BBC Radio Ulster wins four PPI Awards
Ireland’s equivalent of the Radio Academy Awards included Northern Ireland stations for the first time this year, and saw BBC Radio Ulster pick up four Golds.
Stephen Nolan took home two awards, with The Nolan Show winning Current Affairs Programme and Stephen getting the Speech Broadcaster of the Year award.
In addition, Ralph McLean got the Specialist Music Broadcaster of the Year award, and Seamus McKee won the News Broadcaster of the Year title.
Singer Nicky Byrne, who now presents a daily show on nationwide 2FM scooped the Newcomer of the Year Award and Today FM picked up main Station of the Year prize.
The PPI Radio Awards attracted over 600 entries and were handed out at a closed ceremony in Kilkenny on Friday night.
Speaking at the Awards, Sean Murtagh Chair of the PPI Radio Awards committee said “Following six master classes in four cities, 635 entries, 81 judges listening to more than 16,000 minutes of audio in 25 judging sessions across four days, now it’s 620 of radio’s finest gathered in Lyrath to find out who is going to bring home Irish radio’s most sought-after accolade.”
For the full list of winners and photos/blog from the event, see these posts on our sister site, RadioToday.ie.