RTÉ Radio 1 has been named Station of the Year at the 2012 Phonographic Performance Ireland Radio Awards.
RTÉ Radio had received a total of 32 nominations for this year’s PPI Radio Awards, across RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ lyric fm and RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.
RTÉ Radio 1 had emerged as the most-nominated Irish radio station, with 24 nominations across sport, news, current-affairs, drama, documentary, speech and music.
RTÉ Radio 1 won five PPI Gold Awards.
RTÉ's Morning Ireland won the PPI award for Best News Programme, with its presenter Aine Lawlor honoured as Best News Broadcaster of the Year.
Liveline With Joe Duffy won a PPI for the Best Interactive Speech Programme.
The station also took the awards in the Best Documentary and Best Drama categories.
RTÉ lyric fm, a former PPI Music Station of the Year, secured five nominations this year, and took a Gold Award for The John Kelly Ensemble.
RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, currently Celtic Media Festival Station of the Year, took Gold for Ronan Beo @ 3.
RTÉ Radio 1 was recently named International Broadcaster of the Year at the New York Festivals 2012.
The awards ceremony took place last night in Kilkenny.
Full list of winners:
Lifetime Achievement Award: Fiona Stack, Radio Kerry General Manager
Group A: Music Programming Awards
Music Programme, General: Dermot and Dave, 98FM
Music Programme, Specialist: The John Kelly Ensemble, RTÉ Lyric FM
Breakfast Programme: Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show, Today FM
Music Special: The Midmorning Show, “At home with Daniel”, Midwest Radio
New Irish Music/Musical Talent: Transmission with Colm O’Sullivan, Cork’s Red FM
Group B – News and Sports Programming Awards
News Story: MIDLANDS 103 News & Current Affairs – No Country for the Old
News Bulletin: TODAY FM News Bulletin
News Programme: Morning Ireland: Talk, Talk – jobs axed, community shocked, RTÉ Radio 1
Current Affairs Programme: The Nolan Show, BBC Radio Ulster
Sports Story: Henry Coyle – World Champion, Midwest Radio
Sports Programme: Does the Cap Fit? BBC Radio Ulster
Group C – Speech Programming Awards
Documentary: Documentary on One, Maurice – A final journey, RTÉ Radio 1
Short Feature: At the Fire Service Limerick's Live 95FM
Speech Driven Magazine Programme: Moncrieff, Newstalk 106-108fm
Drama: The Dreaming of Roger Casement by Patrick Mason, RTÉ Radio 1
Specialist Speech Programme: Futureproof, with Jonathan McCrea – Game of Death, Newstalk 106-108fm
Craoltóireacht le Gaeilge: Rónán Beo @3, RTÉ Raidió Na Gaeltachta
Interactive Speech Programme: Liveline: The cost of a life – the fight for the cancer drug ipi, RTÉ Radio 1
Group D – General Programming Awards
Community/Social Action: Classic hits 4fm Wish Week
On-Air Competition/Promotion: 98FM’s Knock Knock
Station Imaging: iRadio
Entertainment Inserts: The Last Word Entertainment Inserts, Today FM
Innovation: Rocky Road to Poland, The Ray D’Arcy Show Today FM
Group E – Personality Awards
Music Broadcaster of the Year: Dermot Whelan, 98FM
Specialist Music Broadcaster of the Year: Paul McLoone, Today FM
News Broadcaster of the Year: Aine Lawlor, RTÉ Radio 1
News Reporter of the Year: Justin McCarthy, Today FM
Sports Broadcaster of the Year: Eoin McDevitt, Newstalk 106-108FM
Speech Broadcaster of the Year: Stephen Nolan, BBC Radio Ulster
Newcomer Award: Eimear O’Shea, KCLR96FM
Hall of Fame: The late Gerry Ryan of 2FM, Ronan O’Rahilly of Radio Caroline fame, Candy Devine of Downtown Radio, Seán Bán Breathnach of RnG.
Group F – Station of the Year Awards
Local Station of the Year: WLRFM
Music Station of the Year: FM104
Full Service Station of the Year: RTÉ Radio 1