Winners announced at Irish radio awards event
Five radio stations in Northern Ireland picked up awards at the All-Ireland radio awards, the IMROs, last Friday.
BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Radio Foyle, Q Radio and Cool FM/Downtown were recognised in various categories.
Broadcaster Stephen Nolan won Best Interactive Speech Programme whilst John Toal got the Specialist Music Broadcaster of the Year award.
Q Radio’s Connor Brennan won Gold for Newcomer of the Year whilst Cool FM/Downtown Radio’s Sarah McKinley won Silver.
For the full list, see our news on RadioToday Ireland, where you’ll see the big winners of the night were Newstalk (Station of the Year), Cork’s Red FM (Music Station of the Year) and WLR in Waterford (Local Station of the Year).
Here’s what the UK stations won:
Gold: The Gay Byrne Newcomer of the Year award for Connor Brennan
Cool FM / Downtown Radio
Silver: The Gay Byrne Newcomer of the Year award for Sarah McKinley
Bronze: Specialist Music Broadcaster of the Year – Stuart Banford Downtown Country
BBC Radio Ulster
Gold: Irish Music Programme or Initiative category for ATL Introducing
Gold: Stephen Nolan was awarded Best Interactive Speech Programme
Gold: John Toal – Specialist Music Broadcaster of the Year
Silver: Music Special for the Sailortown Sessions
Silver: News Story – Unprecedented Times
Silver: Current Affairs Programme (Local/Regional) – Good Morning Ulster
Silver: Music, Arts, Culture Doc – The Arts Show
Silver: Specialist Music Broadcaster of the Year – Stephen McCauley
Silver: National Station of the Year
Bronze: On-Air Competition – Two Minute Tales
BBC Radio Foyle:
Gold: Best Breakfast Show for Local/Regional News Programme
Silver: Sports Broadcaster of the Year – Nathan Murphy
Bronze: Radio Moment of the Year – So Long, Farewell
Bronze: News Broadcaster of the Year – Elaine McGee
Big night for team @newsoncool @newsondowntown with Reporter @Sarah_McKinley_ (far right) picking up a Silver in the @IMRORadioAwards #IMRO20 – this is the Magnificent Seven before social distancing and lockdown made it impossible to have a pic like this👇 pic.twitter.com/mozfhcKLTB
— Nigel Gould (@gould_nigel) October 2, 2020
— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) October 2, 2020
This show is made for you, and essentially by you, with all the amazing tracks we recieve each week, thank you all for continuing to let us do what we love 👏😍 Listen LIVE now on @BBCSounds #IMRO20 Gold Award Winners 🤪 https://t.co/rS7gR35FJy
— Across the Line (@acrosstheline) October 5, 2020