Take me to Church: Other Voices RTÉ Radio 1
The Lyric Concert – The Music of Shaun Davey in Celebration of St. Patrick’s Day RTÉ lyric fm
Transmission: Beastie Boys “Shake your Rump” deconstructed TXFM 105.2

Category A5 New Irish Music/Musical Talent Programme

Across the Line BBC Radio Ulster
ALT – The Jam Spin South West
Clare’s got talent clare fm
Hear and Now presents the The Producers Cathal Funge for TXFM 105.2
Nova  – New music Dublin 2014 RTÉ lyric fm

Category B1 News Story

Brewing up a Storm – clare fm News clare fm
Darwin – Evolution of a storm Live95FM News Limerick’s Live 95fm
Killarney Explosion – Radio Kerry News Radio Kerry
On the Runs – Radio Ulster Current Affairs BBC Radio Ulster
The trauma of forced adoption – Brian O’Connell for Today with Sean O’Rourke RTÉ Radio 1

Category B2 News Bulletin

98fm News 98FM
clare fm News Bulletin clare fm
FM104 News FM104
Newstalk News Newstalk 106-108fm
The Story Spin 103.8

Category B3 News Programme

Death of Nelson Mandela -Morning Ireland RTÉ Radio 1
FYI Galway Galway Bay FM
News at One – Justice in Crisis RTÉ Radio 1
National Lunchtime News – Today FM News Today FM
Newstalk lunchtime with Jonathan Healy Newstalk 106-108fm

Category B4 Current Affairs Programme

Deise AM WLR FM
Morning Focus clare fm
Newstalk Breakfast Newstalk 106-108fm
Talking Point – Fatal Foetal Abnormality Newstalk 106-108fm
The Nolan Show BBC Radio Ulster

Category B5 Sports Story

Ballymurphy to Bangkok – The MLR Story KCLR96fm
In Search of Sam  – Sunday Sport RTÉ Radio 1
London’s GAA calling Today FM
Mick Cook – The end of the road LMFM
The State of Irish Boxing – Is Paddy going PRO? – Sunday Sport RTÉ Radio 1

Category B6 Sports Programme

Looking Back Galway Bay FM
Off the Ball Newstalk 106-108fm
Premier League Live Today FM
Sunday Sport RTÉ Radio 1
Terrace Talk Radio Kerry

Category C1 Documentary

Call of the Dark – Michael Harding RTÉ Radio 1
Documentary on Newstalk – Futureproof – Northern Lights Newstalk 106-108fm
Documentary on Newstalk –  Zikomo Zambia Newstalk 106-108fm
Far from a Thundering Disgrace – The Paddy Donegan Story LMFM
The Garda who limped RTÉ Radio 1
Turas – Learning Irish in East Belfast Judy-Meg Ní Chinnéide for Newstalk 106-108fm

Category C2 Music Documentary

Fumbling for the light  – The Songs of Brendan Graham RTÉ Radio 1
Hear and Now Presents Label of Love Cathal Funge for TXFM 105.2
Michael Jackson’s Irish Driver RTÉ Radio 1
Pirate Port Newstalk 106-108fm
Whiskey in the Jar   – The Eric Bell Story RTÉ Radio 1

Category C3 Short Feature

Answer This Radio Kerry
The Fine Art of Foley – The Business Old Yard Productions for RTÉ Radio 1
Henry’s Baby – The Moncrieff Show Newstalk 106-108FM
The Irish Love Affair with Tea – Countrywide RTÉ Radio 1
On this day  – Drivetime with Mary Wilson RTÉ Radio 1
Spotlight on dating Beat102-103

Category C4 Magazine Programme

Mooney RTÉ Radio 1
Sunday with Miriam RTÉ Radio 1
The Late Lunch LMFM
The Moncrieff Show Newstalk 106-108fm
The Ray D’Arcy Show Today FM

Category C5 Drama

Broken Promise Land by Mirjana Rendulic  – Drama on One RTÉ Radio 1
Cradle Beat102-103
Lambo by Hugh Travers – Drama on One RTÉ Radio 1
Meat and Blue WKD Midlands 103
Number 2s BBC Radio Ulster

Category C6 Specialist Speech Programme

Futureproof – Northern Lights Special Newstalk 106-108fm
The History Show RTÉ Radio 1
Two nights in the woods JJ O’Shea for Radio Kerry
Wexford’s Wild Heritage – Great Saltee -Wexford’s treasure island South East Radio
 What’s it all about? – Life, Death and Beyond RTÉ Radio 1

Category C7 Craoltóireacht le Gailge

Beezie Bean an Locha  – Ursuline College with Ocean FM Ocean FM
Blas BBC Radio Ulster
Mar Dhea ar WLR FM WLR FM
Pop Raidió Spin 103.8
Pop Raidió Spin South West
Splanc Newstalk 106-108fm

Category C8 Interactive Speech Programme

Dublin Talks with Adrian and Jeremy 98FM
Liveline – The Brutal Murder of our son Gavin RTÉ Radio 1
Talkback – The Whistleblower BBC Radio Ulster
The Shaun Doherty Show – Donegal Passport lost in South America Highland Radio
The Spin- Just another Junkie? Spin 103.8

Category D1 Community/ Social Action

Cork’s 96fm Radiothon 2014 Cork’s 96FM
Growing up Trans in Ireland – Drivetime with Mary Wilson RTÉ Radio 1
Shave or Dye 2014 Today FM
Red FM Shandon Appeal – The Neil Prendeville Show Cork’s New Red FM
Morning Mix “Dee Day” Heart Attack awareness campaign South East Radio

Category D2 On-Air Competition

Date my Dad on Radio Nova Radio Nova
Dublin Talks Selfie – Dublin Talks with Adrian and Jeremy 98FM
iPaddy Spin 103.8
Live 95FM’s Runaway Bride Limerick’s Live 95FM
The Drop Spin 103.8

Category D3 Station Imaging

98FM
Cork’s New Red FM
FM104
Spin 103.8
Spin South West

Category D4 Entertainment Inserts

Cooper & Oonagh in the morning : The funny bits iRadio
Dermot &Dave 98fm
FM104’s Strawberry Alarm Clock with Jim-Jim and Nobby FM104
Gift Grub – The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show Today FM
The Ray Foley Show 98FM

Category D5 Innovation

Cloud Computing and the election tallies Ocean fm
Henry’s baby – The Moncrieff Show Newstalk 106-108fm
RTÉ’s Big music week train RTÉ Radio 1
Science week on Beat Beat102-103
The Drop Spin 103.8

Category E1 Music Presenter of the Year

Ray Foley 98FM
Joe Harrington Dublin’s Sunshine
Jim-Jim Nugent FM104
Dave Moore 98FM
Dermot Whelan 98FM

Category E2  Radio DJ

Louise Duffy Today FM
Tony Fenton Today FM
Martin Guilfoyle Beat 102-103
Steve K Spin 103.8
Darren Regan Spin South West

Category E3 Specialist Music Broadcaster of the Year

Darren Rice Beat 102-103
Donald Helme RTÉ lyric fm
JJ O’Shea Radio Kerry
Ralph McLean BBC Radio Ulster
Sandy Harsch RTÉ Radio 1

Category E4 News Broadcaster of the Year

Chris Donoghue Newstalk 106-108FM
Jonathan Healy Newstalk 106-108FM
Enda McClafferty BBC Radio Foyle
Seamus McKee BBC Radio Ulster
Colm Ó Mongáin RTÉ Radio 1

Category E5 News Reporter of the Year

Philip Boucher-Hayes RTÉ Radio 1
Eric Clarke Limerick’s Live 95FM
Justin McCarthy RTÉ Radio 1
Shona Murray Newstalk 106-108fm
Brian O’Connell RTÉ Radio 1

Category E6 Sports Broadcaster of the Year

Weeshie Fogarty Radio Kerry
Ger Gilroy Newstalk 106-108fm
Oisin Langan Newstalk 106-108fm
Joe Molloy Newstalk 106-108fm
Syl O’Connor clare fm

Category E7 Speech Broadcaster of the Year

John Cooke clare fm
Matt Cooper Today FM
Alan Corcoran South East Radio
Ray D’ Arcy Today FM
Stephen Nolan BBC Radio Ulster

Category E8 Newcomer Award

Nicky Byrne RTÉ 2FM
Lorcan Clancy RTÉ Radio 1
Peter Dunne LMFM
Marcus Hunter-Neill BBC Radio Ulster
Cormac Moore iRadio

Station of the Year Award winners are announced on the night for:

Local Station of the Year.
Music Station of the Year
Full Service Station of the Year

Good luck everyone!



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