Success for Phoenix FM programmes in Craol Achievement Awards 2012
Phoenix FM is delighted to announce that we have had great success in
the Craol Achievement Awards, which were presented at the 2012 Craol
Féile in Athlone on the 26th May by the Chief Executive of the
Broadcasting Authority of Ireland Mr Michael O'Keeffe.
This year the station's "Coolmine Therapeutic Community Programme" got a "Distinction" in the Social Benefit category. Adjudicating panel judges said "This is a perfect example of a programme that is well researched and shows how community radio can reach out to the public by explaining how people work their way through life, getting on with their life and showing the kind of support that is out there and the great work that organisations like Coolmine do”.
Coolmine Therapeutic Community is a local Dublin 15 charity with roots of almost 40 years in the community. Their show on Phoenix FM is a dynamic programme that communicates with the community about the work they do, and the overall topic of addiction. This programme is produced, presented, researched and sound engineered by past clients of Coolmine Therapeutic Community. The programme is aired every Friday at 11.30 am, on 92.5 Phoenix FM.
We are also delighted to announce that two other Phoenix FM programmes got CRAOL Merit certificates. "Young at Heart", got a certificate in Commissioned Programme category, the programme was described by adjudicating panel as "a pleasant well produced 'Sound and Vision' documentary". It explores the activities of the Blanchardstown Active Retirement Group and the history of the club, the project will be broadcast on Phoenix FM this summer. "Online On-Air" got a Merit certificate in Weekly Specialist Speech category. "A hugely comprehensive and accessible IT show, interesting for geeks and newbies alike!" - was the comment of the judges.
The Board and management of Phoenix FM would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all volunteers who are involved in making these award-winning programmes - both presenting and working behind the scene. This is a well-deserved recognition of your team work and commitment!
About CRAOL Achievement Awards. The purpose of the CRAOL Achievement Awards is to give community radio stations the opportunity to rise to the challenge of being the best community radio station they can be and gives stations an opportunity to showcase their achievements and to be acknowledged by the CRAOL network of Community Radio Stations. The awards are presented to the stations once a year at a special CRAOL Achievement Award ceremony.