Ireland’s state broadcaster RTÉ Radio has been honoured with the Broadcaster of the Year Award at the 2011 New York Festivals Radio Awards.

Competing against 183 finalists from 26 countries, RTÉ Radio was selected as the overall winner. This is the first time in the competition’s history for an Irish radio station to win the award.

In addition to this prestigious accolade, various RTÉ Radio programmes received a further 16 awards for their work.

Speaking about the achievement Clare Duignan, Managing Director, RTÉ Radio said: “not only do these awards confirm RTÉ Radio’s excellence in public broadcasting, they place RTÉ Radio among the greatest of our public broadcasting peers internationally.

“When you look at the breadth of the wins, from drama to documentary, music to history, sport to health, you get an insight into the variety of genre offered by RTÉ Radio,” Duignan added.

New York Festivals are in their 54th year as an International Award Group who seek to recognize the ‘World’s Best Work’ in areas such as advertising and TV, Film & Radio.


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