“Local Radio can help local businesses prosper and thrive, making a real impact on the economy of the areas where it still exists and it can provide skills and training to local people”
Friday 25th May 2018 is “Local Radio Day” – showcasing all that’s great about local radio.
We’ve been broadcasting full-time to YOU, the residents, businesses and even visitors of Rhondda Cynon Taf since 2002 and we love it!
Did you know, we’re now 16 years old 🎂We launched full time in 2002 as the first community radio station in Wales. Today is ‘Local Radio Day’ and we’d love you to do something so simple to help us celebrate … by sharing our little video and spread the word of GTFM and a small snapshot of what we do 24/7!
Posted by GTFM on Thursday, 24 May 2018
We love the interaction, the texts, emails, tweets and phone calls saying how much you’ve enjoyed listening to a programme or a segment or an interview.
We provide the platform. It’s you the local people that make it!
So. Thank YOU!
What people say about local radio!
Simon (Watch Stop)
Lesley (Kraft Kabin)
Craig (Pontypridd Carpets)
Victoria (Your Pontypridd BID)
Penygraig Councillor Josh Davies (Pictured in the white above)
… Some Interesting Research
An online survey was conducted by UKRD Group Ltd and based on responses of 1753 people (aged 15+) between 23rd March and 17th April 2016 these were some of the findings…
- 47% found local news is ‘extremely important’ to listeners, meanwhile 41% found it ‘important’
- 95% get their local news from their local radio station meanwhile 43% get it from regional TV news.
- 97% said it’s important that a local radio station attends community events and addresses local issues
- 80% said they’d to prefer to buy from a local business as opposed to a regional or national chain
GTFM – Playing the music of your life 24/7
- Tune to 107.9FM across RCT
- Online via this website
- On your mobile/Tablet via TuneIn or the GTFM App
- On your smartspeakers (GooglePlay/Alexa) – Just ask it to “Play GTFM”
Take a look a tiny snapshot of some of the things we’ve been involved in over the years and some of the voices behind some of your favourite shows!