IS AN INDEPENDENT E-MEDIA GROUP.
The key to the success of Celtica Radio
is our independence. Now in our twelth year of successful operations,
Celtica Radio started broadcasting on the Internet on June 21st 2000,
and is still in the same ownership. We are not members of PRS, MCPS,
PPL or any of their foreign affiliates. All the music we transmit is
out of the Jurisdiction of any of the above organisations. But
we are NOT ONLY a station for Unsigned Artists, we also airplay Independent
and some Established Artists too. All the artists we give promotional
airplay to have agreed to our terms and conditions.
This radio service features a broad mix of music and speech programming
available in Live and On-Demand formats. Celtica Radios' live output
is on air twenty-four hours a day with regularly updated programmes
produced in our own studios and the best of our Playlist. This output
is simulcast on the Internet, the Reciva Radio Broadcast Service; Transmitting
via Wireless and Satellite Internet on Digital 915 and on the NOKIA
Mobile Phone Network. All studio produced programmes can be listened
to On-Demand or downloaded as free Podcasts. Celtica Radio is a Legal,
Internationally listed and Validated Radio Station which is freely available
to every country in the world.
We also broadcast nightly through the transmitters of Hadio
Hafren on 756kHz AM,
and are proud to be associated with this great team who operate from Newtown
in Mid-Wales and the Borders!
From the ground up and by our own people, the design
and concept of this website, through to the building of our own studios,
and equipment is all our own work!
THE CELTICA RADIO VISION:
A steadily growing platform for artistes, writers and broadcasters who
have been denied a chance elsewhere.
THE CELTICA RADIO MEDIUM-TO-LONG TERM OBJECTIVE:
A full-service radio station developing and using multi-platform technology
to attract and serve an audience both within the UK and elsewhere.
The Celtica Radio Group is based in South Wales in the United Kingdom,
and makes programmes from a matrix of purpose-built, private studios
located in Bridgend, Llantrisant, Weston Super-Mare, Pembroke, Newtown
in Powys and Yorkshire. Our Main Servers are at the Prestigious Red
Bus Data Centre, at Canary Wharf in London. Many Celtica Radio contributors
are established broadcasters, and have acknowledged track records in
the radio industry. All key personnel are experts in their particular
field of audio production, broadcasting or radio-related engineering.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF CELTICA RADIO
The Celtica Radio Radio story goes back to 1979 when
a small group of people in the Bridgend area of South Wales wanted to
set up their own wholly independent radio station. Over the following
eighteen years the evolution of the group continued, with the establishment
of two hospital radio stations in Bridgend and Neath, the re-launch
of broadcasting at Swansea University, and two trial broadcasts in 1997
and 1998, cumulating in a successful campaign to persuade the licensing
authority at the time that the Bridgend region and community deserved
its own local radio station. Leading this group of committed local radio
enthusiasts and professionals was Bill Everatt.
The UK Radio Authority [which has now been replaced by Ofcom, the new
regulator] did not give that group the chance of broadcasting to their
home area. Despite the years of background work which Bill and his colleagues
had put into the project, despite their wealth of local knowledge, despite
a licence application which was more than good enough to win the bid,
the licence went to a rival group. What happened was wrong, It was felt
[and it is still the case] that it would be undignified and humiliating
to apply for jobs with the "winning applicant." Instead it
had the effect of stiffening the resolve of those who had been denied
this local station licence, and led to David Cook [our Founding
Director, a Yorkshireman, with good Celtic Roots] providing the initial
financial investment to set up Celtica Radio.
Celtica Radio has now expanded and the original group of broadcasters
has been joined by others from all over the UK, using technology that
makes it possible for an alternative radio service to be available to
listeners in South Wales and worldwide.
Our station management has its own strict code of ethical conduct, which
can be summed up as follows:
"Celtica Radio will not knowingly broadcast material which will
cause offence to those who have not earned it, while not hesitating
to comment on perverse, unreasonable, unethical or dishonest behaviour."
"Celtica Radio will treat its personnel, contributors, and customers
with compassion, respect, honesty, understanding and encouragement."
This is what was posted on the SonicBids Bulletin
Board by some of the people we have helped.
CELTICA RADIO'S WELSH/CELTIC
AND ITS GROWING NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL STATURE
Most of the members of the Celtica Radio Group can trace,
through many generations, their lineage in the area of South Wales where
Celtica Radio is based, and the contribution their ancestors have made
to the arts of this region across the centuries is self-evident in the
folk stories, anecdotes, songs and those things that they now call "the
cultural arts" that so enrich our lives. This radio station is
in part a continuation of what their collective families have contributed
to the unique culture of the place that they call home.
Celtica Radio has been responsible for nurturing the careers of young
broadcasters, writers and musicians who have gone on to work on National
and International networks. Celtica Radio has provided a platform for
many artists from within its own region, and from much further afield.
It has been extremely hard work keeping Celtica Radio going, but its
founders are not going to give up, or go away, and will continue for
as long as it takes to develop and expand this service, increase its
audience and work towards increased commercial viability.
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