The first ever bilingual Scottish Chart Show on commercial radio has won the Gaelic Broadcasting Award at the Highlands & Islands Media Awards 2011 ceremony held on Friday 3rd February.
The Scottish Chart Show is a collaboration between Moray Firth Radio (MFR) and MG ALBA and is presented by Davey D and Roya MacLean.
The show is aimed at the 15-24 year old market showcasing the Gaelic Language within a chart show formula. In addition to being broadcast on MFR the show is also available on Isles FM, Two Lochs Radio, Cuillin FM, Argyll FM and Nevis Radio.
Roya MacLean (22) is from Muir of Ord and attended Dingwall Academy. Roya graduated from Sabhal Mòr Ostaig in 2011 with a BA (Hons) in Gaelic and Traditional Music. In addition to her presenting role with MFR, Roya is a talented musician and plays regularly at venues and events throughout Scotland.
Danny Gallagher, Managing Director at MFR said “MFR is delighted to have won this award and I would like to thank our team and MG ALBA who have been very supportive of our production values on this project.”
Donald Campbell, Chief Executive of MG ALBA, said: “This is a great step forward for Gaelic broadcasting and we congratulate the MFR team on this success on bringing the first ever bilingual Scottish Chart show in English and Gaelic to audiences across Moray and Aberdeen shire as well the Highlands and Islands”
MFR is available on 97.4FM, 1107AM, DAB digital radio, smart-phone Apps as well as via the listen live function available online at www.mfr.co.uk.
The awards, which recognise media excellence in the Highlands and Islands are now in their 24th year and this year’s awards were presented by Richard Lochhead MSP Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Environment.