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to independent audience research
facilitated by the Welsh Government
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...
Click here for GTFM's wide range of Specialist Programmes
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)
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
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!
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
Click the link below to listen to
the penultimate show in the series
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Law on Organ
Donation is changing in Wales on 1st December 2015
out more by following this
link for information in English and Welsh
from the Welsh Government
Pontypridd’s Save The Muni Campaign
sings at the Open Day on 10th September
Muni Arts Centre closed on Saturday 4th Oct 2014 following a final
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
prove the Muni has a sustainable future. This group was started by
Pontypridd's MP Owen Smith and consists of Pontypridd Town Council,
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:
York 01443 490390 or email email@example.com.
Link to the Dogs Trust Bridgend 'Dog of the Week' page
GTFM social media links
FOR THE PONTYPRIDD CLUSTER NEWS PAGE
Hour 'Radiothon' a great success!
GTFM's Fundraising Milestone for 2014
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
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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