Local Radio Day
Written by Gavin on 12th October 2020
Today (Monday 12th October) GTFM is supporting ‘Local Radio Day.’
Local Radio Day was created by UKRD in 2015 and handed over to Local Radio Alliance ahead of Local Radio Day 2019. The aim remains the same – to bring together organisations and individuals driving community-powered local radio across the UK.
Local Radio Day 2020 will specifically celebrate communities making waves. This is a great opportunity to highlight what people have done to turn the tide on isolation, inspiring and helping others within communities across the nation. The extraordinary achievements that come from caring and supporting each other are both reflected and amplified by local radio.
Local radio is not only working to reduce isolation but also as a key component in rebuilding communities – with everything from local job vacancies being advertised to signposting people to support services in their areas and encouraging people to shop local. We want to make sure everybody is aware of the incredible benefits of local radio and what it can do for their wellbeing and community.
Here at GTFM, we are proud to be broadcasting to the communities of Rhondda Cynon Taf, keeping you updated with the latest news and information for the county borough, working with wonderful charities across the area as well as having the best listeners and supporters.
We are home to the only radio newsroom in RCT broadcasting over 130 news bulletins per week and ALL our programming is made here in RCT.
We have developed our news service to bring you the latest news and information for Rhondda Cynon Taf through our website and social media (@gtfm1079 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram), which is driving 150,000 visits to our website every month according to Google Analytics and approx 500,000 people reached on our facebook every month according to Facebook’s Business suite. Meanwhile approx 30,000 people tune into GTFM every week across RCT according to our research commissioned by the Welsh Government and GTFM’s online listening through Apps, our website and smartspeakers reaches over 5,000 unique ISP addresses every week.
Throughout 2020 we have broadcast well over 200 interviews with local charities, organisations talking about the flooding earlier this year and how lockdown has effected them. We have also spoken to Ministers at the Welsh Government, local councillors from RCT Council as well as the local MS and MP’s who represent RCT.
We play a great mix of music from the 60’s through to today’s hits as well as supporting local bands and artists. Recently we have been proud to playlist new music from the likes of Mathew Fredrick, Laura Evans, Hannah Grace, Bright Light Bright Light, Stereophonics, James Dean Bradfield, Sarah Brown and Owain Felstead to name a few. You can see GTFM’s main daytime playlist here.
Why not tune in and hear the difference?
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