Clare FM has received a record number of nominations for the most prestigious awards in Irish Radio.
The Banner’s number one station Clare FM is up for six IMRO Radio Awards, formerly known as the PPIs – that’s more nominations than our local competitors.
The station’s coverage of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann has been shortlisted for Music Special of the Year, with engineer Mark Lavan nominated for Best Live Sound
Our documentary on the 1917 East Clare bye-election, Bullets and Ballots in the Banner County, has been honoured along with Clare FM’s News Team for coverage of the death of Caitriona Lucas, and for a focus on sexual violence, entitled Hell on Earth, which was broadcast on Clare FM’s Morning Focus and compiled by producer Fiona McGarry.
Clare FM is also in the running for Best Local Station at the awards which will be held in Kilkenny next month.
Commenting on the nominations, General Manager Susan Murphy said:
“A record number of nominations for us at this year’s IMRO awards. The most for any Local Station in the Country, they are hotly contested awards and in several categories’, we are up against the BBC’s and RTE’s of this world. That’s what we want, it’s important to set a high bar”
“It makes no difference to win or lose at this stage, the fact that we are there in six categories representing Co Clare at the crème de la crème event in Irish Broadcasting means everything and is a testament to the amazing hard work and dedication of a great team here at the station”.
The IMRO radio awards will take place at the Lyrath Hotel in Kilkenny on October 6th.