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RTÉ receives 13 radio awards at the 2014 New York Festivals

RTÉ - the former New York Festivals reigning Radio Broadcaster of the Year - has received 13 gold, silver and bronze awards for programmes from RTÉ Radio 1 and independent production company, Athena Media, for RTÉ Radio 1.

RTÉ Radio 1 collected five gold, seven silver and one bronze award at last night’s event.  The New York Festivals (NYF) celebrates the best of international radio at the World’s Best Radio Programmes Awards.

The awards, which saw the winners announced at a prestigious ceremony in New York City, set out to honour radio programming and promotions in all lengths and formats from radio stations, networks and independent producers from around the globe.

Jim Jennings, MD of RTÉ Radio, said: “This year’s awards from the New York Festivals are a vote of confidence in the quality of our programming on Radio 1. Once again, the Documentary on One unit has excelled, winning three individual gold awards. They are joined this year by independent company Athena Media, which has won two gold awards for the programmes Herosongs and the Dublin Lockout. RTÉ continues to be committed to producing quality crafted radio programming for all our stations schedules.”

This year, a total of 26 RTÉ radio programmes across RTÉ Radio 1 and RTÉ lyric fm were nominated in 17 different categories, spanning from ‘Best Documentary’ and ‘Best Writing’ to ‘Best Music Specials’ and ‘Best Editing, with a breadth of diverse categories in between RTÉ’s Big Music Week Train won a silver award for Best Special Event.

At previous New York Festivals, RTÉ was honoured with the prestigious Radio Broadcaster of the Year Award.

RTÉ RADIO AWARDS WON:

  • Gold Radio Winner – ‘Documentary On One - The Exam’ , produced by Ronan Kelly - (Category: Craft - Best Interview), RTÉ Radio 1
  • Gold Radio Winner - ‘Documentary On One - Oswald Froze A Moment - Ireland on the day JFK died’ , produced by Ronan Kelly & Liam O’Brien - (Category: Information/Documentary – History) RTÉ Radio 1
  • Gold Radio Winner  – ‘Documentary on One - The Echo Chamber: The Story of Jihad Jane’ , produced by Ciaran Cassidy with Martin Johnson  - (Category: Information/Documentary - National Or International Affairs) RTÉ Radio 1
  • Gold Radio Winner –  Citizens: Lockout 1913 – 2013 , produced by Helen Shaw (Category:  History) for Athena Media, RTÉ Radio 1
  • Gold  Radio Winner -  Herosongs: Where History meets Song , produced by Lisa Essuman (Category: Educational) for Athena Media, RTÉ Radio 1
  • Silver Radio Winner – ‘Documentary On One - Sounds Mad’ - (Category: Craft - Best Editing) RTÉ Radio 1
  • Silver Radio Winner - ‘Documentary on One - Undue Alarm’ - (Category: Information/Documentary - Environment & Ecology) RTÉ Radio 1
  • Silver Radio Winner  - ‘Whiskey in the Jar by Eric Bell’ (Category: Special Music Programme)  RTÉ Radio 1
  • Silver Radio Winner – ‘Broken Promise Land’ by Mirjana Rendulic RTÉ Radio 1
  • Silver Radio Winner – ‘Maybe the Night’ by Kevin Barry RTÉ Radio 1
  • Silver Radio Winner – B47 Best Special Event The Big Music Week Train RTÉ Radio 1
  • Silver Radio Winner – Music Passport with Kathryn Thomas RTÉ Radio 1
  • Bronze Radio Winner - ‘Documentary on One - Valentine's Bones’ - (Category: Information/Documentary - Human Relations) RTÉ Radio 1

RTÉ RADIO FINALIST CERTIFICATES:

  • Finalist Certificate – ‘Documentary on One - Michael Jackson's Irish Driver’ – (Category: Information/Documentary - Culture & The Arts) RTÉ Radio 1
  • Finalist Certificate – ‘Documentary on One - Lucia Joyce, Diving and Falling’ – (Category: Information/Documentary - Culture & The Arts ) RTÉ Radio 1
  • Finalist Certificate – ‘Documentary On One - Tusk: Hunting for Ireland's Wild Boar’ – (Category: Information/Documentary - Editorial Or Viewpoint Program) RTÉ Radio 1
  • Finalist Certificate – ‘Documentary On One - Peter Daly - Good Cop/Bad Cop?’ (Category - Information/Documentary - Profiles/Community Portraits) RTÉ Radio 1
  • Finalist Certificate – Entertainment - Call of the Dark with writer Michael Harding RTÉ Radio 1
  • Finalist Certificate – Best Writing - The Venice Suite – A Voyage Through Loss, by Dermot Bolger RTÉ Radio 1
  • Finalist Certificate – Best Regularly Scheduled Drama Program - The Short Biography of Denis O’Rourke by Paul Meade RTÉ Radio 1
  • Finalist Certificate – Best Regularly Scheduled Drama Program - The Churching of Happy Cullen by Louise Lewis & Simon Manahan RTÉ Radio 1
  • Finalist Certificate – Best Director-  ‘Lot’s Mother-In-Law’ by Arthur Riordan RTÉ Radio 1
  • Finalist Certificate – Best Editing  - Record by Dylan Tighe RTÉ Radio 1
  • Finalist Certificate – Best Music Special – Memory and Montmartre: Searching for Satie in the Writings of M Proust RTÉ Lyric fm
  • Finalist Certificate – Best Special Event – The Lyric Concert – St Patrick’s Day – The Music of Shaun Davey RTÉ Lyric fm
  • Finalist Certificate – Culture & Arts – The Book Show – (Zoe Comyns) RTÉ Radio 1

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