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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: “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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