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29.7.09

A Cornish BBC?

I've lifted the message below directly from the Cornwall 24 forum. The BBC will include more Cornish content only if we ask for it. So get writing!

Well, as I said I would, I have spoken with Matt Shepherd at BBC Cornwall. A very nice chap. The BBC in Cornwall are, I believe, very centrally controlled and it seemed that many of the staff, presenters etc. would like a more 'Cornish' output despite the centralist nature of the BBC. The best way ahead to make it more 'Cornish' is to keep the pressure up with requests for local bands (Dalla, Bagas Degol, Bagas Crowd, Sue Aston, Pentorr, Jim Wearne, Bolingey Troyl etc etc….there are dozens more great musicians in Kernow).

Contact details are: BBC Cornwall, Phoenix Wharf, Truro, TR1 1UAphone:01872 275421 e-mail: cornwall@bbc.co.uk

Current programmes aimed at Cornish listeners are: Sundays 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM 'Cornwall Connected' featuring local musicians, groups, bands, choirs, singers.

Sundays 5.00 PM An Newodhow – News in Cornish.

Fridays 6.00 PM to 7.00 PM 'Introducing Show' with David White featuring the best local groups.

Broadcast on 103.9FM West and 95.2FM East and via http://www.bbc.co.uk/cornwall

I expect many already know much of this and it may be 're inventing the wheel' but I place it here to be used as a resource perhaps. I shall certainly be listening and making requests etc. As for BBC TV, well, I don't believe they will ever reflect Cornish matters or give Cornish drama and media airtime. They are too distant and unaccountable.


You can find more information and/or websites for all the artists mentioned above by simply typing their names into your search engine.

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