RTÉ Radio 1 scoops station of the year award at IMRO

Inducted into Hall of Fame are Pat Kenny, Margaret Nelson, Willie O’Reilly and Ian Wilson

Pat Kenny was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Photograph: The Irish Times

Pat Kenny was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Photograph: The Irish Times

 

Áine McMahon

RTÉ Radio 1 won radio station of the year at the IMRO Radio Awards ceremony in Kilkenny on Friday night.

The awards are attended by more than 600 people in the radio industry in Ireland and are a prized accolade to take home.

Hall of Fame inductees for this year were Pat Kenny, Margaret Nelson, Willie O’Reilly and Ian Wilson who were presented with their plaques.

The special award for Outstanding Achievement was presented to RTÉ 2FMLive and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

The big three awards for the evening were: Local Station of the Year – BBC Radio Foyle; Music Station of the Year – 98FM; and Full Service Station of the Year – RTÉ Radio 1.

Chairman of the radio awards Tom McGuire said the awards are a celebration of the creativity,innovation and variety of Irish radio.

“The quality, appeal and professionalism of all nominees is a fitting recognition of our audio island and our wonderful listeners,”he said.