106 posts about Radio Wales on this blog
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.
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.
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