RTÉ has been honoured with the Broadcaster of the Year award at the 2019 New York Festivals International Radio Awards for the third year in a row.

This marks the sixth time RTÉ has won the prestigious award in recent years, having been selected from finalists spanning 32 countries around the world.

In total, RTÉ won six gold, ten silver, four bronze trophies, and eight finalist certificates at the awards.

"It is a fantastic achievement for all at RTÉ radio that it is the recipient of this award for the third successive year," Head of RTÉ Radio 1, Tom McGuire, said of the honour.

"The broad breadth of our broadcasting is reflected in awards for documentary makers, music, drama, sound and presentation."

RTÉ's Documentary On One: Dark Snow and Emma, won the Bronze United Nations Department of Public Information Award, which marks the first time RTÉ has been chosen as a recipient of this special prize.

"New York Festivals is proud to salute RTÉ as the Broadcaster of the Year for the third year in a row," New York Festivals International Radio Awards' VP & Executive Director, Rose Anderson, said.  

"The Radio Awards Grand Jury recognized their exceptional and innovative programs from drama and music specials to documentary reporting and on air talent. 

"Once again, demonstrating the power of the individual voice, the depth of their subject matter and their storytelling ability."

Head of RTÉ lyric fm, Aodán Ó Dubhghaill, welcomed the station's 9 awards saying, "It's a wonderful affirmation of our music and arts policy at lyric fm and we know from the reaction of our audience that they enjoy the variety and diversity of our output.

"Thank you New York Festivals for making our 20th anniversary extra special."