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NEW YEAR HOLIDAY PROGRAMME SCHEDULE

New Years Eve - Thursday 31st December 2015
7am - Owain White - Breakfast
10am - Gareth Williams - Community Link (With Ian Battan 10am-11)
1pm - Jonathan Powell - Afternoon Delight
4pm - Gavin Powell - New Years Warm Up
7pm - Chris & Rhys' Novelty Show
9pm - Mark Andrews New Years Eve Party - See in 2016!
Friday 1st January 2016
7am - James Amos - New Year Breakfast
10am - Howard Griffiths 
1pm - Steph's Stories - about how all-time favourite 'standards' were written  
2pm - Geoff Davies - Afternoon Show
4pm - Owain White & Friends
6pm - Bob Williams in conversation with Steve Harley
7pm - Dave Brookes' Disco, Soul and Funk Show 
9pm - Rhys Edwards - Something for the Weekend
11pm - The GTFM Country Show with Dave Spernaes
Sat 2nd Jan onwards - Back to Normal Schedule except:-
Sunday 3rd January 
9pm - Luke Stevens - Sunday Late Show

For a full list of our normally scheduled programmes visit our schedule pages via these links:

Weekday Daytime  

Weekday Evenings

Weekends

 
 
Specialist Interest Programmes & Information

MONDAY

 

7-8pm -    (First Monday of each month) : BEYOND POLITICS - Pontypridd's Assembly Member Mick Antoniw, in conversation about the latest developments at the National Assembly and devolved government in Wales and beyond

(Other weeks): My Little Show - Ian Edwards

8-10pm - THE GTFM BLUES SHOW - Bob & Norm with the best in Blues music plus local gig news. Email: bluesshow@gtfm.co.uk

 

California Here We Came!

The Blues Show on GTFM Radio Pontypridd went stateside when presenters Blues show Bob Williams (right above) and DJ Norm Griffiths were invited to attend the 

Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival near Los Angeles.


The Blues Show is believed to be the only two hour radio show dedicated to Blues music in Wales and during the past ten and a half years these intrepid presenters have made friends and contacts in the Blues music industry 
throughout the world including Europe, Australia, North America and Canada.


Delta Groove Productions of Van Nuys, California are the leading music production company in West Coast Roots and Blues music, and currently sponsor the annual festival. 

The company regularly sends the GTFM Blues Show the latest productions by the artists signed to the label and they invited Bob and Norm to attend this year’s 24th Annual

Festival on Memorial Day weekend (25th and 26th May 2013) - which featured a large number of artists signed to their label with the promise of interviews and “access all areas”. 


The presenters were honoured to receive such an invitation and after saving hard for the last few months, they were able to meet some of the legendary performers

who regularly feature on their show. The experience of the festival and the interviews gathered will provide a wealth of interesting material for future shows.


The Blues Show with Bob and Norm goes out live on GTFM 107.9 every Monday night 8pm-10pm. Those who are not in the catchment area can listen via this website. 

The show is retransmitted twice a week on Kansas City Online Radio, Missouri www.kconlineradio.com ,Thursday 10pm-12am and 10am-12pm Saturdays (UK time). 

It is also retransmitted on www.thewallrockradio.co.uk  2pm-4pm every Sunday.

 

Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival is presented by the Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise and all proceeds are donated to the youth and senior citizens of the local community, 

together with national and international organisations and activities.

 

Blues Show Web Page:http://itsthebluesshow.weebly.com/

 

10pm to Midnight  - NEW MUSIC SHOWCASE - Lee and Adam with new music and unsigned bands. Former 'Showcase Wales' presenters Stan and Wilf have a programme called 'Music Therapy' on the second Thursday of every month from 7-9pm. 

 

Email: showcasewales@gtfm.co.uk

Click here for the Showcase information page

Check out their Myspace site too, on: www.myspace.com/showcasewales

  

TUESDAY

 

7-10pm - CLWB CYMRAEG - Ioan Dyer with GTFM's award winning magazine programme, normally broadcast in the medium of Welsh.
Also see Saturday 6-8am and Sunday 7-9pm. Award winning Welsh programmes click here 

 

10pm to Midnight - TWOSDAY with Mark Buckley. Hour 1 has pairs of songs by a variety of artists. Hour 2 is songs which got to Number 2 in the charts    

 

 

WEDNESDAY

7-8pm - THE MID-WEEK CHART - Gavin Powell with a look at the latest UK single sales and new releases 

  

10-Midnight - Regular shows are:

 

First Wednesday of the monthHIGHLY STRUNG - Howard Rees with the best in folk and world music (* except December when its on the 9th) .

 

Second Wednesday - Brogan Smart (*except December when its on the 2nd)  

 

Third Wednedsay - RARE GROOVES - Marie-Claire with her monthly  selection of tracks 'you rarely hear on radio'. If you'd like to suggest one you can contact her via: smoothjazz@gtfm.co.uk     

 
Fourth Wednesday - EASY BLEND - Dave Frantony with a great mix of music and fascinating observations on life in his world since last month's show.

Fifth Wednesday - THE VERSES SHOW - John Wilce, Jamie Pritchard and Chris Mason with eclectic conversation and music, roughly every three months!     

  

 

 

THURSDAY

 

7-9pm on the first Thursday of the Month: HOWARDS RETRO EXTRA (Autumn - Spring)  

  or DRIVERS SEAT with Ian Edwards - its a Classic Car based motoring programme on the radio! (Summer only)0

7-9pm on the second Thursday of every month its MUSIC THERAPY - with Stan & Wilf. Expect live guests, gig news and a great mix of (mainly) Rock genre music.

7-9pm on the third Thursday of every month its HOWARD'S RETRO - Great oldies and fascinating information about them. Email howard via howard@gtfm.co.uk.

7-9pm on the fourth Thursday of the month its THE SLIGHTLY SERIOUS SHOW - with local weather forecasting guru and (Kirk the) duck keeper, Jonathan Powell. Hard to describe but fun to listen-to! Also featuring Pirate Pete.  

9-Midnight (every week) - THE GTFM ROCKSHOW - Andy Fox with 'Classic to Modern Rock, Progressive to Metal and all things in between' and interviews with visiting rock bands, live guests, a featured album, rock news, and a weekly competition to win CD's, Dvd's or gig tickets. 



                           Left: Kim Seviour from Touchstone - Centre: Rob Reed, a musician and songwriter from Maerdy who's behind Magenta and Komendium    

 Right: Toby Jepson of Little Angels 
Below: Magnum

 




 Recent guests studio 'Hand of Dimes'
Neville MacDonald from Ynysybwl
and  Neil Garland
Special live studio guest on 21st August 2014 was Bernie Marsden






Bernie is the guitarist and songwriter formerly of Whitesnake, UFO, Alaska, Company of Snakes and co writer of Whitesnake classics 'Here I Go Again' (US no1),'Fool For Your Loving', 'Would I Lie To You' and many more. He came in to talk about new solo album 'Shine' released that week.

Former Little Angels Singer Toby Jepson was a guest Rockshow presenter alongside Andy on 14th May 2015. He talked about his career and new album, played all-time favourite tracks and in a special competition gave away a 'silver' disc of their 1993 No1 album 'Jam', which was won by Rockshow listener Anthony, from Llanharan!


THE ROCKSHOW RETURNS TO THURSDAY ON 7th JANUARY FROM 9PM - MIDNIGHT  

.....With a tribute to Philip Lynott of Thin Lizzy 30 years on from his death, with an hour documentary and then Thin Lizzy live in the final hour!
 
Contact Andy and the show by email via: rockshow@gtfm.co.uk 



The GTFM Rockshow is shared live with BCfm in Bristol on 93.2 fm - It is also streamed in full on Rock Radio UK www.rock-radio.co.uk  

You can hear recent Rockshows via BCfm's 'listen again' facility: http://bcfmradio.com/andyfox   

You can also hear interviews again at http://gtfmrockshow.wordpress.com

Learn more about Andy and the show on the Rockshow Page


 

 

FRIDAY

6.30-7.00pm - THE PONTY RUGBY SHOW - Alun Jones (Supporters Club Secretary of Pontypridd RFC) presents half an hour of discussion with special guests on 'all things Rugby' during the Rugby Union season - The first show of the new season was broadcast on Friday 28th August. See the GTFM Homepage for 'listen again' links  

 


On 18th August 2014 GTFM, Pontypridd’s No.1 radio station, was proud to announce its now the ‘Official Radio Station’ of Pontypridd RFC, 2013-14 season winners of both the SWALEC Cup and Principality Premiership!

 

Listen to what Emma Rogers from Ponty RFC said on GTFM News: https://soundcloud.com/gtfm1079/gtfmandpontyrfc

 

The partnership includes club promotion of GTFM's rugby coverage including the ‘Ponty Rugby Show’ featuring team news, guest interviews, reaction and discussion from the world of rugby. Fans will also be able to win tickets to Ponty RFC Principality Premiership home games in special competitions in other programmes. 

 

In return GTFM's Ioan Dyer continues to report live from games and our Roadshow Team provides pre-match entertainment at various high profile home fixtures throughout the season.

9th JANUARY 2015 - PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCED BETWEEN GTFM & SOUTH WALES SCORPIONS RUGBY LEAGUE!

"South Wales Scorpions Rugby League Football Club have named Pontypridd’s number one radio station GTFM 107.9 as their official radio station for 2015 as they arrived in RCT. The Scorpions spent the 2015 season at Parc Dyffryn Pennar, home of Mountain Ash RFC and will move to Caerphilly for the 2016 season.

GTFM has a logo on the Scorpions’ official playing shirts plus an advert in the South Wales Rugby League magazine and the opportunity to conduct a charity collection at a Scorpions game.

In return, the Scorpions will have regular mentions on the station’s shows and news broadcasts. Also, the fact the Rugby League season goes from March to September means local rugby fans can see top quality rugby all year round.

GTFM’s station manager, Terry Mann, said: “We already partner our area's top Rugby Union team, Pontypridd RFC and are delighted to have this opportunity to develop our coverage of Rugby League in partnership with South Wales Scorpions.

“Rugby League has figured in our output over the last ten years, increasingly so in recent years, with regular updates on our flagship sports show ‘The Season Ticket’ on Saturday afternoons, plus ‘Y Clwb Cymraeg’ on Tuesday evenings. Back in 2010, we were the first radio station to broadcast live a UK-based Australian Rugby League Academy tour match throughout the world, and last year we were the only radio station in the world to do live coverage of the Rugby League Commonwealth Championships where Wales won bronze.

“What’s more our former ‘Season Ticket’ presenter Owain White was the Scorpions’ stadium announcer last year, regular Rugby reporter Ioan Dyer has broadcast updates from the Scorpions and other major Rugby League games for a number of years, while our ‘Ponty Rugby Show’ presenter Alun Jones is a big Featherstone Rovers fan from way back.

“Our aim is to support all local sport, so we’re delighted to be officially involved with the Scorpions as professional Rugby League comes to our area for the first time in almost 90 years. An added bonus is that League games continue during the summer, so local Rugby supporters will now have great games to see all the year round, for the first time"

Scorpions’ chairman Ian Curzon said: “We’re delighted to be linking up with GTFM. They’ve served Rugby League very well over the years and we see this partnership as a way of helping each other out.

“Our partnership with GTFM means that we’ll have a lot of coverage in Rhondda Cynon Taff, plus surrounding areas including Cardiff so we’ll hopefully pick up a number of new supporters as a result.

“We’re also pleased to be of help to Wales’ oldest community radio station by way of a charity collection at one of our matches. Community radio is lifeblood for musicians and presenters alike and something that must be maintained.

“In addition, we’re looking forward to starting South Wales Rugby League’s first ever radio show - and with GTFM listened to around the world at www.gtfm.co.uk, I’m sure it’ll attract a wide range of listeners.”

Season tickets can be bought by going to http://www.scorpionsrl.com/Page/Content/1559.

7 - 8pm - THE CARDIFF CITY PHONE-IN - This programme returned on Friday 9th October, produced by the University of South Wales. To take part call 01443 654654 or email: bluebirds@mail.com  The show ends for the Christmas break on 18th December and returns on 8th January

 

 

8 - 11pm - SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND - Rhys Edwards kicks off your weekend with chart hits and dancefloor classics - (This programme starts at 7pm in the Summer)  

 

 

11pm - Midnight - DAVE'S COUNTRY - Dave Spernaes with more great country music and chat Email: countryshow@gtfm.co.uk 

 

SATURDAY

  

6-8 am - BRECWAST CYMRAEG (WELSH BREAKFAST) - Arianne presents a mix of Welsh and English songs plus presentation suitable for Welsh learners, including news of courses available locally. 


8am - 10am 'Saturday Shake-up' Part 1 with Howard

10am - Noon 'Saturday Shake-up' Part 2 with Martha   

 

 

Noon - 2pm - THE ALBUM CHART - Andy Fox (except January 2016) with the retro Album and Singles chart from this week in history, the current Top 20 Album rundown, new release of the week and No1 of your life - Plus a chance to win the week's GTFM Album of the Week, as featured on Afternoon Delight (Weekdays 1-4pm) 

 

2-6pm - THE SEASON TICKET - Will and the team bring you sorts reports, results and music. Includes the Classified Football Results at 5.05pm and 'Talking Motorsport' with Alex after 5.15pm.

6-9pm - Saturday Night - with Gavin Powell - the latest relases and quite a few which aren't out yet. Email gavin@gtfm.co.uk  Find out more about Gavin and his progammes via 'Gav's Page'  

9-11pm Tom Sharrat's Saturday night music show


11pm -1am - The Red Thread - Tim Cooper presents two one-hour musical journeys

SUNDAY

 

6-7am & 6-7pm - DOWN MEMORY LANE - Joan Smart with a request based programme entirely dedicated to 'Easy Listening' music and 'Standards' from the 1940's onwards. You've two chances to hear it. If you'd like a request make sure Joan has it by lunchtime on Monday for the following Sunday's programme. Email: joan@gtfm.co.uk or call 01443 406111

7-8am - Easy Like Sunday Morning - Non-Stop music

8-10 am - SUNDAY BREAKFAST - John Galozzi with a selection of easy listening and contemporary Christian music. Includes 'Pause For Thought' with Phil Rickards at approx 8.20am.

 

10am-Noon - THE RETRO SHOW - Howard Griffiths explores a particular musical theme each week from 10-11am, which could involve music from any or several era's/decades,  plus your requests from 11am - Noon Email: howard@gtfm.co.uk

Listen again:

Ex Byrds star Roger McGuinn talks to Howard Griffiths
He appeared live in Cardiff at the Glee Club on Nov 4th

Follow this link to hear Part 1

Follow this link to hear Part 2

   

Noon-1pm -  JOAN's JUKE BOX - Joan Smart with Rock n'Roll and Jukebox favourites from 'way back when'  Email: joan@gtfm.co.uk

1pm - 3pm -  Geoff Davies with his Sunday Show

 

3-4pm - SPOTLIGHT - Becci Francis-Jones with musical theatre music and news. There's more about this show in Becci's corner

 

4-5pm - THE GTFM FILM SHOW -  Ioan Dyer with the latest news of releases, reviews and soundtrack clips and music Email: filmshow@gtfm.co.uk

 

5-6pm - THE CLASSICAL SHOW -  Nick Jones with a great selection of classical music and concert infomation  

6pm Down Memory Lane, details as 6am

 

7-9pm  - AR Y GWEILL - Owain White with Welsh language music during the first hour and a mixture of Welsh & English during the second. There's also information & details of Welsh events in the local area, plus what to watch out for on S4C.

 

Welsh language programmes are also broadcast on Tuesday 7-10pm & Saturday 6-8 am. You can also hear Wales-wide news in Welsh every weekday at 3pm, courtesy of BBC Radio Cymru.

9pm-1am - Mark Andrews 'Sunday Late Show'

 

 

For more individual programme email addresses click here

 

 

Regular Information Spots

 

LOCAL NEWS BULLETINS - are compiled in our own newsroom and broadcast hourly from 1.02am on Monday to 11.02am every Saturday morning.

 

UK and WORLD NEWS - is provided in two-minute bulletins by Sky News and broadcast 'on the hour' every hour.

 

NEWS & SPORTS HEADLINES - are broadcast at approximately half-past the hour on weekdays at 7.30 & 8.30am plus 4.30 & 5.30pm

 

LOCAL WEATHER FORECASTS - Summaries are broadcast around the clock after hourly news bulletins from 6am on Monday to 5pm on Saturdays, plus 8am to Noon on Sundays. We also broadcast Met Office Severe Weather and Advisory Warnings as soon as they become available.

 
During severe weather GTFM broadcasts the latest FLOODWATCH information for local rivers from The Environment Agency. The FLOODLINE Information number is 0845 988 1188. We also bring you the latest information about closed schools as soon as it is available every morning (see our Newsroom page for a link to the RCT website an alternative source of local school closure information.

 
TRAFFIC & TRAVEL - Information about local road and rail links, plus the M4 and any delays being experienced at Cardiff International Airport are summarised every 20 minutes on the weekday Breakfast and Drivetime programmes from 7.15-8.55am and 4.15-6.15pm inclusive, plus other times as necessary.

 

'Spot The Dog' - The  Dogs Trust Dog of the Week

What's On Announcements and Events Guide

 

Do you have a local event coming up? Are you organising a fundraising or charity event? Why not let us promote it for you? Get in touch via email to events@gtfm.co.uk or phone 01443 406111 and - free of charge - we can include details of your event in our regular Gtfm What-on/Events Diary announcements, which appear every hour throughout weekday daytimes, plus Weekend mornings and overnight.