98 posts about Radio Wales on this blog
Monday 28 July 2014, 11:17
As fellow BBC Wales blogger Owen Williams put it on the weekend, the Commonwealth Games has taught us that we're a nation of dancers and fighters. Having spent the weekend brushing up on my rhythmic gymnastics knowledge - and watching the Rugby Sevens with my head in my hands - I'll take that.
Thursday 24 July 2014, 09:15
Pyle Industrial Estate is an industrial estate par excellence. Distinguished in the world of industrial estates, it is known the world over as a white-hot forge of small-to-medium sized enterprises, where the toil that greases the gears of 21st century capitalism coats every surface.
Monday 21 July 2014, 12:48
The suitcases are being packed. Hopefully, so is the sun-cream (lather up responsibly, folks). We're off on the road for the next few weeks.
Monday 7 July 2014, 13:36
Here on Radio Wales we're gearing up for our own summer of activity. With no holds barred. Quite literally. See later.
Wednesday 2 July 2014, 14:12
As the second hand counts down to 10.30, hundreds of eager fans wait for the grand gates of the All England Club to fling open. They'll be waiting a long time. The home of the most prestigious event in the tennis calendar doesn't do 'flinging'.
Thursday 26 June 2014, 15:04
Alex Winters previews his new programme Clueless on Radio Wales with Caryl Parry Jones.
Tuesday 24 June 2014, 11:16
My last reunion film for BBC One's The One Show was broadcast at the end of January and as usual a flurry (or perhaps more accurately I should say 'blizzard') of requests for help came flooding in via email and have kept me and my mind occupied ever since. One of the emails that caught my eye was one...
Monday 23 June 2014, 11:35
There's nothing like a challenge. And when CBeebies' Alex Winters signed up to become Radio Wales' newest presenter, he probably didn't expect what was in store for him.
Wednesday 18 June 2014, 09:34
As Tony Hall, the Director-General of the BBC, launched and set out his vision for BBC Music, which includes so many new ideas and a wonderful celebration of live music, here at BBC Wales we're at the heart of new music initiatives too with the brand new launch of our 'Summer of Music' campaign.
Monday 16 June 2014, 10:10
Please don't think we do this for all our stand-in presenters, but there's a real treat for Tom Price today. Tom, who made his name in Torchwood, has been doing Saturday afternoons for us in May and June and he sits in for Eleri Sion between Monday and Wednesday this week.
Monday 9 June 2014, 12:52
I'm really proud of the station's D-Day coverage last week, which included the Radio Wales News team out in Normandy; a moving edition of Morning Call; Dewi Griffiths' outstanding account of the radio station set up to boost the morale of the troops; and an incredible interview on Roy Noble (40 minutes...
Monday 2 June 2014, 14:58
Last week, we broadcast more from the Urdd than ever before and more from Hay than in many years. We also provided comprehensive coverage of the Queen's Baton Relay around Wales. This week is about the station's landmark current affairs moment and commemorations for D-Day, 70 years on.
Wednesday 26 March 2014, 10:34
Back in January, Philip John from Neath rang BBC Radio Wales asking for advice regarding his grandmother, Annie Gertrude John (nee Whiskerd).
Annie had given birth to a baby girl in 1911. Baby Phyllis Whiskerd was adopted and Philip wanted to know what he could do to try and find out more about her.
Wednesday 5 March 2014, 17:02
If the producers of Through the Keyhole were really scraping the barrel, and decided to send whoever it is that has taken over from Lloyd Grossman through the unpaid bills and discarded record mailers blocking my front-door, it’d be all too obvious who I am.
Thursday 27 February 2014, 12:54
Didn’t they have a lovely time… when Mongolian band Hanggai arrived in Bangor!
A few years ago I presented a series on World Music for BBC Radio Cymru, called 'Beth yn y Byd!' (a play on words meaning What in the World!). During this amazing sonic journey I made friends with a wonderful contributor...
Wednesday 26 February 2014, 10:52
If you have never heard of the British Home Children (BHC) then prepare to be amazed by their story - a story that is soon to be told through the artwork of Nerea Martinez de Lecea and Michele Woodey.
Thursday 20 February 2014, 13:36
Late last autumn while there was still a sun in the sky and warmth in the air, I paid a visit to one of the antique shops in Cardiff that sells World War One military memorabilia. Like a magpie I was drawn to the small shiny objects in the display cabinet and after much negotiation I walked away as the...
Monday 17 February 2014, 15:29
This week’s show is very, very spiky with brilliant new music of Welsh origin.
So many thrilling new artists who hadn’t been baptised on my radio show before: The Featherz, Sea Lion, Luvv, Mandy, Past Grievances, Bur Hoff Bau, Saron, Pine Canopies, The Caspiens, Ruby Parfitt, Sam, Not My Finest Hour...
Monday 10 February 2014, 12:25
A fair proportion of the country bled copiously from sports-related wounds on Saturday.
I'm not unsympathetic. In fact, I'd like to think that this week's show could offer succour and comfort to the injured and downcast. Music, you see, won't bash you about. It doesn't raise your expectations and...
Friday 7 February 2014, 15:44
On this week’s programme I will feature a half-hour set of my favourite northern soul records. This is my love letter to the genre-that-isn’t-really-a-genre, a better-late-than-never foot on the bandwagon before Elaine Constantine’s anticipated film ‘Northern Soul’ reaches cinemas.
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