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09/11/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 09/11/2018 03:47

Sweet 17! Wireless up for IMRO Awards

With shortlisted talent and programmes across 12 individual categories, including best Music Specials, Community Social Action and Sports Programming, Wireless is among the top broadcasters leading the charge.

Sean Barry, Managing Director at Wireless ROI said of the achievement: 'We're absolutely delighted to see so many of our stations and programmes recognised in the IMRO Radio Awards. To be shortlisted with 17 nominations in 12 hotly contested categories proves the breadth and depth of our talent. From The KC Show on Cork's 96FM, to The Michael Read Show on LMFM,Strawberry Alarm Clock on FM104 and a special Dolores O'Riordan tribute on Limerick's Live 95FM, Wireless is setting the standard in Irish radio broadcasting.'

The IMRO Awards recognise the high levels of talent both on and off air that Ireland has to offer. With over 550+ entries to whittle down, a team of over 90 judges from across the industry listened to over 275 hours worth of entries, resulting in 134 nominations for local stations and 84 for national.

Congratulations to all our contenders short-listed below:

  • Breakfast Show - KC&Ross 96FM
  • Music Special - Strawberry Aslan Special FM104 and Rough Sunday LMFM
  • New Irish Music - Open Mic - Gavin Dowd FM104
  • News Programme - Local/Regional - Michael Reade Show LMFM
  • Current Affairs Programme Local/Regional - Remembering Dolores Live95FM
  • Sports Programme - Local/Regional - The Score 96FM
  • Interactive Speech Programme - The Opinion Line 96FM
  • Community Social Action - Giving for LivingRadiothon 96FM and 95 Stop Tour Live 95FM
  • Station Imaging - FM104 and 96FM
  • Entertainment Inserts - Strawberry Alarm Clock FM104 and KC & Ross 96FM
  • Music-Entertainment Broadcaster - Jim-Jim Nugent FM104 and KC on the KC Show 96FM
  • Speech Broadcaster Local - Patricia Messinger C103

The IMRO Radio Awards 2018 take place on Friday October 5th at the Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny. Over 600 guests are expected to attend the event in the hopes of taking home the gold.

For the full nominations list, please click here.