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MIDWEST Radio, Ray Foley, Keith
Cunningham and Fergal O’Brien are
flying the flag for Mayo in the PPI
Radio Awards for 2008.
In the awards shortlist announced last
week, Cunningham’s Red Rooster show
on Red FM, Cork, was nominated in the
breakfast programme and entertainment
inserts categories, the Ray Foley Show
on Today FM in the music programme
category, Midwest’s The S Factor show
in the community/social action category,
while O’Brien, a former Midwest journalist,
was nominated in the news reporter of
the year category (for Today FM).
Cunningham, from Castlebar, won the
PPI music broadcaster of the year award in
2007 and followed up with a Meteor award
for best regional presenter this year.
Ballina man Foley has enjoyed a good
2008 so far too – he picked up the
award for best national DJ at the Meteor
The news reporter of the year award in
which Cong native O’Brien is nominated
is new for this year, along with the innovation
New west of Ireland radio station iRadio
has been nominated in three categories.
The PPI Awards will be held on Friday,
October 10, at the Lyrath House Estate
Hotel in Kilkenny.