Tonight, at a much anticipated awards ceremony in the Lyrath Estate Hotel Kilkenny, the 2022 winners of the IMRO Radio Awards were announced. The first in-person awards since 2019, the room was electric with the radio industry from all over the island meeting once again! The ceremony was presented by Radio and TV broadcaster Dermot Whelan to a packed room with many of Ireland’s well-known radio presenters, producers, programme staff and radio station heads.
The big three Awards of the evening – Stations of The Year – were won by:
Full-Service Station of the Year : Today FM
Music Station of the Year : Cork’s Red FM
Local Station of the Year : WLR FM
This year’s three Hall of Fame Inductees – Rachael English (RTÉ Radio 1), Keith Finnegan (Galway Bay FM) and Albert Fitzgerald RIP (Midlands 103) were also celebrated, having had their plaques presented in September at IMRO offices.
Speaking at the event, IMRO Radio Awards Committee Chair Chris Doyle said, “ The atmosphere tonight was amazing with the industry celebrating together for the first time in many years. Well done to everyone across Ireland for another year of high-quality radio broadcasting across Ireland and congratulations to all the winners recognised tonight”
Eleanor McEvoy, IMRO Chairperson, said , “On behalf of IMRO, I would like to give my heartfelt congratulations to the winners of this year’s IMRO Radio Awards. We all witnessed over the course of the last 3 years just how much we relied on radio to keep us informed, connected, and entertained during very challenging times. The winners of these awards have been chosen because of their excellence in broadcasting, and I would like to say a profound thanks to them for their service to radio in Ireland.”
Celene Craig, BAI Chief Executive commented : “It is wonderful to see the return of the in-person Awards night and the BAI would like to congratulate all the nominees this evening. Recognising and celebrating the creativity and skill of those working across the radio sector is important. Each year the IMRO Awards serve to illustrate the breadth of talent in the industry, and the range of categories reflects the diversity of quality programming on offer for listeners across the country. The BAI is delighted to continue its support and extends its congratulations to all involved.”
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