For the Radio Production of the Year – Arts & Features and News & Current Affairs categories, we have two winners from Technological University Dublin! Well done to Sam McHugh for his win in the Arts & Features category and to Melissa Partridge for winning News & Current Affairs. Both of these awards are sponsored by the Broadcasting Authority Ireland. 

The BAI has been involved in The Smedias since 2005, sponsoring both the ‘Radio Production of the Year – News & Current Affairs’ category and the ‘Radio Production of the Year – Arts & Pop Culture’ categories and we’re delighted to have their continued support.

The Broadcasting Authority Ireland has been ensuring that the broadcasts we see on TV or hear on radio are in line with specific codes and rules. The two winners of this award tonight demonstrated a knowledge of high quality production values that was on par with the likes of RTÉ or TG4. 

We would like to extend our congratulations to both Sam and Melissa, and voice our appreciation for the BAI and their continuing sponsorship of two very distinct but equally important aspects of broadcast journalism.