WLR walked away with two honours at the IMRO radio awards last night.
The Oscars of Irish radio was held at the Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny and saw local, regional and national stations vie for 40 awards.
Teresanne O’Reilly was among WLR’s winners, bringing home silver in the New Irish Music/Musical Talent category for When Teresanne met RuthAnne.
It featured Irish singer-songwriter Ruth-Anne Cunningham, who has helped pen a string of pop hits in her career to date for the likes of Britney Spears, Niall Horan and Westlife.
In 2018, RuthAnne started working with John Legend’s management and began releasing her own music; having always been a fan, Teresanne invited RuthAnne to Waterford to record a Drive Home Live Sessions ‘Special’ in Reginald’s Tower. The session aired on The Drive Home in May 2018.
Elsewhere the station’s hurling All-Ireland Final coverage last year was honoured with silver for best sports story.
Waterford’s second Final appearance in over half a century and The Big Match Live’s 25th birthday was marked with live shows from Dublin on the day of the final, Before The Big Match live from the Croke Park Hotel, The Big Match itself live from Croke Park and then On The Ball live from the post-match banquet at the Clayton Hotel Burlington Road.