Northern Ireland

Stephen Nolan show takes gold prize in New York festival

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Image caption The Stephen Nolan Show won a gold trophy for its coverage of the abortion debate in Northern Ireland

BBC Radio Ulster's Stephen Nolan Show has won four awards at an international festival.

The show won a gold trophy, two silvers and a bronze at the New York Festivals International Radio Program Awards.

The gold award was in the information/documentary section and featured coverage of the abortion debate in Northern Ireland.

Nolan Show editor David Gordon said: "We are obviously delighted at this achievement.

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Media captionThe show won a gold award for its coverage of the abortion debate in Northern Ireland

"It's great for the programme and the team behind it to be recognised at international level.

"The Nolan Show owes everything to its listeners and this award is down to them - the stories they bring and the opinions they voice every day on the airwaves."

New York Festivals International Radio Awards have been running for more than 30 years.

The competition honours radio programming and promotions in all lengths and formats from radio stations, networks, and independent producers from around the globe.

The Nolan Show's New York awards haul comes just weeks after BBC Radio Ulster won station of the year at the UK wide Radio Academy awards.

The station won the gold award in the "one million plus" listeners category.

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