Tipp Mid West Radio Wins Two Awards At CRAOL Achievement Awards


Tipp Mid-West Radio is celebrating after scooping up two awards at the CRAOL Achievement Awards.

The ceremony aims to recognise quality in production of community radio in Ireland and was held in October.

Our Cancer Information Series in collaboration with Circle of Friends, Irish Cancer Society and with the support of Tipperary Co-operative secured a Gold award in the Social Benefit Talk category.

The series ran during Autumn 2022 and Spring 2023 on Morning Call with Catherine Fogarty, with the 30 minutes episodes raising awareness and providing information on different cancers.

The structure of the series included a health care professional giving an overview of the cancer type and a cancer survivor sharing their experiences.

Catherine Fogarty says it was a lovely surprise to receive two awards in the post recently from CRAOL, the representative body for community radio stations.

Ms Fogarty says there were two benefits to the Cancer Information series, one was to highlight symptoms and urge people to get those checked and the other was to highlight the supports provided through the Circle of Friends in Tipperary Town.

Meanwhile our dedicated 30 minute as Gaeilge programme Cúrsaí presented by Shane Egan won a bronze award in the Irish programme category.

Mr Egan who’s presented Cúrsaí for 14 years says the heart of the show remains music, chat and craic.

Shane believes that Irish news, Irish language and the Irish speakers of Tipperary and Ireland are our listeners adding that we start with a welcome and finish with a motto.

Programme Controller Eoin O Donoghue says firstly I would like to congratulate both Catherine and Shane on their awards and also on the excellent output of content they provide each week to our listeners.

Mr O Donoghue says these programmes live up to our mission statement which aims to inform, educate and entertain while also providing a service which celebrates local music, sports, culture, and heritage of our community.