Capital Cymru becomes more Welsh!

At a time when local radio is shrinking in favour of networked national shows, Capital Cymru is bucking the trend by introducing more Welsh programmes and presenters.

Starting from tomorrow, Thursday 23rd May, all programmes will be local from 6am till 7pm, with local presenters Alistair James, Dafydd Griffith and Kev Bach.

The station will then play non-stop music from 7pm till 6am, with more Welsh songs in each show, and an hour of Welsh songs from 5am.

Networked programmes from JJ (overnights) Lauren Layfield (early breakfast) Will Manning (mid-mornings) Jimmy Hill (evenings) and Marvin Humes (lates) are being replaced by the new local shows.

Alistair and Kev continue to host their Saturday and Sunday morning shows respectively, with Cerian Griffith continuing to present her weekend afternoon show from 12pm – 4pm every Saturday and Sunday.

The only networked show will be The Official Big Top 40 chart on Sundays.

Capital Cymru broadcasts to Gwynedd and Anglesey and is required to provide a bilingual music and information service centring on the tastes and interests of the Caernarfon area.

The station must provide at least three hours a day of local programming during daytime weekdays, plus at least hourly during daytime weekdays and peaktime weekends.

These latest changes, which go beyond the minimum local requirements of the station’s format, will no doubt be welcomed by Capital Cymru listeners.

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