THE MAGAZINE'S 500th EDITION

and NEWSPAPER'S 2000th EDITION

In May 2013 we celebrated publishing our 500th edition of the Magazine.

The first edition was produced in December 1971 and since then we have not missed one edition (except for the covid-19 shut down).

We have also completed the mammoth task of converting all our archive recordings into a digital format so we can now easily and quickly access any recording from the past 40+ years, together with the associated paperwork.

To mark this important milestone in our history we recorded a special programme for the month.  We decided to celebrate the event by looking back over the years, not by replaying archive recordings, but by talking to volunteers from the early years who helped us establish the successful charity we are today.

 

 

Ken Follett,

                              Master story teller and best selling author,

                            was one of our earliest volunteer reporters

                                 who back in the 1970's was a journalist

                              working for the local evening newspaper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wyn Calvin

                                        "The Welsh Prince of Laughter". Quite rightly

                                       regarded as one of the greatest Pantomime dames

                           Britain has ever produced.

                                             Wyn presented an early edition and in a later                                             programme, together with his brother,

                                            was interviewed about their family life.                

 

 

 

 

 

Stan Stennett,

                                           The late comedian, musician and actor who played                                                   roles in both Coronation Street and Crossroads                                          playing Sid Hooper.  Stan presented an

                                             early edition of the Magazine and entertained                                         when we recorded a Christmas programme

                    in front of a live audience.

 

 

 

 

In addition to the personalities featured we also tracked down volunteers from our early years who's voices became well known to our listeners.

Marjorie Grossman now living in London, Hywel and Phyllis Jones from Scotland and Chris Abram now in Lancashire.

In August 2016 another milestone was reached

as we published the 2000th edition of the

Cardiff Talking Newspaper.  No special edition

was recorded as we knew that our listeners just

wanted to hear as much of the week's news

as possible.  However the team involved celebrated

the achievement after successfully posting the

week's news out on time.

SOUTH WALES TALKING MAGAZINE

ASSOCIATION

(SWTMA)

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