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Swansea Local Radio scoops major names for its trial broadcast

Swansea Local Radio, backed by Laser Broadcasting Ltd, have scooped two major South Wales talents for their new trial radio service.

Swansea Local Radio, broadcasting from the Rugby Football Club in St Helen?s, aims to bring a vibrant alternative to the existing stations – truly ?local? news travel and information ? as well as excellent music brought to you by the cr?me of local talented presenters.

Mark Williams joins on 102.1 FM as the morning host when the station begins its month long transmission on January 31st. Mark, born in Maesteg, has worked for the BBC, Sky TV, and many stations all over the world. His resum? includes Metro Radio across the North East of England , Radio City in Liverpool, Beacon Radio in the Midlands, ABC in Melbourne, Centre Radio in Leicestershire, BBC Radio 2, CFNY FM in Toronto and most recently at Saga Radio, where he presented the early show alongside David Hamilton.

Another key appointment is Swansea University lecturer and playwright Binda Singh who will be project director. Binda started his broadcasting career over 25 years ago at Swansea Sound and now Lectures in Media at the University. He presented and produced programmes for many years at Red Dragon Radio in Cardiff before taking up the post of Media Training Manager at the BBC in London. More recently he has had acclaimed success with his plays which are filling theatres in Birmingham, Manchester and London.

Nigel Reeve, the Chief executive of Laser Broadcasting Ltd, who has 29 years of experience in radio broadcasting said “This is an exciting project which will challenge the existing broadcasters, and is an opportunity for the Swansea city population to have access to a different kind of radio station; one that meets the cultural needs of the people of the city of Swansea.

Signing up Mark Williams and Binda Singh gives a message to all that Swansea Local Radio and Laser Broadcasting are serious about winning the full time licence for Swansea. We aim to do this simply by providing the best service, and by using the best presenters that Swansea has to offer. We are also keen to involve people who want to get started in radio.”

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