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Did your favourite radio show win anything at the PPI awards?

There were 780 entries to this year’s competition.

RTÉ Radio 1 won Full Service Station of the Year at last night's event in the Raddisson Blu Hotel and Spa, Galway.
RTÉ Radio 1 won Full Service Station of the Year at last night's event in the Raddisson Blu Hotel and Spa, Galway.

RTÉ RADIO 1 and Today FM led the winners at last night’s PPI Radio Awards 2015, showcasing the best radio broadcasting in the country.

The stations won seven and four awards respectively, with Radio 1 clinching the night’s top prize for Full Service Station of the Year, as well as awards for best news programme for This Week and best documentary for the Doc on One.

Today FM’s awards included best music programme for Dermot & Dave and best breakfast show for Ian Dempsey.

The prize for best music station went to FM104, while BBC Radio Foyle was named best local station.

Newstalk took home three gongs, with Off the Ball winning best sports programme.

Here’s a full list of all the winners:

Music Programme: Dermot & Dave, Today FM

Specialist Music Programme: American Country Show with Stephen Keogh, kfm

Breakfast Programme: The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show, Today FM

Music Special/Music Event: ALT, Spin South West

New Irish Music/Musical Talent: The Listening Post – Blood Harmonies, 105.2 TXFM

News Story: To Catch a Paedophile – The Neil Prendeville Show, Red FM

News Bulletin: 98FM News, 98FM

News Programme: This Week, RTÉ Radio 1

Current Affairs Programme: Cork Today, C103

Sports Story: Goodbye King Henry, Today FM

Sports Programme: Off the Ball, Newstalk 106-108

Documentary: Con Carey and the Twelve Apostles, RTÉ Radio 1 Documentary on One

Music Documentary: From Dancehall Days to Boogie Nights, RTÉ Radio 1

Short Feature: The Four Elements: Water  - Futureproof, Newstalk 106-108

Magazine Programme: The John Toal Show, BBC Radio Ulster

Drama: Left Behind, Shannonside Northern Sound

Specialist Speech Programme: Phoenix from the Ashes – The Rise and Restoration of St. Mel’s Cathedral, Longford, Shannonside Northern Sound

Station Imaging: FM104

unnamed (4) FM104 took the prize for best music station. Source: Iain White

Craoltóireacht le Gaeilge: Muidne agus na Manannaigh, BBC Radio Ulster

Interactive Speech Programme: The Niall Boylan Show, 4FM

Comedy Programme: The Blame Game, BBC Radio Ulster

Community/ Social Action: Galway Bay FM Radiothon – Making a Difference, Galway Bay FM

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On-Air Competition: The Drop, Spin 103.8

Entertainment Inserts: Gift Grub – The Ian Dempsey Breakfast Show, Today FM

Innovation: The Feed, RTÉ Radio 1 Extra

Music Presenter of the Year: Dara Quilty, 98FM

Radio DJ: Steve K, Spin 103.8

Specialist Music Broadcaster of the Year: Stephen McCauley, BBC Radio Foyle

unnamed (5) Radio Foyle was named best local station. Source: Iain White

News Broadcaster of the Year: Richard Crowley, RTÉ Radio 1

News Reporter of the Year: Jordan Moates, Downtown Radio

Sports Broadcaster of the Year: Joe Molloy, Newstalk

Speech Broadcaster of the Year: Damien O’Reilly, RTÉ Radio 1

Newcomer Award: Luke O’Faolain, Beat 102-103

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Catherine Healy

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