117 posts about Radio Wales on this blog
Wednesday 18 September 2013, 17:09
I spent most of my weekend in one of my favourite places on the planet – Portmeirion in Gwynedd – for Festival No. 6.
Monday 9 September 2013, 15:50
This week's show may only be two hours long but it's still dense with superlative music of Welsh origin.
Tuesday 27 August 2013, 12:53
This week's show is a quick forage through some of my frazzled recollections of a week spent compering and DJing at last weekend's marvellous Green Man Festival.
Monday 19 August 2013, 13:13
Would-be novelists are always told: write what you know. What this actually means is that you have to look like you really know what you're writing about. Which can lead to interesting situations.
Monday 12 August 2013, 09:00
We decided to devote a full programme in the series to funny fiction.
Friday 9 August 2013, 12:22
This week, we preview some of the sonic wonders on offer at this week's Eisteddfod in Denbigh.
Monday 5 August 2013, 13:54
OK, I haven't yet read JK Rowling's pseudonymous crime novel... but in one way it looks very much like good news. The title, anyway, The Cuckoo's Calling.
Wednesday 31 July 2013, 16:37
Frequently – when I'm fighting paper tigers somewhere southeast of reality – music does seem like the (joint) most important thing in the world.
Monday 29 July 2013, 11:03
Let's face it: if it wasn't for God, being an atheist would be no fun at all.
Monday 22 July 2013, 12:11
Wanna be a published novelist? You know... properly published, by a real publisher? That situation where the book is printed on actual paper and the only handover of money is from the publisher to you?
Tuesday 16 July 2013, 14:40
Crime writers who turn detective always do well on TV - particularly in the US. But in real life, of course... Well, actually, in real life it happens, too.
Monday 8 July 2013, 15:29
Cardiff's Totem Terrors, Max Hicks and Rosie Smith, are in session on this week's show.
Thursday 4 July 2013, 09:00
The Dreaded Disease - David's Story is a three-part series on BBC Radio Wales that tells us about dementia from the point of view of Welsh broadcaster Beti George.
Wednesday 26 June 2013, 14:47
Most years, the humid, cloudy skies of summer signal a downturn in musical productivity from our finest aurally-atuned minds.
Tuesday 11 June 2013, 15:02
Hundreds upon hundreds of over earnest, MFI anthems that wouldn't have illuminated the inside of a matchbox, had the musical atoms that constituted them been split apart to release their energy.
Monday 3 June 2013, 16:17
We have two tracks from Future Of The Left's forthcoming EP. They're a freshly cooked, super-spiced, authentic Himalayan curry in a world of humdrum, after hours, ghee-saturated reheats
Wednesday 29 May 2013, 11:55
The show felt like the first 'proper' one I'd done for weeks and weeks.
Tuesday 7 May 2013, 17:06
The show is about the music packed around my biscuit crumbs - and this week's spread features some corkers.
Tuesday 30 April 2013, 11:57
Neon Neon, Gruff Rhys and LA producer pal Boom Bip, are about to embark on an ambitious live outing with National Theatre Wales, and will release a new album on Monday 29 April.
Friday 26 April 2013, 14:52
2013 was the fourth year of Radio Wales Music Day, and I'm so thrilled to say the idea, the concept and the event keeps on growing.
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