PPI Radio Awards 2015: Cream of Irish radio talent celebrated at prestigious gala event
The top talents of Irish radio were honoured at the 2015 PPI Radio Awards this evening.
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