From Midnight tonight Celtica Radio will be broadcasting our programmes on the medium wave. For two hours nightly we will be syndicating our shows on Mid Wales new local radio station, Radio Hafren.
A couple of years ago we experimented with transmitting on the Medium Wave using the facilities of the supportive mainland European Broadcaster Radio Seagull/Radio Waddenzee. The transmissions took advantage of the atmospheric effects that the Medium Wave or AM band is subject to late at night. These characteristics ensured that the broadcasts could be received throughout most of Central Europe and the East Coast of the UK.
Im so very grateful to Radio Hafren for giving us this opportunity and the owners themselves for supporting us Weve spent eleven long years working to get our shows broadcast on UK radio. Not only will it bring our programmes to a whole new audience of late night listeners in Mid Wales and further afield. But as our material is syndicated during the hours of darkness, we will no doubt pick up what are known as DX, or distance, listeners as well.
As usual all our shows will also be available on-line to download or to listen again for one week to one month after the initial broadcast.
For me, Radio Hafren electing to take our syndicated shows on a nightly basis is a personal triumph, and a testament to the loyal and talented team of presenters it has been my privilege to represent since 1997.
So whats going to be so special about these new shows then? I hear you ask? What sort of value are they going to add? Well Actually, the answer is in Celtica Radios origins, and the programmes we have been making and broadcasting across the world for the last eleven years.
Our station was born out of the very human condition of defiance and tenacity in defeat One of the things we were, and still are, very passionate about, is the fundamentally important role of broadcasters to champion new and unsigned and independent artists.
Thomas Pain, joint owner of Radio Hafren said:- Weve had an excellent relationship with Celtica Radio since January, and like us they have the same business ethos and local broadcasting values. Plus they have already produced popular shows for us in both English and Welsh. Indeed, the programmes produced by Celtica actually assisted in the transferring by Ofcom of our broadcast licence, so we know that weve got a tried and tested product already accepted by the regulator.