ARCHIVES – 2014 PPI RADIO AWARDS

WINNERS - 2014

A: Music Programming Awards

1: General Music Programme


Gold: Dermot and Dave » 98FM
"Get back in the kitchen & get pregnant" - what a great line! It was zany and charming and had listener involvement. A Creative and innovative piece with unbelievable chemistry between the presenters.

Silver: Zoo Crew » Spin South West
Bronze: The Gerry Kelly Show » BBC Radio Ulster

2: Specialist Music Programme


Gold: ALT- SKRATCH - The Community Games » Spin South West
An engaging piece. Great insight into a niche music genre through sourcing great contributors. A great mix of voices. This is local radio with global appeal. It showed great energy and passion and exploded the anti-social myth of hip-hop.

Silver: The Paul McLoone Show » Today FM
Bronze: An Taobh Tuathail » RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta

3: Breakfast Programme


Gold: The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show » Today FM
Although a long time presenting, he's still at the top of his game.

Silver: The KC Show on Cork's Red FM » Cork's Red FM
Bronze: FM104's Strawberry Alarm Clock with Nobby and Jim-Jim » FM104

4: Music Special


Gold: Take me to Church: Other Voices » RTÉ Radio 1
A great texture and voices, the music was so strong it was the essence of the piece. They took the judges to Dingle and brought them into the church.

Silver: Music City Day » BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle
Bronze: The Lyric Concert - The music of Shaun Davey in Celebration of St. Patrick's Day » RTÉ lyric fm

5: New Irish Music/Musical Talent Programming


Gold: Hear and Now presents The Producers » Cathal Funge for TXFM 105.2
This really hit the spot. It was very informative and painted a picture. Really couldn't fault it. Strong contributors, very accessible and great insight. It was like a peek behind the scenes and made specialist music genre very accessible.

Silver: Across the Line » BBC Radio Ulster
Bronze: ALT - The Jam » Spin South West

B: News and Sports Programming Awards

1: News Story


Gold: The trauma of forced adoption - Brian O'Connell for Today with Sean O'Rourke » RTÉ Radio 1
Tough category to judge. Moving personal story really well told and sensitively handled. It had a high standard of reporting

Silver: On the Runs - Radio Ulster Current Affairs » BBC Radio Ulster
Bronze: Brewing up a Storm - clare fm News » clare fm

2: News Bulletin


Gold: 98FM News » 98FM
Excellent story selection with a Dublin focus.

Silver: Newstalk News » Newstalk 106-108fm
Bronze: clare fm News Bulletin » clare fm

3: News Programme


Gold: Death of Nelson Mandela -Morning Ireland » RTÉ Radio 1
Clear winner. Extremely tight deadline- delivered comprehensively. Worldwide event covered with Irish angle. Excellent contributors and on-site reporting for a live programme to respond in such a timely manner

Silver: National Lunchtime News - Today FM News » Today FM
Bronze: Newstalk lunchtime with Jonathan Healy » Newstalk 106-108fm

4: Current Affairs Programme


Gold: The Nolan Show » BBC Radio Ulster
Riveting, emotionally charged. Excellent performance by the presenter.

Silver: Deise AM » WLR FM
Bronze: Morning Focus » Clare fm

5: Sports Story


Gold: The State of Irish Boxing - Is Paddy going PRO? - Sunday Sport » RTÉ Radio 1
Great sound effects. Excellent insight into the state of Irish boxing. It addresses the topic comprehensively and was excellently researched.

Silver: London GAA's calling » Today FM
Bronze: Mick Cook - The end of the road » LMFM

6: Sports Programme


Gold: Terrace Talk » Radio Kerry
Regardless of the sport, interviews were excellent. The presenter's passion and love of sport connects with the listener

Silver: Off the Ball » Newstalk 106-108fm
Bronze: Premier League Live » Today FM

C: Speech Programming Awards

1: Documentary


Gold: Call of the Dark - Michael Harding » RTÉ Radio 1
This piece was gripping, intimate and used the medium brilliantly.

Silver: Documentary On One - The Garda who Limped » RTÉ Radio 1
Bronze: Turas - Learning Irish in East Belfast » Judy-Meg Ní Chinnéide for Newstalk 106-108fm

2: Music Documentary


Gold: Documentary on One - Michael Jackson's Irish Driver » RTÉ Radio 1
Brilliant narrative. Fantastic content. Excellent presentation, production and creativity. All the right people and stories.

Silver: Whiskey in the Jar - The Eric Bell Story » RTÉ Radio 1
Bronze: Hear and Now Presents Label of Love » Cathal Funge for TXFM 105.2

3: Short Feature


Gold: Henry's Baby - The Moncrieff Show » Newstalk 106-108fm
Really original and creative idea. Captured sense of terror and anticipation of pain. Genuine and captivating throughout. Very entertaining but lightly informing for male listeners.

Silver: The Fine Art of Foley - The Business » Old Yard Productions for RTÉ Radio 1
Bronze: The Irish Love Affair with Tea - Countrywide » RTÉ Radio 1

4: Magazine Programme


Gold: The Late Lunch » LMFM
Very entertaining. Handle on everyday life. A very engaged and knowledgeable presenter. It was a light touch

Silver: The Ray D'Arcy Show » Today FM
Bronze: The Moncrieff Show » Newstalk 106-108fm

5: Drama


Gold: Lambo by Hugh Travers - Drama on One » RTÉ Radio 1
Imaginative take on a familiar theme. Brilliantly written, produced and voiced. Outstandingly talented and hilarious recreation of a certain lamb butchering episode.

Silver: Meat and Blue WKD » Midlands 103
Bronze: Number 2s » BBC Radio Ulster

6: Specialist Speech Programme


Gold: Futureproof - Northern Lights Special » Newstalk 106-108fm
Shows what radio can do. Imaginative story telling that brings across the adventure. We felt as if we were in the sled behind the dogs.

Silver: What's it all about? - Life, Death and Beyond » RTÉ Radio 1
Bronze: Wexford's Wild Heritage - Great Saltee -Wexford's treasure island » South East Radio

7: Craoltóireacht le Gaeilge


Gold: Beezie Bean an Locha - Ursuline College with Ocean FM » Ocean FM
A creative piece that was head and shoulders above rest of entries. Well-produced and polished. It brought the stories of the area across, married with high production values.

Silver: Pop Raidió » Spin 103.8
Bronze: Splanc » Newstalk 106-108fm

C8: Interactive Speech Programme


Gold: Liveline - The Brutal Murder of our son Gavin » RTÉ Radio 1
Gripping from start to finish. The presentation skills were fantastic. It showed sympathetic treatment of an under-reported subject.

Silver: Dublin Talks with Adrian and Jeremy » 98FM
Bronze: The Spin- Just another Junkie? » Spin 103.8

D: General Awards

1: Community/ Social Action


Gold: Morning Mix "Dee Day" Heart Attack Awareness Campaign » South East Radio
They took a tragedy and turned it into a positive. They encouraged the listener to take health action. This is a concept which could reach everyone. Public name used publicly to great effect

Silver: Shave or Dye 2014 » Today FM
Bronze: Cork's 96fm Radiothon 2014 » Cork's 96fm

2: On-Air Competition/Promotion


Gold: iPaddy » Spin 103.8
Very well executed. It was subversive - poked fun at themselves. Cheeky and funny and had high production values

Silver: Dublin Talks Selfie - Dublin Talks with Adrian and Jeremy » 98FM
Bronze: The Drop » Spin 103.8

3: Station Imaging


Gold: FM104
Their authentic voices spoke to the man on the street. The on-air and off-air image of the brand was clearly delivered.

Silver: Cork's Red FM
Bronze: Spin South West

4: Entertainment Inserts


Gold: Gift Grub - The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show » Today FM
Its the gold standard in radio entertainment, no-one else can reach it. There are many imitations but no equals!

Silver: Dermot & Dave » 98FM
Bronze: The Ray Foley Show » 98FM

5: Innovation


Gold: Henry's Baby - The Moncrieff Show » Newstalk 106-108fm
Innovative concept & creative programme idea. It was entertaining and engaging and a multi-platform idea.

Silver: The Drop » Spin 103.8
Bronze: Cloud computing and the election tallies » Ocean FM

E: People Awards

1: Music Broadcaster of the Year


Gold: Dermot Whelan » 98FM
Dermot Whelan is a genius, creative and extremely funny.

Silver: Jim-Jim Nugent » FM104
Bronze: Ray Foley » 98FM

2: Radio DJ


Gold: Steve K » SPIN 103.8
Steve is fun and creative and just a bit mad!

Silver: Martin Guilfoyle » Beat 102-103
Bronze: Tony Fenton » Today FM

3: Specialist Music Broadcaster of the Year


Gold: Ralph McLean » BBC Radio Ulster
Interview of Pete Seger death very interesting. Wears his gravitas lightly. Great information without feeling you are being taught. Great accessibility Great guests.

Silver: JJ O'Shea » Radio kerry
Bronze: Darren Rice » Beat 102-103

4: News Broadcaster of the Year


Gold: Seamus McKee » BBC Radio Ulster
An excellent vocal delivery with a clear understanding of the subject matter. Determined and incisive questioning.

Silver: Colm Ó Mongáin » RTÉ Radio 1
Bronze: Enda McClafferty » BBC Radio Foley

5: News Reporter of the Year


Gold: Philip Boucher-Hayes » RTÉ Radio 1
An unbeatable standard of work. Beautiful dramatisation of a tragic story, handled with appropriate sensitivity. Impeccable presentation, highly creative and informed, balanced reporting throughout.

Silver: Shona Murray » Newstalk 106-108fm
Bronze: Brian O'Connell » RTÉ Radio 1

6: Sports Broadcaster of the Year


Gold: Joe Molloy » Newstalk 106-108fm
Good interviewer - he doesn't give up. Good OB. Got more from interviewees than they expected to give. He is comfortable with his audience.

Silver: Ger Gilroy » Newstalk 106-108fm
Bronze: Syl O'Connor » clare fm

7: Speech Broadcaster of the year


Gold: Stephen Nolan » BBC Radio Ulster
Great breath of items. Accutely consious of not exploiting his interviewees. Excellent interviewer.

Silver: John Cooke » clare fm
Bronze: Ray D' Arcy » Today FM

8: Newcomer Award


Gold: Nicky Byrne » RTÉ 2fm
Jumps out of the radio with enormous excitement and energy. He is everything that pop radio is about. Amazing addition to Irish Radio Scene.

Silver: Peter Dunne » LMFM
Bronze: Marcus Hunter-Neill » BBC Radio Ulster

F: Station Of The Year

1: Local Station Of The Year


Gold: Radio Kerry
» Radio Kerry

This entry had Strong local content, showed great story telling and good variety. “ You know what you are listening to! “

Silver: Ocean FM
» Ocean FM

Bronze: WLR FM
» WLR FM

2: Music Station Of The Year


Gold: FM104
» FM104

This entry was creative with original comedy . It showed great cross promotion between programmes with nice imaging and production.

Silver: Radio Nova
» Radio Nova

Bronze: 98 FM
» 98 FM

3: Full Service Station Of The Year


Gold: Today FM
» Today FM

This entry was informative and entertaining broadcasting. It had good community focus with great music!

Silver: Newstalk 106-108fm
» Newstalk 106-108fm

Bronze: BBC Radio Ulster
» BBC Radio Ulster

SHORTLIST - 2014

A: Music Programming Awards

1: General Music Programme

iRadio's iGo Home  » iRadio

The Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene  » RTÉ 2fm

Tony Fenton Show  » Today FM


2: Specialist Music Programme

Fusion on Red - Dance Show  » Cork's New Red FM

The Global Village  » Radio Kerry


3: Breakfast Programme

Fully Charged with Ryan and Tracy  » Spin 103.8

Morning Glory on Radio Nova  » Radio Nova


4: Music Special/Music Event

Celebrating Seamus Heaney  » RTÉ Radio 1

Transmission: Beastie Boys "Shake your Rump" deconstructed  » TXFM 105.2


5: New Irish Music/Musical Talent Programme

Clare's got talent  » clare fm

Nova - New Music Dublin 2014  » RTÉ lyric fm


B: News and Sports Programming Awards

1: News Story

Darwin - Evolution of a storm Live95FM News  » Limerick's Live 95FM

Killarney Explosion - Radio Kerry News  » Radio Kerry


2: News Bulletin

FM104 News  » FM104

The Story  » Spin 103.8


3: News Programme

FYI Galway  » Galway Bay fm

News at One - Justice in Crisis  » RTÉ Radio 1


4: Current Affairs Programme

Newstalk Breakfast  » Newstalk 106-108fm

Talking Point - Fatal Foetal Abnormality  » Newstalk 106-108fm


5: Sports Story

Ballymurphy to Bangkok - The MLR Story  » KCLR96fm

In Search of Sam - Sunday Sport  » RTÉ Radio 1


6: Sports Programme

Looking Back  » Galway Bay fm

Sunday Sport  » RTÉ Radio 1


C: Speech Programming Awards

1: Documentary

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


2: Music Documentary

Fumbling for the light - The songs of Brendan Graham  » RTÉ Radio 1

Pirate Port  » Newstalk 106-108fm


3: Short Feature

Answer Me This  » Radio Kerry

On this day - Drivetime with Mary Wilson  » RTÉ Radio 1

Spotlight on dating  » Beat102-103


4: Magazine Programme

Mooney  » RTÉ Radio 1

Sunday with Miriam  » RTÉ Radio 1


5: Drama

Broken Promise Land by Mirjana Rendulic - Drama on One  » RTÉ Radio 1

Cradle  » Beat102-103


6: Specialist Speech Programme

The History Show  » RTÉ Radio 1

Two nights in the woods  » JJ O'Shea for Radio Kerry


7: Craoltóireacht le Gaeilge

Blas  » BBC Radio Ulster

Mar Dhea ar WLR FM  » WLR FM

Pop Raidió  » Spin South West


8: Interactive Speech Programme

Talkback - The Whistleblower  » BBC Radio Ulster

The Shaun Doherty Show - Donegal Passport lost in South America  » Highland Radio


9: Comedy Programme


D: General Awards

1: Community/Social Action

Growing up Trans in Ireland - Drivetime with Mary Wilson  » RTÉ Radio 1

Red FM Shandon Appeal  » Cork's New Red FM


2: On-Air Competition/Promotion

Date my Dad on Radio Nova  » Radio Nova

Live 95 FM's Runaway Bride  » Limerick's Live 95FM


3: Station Imaging

98FM  » 98FM

Spin 103.8  » Spin 103.8


4: Entertainment Inserts

Cooper & Oonagh in the morning : The funny bits  » iRadio

FM104's Strawberry Alarm Clock with Jim-Jim and Nobby  » FM104


5: Innovation

RTÉ's Big music week train  » RTÉ Radio 1

Science week on Beat  » Beat102-103


E: People Awards

1: Music Presenter of the Year

Joe Harrington  » Dublin's Sunshine

Dave Moore  » 98FM


2: Radio DJ

Louise Duffy  » Today FM

Darren Regan  » Spin South West


3: Specialist Music Broadcaster of the Year

Donald Helme  » RTÉ lyric fm

Sandy Harsch  » RTÉ Radio 1


4: News Broadcaster of the Year

Chris Donoghue  » Newstalk 106-108fm

Jonathan Healy  » Newstalk 106-108fm


5: News Reporter of the Year

Eric Clarke  » Limerick's Live 95FM

Justin McCarthy  » RTÉ Radio 1


6: Sports Broadcaster of the Year

Weeshie Fogarty  » Radio Kerry

Oisin Langan  » Newstalk 106-108fm


7: Speech Broadcaster of the year

Matt Cooper  » Today FM

Alan Corcoran  » South East Radio


8: Newcomer Award

Lorcan Clancy  » RTÉ Radio 1

Cormac Moore  » iRadio


9: Best Live Sound- Music


Hall Of Fame

The admirable inductees this year are

Paul Claffey » Midwest Radio

Tony Fenton » Today FM

Aine Lawlor » RTÉ Radio 1

Walter Love » BBC Radio Ulster

F: Station Of The Year

1: Local Station Of The Year


Winners will be announced on the night.

2: Music Station Of The Year


Winners will be announced on the night.

3: Full Service Station Of The Year


Winners will be announced on the night.

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