RTÉ Radio has received 38 nominations for this year’s PPI Radio Awards across all of its services on both FM and digital radio.
2fm's Nicky Byrne and Jenny Greene are thrilled with their nomination for best General Music Programme at this year's PPI Radio Award.
Byrne phoned his radio hosting partner Greene, who is currently at Electric Picnic, to tell her the good news live on air today. Greene, who first thought Byrne had some bad news for her, was clearly shocked and delighted. She told Byrne that she was "over the moon" and that it was "a great start to the weekend".
RTÉ 2fm programmes and presenters have been nominated in three categories: General Music Programme (The Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene), Music Broadcaster of the Year (Rick O’Shea) and Sports Story of the Year (The Night the Lights Went Out, Game On 2fm).
RTÉ Radio 1 has 23 programmes shortlisted in 16 categories spanning news and current affairs, entertainment, documentary, drama, music, sport and more.
On RTÉ lyric fm, Liz Nolan has been shortlisted for Music Broadcaster of the Year and the station has received four other nominations for individual programmes and features.
RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta presenters Eibhlín Ní Chonghaile and Máire-Bríd Ní Chualáin have been nominated in the prominent categories of Speech Broadcaster of the Year and Newcomer of the Year respectively.
RTÉ Digital Radio has been recognised with four nominations that highlight the variety of innovative programming available across the five digital stations.
Managing Director of RTÉ Radio, Jim Jennings, said: “For RTÉ Radio to receive 38 nominations for this year’s PPI Radio Awards is testament to the quality of the output on all of our radio services, FM and digital."
The PPI Radio Awards this year received the largest ever number of entries in its history with an increase of 25% on 2014. The 2015 Awards will take place on Friday 9 October at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway.