Communicorp Scoop 40 Awards at 2017 IMRO Radio Awards

Category: Awards, News

Communicorp take home more gold awards than any other radio group


Communicorp was the most successful radio group at the 2017 IMRO Radio Awards in Kilkenny last night, taking home more Gold awards than RTÉ or the Wireless Group combined. Stations across the Communicorp Group scooped 40 awards in total, including 15 Gold.


The IMRO Radio Awards recognise the achievements of Irish radio industry personnel, both on-air and behind the scenes, and are judged by a panel of 90 industry experts, across 37 different categories.


Speaking about Communicorp’s success, Adrian Serle, Group CEO at Communicorp, said: “I am very proud of everyone at Communicorp who was nominated and all those that picked up an award. We are delighted with this year’s result, which included 15 Gold, 11 Silver and 14 Bronze Awards. I would like to congratulate everyone involved for their continuing hard work, energy and drive that has earned them this level of recognition.


“Radio remains high profile and much loved across Ireland and I am inspired by the brilliant, creative and engaging work our teams do, day in day out, and to be recognised by such a collection of awards is great testament to this.”


Communicorp Awards at the 2017 IMRO Radio Awards:


  • General Music Programme: The Big Ride Home with Dara Quilty, 98FM
  • Specialist Music Programme: The Paul McLoone Show Today FM
  • New Irish Music / Musical Talent Programme: ALT – Guerilla Sessions SPIN South West
  • News Programme: The National Lunchtime News, Today FM
  • Current Affairs Programme: President Trump, NewstalkDrive
  • Sports Programme: Off the Ball Weekday, Newstalk
  • Music Documentary: 1977 Cathal Funge for Today FM
  • Short Feature: The Pat Kenny Show: A History of Scandal in the Catholic Church, Newstalk
  • Specialist Speech Programme: Futureproof – Living with Locked-In Syndrome, Newstalk
  • Station Imaging: 98FM
  • Entertainment Inserts: Gift Grub, Today FM
  • Music Broadcaster: Dara Quilty, 98FM
  • Radio DJ: Steve K, SPIN 1038
  • News Broadcaster: Sarah McInerney, Newstalk
  • Sports Broadcaster: Ger Gilroy, Newstalk


  • General Music Programme: Dermot & Dave, Today FM
  • Specialist Music Programme: Songs in the Key of Life Today FM
  • Music Special: Paul McLoone “It was 50 years ago today”, Today FM
  • New Irish Music / Musical Talent Programme: Totally Irish, 98FM
  • News Bulletin: Today FM News
  • Sport Story: We All Dream – Ireland at the Euros 2016, Newstalk
  • Sports Programme: Off the Ball Live, Newstalk
  • On Air Competitions / Promotions: Off The Charts with Fergal D’Arcy: Mastercard Priceless Moments, Today FM
  • Music Broadcaster: Ian Dempsey, Today FM
  • News Broadcaster: Brendan O’Loughlin, 98FM
  • Music Station: 98FM


  • General Music Programme: Off The Charts with Fergal D’Arcy Today FM
  • Breakfast Programme: The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show Today FM
  • Music Special: ALT – Laurie Shaw Special, SPIN South West
  • New Irish Music / Musical Talent Programme: Lost in Music with Louise Duffy, Today FM
  • News Bulletin: 98FM News
  • Craoltoireacht le Gaeilge: Ceolas, Today FM
  • Station Imaging: Today FM
  • Entertainment Inserts: Dermot & Dave, Today FM
  • Music Broadcaster: Fergal D’Arcy, Today FM
  • Radio DJ: Louise Duffy, Today FM
  • News Reporter: Gavan Reilly, Today FM
  • Sports Broadcaster: Joe Molloy, Newstalk
  • Newcomer: Al Porter, Today FM
  • Full Service Station: Newstalk