For the third time, RTÉ has won Broadcaster of the Year at the New York Festivals International Radio Awards, with programmes on RTÉ Radio 1 and RTÉ lyric fm winning a further 34 awards, including 23 medals.

Rose Anderson, Executive Director of New York Festivals International Radio Awards, said: "New York Festivals is proud to recognise RTÉ as the Broadcaster of the Year in the radio category."

She continued: "Once again, their exceptional and innovative programming - from drama to documentary and reporting - demonstrating the power of the individual voice, the depth of their subject matter and their storytelling ability, has captured the attention of RTÉ's radio listeners and the New York Festivals International Radio Awards Grand Jury. Congratulations on a brilliant year."

RTÉ Radio 1's wins at the New York Festivals included 11 for The Documentary on One; six for Drama on One and eight for programmes from RTÉ Radio 1's music, comedy and entertainment department, while RTÉ lyric fm won five awards for its The Lyric Feature

Jim Jennings, Managing Director of RTÉ Radio, said: "For RTÉ to be named New York Festivals' Radio Broadcaster of the Year for the third time is truly an honour. The win is testament not only to the collective output of our radio stations, but also to the global appeal of our programming.

"In this digital age it is important that our content appeals to our international audience as much as our listeners in Ireland. Our programmes not only have relevance to our global audience, they also resonate to a point that RTÉ Radio 1 and RTÉ lyric fm have been collectively named Broadcaster of the Year once again. This is extremely important to us as a public service broadcaster.

"I would like to wholeheartedly thank New York Festivals and extend my congratulations to the producers, editors and staff in RTÉ Radio 1 and RTÉ lyric fm who have excelled in their dedication, creativity and professionalism once again." 

Winning RTÉ programmes at the 2015 New York Festivals Radio Awards:

Gold 
1) RTÉ RADIO 1 Documentary on One: Clouds in Harry's Coffee (History)

2) RTÉ RADIO 1 Documentary on One: Never Knocked Down (Sports & Recreation) 

3) RTÉ RADIO 1 Documentary on One: The Irish Woman Who Shot Mussolini (History)

4) RTÉ RADIO 1 Drama on One: The Quiet Land by Malachy McKenna (Best Regularly Scheduled Drama Program)

5) RTÉ RADIO 1 Music Passport: Journey through Genocide with Kathryn Thomas (Music Special)

6) RTÉ RADIO 1 Direct Provision by Brian O'Connell (Best Investigative Reporting)

7) RTÉ LYRIC FM Weekend Drive Limerick 2014: As it Lives and Breathes RTÉ lyric fm/Grey Heron Media (Profiles/Community Portraits)

Silver
1) RTÉ RADIO 1 Documentary on One: Bombs, Balls and Beyoncé (Best Coverage of Ongoing News Story)

2) RTÉ RADIO 1 Documentary on One: Palm Oil Republic (Best Investigative Reporting)

3) RTÉ RADIO 1 Drama on One: Pulse Music/Ceol Cuisle by Dylan Tighe & Sean Mac Erlaine (Craft - Best Editing)

4) RTÉ RADIO 1 Drama on One: Lambo by Hugh Travers, starring Michael Ford Fitzgerald (Craft - Best Performance by an Actor)

5) RTÉ RADIO 1 Drama on One: Charolais by Noni Stapleton (Craft - Best Performance by an Actress)

6) RTÉ RADIO 1 A Murray Christmas 2 album (Special Event - Entertainment)

7) RTÉ RADIO 1 An Irish Summer with Michael Harding (Best Director - Craft) 

8) RTÉ RADIO 1 Whelan's at 25 (History - Music)

9) RTÉ RADIO 1 Music Passport: Journey through Genocide with Kathryn Thomas (United Nations DPI)

10) RTÉ LYRIC FM The Lyric Feature - Splendour: Portrait of a Building (Profiles/Community Portraits) 

11) RTÉ LYRIC FM The Lyric Feature - Vocal Chords: In Conversation with Peter Gabriel RTÉ lyric fm/Athena Media  (Best Music Special)

Bronze
1) RTÉ RADIO 1 Documentary on One: Walking the Line (National or International Affairs)

2) RTÉ RADIO 1 Documentary on One: Warhorse - They Had No Choice (History) 

3) RTÉ RADIO 1 The John Murray Show: Park Bench (Craft - Innovation)

4) RTÉ LYRIC FM The Lyric Feature - Musica Arcana: The Secret Life of Allegri's Miserere (Religious Programmes) 

5) RTÉ LYRIC FM The Lyric Feature - From Tipperary to Salonika: Ireland and the Music of the Great War (History)

Finalist Certificate             
1) RTÉ RADIO 1 Documentary on One: A Solemn Undertaking (Human Relations)

2) RTÉ RADIO 1 Documentary on One: The Common Thread (Magazine Format)

3) RTÉ RADIO 1 Documentary on One: Con Carey and the Twelve Apostles (Profiles/Community Portraits)

4) RTÉ RADIO 1 Documentary on One: The Seventh Summit (Travel & Tourism)

5) RTÉ RADIO 1 Weekend on One: Leonard Cohen at 80

6) RTÉ RADIO 1 Whelan's at 25

7) RTÉ RADIO 1 Drama on One: A Family of Memories by Thomas Kilroy (Craft - Best Director)

8) RTÉ RADIO 1 Drama on One: Toronto and the State of Grace by Kevin Barry (Craft - Best Writing)

9) RTÉ RADIO 1 Professor Heaney (Culture & The Arts)

10) RTÉ RADIO 1 The Book Show (Best Interview)

11) RTÉ RADIO 1 The Book Show (Culture & The Arts)