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115 posts about Radio Wales on this blog

  1. Missing notes

    Monday 24 November 2014, 13:54

    Steve Austins Steve Austins Editor, BBC Radio Wales

    Missing notes from Shirley Bassey and a missed win from Wales against New Zealand at the weekend. Things should improve this week with musical guests galore on Radio Wales and the final rugby international game of the autumn season against South Africa next weekend.

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  2. The girl from Tiger Bay meets the boy from down the way

    Monday 17 November 2014, 14:10

    Steve Austins Steve Austins Editor, BBC Radio Wales

    You can count on one hand how many real superstars we have as a country. I'm just back from Belgium, having seen one of them play this weekend. Wynne Evans is up in London today speaking to another whose status gives Gareth Bale a bit of work to do.

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  3. Children in Need

    Monday 10 November 2014, 11:42

    Steve Austins Steve Austins Editor, BBC Radio Wales

    Steve Austin blog on Radio Wales this week - looks at Children in Need highlights and the weekend's sport - international rugby and football.

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  4. November's here

    Monday 3 November 2014, 15:24

    Steve Austins Steve Austins Editor, BBC Radio Wales

    November’s here. A time to light up the skies. A time to remember our brave. A time to conveniently forget how bad we are at beating southern hemisphere opponents.

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  5. Here comes The Bowles Team

    Monday 27 October 2014, 11:52

    Steve Austins Steve Austins Editor, BBC Radio Wales

    BBC Radio Wales Editor Steve Austins lists the highlights from the station this week, including the arrival of Lynn Bowles.

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  6. Llareggub in Manhattan

    Monday 20 October 2014, 12:38

    Steve Austins Steve Austins Editor, BBC Radio Wales

    Dylan Thomas. There’s a lot of him about at the moment. However, I think what we’ve got to mark the centenary of the poet’s birth this week is really rather special.

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  7. Writing like Dylan Thomas: radio dramas by new voices

    Monday 20 October 2014, 09:10

    Helen Perry Helen Perry

    Without doubt it’s been Dylan Thomas’ year. Celebrating the nation’s favourite writer 100 years on from his birth has been a real treat. But what about the future? How does he continue to inspire the next generation of poets and playwrights?

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  8. Leap back in time

    Monday 13 October 2014, 09:48

    Steve Austins Steve Austins Editor, BBC Radio Wales

    Two big Welsh anniversaries this week. Firstly, can you believe it’s 50 years this week since Lynn Davies won the long jump in the Tokyo Olympics?

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  9. Heading into Cardiff for a half

    Monday 29 September 2014, 13:18

    Steve Austins Steve Austins Editor, BBC Radio Wales

    Not that it was in any doubt, but Dewi Griffiths was a showman til the very last yesterday. At 10.25am, everyone turned up the radio to find out what the final ever song on A String of Pearls would be, only to hear him say "you'll have to listen to the Evening Edition to find out".

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  10. Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye

    Monday 22 September 2014, 11:34

    Steve Austins Steve Austins Editor, BBC Radio Wales

    I’m pleased to present you with your first earworm of the week. Before I left last Friday, I signed off the trail for the final edition of A String of Pearls, which uses ‘Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye’ as the musical bed throughout. Since then, I haven’t been able to get the tune out of...

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  11. The story of Sapper D J Roach: Part 1 – Missing records

    Friday 19 September 2014, 12:11

    Cat Whiteaway Cat Whiteaway

    The service files of several million WWI soldiers were destroyed during the Blitz in WWII. This is one of the many problems faced by historians researching the stories of soldiers who fought during WWI. Here, genealogist Cat Whiteaway explains how she overcame this issue when uncovering the story of...

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  12. Dewi - we salute you

    Monday 8 September 2014, 10:42

    Steve Austins Steve Austins Editor, BBC Radio Wales

    We may have ruined breakfast for thousands of people across Wales yesterday morning. For that, I can only apologise. Dewi Griffiths' decision to call time on his 60-year BBC career also brings to a close one of Radio Wales' most popular and iconic strands, A String of Pearls.

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  13. The stars are out (the real ones and the fake ones)

    Monday 18 August 2014, 14:02

    Steve Austins Steve Austins Editor, BBC Radio Wales

    There are some big names on the station this week – mainly in the afternoons. Andy Bell and Vince Clarke join Eleri on Thursday to talk about Erasure's new album and tour. Michael Palin joins Wynne on Friday's Big Welsh Weekend.

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  14. Football on Radio Wales: A tricky balance of rights, geography and soldering irons

    Thursday 14 August 2014, 10:18

    Steve Austins Steve Austins Editor, BBC Radio Wales

    As the football season kicks off, BBC Radio Wales Editor Steve Austins explains the station's coverage of the main Welsh teams for the season.

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  15. Fire up the radio car (again)

    Monday 11 August 2014, 10:14

    Steve Austins Steve Austins Editor, BBC Radio Wales

    Another week, another test of the resilience of our brilliant radio operations team. We're in Flanders this weekend as the Welsh memorial to World War One is unveiled, and we're also off to Wales' leading music festival, Green Man.

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  16. Time to remember

    Monday 4 August 2014, 09:57

    Steve Austins Steve Austins Editor, BBC Radio Wales

    100 years ago today, people in Wales were preparing for war. At exactly 11 o'clock tonight a centenary ago, Britain declared war on Germany, who had invaded Belgium and violated the country's neutrality. 100 years on, we're joining the rest of the BBC and the rest of the world in remembering those who...

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  17. Researching World War One ancestors and military items

    Wednesday 30 July 2014, 14:51

    Cat Whiteaway Cat Whiteaway

    We are now just a few days away from 4 August and commemorating the centenary of the start of World War One. The date has been etched in my mind for a long time and I’ve been so busy researching and preparing for this time that I find myself looking forward to next week, whilst at the same time reflecting...

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  18. A nation of dancers and fighters - and hopefully throwers and swimmers

    Monday 28 July 2014, 11:17

    Steve Austins Steve Austins Editor, BBC Radio Wales

    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.

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  19. Producing Passing On - BBC Radio Wales' new sitcom

    Thursday 24 July 2014, 09:15

    Ben Partridge Ben Partridge

    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.

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  20. Glasgow via Llanelwedd via Anglesey via Porthcawl via Rhyl

    Monday 21 July 2014, 12:48

    Steve Austins Steve Austins Editor, BBC Radio Wales

    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.

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