Dapper on the run

Dapper FM is on the move. After ten years in the Cana Centre Penywaun, we are now moving to a purpose built studio in the grounds of Jacs Live Music Venue, in the heart of Aberdare.

The last broadcast from the Cana will be the Something Else for the Weekend Show, from 9am till noon o’clock on 24th March 2018.

We aim to be up and running again by Easter, but that will depend on all the bits fitting together after being dismantled, dragged down to Aberdare and being reassembled in our new home.

To avoid having to do any of the dirty work, our web dude has decided to scuttle off to the other side of the planet and go off grid for a fortnight. So there is not much point looking here for updates till he gets back.

However, if you check out our facebook page, hopefully one of our customer relations officers will put some updates on there.

We would like to thank all who have listened to us over the last decade and we hope we can provide a new and improved service. We are a little bit excited!

In the mean time – you can listen live HERE

Dapper FM thanks the people of Penywaun

As you may be aware, the Cana Centre in Penywaun, home to Dapper FM for the last ten years, is closing at the end of March. This inevitably means that Dapper FM will have to cease broadcasting from the centre.

After much sole searching the management committee of Dapper FM felt that the only option open to us, if we want to continue broadcasting, was to move out of Penywaun.

You may have heard by now that Jacs Live Music Venue in Aberdare has offered us a new home and are currently in the process of building a new studio for us. The facilities they are offering us were just too good to turn down.

We are acutely aware that without the support of the community of Penywaun, and the management and staff of the Cana Centre in particular, there would be no Dapper FM. Whilst we are physically leaving the community, we will forever be indebted to the people of Penywaun who have been our hosts for the last decade.

The final live broadcast from the Cana will be the ‘Something for the weekend show’, which will go out live Saturday 24th March between 9am and 12 noon. If anyone from the community would like to pop around and be part of the show they would be more than welcome.

We aim to be broadcasting again from Jacs by the Easter weekend, construction works and technical gremlins permitting.

Whilst we are moving out of Penywaun, we are not moving far, so if anyone from the community would like to be involved in this new venture, they are, as they always have been, welcome to join us.

You can take Dapper FM out of Penywaun, but you will never take the Penywaun out of Dapper FM.

Yours, with thanks,

Dapper FM Management Committee.