Radio Cardiff

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Radio Cardiff
City of license Butetown, Cardiff, Wales[1]
Broadcast area Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan
Slogan The Sound of the Capital City
Frequency 98.7 MHz,[1] Online
First air date 2007[1]
Format Community radio
Music of Black Origin
Class Community[1]
Webcast uStream radiocardiff
Website Radio Cardiff

Radio Cardiff (98.7 FM) is a community radio station serving Cardiff, the capital of Wales. It broadcasts locally on 98.7 FM and via live streaming on the Internet.

The station has a MOBO (Music Of Black Origin) policy, and features reggae; soul; jazz; blues;hip-hop;R&B;house music;funk; rock music;soca;calypso;world music;bhangra; and drum & bass. Many UK Chart and Billboard Chart songs are played in non specialist shows, giving the station a wide variety of music from mainstream, eclectic to genre specific shows.

The regular schedule also includes local news bulletins, and a daily magazine programme broadcast on weekday lunchtimes featuring community news and information; local sports coverage on Saturday afternoons and Monday evenings; weekly magazine progammes on diversity; housing issues; health; arts and volunteering. The station also features a youth programme presented & produced by 12-18 year olds; a show by students; and a weekly programme for Cardiff's Somali community.

Radio Cardiff 98.7 FM began live broadcasting on Monday 8 October 2007. It was originally part-funded by Communities First and the European Union Social Fund (ESF Objective 3), and is initially broadcasting on an initial 5 year licence.[2]

The formal opening of the studios in Butetown, Cardiff took place on 25 October 2007 in an event attended by Rt. Hon. Rhodri Morgan AM (First Minister of the Welsh Assembly Government)[3] and Rodney Berman (Leader of Cardiff County Council).

The station's mission statement is “to deliver a diverse range of music with shows that break the mould of traditional radio”.

Radio Cardiff also developed a programme of training and development in the medium of radio.[4]

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Coordinates: 51°28′11″N 3°10′36″W / 51.4698°N 3.1768°W / 51.4698; -3.1768