NEWBRIDGE man Liam Geraghty along with his fellow podcaster Peter Dunne is celebrating after a double win at the 2019 New York Festivals Radio Awards. Liam and Peter took home the bronze trophy in the Best Drama Podcast category for their horror anthology series Petrified. Liam also won bronze for Best Culture Podcast for Meet Your Maker- a show about the people who make the things we love.
The awards ceremony was held in Manhattan Penthouse in New York City and saw entries submitted from 35 countries around the globe. Unfortunately neither Liam nor Peter could attend the ceremony. Liam was out recording on Lough Erne in Fermanagh and Peter was busy writing the new series of Petrified in Dublin. Both are looking forward to receiving their coveted Art Deco trophies in the post.
On hearing the news of their win,Liam said: “Meet Your Maker has been a real passion project of mine so this has been great news to get. Then for Petrified to win too – it’s very heartening. I’ve been making audio ever since I was a kid with a stereo making my own radio dramas using the sound effects off of video games – so I’ve come along away!”
Liam was one of the first podcasters in Ireland which led him to a career in radio where he has been the PPI Radio Award winning reporter on RTÉ Radio 1’s The Business show for over seven years now. His podcast The Comic Cast was the first podcast to be archived by The National Library of Ireland.