RosFM wins three major awards at CRAOL conference

Roscommon’s only community radio station RosFM won three major awards at the annual CRAOL (Community Radio Forum of Ireland) conference which was held this year in Athlone.

The ‘Traditional Irish Music and Folk Show’ presented by local musician Therese Hanly won a silver award for her innovation in bringing in local musicians to share their stories and to play their music live on air.

Three Ukranian women who settled in Roscommon Town due to the war in their country and who presented a weekly thirty minute piece which outlined many aspects of Ukranian life and culture called ‘Our Friends From Ukraine’ won a Gold award and that programme was also selected for a ‘Standout Award’ as one of the best radio programmes of the year on community radio nationally.

Speaking after the awards station manager Seamus Duke said that the awards were a recognition of the effort that was being put in by the 35 volunteers who work at the station. “I am thrilled for Therese Hanly and for our Ukrinian friends but this award is also for the many volunteers who contribute to RosFM every week who work very hard to keep the station on the air. It is great recognition for the station on a national stage and it proves that RosFM can produce top class programming on a consistent basis.”