Sunday 11 December 2016

PPI Radio Awards 2015: Cream of Irish radio talent celebrated at prestigious gala event

Published 09/10/2015 | 23:47

Ian Dempsey, Paula Mac Sweeney
Ian Dempsey, Paula Mac Sweeney
Daniella Moyles and Dara Quilty
Colm Hanley, MCD Blathnaid Treacy, RTE2, and Stephen Byrne, RTE 2FM
Dave Redmond, Allan Corcoran, Liam Dwyer, Jim Kealy, Eamonn Buttler, Michael Sinnot, South East Radio
Rick O Shea, 2FM, Fergal Darcy, Today FM.
Paul McLoone, Today FM and Tara Farrell, RTE
Mairead Ronan, Juilette Gash, Today FM
Pamela & Gavin Blake, Today FM
Pamela & Gavin Blake, Today FM
Laura Allen, Universal Music Ireland, Priscilla Kotey, Warner Music.
Jim McCabe, Helena O'Toole, Niamh Maher, Niall Boylan, 4FM

The top talents of Irish radio were honoured at the 2015 PPI Radio Awards this evening.

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The awards, which are regarded as the Oscars of the radio industry in Ireland, were presented by comedian Barry Murphy at a gala event at The Radisson Blu Galway tonight.

Radio stations and presenters across the board - and country - were recognised for their contribution to music, news, sports and entertainment.

Taking home the Award for Full Service Station of the Year for 2015 was RTÉ Radio 1, Music Station of the Year was won by FM104 and Local Station of the Year was won by BBC Radio Foyle.

Notable honours are Joe Molloy for Sports Broadcaster of the Year (Newstalk), Richard Crowley for News Broadcaster of the Year (RTE), and Dara Quilty for Music Presenter of the Year (98fm)

Music Station of the Year went to FM104 while Ian Dempsey's Breakfast Show picks up two awards -  Entertainment Inserts (for Gift Grub) and Breakfast Programme.

Much loved comic presenters Dermot & Dave came away General Music Programme for Today FM too.

Jordan Moates from Northern Ireland's Downtown Radio News scooped News Reporter of the Year and Spin's Steve was named best Radio DJ.

Chair of the PPI Radio Awards committee, Sean Murtagh, said at the event “As we turn 15, I think we can safely say that the PPIs have become the Irish radio industry accolade which everyone strives to achieve.

"Because of the unique way in which the PPIs are judged – with judges drawn from the radio industry at home and abroad – winning a PPI award, or even just making the shortlist, is a stamp of approval from your peers to say that you are making outstanding radio.”

Full list of winners:

RTÉ Radio 1 win Full Service Station of the Year

FM104 win Music Station of the Year

BBC Radio Foyle wins Local Station of the Year

Luke O'Faolain wins Newcomer Award

Jordan Moates wins News Reporter of the Year

Steve K wins Radio DJ

Damien O'Reilly wins Speech Broadcaster of the Year

Stephen McCauley wins Specialist Music Broadcaster of the Year

Joe Molloy wins Sports Broadcaster of the Year

Richard Crowley wins News Broadcaster of the Year

Dara Quilty wins Music Presenter of the Year

The Blame Game wins Comedy Programme

Left Behind wins Drama

ALT wins Music Special/Music Event

Gift Grub - The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show wins Entertainment Inserts

The Niall Boylan Show wins Interactive Speech Programme

The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show wins Breakfast Programme

Dermot & Dave win General Music Programme

From Dancehall Days to Boogie Nights wins Music Documentary

98FM News wins News Bulletin

The Drop wins On- Air Competition/Promotion

To Catch a Paedophile - The Neil Prendeville Show wins News Story

Galway Bay FM Radiothon - Making a Difference wins Community/Social Action

Cork Today wins Current Affairs Programme

FM104 wins Station Imaging

Phoenix from the Ashes -The Rise and Restoration of St. Mel's Cathedral, Longford wins Specialist Speech Programme

The Feed wins Innovation

Muidne agus na Manannaigh wins Craoltóireacht le Gaeilge

Goodbye King Henry wins Sports Story

Documentary on One: Con Carey and the Twelve Apostles wins Documentary

Futureproof - The Four Elements: Water wins Short Feature

This week wins News Programme

The John Toal Show wins Magazine Programme

American Country Show with Stephen Keogh  Wins Specialist Music Programme

Sports Programme goes to Off the Ball

New Irish Music/Musical Talent goes to The Listening Post - Blood Harmonies

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