Thursday 12 December 2019

Tony's thrilled to join the radio hall of fame

The 2014 Hall of Fame inductees are pictured here, from left, Aine Lawlor, RTE Radio , Walter Love, BBC Radio Ulster, Paul Claffey, Mid West Radio, and Tony Fenton Today FM. Picture credit: Iain White
The 2014 Hall of Fame inductees are pictured here, from left, Aine Lawlor, RTE Radio , Walter Love, BBC Radio Ulster, Paul Claffey, Mid West Radio, and Tony Fenton Today FM. Picture credit: Iain White

Michael Staines

FOUR of the most respected names in Irish broadcasting have joined the PPI Radio Awards Hall of Fame.

Today FM presenter Tony Fenton and RTE Radio One journalist Aine Lawlor were recognised for their contributions.

They were honoured alongside Midwest Radio's Paul Claffey, who secured the first licence for a local station outside Dublin 25 years ago, and BBC Radio Ulster's Walter Love.

Mr Fenton, who hopes to return to the airwaves in November following cancer treatment, said the award was a "huge thrill".

"I wish my parents were alive to see this," he said.

"I never expected the phone call, it was out of the blue. That day I was actually feeling a little low so it really made my day. I am chuffed."

Ms Lawlor said: "You don't expect this kind of thing, especially when you are a bread-and-butter reporter."

Irish Independent

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