02 Award for RosFM

Roscommon community-based radio station RosFM have won an O2 ability award for 2007.    The Roscommon town based station won the award in the Learning Development and Progression section and they join 49 other winners who received their awards at a gala function at Dublin Castle last night (Wednesday) attended by President Mary McAleese, businessman Denis O’Brien (sponsor) and presented by RTE broadcaster Ryan Tubridy.   There are 50 award winners altogether in six categories and some of the biggest names in Irish businesss will also receive awards. RosFM’s award recognises their work in the area of disability training and information.   Speaking to The Roscommon People from Dublin, manager of RosFM Matt Rogers said that he was delighted with the award. ‘It’s a massive honour for us and we are thrilled to be up there with the likes of Microsoft, Bank of Scotland, Bank of Ireland and McDonalds and it’s a reward for all the hard work that we have done over the past few years.    ‘We have a three-strand approach in the area in which we won the award. We have a very successful outreach training programme, a buddy system that works very well within the station and a capability programme that we operate here at the station. We work hard and we are very proud of this award’ he said.    Mr. Rogers and Mr. Bernie Kearney, chairperson of the Board were in Dublin Castle for the presentation.   The highlights of the O2 ability awards will be shown on RTE 1 TV on Thursday night (tonight), 14th June at 10.45 pm.