Two CRAOL Awards for Claremorris shows

Claremorris Community Radio received two awards at the 2018 CRAOL Féile in Athlone.  Pictured (l-r): Pat Keane (chairperson), Bridie Sheeran (receiving the award on behalf of Sports Talk), Bernard Joyce (Smooth n’ Easy) and Ed Coulson.

Two Claremorris Community Radio shows received CRAOL awards at this year’s CRAOL Féile, which took place in Athlone over the last weekend.

The live Sunday evening Sports Talk show received a silver award in the Volunteer Team category.  In their citation the judges stated that Sports Talk is “a must listen for all GAA fans. The presenters work well together and have great understanding and knowledge of the game that they impart to listeners.”  Congratulations to Austin, Billy, John and their other contributors on this well-earned accolade!

Congratulations also to Bernard Joyce, whose solo music show Smooth n’ Easy received a bronze award in the Social Benefit category.  The judges were impressed with Smooth n’ Easy and the atmosphere that Bernard creates.  They said it is “a chilled vintage music show with thorough research and great information about all the tracks”, before adding that is a “thoroughly enjoyable show.”

Well done to all involved in the production of these high quality shows.  Sports Talk is broadcast live at 7pm on Sunday evenings and repeated on Mondays, also at 7pm.  Smooth n’ Easy is broadcast on Sunday nights at 8pm and repeated Fridays at 5pm.