Radio Cardiff links up with Glamorgan for training courses

November 6, 2007

Radio Cardiff, South Wales’ brand new Community Radio station has teamed up with the University of Glamorgan’s Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries and its community team ‘Glamorgan Outreach’ to deliver accredited radio courses for its volunteers.

The vocationally oriented courses have been developed by the University’s Community Radio Tutor, Steve Johnson and are tailored to be of use to newcomers to radio throughout Wales.

‘Radio Cardiff 98.7 FM’ began live broadcasting on Monday 8th October from its brand new HQ in Butetown. The radio station promises to make the most of its initial 5 year license “to deliver a diverse range of music with shows that break the mould of traditional radio”. It also seeks to use the five year license to develop a wealth of training and development in the medium of radio.

The University has much experience in radio broadcasting, working closely with community radio groups in Wales. The university’s “Fusion Radio” was twice winner of major awards from BBC Radio One. It also has a close partnership with Pontypridd’s GTFM, the first ever Community Radio station in Welsh broadcasting history.

The University’s brand new ATRiuM building, a multi-million pound facility in the centre of Cardiff opened in September and is home to the Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries.

There are two accredited radio courses available. Radio Skills One focuses on radio studios skills and programme planning while Radio Skills Two is based on portable recording techniques and digital editing practices. Course dates are confirmed so far in November 2007 and February 2008.

For more information or to get involved please contact: Saul Healan or Rhiannon Williams on 029 20 222 301 or email: info@radiocardiff.org

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