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2nd October 2019

New schedule launched for Autumn 2019

BY: Nathan Spackman

Bro Radio has announced a re-vamped its schedule for Autumn 2019, with the focus on live programmes, hosted by local people. The changes will see the station broadcast 19 hours of local programming during weekdays and 14 hours during weekends.

  • Paul Hillier and Mike Briscombe present new afternoon programme,
  • Rhys Edwards to present new Early Breakfast programme from 14th October
  • Kane McMahon to present new 'late show' focusing on new and local music,
  • Demie Haywood to present new 'What's on this week' programme, with monthly shows moving to a Saturday morning,
  • Pride Cymru Radio show to launch in partnership with Radio Cardiff.

Launching on the 7th October the new schedule will see Paul Hillier (Monday - Wednesday) and Mike Briscombe (Thursday & Friday) take over weekday afternoons, from 12pm - 3pm, with Rhys Edwards moving to a new Early Breakfast programme from 5am on Monday 14th October.

Kane McMahon, who has recently been nominated as Young Person of the Year at the National Community Radio Awards will move from the Local Music Show to a new "Late Show" focusing on brand new music, unsigned tracks and interviews, Monday - Wednesday from 10pm - 12pm.

The new slot sees The Rock Show with Doug move from Tuesday to Thursday evenings from 10pm - 12pm.

Wednesday night sees the launch of the Pride Cymru Radio show, broadcast simultaneously on Bro Radio and Radio Cardiff from 7pm - 9pm following the Vale This Week. The change sees Nigel Streeter's Weekly Wildcard move to Thursday nights from 6pm - 8pm.

On the weekend, Jacob Page moves to Saturday's Vale Breakfast, taking over from Dave Watts who has decided to take time off from Bro Radio from a date to be confirmed.

Following Jacob will be Bro Radio's Monthly Shows including the GVS Radio Show, Youth Takeover, School Takeover and Barry Island Discs aired on rotation.

Saturdays monthly programming will be followed by a new one hour programming called What's on this Week hosted by Bro Radio presenter Demie Haywood, focusing on the events taking place over the weekend and during the next 7 days.

The announcement is part of the stations strategy to increase its locally made content, with all shows produced by local people in Bro Radio's studios in Barry. This excludes the Cardiff City Phone in broadcast live on Bro Radio from the Atrium in Cardiff and the Pride Cymru Radio Show, broadcast live on the station from Radio Cardiff studios in Cardiff.

Operations Director Nathan Spackman said "Over the past year we have been working on increasing our local content, which has seen the number of news bulletins and what's on guides broadcast quadrupedal."

"I'm really proud that with this new schedule we'll have presenters on air, talking about what's going on in their community for 19 hours during weekdays and 14 during weekends, cementing our commitment to locally produced programming"

"Our next phase in the development of Bro Radio is to increase the number of voices represented on air. I'm really keen to hear from local people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities who would like to give their community a voice."

"Bro Radio is your community radio station. I'd urge anyone interested in being involved in Bro Radio to get in touch via admin@broradio.fm or 01446 420 681."

The schedule changes will come into place from Monday 7th October, when Bro Radio will also be announcing its plans for the return of a huge event in 2020.

You can view the new Bro Radio schedule via the On Air Pages.

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