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Volunteers Week 2017

(Picture – GTFM Volunteers Owain and Sophie out at a recent roadshow)

There are millions of volunteers across the UK, who give up their spare time to help others or doing something different to their day job.

Volunteers week was 1st to the 7th of June however the work of a volunteer doesn’t stop!

During the week, we shined the spotlight on those who give up their spare time for no financial reward.

Did you know that all the voices you hear on air at GTFM are volunteers!

Everyone you hear, are giving their time up for nothing in return – News, production, presentation … the lot!

If you see us out and about on our roadshows, our presenters aren’t paid a thing!

Thinking about Volunteering, but don’t know where to start – hopefully, we’ll give you some points here?

If you fancy being part of the GTFM team, why not get in touch?

We’re after enthusiastic people that can sell advertising packages to clients within our “patch”, presenters who can present engaging radio, people who just want to fund-raise (Bucket Collections) to help keep the station on the air…

We’re a charity after all!

We asked some of our volunteers, why they volunteer …


Beth Petty

You can normally hear Beth presenting Afternoon Delight on a Thursday afternoon between 1-4pm

What Beth has to say…


Steph McNicholas – Newsreader

Journalist Steph joined GTFM as a volunteer in June 2015, after being made redundant.
She had worked with GTFM as part of her job and was keen to do more voiceovers and news. Steph currently compiles and reads the GTFM news one day a week.
Volunteering at the radio station has been hugely rewarding for her.
“I’ve learnt new skills, met lots of great people and given something back to my hometown,” she said.

“I’ve always loved radio – my sister Rona and I created our own ‘radio station’ on cassette tape as kids! So I am thrilled to be part of the team at GTFM.

“If you’re thinking of volunteering at GTFM, just do it! There are lots of ways you can get involved.”
Steph is also volunteer press officer at Interlink RCT, where she helps publicise the charity’s work.

Howard Griffiths

Howard is one of the longer serving volunteers at GTFM. You can normally hear him presenting Community Link on a Friday morning, but fills in when other presenters are away.

What Howard has to say…


Joan Smart

Joan started at GTFM behind the scenes answering the phones. She’s now one of the mainstay presenters you hear during daytime on GTFM.

What Joan has to say…


Mark Andrews

Mark has been with GTFM 10 years this year and normally heard on a Saturday night!

What does Mark have to say?


Rhys Edwards

Rhys started off presenting with his Dad, Ian. But that’s in the past now and he presents solo, fronting Breakfast most of the time and Friday evenings.

What Rhys has to say…


Mark Buckley

Mark is one of the newer volunteers at GTFM but in his words “loves it!”. You can normally hear him on a Tuesday night 10-midnight presenting “Twosday”

What Mark has to say…


Brogan Smart

If you ring GTFM during the day, you’ll 9 times out of 10 (Unless he’s gone to get some lunch) hear Brogan. He normally directs you in the right way! He can also be heard on air sometimes, below here he is with Richard Mylan.

What Brogan has to say…


James Amos

You can normally hear James on a Wednesday morning on community link

What James has to say…


Above are just a few of the volunteers at GTFM …

You can see all you hear and those who help behind the scenes here


Interlink RCT

Interlink is the County Voluntary Council (CVC) for Rhondda Cynon Taf, supporting individuals, communities and organisations to work together to make a positive impact on the life of people who live and work in Rhondda Cynon Taf and also in Merthyr Tydfil with Voluntary Action Merthyr Tydfil (VAMT).

Find out more about them, by heading to their website

Hear the interview that was conducted last year with Interlink