Newstalk strikes gold at the 2016 PPI Radio Awards with five wins

Category: News, Newstalk

Team 33 and Futureproof were among the winners on the night


Saturday 8th October – Newstalk 106-108fm has won a total of 13 awards at the ceremony, which took place last night in Kilkenny. The station’s wins included five highly coveted gold awards, four silver and four bronze awards from 22 nominations in total at this year’s PPI Radio Awards ceremony. Futureproof, Team 33, Joe Molloy, Sean Moncrieff and Newstalk Drama all took home the top prizes in their categories at the annual ceremony.


Newstalk Gold Award winners


–      Sports Programme: Team 33

–      Drama: Goin’ Straight

–      Specialist Speech Programme: The Space Between Skeleton and Skin – Futureproof

–      Sports Broadcaster of the Year: Joe Molloy

–      Speech Broadcaster of the Year: Sean Moncrieff


Commenting on the awards, Tim Collins, Newstalk Chief Executive Officer said, “We are delighted to be awarded 13 awards on the year that we are celebrating 10 years as a national broadcaster. The PPI Radio awards are highly regarded within the industry, and we are proud to have won across so many different categories”.


Garrett Harte Newstalk Editor-in-Chief further commented “It is a very exciting time for Newstalk with our recently launched new primetime schedule in full swing and now we are adding 13 PPI awards to our trophy shelf. The wins are a testament to the hard work and commitment of our team here at the station, we are dedicated to delivering the highest quality opinion-led news, analysis, entertainment and we are overjoyed to have our shows recognized as best in class”.

Among the Newstalk Gold award winners was drama ‘Goin’ Straight’. Francesca Lalor, Series Producer of Drama on Newstalk commented on the show’s Gold award saying, “Each week, we broadcast the finest home-grown radio drama on Newstalk, reflecting the huge talent and craft of Irish radio producers. This award is further proof that the medium of radio drama is experiencing a renaissance in Ireland, as a growing, creative and hugely entertaining medium. We are delighted to be part of this movement”.


Newstalk Silver Award winners


–      News Story: Paris Attacks

–      Sports Story: Digging into Doping

–      Documentary: A Boy From The North West – Susan Dennehy

–      Sports Broadcaster of the Year: Ger Gilroy


Newstalk Bronze Award winners


Sports Programme: Off the Ball

Magazine Programme: One Day in Galway – Moncrieff

Craoltóireacht le Gaeilge: Splanc ag Electric Picnic

Speech Broadcaster of the Year: Shane Coleman


About Newstalk

Celebrating 10 years as a national broadcaster, Newstalk is Ireland’s fastest growing independent talk radio station, attracting over 700,000 listeners weekly and over 1 million unique users per month on

Newstalk recently launched its all-new prime time schedule, which introduces some fresh faces and a few unexpected new personalities to its ever-popular team. The station’s flagship morning show is ‘Newstalk Breakfast’, which kicks off at 0700 every weekday morning. It’s presented by Shane Coleman, Colette Fitzpatrick, Paul Williams and Alan Quinlan, with Business Editor Vincent Wall presenting Breakfast Business from 0630.

‘The Pat Kenny Show’ is on-air from 0900-1200 and George Hook takes over with ‘High Noon’ from 1200-1400.  The ever-lively and insightful ‘Moncrieff,’ hosted by Sean Moncrieff is live from 1400-1600 daily, and the station’s all-new evening show ‘Newstalk Drive’ is on-air from 1600-1900, with Chris Donoghue and Sarah McInerney in the driving seat.

Newstalk’s  multi-award winning sports show ‘Off The Ball’ is broadcast from 1900-2200 (1900-2100 on Fridays), followed by the ‘The Tom Dunne Show’ from 2200-0000 every weeknight.

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