One year ago today, on October 2nd 2020, Radio Land Launched to keep irelands radio industry up to date with all the industry news. It’s fitting then that today we recap one of the biggest events in the Irish radio calendar. Last night was the IMRO Radio Awards, and here’s what happened.
The big winners
- Local station of the year went to WLR in Waterford. It’s the third year in a row they took home this award. Congratulations WLR
- Spin 1038 in Dublin was the music station of the year award winner. Congratulations Spin
- The full service station of the year this year is BBC Radio Ulster. Gwan the Beeb
Who else won stuff?
There was a total of 41 awards so who won what? The fine people at Radio Today compiled a handy list so you can take a look here.
Here’s some of the amazing work that was awarded last night
- 98FM in Dublin won the award for best imaging. The stations current package was created by Wisebuddah and you can listen to it here.
- RTE won best podcast with GunPlot. You can listen to that here on apple podcasts.
- Best documentary also went to RTÉ. A Very Irish Coup tells the story of how some very clever Irish people outsmarted the bookies. You can listen to that fantastic show with the Doc On One app.
There was loads of fantastic content awarded last night so go and enjoy it. You won’t be disappointed.
Did other non IMRO stuff happen this week?
Other stuff happened this week too so here’s a quick summary of what went on.
- Irish music month kicked off yesterday. Radio stations will be supporting Irish music more than ever for the next few weeks.
- A complaint was upheld in part against RTÉ. As always there’s a few interesting complaints as well.
- Newstalk is shaking up weekends a little with some schedule changes.