‘Classic FM’ is the UK’s only 100 per cent classical music radio station. Since it began broadcasting in September 1992, the station has brought classical music to millions of people across the UK.
‘Classic FM’ is part of Global media and entertainment group. The company owns the three largest brands in commercial radio: Heart, Capital and ‘Classic FM’, as well as Capital Xtra, Smooth, LBC, Radio X and Gold.
‘Classic FM’ has around 5.6 million listeners tuning in each week, making it the biggest classical music radio station in the world.
A chorus of birdsong heralded the launch of the UK's first national commercial radio station in the summer of 1992. Two months later, on September 7 1992, ‘Classic FM’ hit the airwaves for the first time.
Since then, the station has continued to grow. Further evidence of the station's success came the following year when ‘Classic FM’ was named ‘Station of the Year’ at the Sony Awards, the first of three such awards it has won since 1992. Since those early years, ‘Classic FM’ has become a firm part of the UK’s classical music life. In 2011, ‘Classic FM’ was named ‘Station of the Year’ at the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards and in 2012 ‘Classic FM’ received a special gold award from the Sony Radio Academy for the station’s outstanding contribution to British radio over the past two decades. In 2013, ‘Classic FM’ was named ‘UK Radio Brand Of The Year’ at the Sony Awards.
Aled’s show is broadcast every Sunday morning from 9am until 12. Aled also sits in for all the main daily presenters when they are on holiday.
“It’s always a pleasure to work with Aled: his ability to turn his hand to all manner of different programmes on Classic FM, and to connect so brilliantly with the audience every time, make him an invaluable part of our on-air family. Aled’s a joy to produce - he cares deeply not just about his own show, but about the whole station, and is always willing to go the extra mile on our behalf. In essence, we love having Aled on Classic FM - he’s a simply brilliant broadcaster!"
Sam Jackson - Managing Editor
BBC Radio Wales is BBC Wales's national English language radio station. The station began broadcasting in November 1978 following the demise of the old 'Radio 4 Wales' service (previously the Welsh Home Service). The managing editor for the station is Steve Austins. The station broadcasts from 5.30am to 1.00am everyday reaching over 400,000 listeners per week.
"I have had the absolute privilege of being Aled's BBC Radio Wales producer now for 15 years and it's one of the best jobs around.
Since we started recording, back in the winter of 2000, we've recorded over 300 programmes and since then each series has gone from strength to strength. There have been too many highlights to mention as each guest provides something special, however I can say that so far only one person has been a guest twice. Sir Terry Wogan came back as our special Christmas guest to in 2010 to mark the series' 10th anniversary.
Over the years Aled has not only proved to be a consummate interviewer and presenter, he's also became a valuable friend. I'm very lucky".
Lynne Rosser - BBC Radio Wales Producer.
“Over the years Aled has not only proved to be a consummate interviewer and presenter, he's also became a valuable friend. I'm very lucky”.
- Lynne Rosser - BBC Radio Wales Producer.