RTÉ was honoured with the Broadcaster of The Year Award at the 2022 New York Festivals Radio Awards.

The awards celebrate innovative audio work created by storytellers from 24 countries around the world, including podcasts, audiobooks, dramas, documentaries, news coverage and entertainment and music specials.

Commenting on RTÉ's Broadcaster of The Year Award, Director General Dee Forbes said: "We are honoured that our radio stations and programmes, as well as our people, have been recognised among such prestigious company by the New York Festivals Radio Awards.

"While radio is evolving rapidly in a very competitive media landscape, it continues to occupy a special place in the lives of our listeners who come to us, not just for vital news and information, but to plug into the life and culture of this country across arts and entertainment, music and performance, drama, factual documentaries, sport and so much more.

"It is important that we continue to satisfy the clear appetite for authentic, diverse and original local content and provide a valuable platform for our talent. Congratulations to all this year's nominees."

Entries that won gold awards included Sing! Dublin's Gay and Lesbian Choir and One Day / Lá Dá Raibh (RTE Lyric FM), Mamó, By Sara Keating, Read By Ingrid Craigie (RTÉ Short Story Competition) and Documentary on One: L’Agression (RTÉ Radio 1).

HarperCollins Publishers UK was honoured with the 2022 Radio Production Company of the Year Award for their exceptional audiobooks. Gold trophy-winning work includes Lord of the Rings, Gangsta Granny Strikes Again, and Einstein the Penguin.