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BBC Radio Wales’ 40th anniversary bus tour rolls into Connah’s Quay on Friday

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Wednesday, Nov 14th, 2018.

A tour to mark BBC Radio Wales’ 40th anniversary will head to Connah’s Quay on Friday.

The station embarked on a tour this week across the length and breadth of Wales next week.

The branded Radio Wales tour bus has been pitching-up in towns across the country and broadcasting to the nation.

On Friday the station visits Connah’s Quay and the bus will be parked at the sixth form college, Coleg Cambria.

Bethan Clement will be asking “what would you tell an 18-year-old to do today” – should they consider university, apprenticeship or get a job?

Wynne Evans will be celebrating BBC Children In Need day and will be discussing projects benefiting from the fundraising efforts.

He’ll also be joined by fellow presenter Adam Walton and comedian Mike Bubbins.

They will meet the pupils and teachers at the college and will find out about the Connah’s Quay Nomads.

Eleri Siôn and her guests will be cooking up another ‘Foodie Friday’ feast and film guru Gary Slaymaker reviews the week’s big cinema releases.

And there’s live music from Blackwood duo Into the Ark ahead of their performance in Chester, Friday evening.

(Into the Ark will be performing in Connah’s QuayPic:

Radio Wales Editor Colin Paterson says:

“The last 40 years have been a wonderful journey for Radio Wales and we’re really looking forward to taking our birthday bus on the road, packed with our favourite presenters and programmes.

We’re going to celebrate our big 40 with listeners across Wales and you can follow every twist and turn on Radio Wales throughout the week.”

Radio Wales was born on 13 November 1978. It broadcasts a unique mix of quality news, sport, culture, entertainment and live events to the people of Wales.


Gareth Gwynn’s Twisted History of Radio Wales (Monday, November 12, 6.30pm) takes a comedic look at the history of the national radio station for Wales, through archive audio.

I Was There…When Radio Wales Began (Tuesday, November 13, 6.30pm) is presented by former BBC Radio Wales presenter, Chris Stuart. He will be  joined by some of the station’s team from the early years, including Vincent Kane and Anita Morgan, who presented on the very first day.

On Radio Greats – Alun Williams (Wednesday, November 14, 6.30pm), Roy Noble looks back at the careers of three of the best-loved broadcasters, starting with Alun Williams.

Radio Greats – Patrick Hannan airs on Thursday, November 15 at 6.30pm and Radio Greats – Patrick Hannan on Thursday, November 15 at 6.30pm

And Owen Money hosts A night at the Swansea Grand (Friday, November 30, 6pm), with an evening of memories and music with presenters, recorded at the gala event on Thursday, November 22.



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