Raidió na Life nominated for ‘Radio Station of the Year’, ‘Magazine Programme of the Year’ in 2017 Celtic Media Awards

The team at Dublin’s Irish Language radio station Raidió na Life are delighted to announce that the station has received nominations for ‘Radio Station of the Year’ at the 2017 Celtic Media Festival which will be held this year in Douglas, on the Isle of Man from 3rd – 5th May, as well as a nomination for ‘Magazine Show of the Year’ for its breakfast show An Bricfeasta Blasta (The Tasty Breakfast).

Muiris Ó Fiannachta, Station Manager of Raidió na Life says:
“We’re extremely proud to have received these nominations today. It’s a momentous feat for us to be nominated alongside the behemoths of Celtic broadcasting such as our friends in RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta and a plethora of regional BBC stations – BBC Radio Ulster, Radio Foyle, Radio Scotland, Radio Wales, Radio Cymru and Radio nan Gàidheal. These stations have budgets of multiple millions of Euro as well as large staff numbers behind them, whereas Raidió na Life operates with a tiny staff of five employees and a very small budget. We’re very, very proud today.”

“What is amazing about Raidió na Life is the fantastic energetic and dedicated team we have, as well as our loyal listeners who support us, and very importantly, that very special body of people who keep the station on air – the volunteer broadcasters who work with us on a completely voluntary basis. I personally wish to especially thank our staff in particular, as well as our volunteers for all their hard work which has led to us receiving these nominations today.”

“We’d also like to extend a special word of congratulations to our friends in Raidió Fáilte in Belfast, a fellow community station which is run very much in the same vein as ourselves, for their
nomination for Radio Station of the Year also.”

Niamh Ní Shúilleabháin, Raidió na Life’s Programme Co-Ordinator and Presenter and Producer of An Bricfeasta Blasta says:

“An Bricfeasta Blasta is a collaborative effort with a large team of volunteers working on the show every day: co-presenters Aindriú de Paor, Oisín Mistéil, Laura Gaynor and Niamh Ní Chadhla contribute on different days during the week along with regular reporters who help us deliver a lively offering to our Dublin-based audience.”

“The show aims to provide another choice to the listenership – one which reflects contemporary city life, where regular trends and online content are part of the conversation and one which reflects the daily life of the dynamic Irish language community in our capital city.”

An Bricfeasta Blasta is broadcast on Raidió na Life 106.4FM Monday to Friday from 8-9am. To follow the conversation on social media, use the #Bricblasta hashtag.
The full list of nominations in the 2017 Celtic Media Awards can be seen here.

Raidió na Life broadcasts on 106.4FM in Dublin, live online at www.raidionalife.ie and on the smartphone app An Seinnteoir Raidió.

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