Mooney Wednesday 3 July 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!***
This year we have seen the Government’s Gathering initiative unfold. The good news is that figures are up – by over 6 per cent in the first 5 months of 2013 compared to the same period last year. That translates as 2 and a half MILLION visits to this little island so far this year.
So is it the case that The “Gathering” is gathering momentum?
Two years ago, and only a month in office, Dr. Leo Varadkar, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, came into this very studio and responded to your calls and emails about what needed to be done to get this country’s tourism back up and running…
And he has come back in today to take more of your ideas from you… and to tell us about how his whether his ambitions for the Tourism Sector while he is in office are on target!!!
Westlife Began 15 years Ago Today
They became the biggest boyband in the world – Westlife of course. It all started for the 5 boys on this day 15 years ago and the hits like Unbreakable, Flying Without Wings and Uptown Girl just kept coming, one after another.
But if we rewind just a little earlier a boyband called I.O.You with a song called Together Forever Girl.
The man who actually owns that song is Aidan Mannion, who runs The Record Room, a music store in Sligo.
Aidan tells Derek the story of how I.O.You became Westlife