Success for Radio Kerry at last night’s IMRO Radio awards in Kilkenny

There was considerable success for Radio Kerry at last night’s IMRO Radio Awards in Kilkenny.

The station had six nominations for the awards, which recognise the best in radio broadcasting in Ireland.

The students of the Kerry ETB/Radio Kerry Radio Broadcasting Course claimed two awards, including a gold for their short feature Cluas Chiarraí and a bronze in the Digital & Social Innovation category.

Tim Moynihan, presenter of Terrace Talk and sports commentator, claimed silver for Sports Broadcaster of the Year Local/Regional, while there was also a silver for the Radio Kerry newsroom in the News Story category with When Mistakes Cost Lives, which was coverage of the misread scan controversy at University Hospital Kerry.

Kerry Today presenter Jerry O’Sullivan and the Saturday Supplement’s Joe McGill had also been nominated.

Also, Radio Kerry Chief Executive Paul Byrne was inducted into the IMRO Radio Awards Hall of Fame after 39 years working in the radio industry.

Radio Kerry have won the Short Feature award for Cluas Chiarraí at the IMRO Radio Awards 2019, held in Kilkenny. Staff from the station are pictured with Michael O'Keefe, BAI at the ceremony after receiving the award. Iain White Photography.
Radio Kerry have won the Short Feature award for Cluas Chiarraí at the IMRO Radio Awards 2019, held in Kilkenny. Staff from the station are pictured with Michael O’Keefe, BAI at the ceremony after receiving the award.
Iain White Photography.

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NO FEE FOR REPRO. Tuesday 24th September 2019. The 2019 IMRO Radio Awards Hall of Fame inductees were revealed today. RTÉ Radio 1’s Ronan Collins, Newstalk’s Sean Moncrieff, Paul Byrne, Chief Executive Radio Kerry, and Seamus McKee from BBC Radio Ulster were announced as the latest recipients of this prestigious accolade.Paul Byrne, Chief Executive Radio Kerry is pictured at The Hall of Fame ceremony took place today in the offices of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland where the Hall is housed year round. Iain White Photography