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Bauer Media Ireland Receives an Impressive 59 IMRO Award Nominations

Bauer Media Ireland Receives an Impressive 59 IMRO Award Nominations

Bauer Media Ireland Receives an Impressive 59 IMRO Award Nominations 800 508 Bauer Media Audio Ireland

Tuesday, 31st August 2021: The IMRO Radio Awards today announced their shortlist for 2021 after receiving 703 entries, the largest number of entries in over five years. 

The IMRO Radio Awards celebrate the best in Irish radio broadcasting and recognise those who have made contributions over the year.  

With 190 award entries shortlisted, Bauer Media Ireland are proud to have received a total of 59 award nominations across their portfolio of stations: Newstalk, Today FM, SPIN and 98FM. 

Award nominations received by Bauer Media Ireland span across all categories, including Music, News, Current Affairs, Sport, Entertainment and speech. 

Simon Myciunka, Group CEO of Bauer Media Audio Ireland said “I am delighted to see our stations feature so frequently in the shortlist for the 2021 IMRO Radio Awards. It is testament to the top class programming produced by our hard working and creative teams. We look forward to celebrating any success at the awards on October 1st and I’d like to wish all of the nominees the best of luck.

Chair of the IMRO Radio Awards committee and Group Operations Director at Bauer Media Ireland, Chris Doyle said “I’m delighted that with the support of our title sponsor IMRO we have been able to host the awards again in 2021.  The amazing number of entries shows how important the IMRO Radio Awards are to the industry.  With uncertainty around physical events, the awards will be virtual again this year, but it promises to be an excellent show as always.”

Bauer Media Ireland – Full Shortlist Nominations:  

A1 General Music Programme 

98FM’s ‘The Fix’ with Ciaran O’Connor 

Today FM – Dermot & Dave  

Today FM – Fergal D’Arcy   

SPIN 1038 – The Zoo Crew with Jaz & Laura 

A2 Specialist Music Programme           

SPIN 1038 – Indie Disco with Clowd 

Newstalk – The Tom Dunne Show                  

A3 Breakfast Programme 

98FM –  Big Breakfast with Rebecca and Brendan 

SPIN 1038 – Fully Charged with Graham and Nathan 

Today FM – The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show                 

A5 Irish Music Programme or Initiative                   

SPIN South West – SPIN ALT with Ray Wingnut     

B1 News Story/News Event       

Newstalk – Abandoned – Ireland’s Eating Disorder Sufferers   

Newstalk – Section 252 – An Unspeakable Pain            

B4 Current Affairs Programme – Full Service            

Newstalk – Newstalk Breakfast 

Newstalk –  On the Record       

Newstalk – The Hard Shoulder 

Newstalk – The Pat Kenny Show  

B6 Sports Story                         

Newstalk – Giles at 80 – A Celebration             

Newstalk – The Gordon Elliott Scandal  

98FM – The Split Season                    

B7 Sports Programme – Full Service      

Newstalk – Off The Ball  

Today FM – Pumped Up Kicks – Celebrating the life of Jack Charlton             

C2 Music, Arts and Culture Documentary                         

Newstalk – Evil Literature and Censorship by Regan Hutchins                       

C3 Short Feature    

Newstalk – Henrys’ Scamdemic         

C4 Magazine Programme  

Newstalk – Alive and Kicking with Clare McKenna  

Newstalk – Moncrieff                         

C5 Drama     

98FM –  Aladdin Panto  

Newstalk – Belong by Daithí McMahon and Fred O’Connor  

Newstalk – The Fabulous Doctor Singer 

C6 Specialist Speech Programme 

SPIN South West – SPIN Ar Scoil                                                          

C7 Craoltoireacht le Geailge                

SPIN 1038 –  Pop Raidió           

Newstalk – Splanc                              

D1 Community/Social Action               

98FM – Brian Maher’s 24-Hour Runathon 

Newstalk – Moyross – The Forgotten Part of Limerick

D2 On Air Competition/Promotion                

SPIN 1038 – Gotta Get It Wrong with Graham and Nathan     

SPIN 1038 – SPIN’s €5k Phone Call                   

SPIN 1038 & SPIN South West –  Beat The Bomb         

Today FM – Waffle – The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show  

D3 Station Imaging  



Today FM         

D4 Entertainment Inserts  

Today FM – Dermot and Dave 

SPIN 1038 – Full Charged with Nathan and Graham  

Today FM – Gift Grub – The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show  

D5 Digital and Social Innovation  

SPIN 1038 – Speak Up On Racism  

D6 Podcast of the Year              

Newstalk – Show me the Science         

E1 Music and Entertainment Presenter of the Year 

Today FM – Dermot Whelan    

98FM – Rachael Ryan  

E2 Radio DJ of the Year    

98FM – Barry Dunne 

SPIN 1038 – Marty Guilfoyle 

E3 Specialist Music Broadcaster of the Year                 

Today FM – Claire Beck                                   

E4 News Broadcaster of the Year         

Today FM – Niall Colbert         

E6 Sports Broadcaster – Full Service 

Newstalk – Eoin Sheahan  

Newstalk – Joe Molloy  

Newstalk – Nathan Murphy                           

E8 Speech Broadcaster – Full Service 

Newstalk – Ciara Kelly  

Today FM – Matt Cooper 

Newstalk – Pat Kenny                         

E10 The Gay Byrne Award -Newcomer of the Year 

Newstalk – Sarah Madden                   

F1 Radio Moment of the Year              

Newstalk – Lynsey Bennett on The Hard Shoulder 


For more information about the IMRO Radio Awards or to see the full list of nominations in Ireland go HERE