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Advertise on Pontypridd's Favourite Radio Station!

GTFM is the top radio listening choice of local residents by a considerable margin, according 
to independent audience research facilitated by the Welsh Government

To find out more call 01443 406111, email: sales@gtfm.co.uk  
or click here for affordable advertising rates and audience research details

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

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Click here to listen again to our Special Programme featuring Owen Smith 

Pontypridd's MP talking about the future and leadership of the UK Labour Party, 

his defence of Ponty RFC and other things too... 


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Click here for GTFM's wide range of Specialist Programmes


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Children from Maesycoed Primary School with the flag they designed to represent the local community,

one of 80 UK competition finalist flags chosen to fly in Parliament Square, London from 18th - 22nd May

 

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT PLANS TO REFURBISH PONTYPRIDD'S YMCA

 

Click here to hear our interview with Jonathan Adams who has designed the changes to the

original 1910 building, including a new frontage facing Morgan Street (illustrated above)

 

 

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Why not book the GTFM Roadshow for your event?

Email Gavin or call 01443 406111 to find out more 

Our Roadshow team regularly hosts Family Fun days, including the one at 

Your Pets Warehouse on 23rd May where Gavin made friends with a lizzard (photo above), 

plus St David's Day events and Christmas Lights switch-on's in Pontypridd and Tonypandy.  

You can see photos from Roadshows on our Roadshow page and via GTFM's social media sites


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DGTFM is proud to be the official radio partner of Pontypridd RFC  
 
 

Latest Result: Sunday 17th May Pontypridd 28 - 14 Ebbw Vale in the
Principality Premiership Final

 

Congratulations to Pontypridd RFC on their great win in the Principality Premiership Final!   

 

 

MANY THANKS!

 

A total of £362.04 was raised for GTFM through a bucket collection 

at Sardis Road prior to the game against Newport on 21st April 

We'd like to thank the faithful fans and visitors who contributed 

to our collection on the night and Pontypridd RFC for suggesting it 

 

Click the link below to listen to the final Ponty Rugby Show of the 2014/15 season,

broadcast on Friday 22nd May. Presented by Alun Jones in front of a lively audience at Sardis Road

the show features star Ponty player Wayne O'Connor and GTFM's Rugby Union reporter Ioan Dyer

This programme is also available as a podcast from i-Tunes

 

https://soundcloud.com/gtfm1079/the-ponty-rugby-show-alun-jones-guests-season-finale

 

  

Click the link below to listen to the penultimate show in the series

 

https://soundcloud.com/gtfm1079/ponty-rugby-show-fri-15th-may




Pontypridd claimed a top place finish in the Principality Premiership for a fifth consecutive season.

A 33pts to 14 bonus point home win over Aberavon on Tuesday evening 14th April. This was enough to 

take Ponty into an unassailable lead at the head of the Premiership table.

Then, after defeating second place team Ebbw Vale, Ponty claimed the

league champions title for the fifth time in a row!

  


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GTFM is also supporting South Wales only professional
Rugby League club which has moved to its new base in Mountain Ash
To visit the Scorpions website click their logo above
 

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The GTFM Roadshow crew were at ASDA in TONYPANDY on Sat 4th April

As well as carrying out fund raising, the picture below shows a cheque for £50 being 

presented to us by Asda after their Community vote in January & February

 

Sincere thanks if you voted for us or contributed to our bucket 

collection which raised an astonishing £1,152.43!   


The Easter Bunny with Asda's Community Champion Christina and Store Manager Helen
plus GTFM's Joan, Gavin and Jonathan and a very helpful Sea Cadet
   


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Congratulations Joan!

 

Joan Smart (centre) announces her 'Jukebox Live' at Duffy's had raised £800 for GTFM on the night!   

She was assisted on Friday 13th March by other GTFM broadcasters including Owain (left), Gavin, Jamie, Lydia (who sang), Brogan, Jonathan, David  and  Ian.  GTFM would like to express its sincere thanks to the host of other performers, listeners and
supporters who came along, plus the local businesses which donated raffle prizes.    

Jukebox Live Photo Gallery

JOANS NEXT 'JUKEBOX LIVE' IS ON 19th JUNE AT TREHAFOD SOCIAL CLUB
TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW FROM THE CLUB PRICED £5 EACH 

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Intrepid GTFM volunteer Howard Griffiths raised over £600, split 50/50 between Rhondda Breast Friends and GTFM

by growing his 'Santa beard' throughout the whole of 2014 so he could play Santa at Christmas events!

 

Social media links

Twitter: gtfm1079
Facebook Group: 147467756976

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FEATURES



RHONDDA TUNNEL SOCIETY

Click to hear our original interview with Stephen Mackey, Chairman, about his plans to re-open this 

Victorian railway tunnel which is nearly three miles long and links the Rhondda and Afan Valleys. 

The Society wants to make it a cycle track and walkway and the idea has quickly gained momentum, 

securing cross-party political support including Rhondda AM and Public Services Minister Leighton Andrews 

and Leanne Wood AM, another local resident as well as Leader of Plaid Cymru. 

The latest news is a Highways Agency inspection of the tunnel and Welsh Government 

Transport Minister Edwina Hart's instigation of a first phase feasibility study  

 

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DR CHRIS JONES - CHAIRMAN OF CWM TAF UNIVERSITY HEALTH BOARD

was Howard's special guest on Friday 16th January. Click here to 'listen again'


Want to Give up Smoking?


On Wednesday 11th March we broadcast an interview on giving up smoking. 

On 'Community Link' David Arthur talked to Cwm Taf Health Board's 

Public Health Consultant, Angela Jones, plus  Deborah Bowdich 

who is a community nurse. Click here to hear that interview again    


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The  Law on Organ Donation is changing in Wales on 1st December 2015

Find out more by following this link for information in English and Welsh

from the Welsh Government

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Pontypridd’s Save The Muni Campaign  

Ragsy sings at the Open Day on 10th September 

 

Although Pontypridd's Muni Arts Centre closed on Saturday 4th Oct 2014 following a final production by Frank Vickery, it's now hoped a plan put before its owners RCT County Borough Council to re-open the building as a community owned facility will be appoved. It's the idea of the Muni Working Group, who want the chance to prove the Muni has a sustainable future. This group was started by Pontypridd's MP Owen Smith and consists of Pontypridd Town Council, Artis Community and Cylch Cymreig, with the backing of Pontypridd’s AM Mick Antoniw plus more than 4,000 other people and GTFM. For more information contact:

 

Wendy York 01443 490390 or email wendy@artiscommunity.org.uk.

 

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Link to the Dogs Trust Bridgend 'Dog of the Week' page

GTFM social media links

       

Twitter: gtfm1079
Facebook Group: 147467756976

          


DONATIONS

 

Click to make a secure on-line donation to GTFM via Charity Checkout including Gift Aid 


GTFM is a Registered Charity - Number 1111030

 

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The station operates on a not-for-profit basis and is licensed by Ofcom to provide an FM radio service

specifically for Pontypridd and surrounding parts

of Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough.

We broadcast 24 hours a day from studios in Rhydyfelin.  

 


Click here to find out more about GTFM's mission and funding
 

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More on how to listen to GTFM - including smart device 'Apps' 

GTFM Advertiser & Partner Links:

  

 

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CLICK HERE FOR THE PONTYPRIDD CLUSTER NEWS PAGE

 

75 Hour 'Radiothon' a great success!

GTFM's Fundraising Milestone for 2014


GTFM presenters Mark Andrews (who thought of the idea) Geoff Davies and Gavin Powell succeeded in broadcasting LIVE, non-stop, for 75 hours from 7am Fri 30th May to 10am Monday 2nd June 2014, accompanied by a host of other GTFM and community voices, including special guest appearances and live performances. Follow the social media links to see how the weekend unfolded on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Funds totalled around £2,500, split 50/50 between GTFM and  Rhondda Breast Friends. If you took part in any way, very many thanks.  


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