BBC Radio Foyle wins Station of the Year
Northern Ireland station BBC Radio Foyle has won the award for Radio Station of the Year at the Celtic Media Festival, a title is also won last year at the PPIs.
The Radio Ulster opt-out fought off stiff competition from national RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta and community station Raidió na Life 106.4FM (last year’s winner), plus Manx Radio and BBC Radio Cymru.
BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4, both shortlisted in the best Radio Documentary category, lost out to Feall Fuilteach – Scéal Mhaolra Seoighe, produced by BBC Radio Ulster.
Also, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta host Cormac Ó HEadhra has won the Radio Presenter/Personality. Cormac is the presenter of drivetime current affairs programme Cormac ag a Cúig. The programme came on air in September 2012 and in 2013 took home prizes for Programme of the Year, and Presenter of the Year, at the Oireachtas Media Awards.
The event, which is backed by the BBC, takes place at St Ives in Cornwall and saw over 100 productions from over 70 production companies and broadcasters nominated for awards across 20 categories.