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The Annotated Jack

A radio documentary that tells the tale of two characters, from Newfoundland, named Jack.

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1st Prize in International Radio Category at Premios Ondas (EBU supported Spanish media competition)

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Finalist Certificate, Heroes category at 2017 New York International Radio Festival

The story of Patrick 'Bob' Gallagher who emigrated to the United States from County Mayo in 1962. He fought in the Vietnam war and for his bravery was awarded the prestigious Navy Cross medal. Just...

Kicking The Bucket

Gold Radio Winner (Community Service category) @ 2017 New York International Radio Festival

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