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Welsh language radio station owner surprised to find it mentioned in the Washington Post

28 May 2021 2 minutes Read
The Washington Post building in Washington, D.C. Picture by Daniel X. O’Neil (CC BY 2.0).

The owner of an online Welsh language radio station was surprised to find it mentioned in one of the US’s most widely circulated newspapers.

Cymru FM featured in an article in the Washington Post about Radio.Garden, an online service which allows the user to tune into almost any radio station that is available digitally on the planet.

Surfing the globe listening to different stations, the article’s author zones in on Carmarthenshire and find “both familiar turf and unconventional music on such stations as Carmarthen’s Cymru FM, which plays nothing but Welsh-language rock, folk and pop. (“Cymru” is Welsh for Wales.)”

Owner and founder of Cymru FM, Marc Griffiths, set up the radio station to provide a 24/7 live radio feed of Welsh language music.

He told Nation.Cymru it was “really exciting” to be recognised so unexpectedly by “one of the most widely circulated newspapers in America”.

“I launched Cymru FM with the very intention of promoting Wales’s music, culture and language to a global audience, and I’m delighted to see the growth in its reach and popularity,” he said.

“The free Cymru FM live radio feed can be enjoyed by anyone 24 hours a day and I hope the multimedia platform can continue to inspire new learners and spark further interest in the incredible language, culture and talent we have in Wales.

“More recently, Cymru FM has incorporated Llwyfan.Cymru, which offers a series of expert-led Welsh-language video lessons aimed at developing young people’s skills in language, music, technology and more.

“Taking Wales to Washington is a dream come true!”

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Gill Jones
Gill Jones
15 days ago

Llongyfarchiadau Marc. Canmoliant haeddianol.

Michael West
Michael West
14 days ago

Hyd yn oed wedi i mi gyfieithu Jill i chi!

Gill Jones
Gill Jones
14 days ago
Reply to  Michael West

Nid yw dy sylwadau yn gwneud unrhyw synnwyr i mi!

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