IS AN INDEPENDENT E-MEDIA GROUP.
The key to the success of Celtica Radio
is our independence. Now approaching our Fifteeth 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, however, all the
artists we give promotional airplay to are compensated using an alternative
method and have agreed to our terms and conditions... 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.
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 Mobile and On-Line,
plus the Reciva Radio Broadcast Service; Transmitting via Wireless on
Channel 915. Our 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
For four years until the stations closure in
February 2015, we also broadcast nightly through the transmitters of
Radio Hafren on 756kHz AM and 102.1FM, and are proud to have been associated
with this great team from Newtown in Mid-Wales!
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 and Yorkshire
with programming from the Netherlands too. 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
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.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF CELTICA RADIO
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
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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