Local Radio Licence Success20/04/2012
News that a new community radio station will be set up in west Wales to serve Welsh speakers has been welcomed by Independent chapel members in Carmarthenshire.
"This is very exciting news," said the Revd Beti-Wyn James, Secretary of the West Carmarthen Association of Independent Churches. Following cut-backs in Welsh language broadcasting on local radio, the Association had lobbied OFCOM to allow Radio Beca a broadcasting licence.
"We are confident that the new service will reflect and promote all aspects of life and culture in west Wales," said Mrs James, "including, of course, church life and Christian activity which is still so important for many people."
West Carmarthen Independents had voted to support the Radio Beca initiative at their ‘Sul Sbesial’ event in Carmarthen last July (pictured above), and at their Quarterly Meeting in Nebo, Llanpumsaint.
"This shows that Christians can tackle an issue of considerable concern to people in their daily life, by insisting that justice is done," added the Revd Beti-Wyn James.