Former Tindle Radio Managing Director Albert FitzGerald, who died last month aged 59, has been honoured with a place in the IMRO Radio Awards Hall of Fame.
The broadcaster and businessman, who worked for 26 years for Tindle station Midlands 103, was recognised by the leading industry organisation as an individual who made an outstanding contribution to radio.
Albert was honoured for his contribution to the sector during his time at Midlands 103, which serves communities across Laois, Offaly and Westmeath in Ireland, which led him to become a leading figure in Irish radio.
Albert’s wife Siobhán accepted his award on behalf of his family at a IMRO Radio Awards Hall of Fame ceremony last week. She said: “Albert loved radio from day one. We are extremely proud and grateful to accept this award on his behalf.”
Having started his commercial radio career at Cork pirate station ERI, Albert joined Midlands 103 in 1995 as Sales Director, before becoming Managing Director nine years later.
In 2013 he became Group Managing Director of the wider Tindle Radio Group, a role he held until last year.
Albert served as MD of Midlands 103 until last year and was a founder member of Tullamore Rotary Club. Albert was a supporter of the Irish radio industry including the training body Learning Waves, Independent Broadcasters of Ireland and IRS Plus in Dublin, where he was a director.
He also won multiple awards and was a well-known and popular figure in the Midlands business community.
In presenting the IMRO Radio Awards Hall of Fame award, Chief Executive of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Celene Craig said: “It is a great pleasure for us to be able to honour Albert in this way.
“He was a wonderful colleague, a really lovely man to deal with. He is a loss not just to Midlands 103 but to the wider sector. He was a great contributor.”
To read more about Albert’s Hall of Fame honour, including further tributes, go to: https://www.midlands103.com/news/midlands-news/albert-fitzgerald-inducted-into-imro-radio-awards-hall-of-fame/