The CRAOL Achievement Awards 2015 – which honour excellence in Irish community radio – are to be awarded this Friday 5th June, and the shortlist has been announced.
28 Entries from 17 different Community Radio stations have been shortlisted in four categories for the ceremony which takes place at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire.
The Ceremony will form part of a gala dinner ahead of the annual Craol Féile which is being hosted over the weekend by Dublin South FM.
Entry to the CRAOL Achievement Awards is open to all full and 100-day licenced community radio stations in the Republic of Ireland, with programmes being entered needing to have first been broadcast between 1st May 2014 & 30th April 2015.
A six person panel of judges has been reviewing a record number of entries to the awards. Those entries which have reached the standard of “Highly commended” are shortlisted below.
Category 1: Commissioned Programming
- Dublin South Fm: Meet The Ambassadors Of Change
- Raidio Corca Baiscinn: Maritime Stories
- UCC 98.3Fm: ‘Cúirt an Mheán Oíche’ , The Midnight Court
- Athlone Community Radio: Athlone Calling
- Community Radio Youghal: This Is Our School Too
- Raidio Na Life: Teanga Gan Ceol, Teanga Gan Anam
Category 2: Special Programming (Non-commissioned, once-off)
- Wired FM: OB from the 6th Limerick Film Festival
- Erris Fm: Young Kelly
- Community Radio Castlebar: The Christmas Truce
- Raidio Corca Baiscinn: Naomh Eoin GAA – Loop Head Peninsula 40th Aniversary
- Near Fm: A Woman, A Dog & A Walnut Tree
- Community Radio Youghal: The Legend of John McCormack
- UCC 98.3 Fm: 24Hr Radiothon
- Claremorris Community Radio: A Tribute To Gordon
- Tipperary Mid West Community Radio-800th Anniversary of Hospital, Co. Limerick
- Phoenix Fm: St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2015
- Liffey Sound: Nepal
Category 3: Speech Programme (Regularly Scheduled)
- Westport Community Radio: Community Call
- Tramore Community Radio: Homegrown
- Athlone Community Radio: For Arts Sake
- Raidio Corca Baiscinn: Feirme Cainte
- Flirt Fm: flirt.fm Newsfeed
- Wired Fm: Many Angles
- Limerick City Community Radio: Wild Geese
- Community Radio Castlebar: Community Forum
Category 4: Music Programme (Regularly Scheduled)
- Wired Fm: An Seo Ceol Gaelgach
- Community Radio Castlebar: Classics & More
- Claremorris Community Radio: Mayo Grammy
A small number of these shortlisted entries who have judged to have further reached an exceptional standard will receive a CRAOL Achievement Award 2015. The other entries on the shortlist will receive a certificate of commendation.