The shortlist for the IMRO Radio Awards 2017 has been published and this year the annual awards programme looks set to be the most hotly-contested ever.
As part of the process, 90 judges poured over 677 entries and listened to over 295 hours of the best radio from both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The shortlist includes over 185 nominees.
The 2017 IMRO Radio Awards (formerly known as the PPI Radio Awards) will take place on Friday October 6th at the Lyrath Estate Hotel at a gala dinner where the secret golden envelopes will be opened to reveal the winners.
Top names in Irish radio both on and off air make the trip to Kilkenny for the biggest night of the year in the radio industry in Ireland. Prior to the night, the Hall of Fame inductees will be announced on Friday 22nd September at a special event to be held at the BAI offices in Dublin.
Speaking about the judging process and quality of the entries, Awards Committee Chairperson Sean Murtagh said: “The record number of entries is an indicator of the continuing level of support the radio industry has for the Awards. The judges, who are all drawn from the Irish radio industry, all commented on the quality of entries this year which made for a difficult decision process.”
To view the shortlist click HERE