THERE will be significant Limerick interest in this year’s PPI Radio awards, which take place next month.
Limerick’s Live 95FM will be hoping for success having secured two nominations.
Pallaskenry native Eric Clarke has been nominated in the news reporter of the year category while a documentary entitled The Sinking of The Plassy has also been nominated.
The two-part documentary was produced for the station by Brian Gallagher and was largely funded through the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland’s Sound and Vision scheme.
Meanwhile, Raheen-based regional station Spin South West has secured four nominations ahead of this year’s awards.
They are The Zoo Crew with Ed and Sheena (general music programme), Scéal na Hip Hop Éireannach (New Irish Music/Musical Talent Programming); Eoghan Fizt (radio DJ) and Re:Generation ( documentary).
In addition to the two indpendent stations, Kilfinane-based Grey Heron media has also secured a nomination for its documentary, Take No More, which was broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 last year.
The real-time documentary outlined the events of November 22, 2012 when a stand-off took place over several hours at Kilfinane NS between staff, parents and sub-contractors who had worked on building the new school.
The PPI Radio Awards, which are regarded as the Oscars of the Irish Radio industry will take place at the Lyrath Hotel in Kilkenny on Friday, October 4.