Tircoed Team

Bob Walker

  Chairman / Licensee  

Michael Lewis

Station Director

"Mike has been broadcasting for 46 years having presented programmes for 210 FM in Reading, Classic Gold and BBC Radio Berkshire.   Presently presenting the Breakfast Show on Radio Tircoed and Saturday Sport.   Mike has had the story of his life published under the title of "The Trains Don’t Stop There Anymore"   Played football until he was well into his 50's.   His music tastes are wide ranging, but he is an avid fan of The Big "O".   Other interests include golf, nuclear physics, politics." 

Geoff Archer

 Geoff first started in 1971 at Radio City (hospital radio) after 3 years of collecting requests Geoff had his opportunity to be a presenter in 1974 when his co- host of request line Doreen Jenkings had a phone call during a Friday show she asked Geoff to take over (ok it was only for about 10 mins but hey it was a start!) shorty after Doreen along with 3 others left Radio City to join Swansea Sound. After a few months Geoff took full control of the Friday show and too add to it all he was given the job of Programme Controller  Geoff biggest achievement must be that of being a co-radio commentator for radio city at the vetch field he, along with Paul Rogers started the commentaries when the swans were struggling in the old division 4 and all the way up to what was the top of football league 1(now known as the premiere league) and all the way back down again!!! he took a long break from radio (10 years) and when asked by a certain Chris Hancock if he fancied helping out at a Community Radio he jumped at the chance it all started off with a "Trial Run" for a week which would end on the Villages Fete(2008) within a few weeks after the trial run he was asked by Chairman Bob Walker if he would like to be Programme controller so the task was to get broadcasters to do another week of programmes tough task but it was done Radio Tircoed started full transmission on December 1st, 2008 and by this time Geoff was Station Director a position he held for 18 months a post he felt a privilege to hold when the station went full time broadcasting     

Anthony Rees

 I present 'All folked Up' and the 'Classical Chillout'  music shows on a Thursday 8pm -10pm.  I have a broad taste in music, and generally have a passion for new music and music generally  that you don't get to hear on commercial radio. I do prefer the independent music scene and singer songwriters in general. I was a teenager when the punk scene erupted, and still have a passion for those socio-political songs, and songs of social commentary.  Songs in general that are 'poetic, or 'story telling', or the passing down of' oral traditons' . So Folk is a good genre to present and ticks all the boxes for me. I once interviewed Max Boyce for a module on my degree course whcih included Social History, and we talked about his song writing, and how he himself was part of that 'oral tradition, and social commentator.I chose to do the Classical Chillout hour because I think at the end of a working day, there is nothing better to unwind and de -stress with some of the greatest composers in the world, and some of the most evocative and relaxing music. Life is hectic and as individuals we are 'available' 24/7 and I think every individual should be able to 'switch off' totally, once in a while, and just listen and not think. (it's good to recharge the batteries)  Stay stress free  

Kieth Milward

 Keith has a lifelong interest in the theatre and entertainment having first attended the pantomime at Swansea's Grand Theatre aged 5. His greatest passion, musical theatre, has seen Keith perform in many productions in the Swansea area. He has also directed many musicals and is particularly fond of the work of composer Stephen Sondheim. Keith's professional work in entertainment has ranged from appearing in pantomimes with Welsh legend, Stan Stennett, to touring the U.S.A. as a member of The Black Mountain Male Chorus of Wales and recording with Dame Shirley Bassey and Bryn Terfel. Keith's first broadcasting experience was with the radio station at Singleton hospital. Prior to joining Radio Tircoed in 2012, Keith had also been contributed to Swansea Sound and B.B.C. Radio Wales as a guest reviewer and panellist. He has recently extended his range to television being a presenter and the Showbiz Editor for Bay TV, Swansea. Keith's weekly Radio Tircoed programme ' Milward's Musicals ' has a significant local following and through an associated Facebook group with over 2,000 members, Keith keeps people informed of musical theatre news across the UK and beyond. Keith's guests have included many local musical theatre groups and well-known performers including Peter Karrie, Shan Cothi, Menna Trussler and Steve Balsamo.  

Janet Francis-Jones

  Hello there. I am Janet Francis-Jones and I present Afternoon Delights on a Tuesday afternoon between 1 - 4pm. I have been a part of the Radio Tircoed team since April 2016 when I trained alongside Mike Lewis and worked on the morning show with him until I secured my own slot in November of that year. I was warmly welcomed by everyone and, as a complete rookie to radio presenting, received great training and a warm welcome. Fortunately, as I love to talk, I have settled down and am feeling very much at home behind the mic! It also helps that I love music of all kinds and that is apparent on my show as I play songs from across the decades and from a variety of genres. I often invite guests in for a chat, discuss music and songs, books, television and anything that is in the news that week. I live in Neath, am a retired headteacher and have one son. We are both F1 fans and love to travel. So, every Tuesday afternoon why not turn up the volume, kick back, relax and let the music fill your soul.    

Gareth Williams

(happy Jack) Paul Phillips

Happy Jack (Paul Phillips), is a Swansea Jack, and proud of it. He worked as a primary school teacher locally for 34 years, taking early retirement in 2006, having been Deputy Head Teacher at Llangyfelach Primary School for 20 years.


He joined Radio Tircoed in July 2008, having been a mobile disco for a number of years previously. Happy Jack was fortunate to be on the air as the station was officially opened by the then Member of Parliament, the Rt. Hon. Martin Caton, M.P. And the photo appeared in the South Wales Evening Post.


Happy Jack has presented a three hour Friday afternoon show of 60s, 70s and 80s music from the start, and originally it was a four hour show! He has a VAST music collection and often plays the unusual songs that you don`t hear on every other radio show.


He also presents In The Spotlight on Thursday nights at 10.00 pm, looking at the life, career and music from a big named act of the 60s, 70s or 80s.


Having current a C.R,B certificate, for the past five years, Happy Jack has also presented School Days. He visits local primary and secondary schools and Scout Groups, recording the boys and girls and these up to ten minute slots are broadcast on Friday and Saturday mornings and Wednesday afternoons.


He`d love you to tune in and send in a request or dedication, particularly on a Friday afternoon.

Rebecca Wedlake

Helen Louise Thomas

Pam Tanner

Liz Crippin

Chris Tanner

Michael Kennedy

Mike O'Rourke

Chris Hancock

Martyn Kelly

 

Phil Thomas

Dennis Whitehead

Dave O'Rourke

Wyn Thomas

Karl Burtonshaw

Neil Davies

Alex Kiley

Keith Evans

Kevin Regan

Christine Evans

Kathy williams

Paul Johnson

Mike Roberts

Shaun Broadley

Adam Tanner

  

Mike Savory

Alun Bessette

over night programmes

Andy Saunders