Midlands 103 nominated for two leading radio awards

Our radio station in Ireland, Midlands 103, has been nominated for two prizes at leading broadcast industry event the IMRO Radio Awards.

The Midlands Today Show with Will Faulkner has been shortlisted in the Current Affairs Programme Local / Regional category with the Open Door getting the nod for Magazine Programme of the year.

The finalist placings continue a run of success for Midlands 103, which serves communities across Laois, Offaly and Westmeath.

The latest list includes the eighth shortlisting in 10 years for Will Faulkner and The Midlands Today Show, which has led to one gold award, two silver and two bronze.

Open Door with Ann Marie Kelly previously won gold in 2018, with 2022 seeing the third nomination for the show. Ann Marie has also won Specialist Music Presenter of the Year.

This year is the first time the awards will be held in person since the Covid-19 pandemic. Last year Midlands 103 won gold when Tara McCormack won Best Newcomer, while previous gold awards also include Best News Story and Best Music Special.

Midlands 103 Managing Director Will Faulkner said: “We are delighted to receive two finalist placings at the annual celebration of the best of our industry, the IMRO Radio Awards. The message of Feel Good Radio guides everything we do so it is pleasing to see our work recognised.”

Judges from across the industry, made the selections from over 700 entries in 41 categories. The winners will be announced on October 7.

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