17 Newstalk nominations at this year's radio Oscars

The IMRO Radio Awards will be held in October

Newstalk has received 17 nominations for this year's radio Oscars: the IMRO Radio Awards 2017.

Celebrating the best of the best in radio over the past 12 months, it sees the station up for accolades across several major categories.

These include Newstalk Drive, Off The Ball, The Pat Kenny Show and Moncrieff.

The newsroom is also up for Best News Bulletin.

While Sarah McInerney and Shona Murray are nominated for News Broadcaster and News Reporter of the Year respectively.

Off The Ball's Ger Gilroy and Joe Molloy will battle it out in the Sports Broadcaster of the Year category.

Newstalk's coverage of the  Euros 2016 is up for best Sports Story, while Living with Locked-In Syndrome is nominated in the Specialist Speech Programme category.

90 judges have spent the past week deliberating over the record number of 677 entries.

The awards (formerly known as the PPI Radio Awards) will be held on Friday October 6th at the Lyrath Estate Hotel.

Newstalk nominations in full:

News Bulletin

Current Affairs Programme

Newstalk Drive - President Trump

Resurrecting the Inner City

Sports Story

We All Dream - Ireland at the Euros 2016

Sports Programme

Off the Ball Weekday

Off the Ball Live

Short Feature

The Pat Kenny Show: A History of Scandal in the Catholic Church

The Pat Kenny Show: The Walk of Fame - Gene Wilder

Magazine Programme

Moncrieff: Movies and Booze



Specialist Speech Programme

Living with Locked-In Syndrome



Off The Ball Roadshow

News Broadcaster of the Year

Sarah McInerney

News Reporter of the Year

Shona Murray

Sports Broadcaster of the Year

Ger Gilroy

Joe Molloy