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Nicky Byrne in a world of his own after winning Radio Award for Best Newcomer

The 2FM star took home the gong just months after starting at the station.

Former Westlife star Nicky Byrne was in a world of his own last night – after winning a top radio award.
The 2FM presenter won the Best Newcomer gong at the prestigious PPI Radio Awards, just months after starting on the station.
It was a massive coup for the Nicky Byrne Show host, whose three hour show has now become the most listened to programme on the station.

However the RTE star didn’t managed to win both of the gongs he was up for – with Dermot and Dave taking home Best Music Programme.
Initially after being nominated, Nicky said he was “beyond chuffed” to just be nominated.
He said: “I’m beyond chuffed with the two nominations for the show. Jenny, along with producer Al, Lindy and Kate have become my on-air family.”

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PPI Radio Awards Nominations

RTÉ Radio radio stations have been nominated for a total of 37 awards in the PPI Radio Awards 2014 shortlist, which was released at midday today, 3rd September.

The nominations include 31 for RTÉ Radio 1 programmes, two for RTÉ 2fm, three for RTÉ lyric fm and one for RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.

RTÉ Radio 1 has been nominated in some of the PPI’s most prestigious categories, including News Story of the Year, News Programme of the Year, Sports Programme of the Year, Documentary of the Year and News Broadcaster of the Year to name but a few.

RTÉ 2fm’s Nicky Byrne Show with Jenny Greene has proved itself as popular with the awarding body as it is with its listeners, having received nominations for Newcomer of the Year (Nicky Byrne) and the coveted Music Programme of the Year Award.

RTÉ lyric fm has been nominated for Specialist Music Broadcaster of the Year, Music Special/Music Event of the Year and New Irish Music/Musical Talent Programme.

RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta has received a nomination for Specialist Music Programme of the Year for its popular alternative music programme, An Taobh Tuathail.

The PPI Radio Awards winners will be announced at the annual Gala Awards night at the Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny, which takes place this year on Friday 3rd October.

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Nicky Byrne: ‘Being a radio presenter is MORE pressure than playing stadiums with Westlife’

The former boyband star told Goss.ie that he needs to prove himself on 2FM.

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He played to hundreds and thousands of fans all over the world, but Nicky Byrne has said being on radio is more pressure.
The 2FM host who presents The Nicky Byrne Show admitted that he is more anxious about being on the airwaves.
“There is probably more pressure (then being in Westlife). When you leave Westlife you’re one of four.

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Nicky Byrne: “People said Westlife were crap. Opinions like that just drive me on to make this show successful.”

The former singer on proving his radio critics wrong with new career as presenter on 2fm.

Nicky Byrne proved a hit on 2fm

Nicky Byrne proved a hit on 2fm

He’s 2fm’s new blue-eyed boy and Nicky Byrne has revealed he is determined to silence his critics by putting in the hours.

After his first successful JNLR figures, the former Westlife member still professes not to know much about how they work.

But one thing is for sure – Nicky is going to make his programme work.

He said: “When you have a radio show I always feel you need to throw everything into it and make it a success and that keeps you sharp.

“You are live on air dealing with the public and when it happens, it’s out there.”

When Nicky landed the gig, there were grumblings that what was needed in the slot was someone with experience.

But his breezy attitude both on and off air is helping pull the listeners in and as far as he is concerned, he’s still learning.

Nicky revealed: “You can’t keep everybody happy – when you do a job in public life people have their opinions and you are going to get a bit of stick here and there.

“Plenty of people have said Westlife were crap or whatever. It doesn’t bother you and it doesn’t stop you from getting up in the morning and doing what you do.

“It drives me on to make the show a success as best I can.

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Nicky Byrne excited and daunted about new 2fm show

Nicky Byrne says that he is “very excited” about his new 2fm weekday show although he also finds the whole thing very “daunting”.

2fm presenter Ryan Tubridy rang the former Westlife star this morning to congratulate him, saying: “You’re the new boy in town. Welcome aboard!”

Byrne (35) said he was looking forward to his new 11am weekday show, adding: “Obviously I’ve had a great relationship with all of you in there [in 2fm] through Westlife and since that ended. It’s very daunting for me, [but] I’m really, really looking forward to it. I’m very excited.

“I’m delighted and to be honest with you Ryan, it was the draw of a free RTÉ Guide every week that pushed me over the line to be honest with you!”

He added: “Joking aside, I’ve always, as a kid growing up, listened to radio stations and looked at TV presenters and always fancied that line of work.

“Obviously with Westlife when that kicked off it all went bananas, it was so busy and then through Westlife, there’s been a lot of radio work around the world then as guest and on TV.

“It does feel natural to want to do that and to start it. But I never thought I would manage to secure, at my age, to get a live show five days a week. Huge responsibility and a great opportunity.”

Byrne will present a weekday show from 11am to 1pm on RTÉ 2fm.