Radio Group Takes Home 18 Gold Awards
Friday, 2 October 2020: Communicorp Media was once again the most successful radio group at the 2020 IMRO Radio Awards, which was broadcast via livestream tonight, taking home a total of 18 gold awards across Newstalk, Today FM, 98FM, SPIN 1038 and SPIN South West. In total, the radio group scooped 41 awards.
Newstalk picked up National Station of the Year for the second year running while SPIN 1038’s Breakfast Show ‘Fully Charged’ was awarded ‘Radio Moment of the Year’ for their now infamous Matt Damon world exclusive interview.
Awards won by Communicorp Media span across all categories, including Music, News, Current Affairs, Sport, Entertainment and speech.
Big winners for Communicorp Media include Today FM’s Dermot Whelan who scooped gold for Music & Entertainment presenter, Dermot and his Today FM co-host Dave Moore also won gold for General Music Programme. SPIN 1038’s Fully Charged with Graham and Nathan took 3 gold awards while Newstalk’s Susan Keogh was awarded gold in both News Programme and News Reporter of the Year categories. Newstalk’s The Hard Shoulder also took gold for best Current Affairs Programme.
The IMRO Radio Awards celebrate the best in Irish radio broadcasting and recognise those who have made contributions over the year. The judging panel is made up of 106 industry veterans and new independent judges, who listened to 673 entries, over 41 different categories.
Speaking about the Group’s success, Adrian Serle, Group CEO at Communicorp Media, said: “This is quite a remarkable achievement and serious recognition for some outstanding work, and we couldn’t be more thrilled. This year has not been easy for so many people on so many levels, across our industry and beyond, and I would like to pay tribute to all stations, across Ireland, for working so hard, and providing a much needed service to audiences in such challenging times. I am so proud of our teams, in particular, for their relentless hard work that have earned us so many awards this evening”