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08th Oct 2016

Here are all the winners from the 2016 PPI Radio Awards

Conor Heneghan

Did your favourite show get a nod?

The great and good of Irish radio gathered at the Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny on Friday night for the 2016 version of the PPI Radio Awards.

700 guests attended the ceremony in which awards were handed out after a judging process that involved over 90 individuals who listened to 282 hours of radio submitted in 700 entries.

Some of the big station winners included BBC Radio Ulster (Full Service Station of the Year), Cork’s Red FM (Music Station of the Year) and Radio Kerry (Local Station of the Year).


From an individual perspective, meanwhile, Today FM’s Dermot Whelan (pictured with Dave Moore and JOE’s Eric Lalor, above) took home the award for Music Presenter of the Year.

RTE’s Justin McCarthy was awarded the News Presenter of the Year and Joe Molloy of Newstalk’s Off the Ball won the award for Sports Broadcaster of the Year for the third year in a row.

Check out the list of winners in full below.

Hall of Fame inductees (awarded at a ceremony in mid-September)

Eamonn Buttle – South East Radio

Trevor Campbell – Downtown Radio

Ian Dempsey – Today FM

Dave Fanning – RTÉ 2FM

2016 PPI Radio Awards winners


Category A1 General Music Programme

Dermot & Dave – Today FM

Category A2 Specialist Music Programme

FM104’s Freaks on Friday – FM104

Category A3 Breakfast Programme

The KC Show – Corks Red FM 104-106

Category A4 Music Special/Music Event

The Choice Music Awards Live with Paul McLoone & Alison Curtis – Today FM

Category A5 New Irish Music/Musical Talent Programme

Across the Line – BBC Radio Ulster


Category B1 News Story

The Buncrana Pier Tragedy – BBC Radio Foyle

Category B2 News Bulletin

Today FM News – Today FM

Category B3 News Programme

Morning Ireland – The morning after the Bataclan – RTÉ Radio 1

Category B4 Current Affairs Programme

Midlands 103 at the National Ploughing Championships – Midlands 103

Category B5 Sports Story

Back from The Brink – WLR FM

Category B6 Sports Programme

Team 33 – Newstalk 106-108fm


Category C1 Documentary

Documentary On One: An Open Verdict – RTÉ Radio 1

Category C2 Music Documentary

Left of the Dial – Cathal Funge for TXFM

Category C3 Short Feature

Who took Mom to the Prom? – RTÉ Radio 1

Category C4 Magazine Programme

Plane Sailing – Today FM

Category C5 Drama

Goin’ Straight – Newstalk 106-108fm

Category C6 Specialist Speech Programme

The Space Between Skeleton and Skin – Futureproof – Newstalk 106-108fm

Category C7 Craoltóireacht le Gaeilge

Bláthnaid Libh! – RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta

Category C8 Interactive Speech Programme

Accidental Porn Stars – Corks Red FM 104-106

Category C9 Comedy Programme

Colm O’Regan Wants a Word – Sideline Productions for RTÉ Radio 1


Category D1 Community/ Social Action

Whole Lotta Live – Today FM

Category D2 On-Air Competition/Promotion

98FM’s Code Red – 98FM

Category D3 Station Imaging


Category D4 Entertainment Inserts

Gift Grub – The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show – Today FM

Category D5 Innovation

The Dawn Chorus – Mooney Goes Wild – RTÉ Radio 1


Category E1 Music Presenter of the Year

Dermot Whelan – Today FM

Category E2 Radio DJ of the Year

Steve Haze – Cork’s 96FM

Category E3 Specialist Music Broadcaster of the Year

John Toal – BBC Radio Ulster

Category E4 News Broadcaster of the Year

Seamus McKee – BBC Radio Ulster News & Current Affairs

Category E5 News Reporter of the Year

Justin McCarthy – RTÉ Radio 1

Category E6 Sports Broadcaster of the Year

Joe Molloy – Newstalk 106-108fm

Category E7 Speech Broadcaster of the Year

Sean Moncrieff – Newstalk 106-108fm

Category E8 Newcomer Award

Garry Curran – iRadio

Category E9 Best Live Sound – Music

John Benson – BBC Radio Ulster


Full Service Station of the Year

BBC Radio Ulster

Music Station of the Year

Cork’s Red FM 104-106

Local Station of the Year

Radio Kerry

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