International A-W-A-R-D for Northern Star

An Inverness-based radio presenter has been awarded one of the highest accolades in music broadcasting.

Helen McPherson is the Country Music Association’s International Broadcaster of the Year.

Helen has been broadcasting her Country Show on Moray Firth Radio across the north of Scotland for the last 25 years and was presented with the award at a CMA event held in Glasgow.

During her 25 years, she’s met and interviewed many of Country Music’s biggest names, from Boxcar Willie to Shania Twain.

Helen went to the CMA event with no idea she was to scoop the award. This is not the first time she’s had this kind of surprise – in April last year, Irish singer, Daniel O’Donnell, made an appearance at awards hosted by Moray Firth Radio to hand over a lifetime achievement award.

Said Danny Gallagher, managing director of Moray Firth Radio, of the CMA award: “Everyone at the radio station is ecstatic at this award for such a remarkable broadcaster. In the many years in the radio industry, rarely have I come across such a presenter who is not only loved by her listeners but also her peers. I certainly think this will be rather emotional for Helen as I know it will mean a lot to have this level of recognition.”