Radyo an Gernewegva

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Radyo an Gernewegva (abbreviated as RanG; meaning in English 'radio of the Cornish speaking area') is a radio service broadcasting through the medium of the Cornish language both online, via podcast, and on several community radio stations in Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is a not-for-profit organisation, but receives some funding through the Cornish Language Partnership, and is produced by KernowPods.[1]


The service began in 2007 as 'Nowodhow an Seythun' (News of the Week). This was a short 4 minute podcast, distributed each week through a collection of Cornish cultural websites. This service was increased to half an hour each week in 2008, meanwhile adopting the new name. The format changed at this point to become a magazine programme, incorporating music, discussion and news. In 2010, Radyo an Gernewegva incorporated the original 'Nowodhow an Seythun' back into the service. In 2013 it was shortlisted for Radio Station of the Year at the Celtic Media Festival.[1][2] In the same year a crowdfunding campaign was launched to raise funds for a new website.[3][4] The campaign was successful raising over £5,000.[5] Listening to Radyo an Gernewegva is suggested as an aid to learning Cornish for the Say Something in Cornish course.[6] It attracts more than 500 listeners every week.[1]

In 2014 the service began to be broadcast on several community radio stations in Cornwall. Radio St Austell Bay is broadcasting it every Sunday at midday and Source fm (Falmouth and Penryn) broadcasts the same programme every Tuesday at 1pm in the afternoon.[7]


Matthew Clarke is the main presenter[1] and James Hawken, Tim Saunders and Nicholas Williams all provide regular content.

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  1. ^ a b c d "Celtic Media Festival: Radio Station of the Year". Celtic Media Festival. Retrieved 25 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Cornish language podcast shortlisted for Celtic Media Festival". Business Cornwall. 2013-02-14. Retrieved 2015-03-09. 
  3. ^ "Cornish language station seeks £5k in crowdfunding for website | West Briton". Thisiscornwall.co.uk. 2013-09-05. Retrieved 2015-03-09. 
  4. ^ "Cornish language podcast turns to crowd funding for new website". Business Cornwall. 2013-08-09. Retrieved 2015-03-09. 
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ "SaySomethingIn". Site.saysomethingin.com. Retrieved 2015-03-09. 
  7. ^ "Cornish on the Radio". Cornwall Council. Retrieved 23 May 2014. 

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