PPI Radio Awards winners were announced last night

The 2015 Phonographic Performance Ireland (PPI) Radio Awards winners were announced last night at a ceremony in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway.

Attended by over 700 guests and presented by comedian Barry Murphy a great night was had by all.

Taking home the Award for Full Service Station of the Year for 2015 was RTÉ Radio 1 while Music Station of the Year was won by FM104 and Local Station of the Year was won by BBC Radio Foyle.

PPI Radio Awards winners were announced last night

Dermot and Dave from Today FM won General Music Programme and best News Story went to The Neil Prendeville Show at Red FM for To Catch a Paedophile.

Best Current Affairs programme went to C103, while Sports Programme of the year went to Newstalk 106-108.

Two Outstanding Achievement Awards were presented to RTÉ Radio 1 for The Road to the Rising and 98FM for The Naked Breakfast with The Ray Foley Show.

Chair of the PPI Radio Awards committee, Sean Murtagh, said at the event "As we turn 15, I think we can safely say that the PPIs have become the Irish radio industry accolade which everyone strives to achieve.

Because of the unique way in which the PPIs are judged, with judges drawn from the radio industry at home and abroad, winning a PPI award, or even just making the shortlist, is a stamp of approval from your peers to say that you are making outstanding radio."

Chief Executive of BAI Michael O'Keeffe said "The BAI is again delighted to support the PPI Radio Awards. The awards recognise the high quality programming that radio stations provide to the listening audience around the country.

One of the key strategic objectives of the BAI is to support the production of high quality Irish radio and television content.

Our ongoing partnership with the PPI Radio Awards together with the continuing success of the Sound & Vision II, the Broadcasting Funding Scheme, facilitate the achievement of this objective."

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