RTÉ nominated 41 times in 19 categories at 2018 IMRO Radio Awards

The IMRO Radio Awards 2018 take place on Friday October 5th at the Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny where over 600 guests of the Irish radio industry will find out who from the shortlist takes home the gongs.


  • A team of 90 were on the judging panel from across the industry and listened to 275 hours of entries.
  • 217 shortlisted nominations are announced in 37 hotly contested categories.
  • Local stations received 134 nominations while national stations received 84 nominations.


Recognising the high levels of talent both on and off air Ireland has to offer, the IMRO Radio Awards return with the announcement today of the shortlist. Tasked with whittling the 550+ entries down, an independent team of 90 judges has chosen the best of the best to be in with a chance of taking a golden mic home. The Awards cover a diverse range of programming including music, speech, news, sport and individuals. Entries for the all-Ireland Awards come from array of stations from RTÉ and BBC to Newstalk, Dublin’s FM104 to 4FM, Highland Radio in Donegal to Radio Kerry and from Downtown Radio in Belfast to Wexford’s South East Radio.

A spokesperson for the Radio Awards Committee said today “Heartiest well done to all the nominees, we applaud the quality of the entries this year. Radio in Ireland is thriving once again and we are delighted to see such a varying range of programming being submitted.

RTÉ has been nominated 41 times in 19 categories. Each nomination is listed below: 

General Music Programme Chris and Ciara RTÉ 2FM
General Music Programme The Eoghan McDermott Show RTÉ 2FM
Specialist Music Programme The Rolling Wave RTÉ Radio 1
Specialist Music Programme Ceilí House RTÉ Radio 1
Breakfast Programme Gold Breakfast with Will Leahy RTÉ Gold
Music Special Opera Night - Eithne RTÉ lyric fm
Sports Story The Munich Air Disaster 1958 RTÉ Radio 1
Sports Story Ireland's Grand Slam Journey RTÉ Radio 1
Sports Programme - Full Service Sunday Sport Remembering Jimmy RTÉ Radio 1
Sports Programme - Full Service The Marty Squad RTÉ Radio 1
Documentary/Feature An Unholy Trinity RTÉ Radio 1
Documentary/Feature The Book Show, Tristram Shandy RTÉ Radio 1
Documentary/Feature Frank Stagg's Three Funerals RTÉ Radio 1
Documentary/Feature 007, The Irish Connection RTÉ Radio 1
Music Documentary Conversations About the King RTÉ Radio 1
Music Documentary An Seisiún RTÉ Raidió na
Music Documentary Berlin Calling RTÉ 2XM
Music Documentary This Aint no Party RTÉ 2XM
Short Feature Baby in a Coffin, Real Life Abortion Stories RTÉ Radio 1
Short Feature CAKE RTÉjr
Short Feature The Book Show, Song of Winter RTÉ Radio 1
Magazine Programme The Ray D'Arcy Show RTÉ Radio 1
Magazine Programme Reasons To Be Cheerful RTÉ Radio 1
Drama The Art of Foot-Binding by Danielle McLaughlin RTÉ Radio 1
Drama K.L.O. for the Doggy by Robert Barrett RTÉ Radio 1
Drama Mr Wall, Ep 1 & 2 RTÉjr
Drama 100 Everyday Menaces RTÉ Radio 1
Specialist Speech Broadcaster of the Year The Bergen Whale RTÉ Radio 1
Specialist Speech Broadcaster of the Year My Teenage Christmas RTÉ Radio 1
Craoltoireacht le Gaeilge Rónán Beo @ 3 RTÉ Raidió na
Craoltoireacht le Gaeilge Rí Rá ar R na G RTÉ Raidió na
Interactive Speech Programme Liveline: Forced apart after 63 Years, Kathleen & Michael Devereux

RTÉ Radio 1
Radio DJ Tracy Clifford RTÉ 2FM
News Broadcaster Colm Ó Mongáin RTÉ Radio 1
News Broadcaster Audrey Carville RTÉ Radio 1
News Reporter Brian O'Connell RTÉ Radio 1
News Reporter Philip Boucher-Hayes RTÉ Radio 1
News Reporter Barry Lenihan RTÉ Radio 1
Sports Broadcaster Darren Frehill RTÉ Radio 1
Speech Broadcaster - Full Service Audrey Carville RTÉ Radio 1


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