RTEUR Radio on Top of the World; NETWORK PICKS UP 17 AWARDS
Byline: PAT FLANAGAN
RTE has been crowned the best radio network in the world after scooping 17 prestigious awards in New York.
The national station was awarded the coveted Broadcaster Of The Year prize - and a further 16 accolades - at a glitzy ceremony in the Big Apple.
It is the first time in the New York Festivals radio awards' 54-year history that an Irish network has won the acclaimed top prize - beating 183 finalists from 26 countries.
RTE Radio managing director Clare Duignan said: "For 54 years the New York Festivals awards has recognised the world's best programmes.
"This year, not only have RTE Radio 1, RTE lyric fm and RTE Gold won 16 awards but the Grand Jury, comprised of top-level industry professionals from five continents, have crowned RTE Radio as the Broadcaster of the Year.
"It's a real achievement."
Seven gongs, plus a grand award, went to RTE Radio 1's Documentary On One, six were for the station's Drama On One, with a prize each for lyric fm, RTE Gold and the station's seven digital services. …