Former Kiss DJ joins Radio Cardiff for Drive

Former Kiss FM DJ Raheem Makani has taken over the drive-time slot on community station Radio Cardiff.

Raheem is a local nightclub DJ and was part of the schedule at Kiss 101 when it broadcast locally from the West before it was networked from London.

The station has also joined forces with the Voluntary Community Service (Cymru) as it celebrates 10 years on-air.

Donna Zammit, Head of Radio said: “Radio Cardiff has constantly evolved over the years, but always kept its roots firmly in the community. We think we have a distinctive and unique sound – and very much a Cardiff sound. Getting VCS behind us makes us better able to deliver the community engagement and training parts of our service – something we’ve wanted to be able to do more of for a long time, and with our refreshed schedule we think the station sounds better than ever, and the reaction we’ve had from our listeners suggests they think so too.”

Jeremy Rees, Director of VCS Cymru said: “Radio Cardiff has become a really important part of our City’s life, and VCS is delighted to help it strengthen and thrive. In a market where so much media is being centralised, community radio is growing in importance as a means of reflecting its audience. Radio Cardiff does that really well, it does not sound like any other station – it’s unique. The sheer diversity of the large number of local people from all sorts of backgrounds, and across the age range, wh volunteer with the station is testimony to that.

“Since VCS was established in 1964, it has always been a grassroots organisation that serves to connect groups and people in the City, and together we’ll continue to do that, but even better – as well as playing some terrific music!”

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