|City||Butetown, Cardiff, Wales|
|Broadcast area||Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan|
|Slogan||The Sound of the Capital City|
|Frequency||98.7 MHz, Online|
|First air date||2007|
Music of Black Origin
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- to 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.
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) 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.
- "CR094 - Radio Licensees - Community". Ofcom. Archived from the original on 2008-01-21. Retrieved 2008-02-08.
- "First Minister Meets EU Commissioner". Welsh European Funding Office. October 31, 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-08.
- Radio Cardiff links up with Glamorgan for training courses, News Centre