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Radio Ulster scoops six awards in Kilkenny

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Image caption Celebrating are Gerry Anderson; Susan Lovell, BBC NI Head of Radio; Ralph McLean; Jackie Neill, Editor and Maggie Doyle, Editor

BBC Radio Ulster has won a prestigious Station of the Year award.

Radio Ulster was announced the winner at the PPI (Phonographic Performance Ireland) Awards in Kilkenny on Friday evening.

The station won six awards in total. The Nolan Show won silver in Current Affairs Programme of the Year.

Ralph McLean also won silver in the Specialist Music Broadcaster of the Year category. The programme, Across The Line, carried off a Bronze Award.

Irish Language programme Blas took a silver award in the Craoltareacht le Gaelige category.

The documentary, Failed Christian, in which legendary Northern Ireland-born guitarist Henry McCullough talks candidly to Gerry Anderson about this life and career, won a silver award in the Music Special category.

Susan Lovell, head of BBC Radio Ulster, said: "We are absolutely delighted with the awards BBC Radio Ulster has won and congratulate Stephen and his team, Ralph, the ATL and Blas teams and Gerry Anderson on their success.

"The awards are a testament to the thought, commitment and dedication which go into making our programmes."

For further information on the PPI Awards, visit PPI Awards.

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