Belfast Telegraph

A good night for BBC local radio with eight awards

By Staff Reporter

BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle picked up seven Gold awards at the IMRO Radio Awards in Kilkenny on Saturday night.

Among the haul included recognition for The Stephen Nolan Show which won Gold in the News Story category for its coverage of the RHI scandal, John Toal in the Specialist Music Broadcaster of the Year category, Kevin Magee as News Reporter of the Year, Una Kelly as Newcomer of the Year, Mark Patterson won Gold for Speech Broadcaster of the Year, BBC Radio Foyle's A Warrior On The Field in the Sports Programme section of the awards, and Sound Superviser John Benson in the Best Live Sound category for his work on BBC Proms in the Park. The Stephen Nolan Show also won Silver in the Interactive Speech Programme category.

RTE led the list of winners with eight awards, including Full Service Station of the Year for RTE Radio 1.

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