Mooney Tuesday 25 June 2013
***MOONEY GOES WILD NOMINATED FOR ROSE D'OR AWARD!!***
The prestigious annual Rose D'Or Awards (now in their 55th year) honour the very best of international radio, TV and online entertainment programmes, and they will take place later this year. Over 400 programmes from more than 130 broadcasters and production companies in 33 different countries were submitted for this year’s Rose d’Or awards. For the first time, a new competition category, 'Radio Event Of The Year' was created. We entered European Dawn Chorus in this category, and we're absolutely delighted to let you know that we're one of the final nominees!! And another programme from the Mooney team, called A Very Merry Mooney Tunes, has been shortlisted in the Radio - Music Show category! Click here to read more about the 2016 Rose D'Or Finalists, and click here to relive - and re-listen to - all the beautiful Dawn Chorus birdsong from right across Europe.
***To visit The Mooney Show website, click here!***
Love Locks Revisted
If you were listening yesterday you’d have heard us discuss the problem of ‘love locks’ on Dublin’s iconic Ha’penny Bridge over the River Liffey that links Temple Bar with Liffey Street.
Anyone who’s crossed the bridge over the past two years will undoubtedly have spotted these numerous clumps of padlocks securely locked to the rails and overhead arches on the bridge.
These so called “love locks” are being put there by couples as a very public symbol of their love for each other.
Brenda give Derek an update on the locks and they speak to Siobhan Silke from France 24 about the problem in Paris. See her pictures below.
TV Talent Shows Winners and Losers
If you’re a fan of TV talent show’s you’ll know that Tyrone singer, 27 year old partially-sighted Andrea Begley, mentored by The Script’s Danny O’Donoghue, won the BBC's The Voice over the weekend.
Andrea is now putting her master’s degree in law on hold after bagging herself the top prize of a record deal with Universal worth up to £1million.
And did you see how Andrea’s win visibly upset the Black Eyed Peas Will.I.Am who was looking after the beaten hot favourite Leah McFall, also from Northern Ireland? What was THAT all about?
But now certain fame and fortune awaits Andrea. Or does it? Pat O Mahony is in studio to chat about the winners and losers in TVs Talent shows.