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Arwel Fowler
Sulwyn Thomas
Steve Crayford
Ian Williams
Radio Glangwili
Gwion Ramage
Alun Jones
Alwyn Jenkins
Elizabeth Rogers
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ARWEL FOWLER - CHAIRMAN

 

Mr. Arwel Fowler joined Radio Glangwili some 8 years

ago, and has been Chairperson for the last 6 years.

He originates from the Ammanford area, and has been in

employment with several organizations, including the

National Coal Board in the past. His last post before

retiring was with the Firebrigade, where he attained the

position of deputy fire chief officer.

Arwel is married to Christine and they have two children,

Sharon and Richard.

Arwel lives in the locality and on Friday nights he joins others

in the studio and will present a program himself in the

absence of the usual broadcaster.

He is a well respected person with organizations, such as

The St. Johns Ambulance, and is an official of the St. Johns

Priory.

His interest in fire prevention and safety has meant that he

was elected to be a member of his area’s Home Watch

team.

 

SULWYN THOMAS - LIFE PRESIDENT

 

Mr. Sulwyn Thomas was the person who initiated the idea

of having a radio station at Glangwili hospital.

He worked with the BBC Radio Cymru organization for

several years as a presenter and had his own program called

“Stondin Sulwyn”, which translates to ‘Sulwyn’s Stall’. His

enthusiastic years with the BBC meant that he was in the

know as regards setting up a radio station, and with the help

of close friends and associates, was determined to start such

a station for the patients at West Wales General Hospital, as

it was named then. Recently the name has been changed to

Glangwili General Hospital, but the radio station has

existed as Radio Glangwili since it’s inception back in

1971.

Sulwyn, born in the Llanllwni area, became well known in

the broadcasting scene, and, although now retired, is still

active with numerous organizations locally.

He was partially responsible for the start of the Talking

newspaper for the blind, together with Miss Rhian Evans,

back in 1976. So, Radio Glangwili works closely with the

Talking Newspaper, and their weekly recordings are

broadcasted daily, together with their monthly supplement.

These can be heard at 8 a.m., 11 a.m. 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Monday to Friday.

 

STEVE CRAYFORD - VICE-CHAIR

 

Steve joined Radio Glangwili in 1987 in response to a community appeal for volunteers, and presented a weekly show up until 2012 when after 25 years, he decided that he needed a break.

Steve is a valuable contributor to the service, taking part in various outside broadcasts.

 

His interests include MotoGP, Formula 1 and of course music. Steve has an extensive and eclectic collection of CD's and vinyl records!

 

IAN WILLIAMS - TREASURER / VOLUNTEER CO-ORDINATOR / PRESENTER / TRAINER

 

Ian Williams has been a member of the Radio Glangwili

team for approximately 18 years.

He started as a request collector going around the wards

and then joined Alwyn Jenkins in the studio on Friday

nights.

Ian has the endless responsibility for all the volunteers, and

also undertakes work experience for both Secondary

schools, Colleges and Universities.

He is a Welsh speaker and presents programmes when any

of the regulars are not available. His choice of music is

large in that he enjoys all genres from religious to reggae.

In 2009 he was presented with three awards. One from

CAVS as an outstanding Acheivement award, the second

from Hywel Dda as an Unsung Hero award, and thirdly,

from the High Sheriff of Carmarthen, for all the voluntary

work that he does.

Although not in the best of health, he endeavours to support

all the volunteers both in the studio and on the hospital

floor.

He has the day to day responsibility of maintaining the

equipment and is qualified in electronics.

 

GWION RAMAGE - SECRETARY / 100 CLUB SECRETARY

 

 

Gwion Ramage is the current general secretary and the 100

club secretary for Radio Glangwili.

He resides in Carmarthen Town and is an employee at The University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

 

Gwion usually attends the studio on the last Friday of each

month to carry out the monthly draw of the 100 club.

His interests range from learning new languages to

traveling. Gwion has a great interest in the Welsh language music scene and regularly listens to bands playing live in Carmarthen.

 

ALUN JONES - TECHNICAL CONSULTANT

 

Alun graduated with BSc Business Information Technology from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Carmarthen in 2013.

 

He joined Radio Glangwili in 2006, following in his father's footsteps, the late Wyn Jones who joined the service in 1981.

 

In addition to designing the website (this is actually our 3rd design), Alun provided his expertise in order for Radio Glangwili to be able to broadcast live online for the first time.

 

Alun holds the record for the longest ever non-stop live Welsh language broadcast - 24 hours, beating the previous record - 20 hours, set by his father Wyn Jones.

 

After a succesful period managing European funded projects with Menter Iaith Abertawe, he now works for Urdd Gobaith Cymru in Rhondda Cynon Taff.

 

ALWYN JENKINS - PRESENTER

 

Originally from Felinfach, Ceredigion, Alwyn used to contribute to Radio Bronglais and Radio Ceredigion. Alwyn is a larger than life character who has appeared on several Welsh language television programmes on S4C. He presents a weekly programme with Ian Williams, Gwion Ramage and Arwel Fowler.

 

Alwyn's broadcasting experience was also utilised when Radio Glangwili broadcasted live from the National Eisteddfod in Llanelli in 2014.

 

Alwyn works in Lampeter and is one of the most experienced presenters at Radio Glangwili with an abundance of experience and an excellent knowledge of music and Welsh language music in general.

 

ELIZABETH ROGERS - PRESENTER

 

Elizabeth is the only presenter (apart from Sulwyn) who is still at Radio Glangwili since the service began some 43 years ago. She was a part of the Nurses Christian Fellowship until the organisation came to end a few years ago but Elizabeth still presents on Radio Glangwili.

 

Elizabeth's unique broadcasting style is a hit with listeners. She continues to be a valued presenter at Radio Glangwili.