25 Nominations for RTÉ Radio at NY Festivals

16 May 2012: The New York Festival's reigning Broadcaster of the Year has received 25 individual nominations for programmes from RTÉ Radio 1 and RTÉ lyric fm. The New York Festivals (NYF) celebrates the best of international radio at the World's Best Radio Programs awards.

The awards, which will see the winners announced at a prestigious ceremony in New York on 18 June, award due credit to radio programming and promotions from around the globe. This year, a total of 25 RTÉ Radio programmes have been nominated in 20 different categories, including Best Documentary, Best Writing, Best Social Issues/Current Events Programme and Best Jazz Format.

At last year's New York Festivals, RTÉ Radio was honoured with the Broadcaster of the Year Award. From 183 finalists spanning 26 countries, the New York Festivals' Grand Jury selected RTÉ Radio as the overall winner, making 2011 the first time in the New York Festivals' 55 year history that an Irish radio station was awarded the acclaimed status of Broadcaster of the Year.

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