Limerick’s Live 95FM’s new broadcasting facility, Radio House, was officially opened today by Tanaiste Mary Harney. The station’s new fully digital studios are based on the Dock Road in the city centre.
It has been reported that a small number of Radio Limerick One supporters were present with placards stating “No RLO No Vote”
Live 95FM, Limerick’s licensed local station, today received the highest number of shortlisted nominations of any radio station in Ireland for The Guinness Radio Advertising Awards. In categories open to advertising agencies and radio stations, they have been nominated for Public Service/Charity advertising and The Greenhorn Award for new talent.
David Tighe, the station’s chief executive, told Radiowaves News: “Limerick’s Live 95FM has some of the best creative people in the country. To make the shortlist against national competition is a tribute to Eric Murphy our producer, and all the staff. We are delighted to be nominated for such prestigious awards by an independent adjudication panel and we are looking forward to the ceremony next Friday.”
Submissions for this year’s awards, which are now in their tenth year, were received from 21 radio stations and 15 advertising agencies.
UTV-owned Limerick’s Live 95FM have achieved a large number of shortlisted entries in this year’s Phonographic Performance Ireland (PPI) Radio Awards. The radio station has been nominated in five separate categories including the Best News Story category for the third year in a row. They are also shortlisted in the Best Sports Coverage, Best Presenters in a music driven format (Mark and Catriona of the Breakfast Show), Best On-Air Competition and Best Local Station of the year categories.
Live 95’s Chief Executive David Tighe said: “We received nominations in all areas of our output. It’s been a great year for the on-air team:. Firstly, [we had] a massive vote of confidence from our listeners, and now the radio industry recognise what Limerick listeners have known for a while, that they have a station to be proud of.”
The PPI’s are considered to be the Irish equivalent of the Oscars and honour the highest radio standards in local and national stations across the country.
Limerick’s Live 95FM previously won PPI news awards in 2003 and 2004 and earlier this year won a New York Radio Award for news coverage.
The awards ceremony will take place at The Burlington Hotel in Dublin on October 14th and both national and local radio personalities will be in attendance on the night.