- 22 Sep 17
Linda McAuley, Seamus Mac Géidigh (RIP), Billy McCarthy (RIP) and Joe King announced as the 2017 inductees at BAI Offices in Grand Canal Dock this morning.
The IMRO Radio Awards celebrated the massive impact all four have had on the radio industry on the island of Ireland. As family and friends of Linda McAuley (BBC Radio Ulster), Séamus Mac Géidigh RIP (RTÉ Raidió Na Gaeltachta), Billy McCarthy RIP (WLR FM) and Joe King (Broadcast Technical Services Limited) celebrate this morning.
The IMRO Radio Awards Hall of Fame is a highly regarded accolade in the Irish industry and the four new inductees join names such as Gay Byrne, Larry Gogan, Ian Dempsey, Áine Lawlor, Candy Devine and Tony Fenton amongst others. The Hall of Fame celebrates those well-known names and those behind the mic that make Irish radio such an integral part of daily life.
Sean Murtagh, Chairperson of the IMRO Radio Awards Committee said:
“the Hall of Fame was established to pay enduring tribute to not just the well-known Irish radio personalities but also to those who worked quietly behind the scenes helping to make Radio in Ireland great. Today’s inductees are very worthy recipients of this accolade and held in the highest regard by their peers.”
While IMRO Chairman, Eleanor McEvoy said:
“We are delighted to induct four of the most respected radio professionals on the island of Ireland into the IMRO Radio Awards Hall of Fame. Each of them in their own way has made an indelible mark on the broadcasting sector and they rightfully deserve to take their place alongside the many other great Irish radio luminaries who have been honoured by their peers over the years.”
For further details see the IMRO website.