Bro Radio Blog – Intro by Gareth Sweeney

Before I start, I would like to thank the team behind The Daily Vale for asking me to contribute a fortnightly blog to this fantastic site. It’s great that we, the residents of the Vale, have another source of reliable local news and information and I’m pleased we can work together on this.

As this is my first blog, I think it’s only right that I introduce myself properly. I’m the Station Manager of Bro Radio, your local radio station, and have been for nearly 4 years. I started my career at a hospital radio station in Abergavenny, before progressing to commercial radio, I’ve also done work for the BBC and I was one of the original team members behind the launch of Bro Radio back in March 2009.

I truly believe the Vale is very lucky to have its own dedicated radio station in Bro Radio. My aim since taking over as Manager in 2013 has always been to ensure we work with the community we serve to produce an informative radio station the residents can be proud of.

As we broadcast to a wide range of people of all ages and backgrounds, it makes Bro Radio very unique in that we produce programmes that aims to cater for a variety of tastes. Whether that be a show dedicated to reggae music, dance music or chat shows that talk about issues that are relevant to the people of the Vale. Our dedicated team of volunteers put 100% in every day to entertain and inform you and without them Bro Radio wouldn’t be where it is today.

I’ve always aimed to ensure we are also out and about in the community as much as possible and as such, I’m confident in saying you have no doubt seen us at an event you have attended over the years.

When I write my next blog, 2 weeks today, I will let you know about the Christmas events we will be attending.

Thanks for reading and again a big thank you to the team at The Daily Vale for allowing me to contribute to this great site. It’s fantastic to have a site like this that allows a wide variety of people to contribute and give fair and balanced information to the residents of the Vale.