Emil Trahan of UL and Jessica Spencer of DIT were victorious in the BAI sponsored Radio Production of the Year Categories at the 2019 Smedia awards. Emil took home the award for Radio Production- News and Current affairs while Jessica won the Arts and Features category. The BAI have been involved with the Smedias since 2005 and it was a huge privilege to continue our excellent relationship this year.

The BAI regulate all forms of broadcasting in Ireland which involves licensing commercial radio and television services upholding the rules of broadcasting. However, the BAI are not solely a regularity organisation. They have set up a number of a number of initiatives which aim to help producers and artists achieve their goals, such as the BAI Sound and Vision Scheme which funds numerous projects.

Eileen Brophy was there on the night to present the award for Radio Production of the Year- News and Current Affairs. Eileen is the editor of Wireless group and it was a pleasure have her at our awards ceremony. Spin 1038 presenter Marty Guilfoyle presented the partner category Radio Production of the Year- Arts and Features. It was an honour to have presenters who were at the top of their respective fields at our awards and we would like to thank them for their time.

Finally, we would like to thank the BAI for their investment in young people and for the work they do supporting the projects of the future. We would also like to thank them for sponsoring our awards and hope to have them back next year!