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I Was There ... When Radio Wales Began

In celebration of Radio Wales' 40th anniversary Chris Stuart reunites some of the key figures from the station's earliest days to relive the story of how it began.

In celebration of Radio Wales' 40th anniversary, Chris Stuart reunites some of the key figures from the station's earliest days to relive the story of how it began. Guests include veteran broadcaster Vincent Kane whose daily current affairs show Meet For Lunch show became essential listening and presenter Anita Morgan, the first voice to be heard on the newly launched station in 1978. Mid-morning presenter Dan Damon - who now works for BBC World Service - also adds his recollections.

As well as insights from those who were in front of the microphone we'll hear anecdotes from those who worked behind the scenes of Radio Wales 40 years ago - Kate Fenton and John Geraint, who were then young researcher/producers fresh from university.

And we'll hear how the early days of Radio Wales were marked by controversy and disquiet - some of it emanating from BBC Wales itself - as rival factions of journalists and those who championed a more populist approach argued over the direction the new station should take.

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28 minutes

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Sun 30 Dec 2018 08:30

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