115 posts about Radio Wales on this blog
Monday 24 November 2014, 13:54
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.
Monday 17 November 2014, 14:10
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.
Monday 10 November 2014, 11:42
Steve Austin blog on Radio Wales this week - looks at Children in Need highlights and the weekend's sport - international rugby and football.
Monday 3 November 2014, 15:24
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.
Monday 27 October 2014, 11:52
BBC Radio Wales Editor Steve Austins lists the highlights from the station this week, including the arrival of Lynn Bowles.
Monday 20 October 2014, 12:38
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.
Monday 20 October 2014, 09:10
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?
Monday 13 October 2014, 09:48
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?
Monday 29 September 2014, 13:18
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".
Monday 22 September 2014, 11:34
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...
Friday 19 September 2014, 12:11
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...
Monday 8 September 2014, 10:42
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.
Monday 18 August 2014, 14:02
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.
Thursday 14 August 2014, 10:18
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.
Monday 11 August 2014, 10:14
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.
Monday 4 August 2014, 09:57
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...
Wednesday 30 July 2014, 14:51
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...
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.
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