Local Media

Newspapers

The South Wales Evening Post is Wales’ bestselling daily paper and alongside regional weekly publications the Llanelli Star and Carmarthen Journal (Wednesday) carries everything you need to know about what’s going on in and around Swansea Bay. In the ‘Evening Post’ (as it’s known locally) you’ll find weekly property, lettings and jobs pages as well as a monthly Business Post supplement. The Evening Post is published by South West Wales Media (SWWM) Ltd part of the Northcliffe Newspaper Group, the third largest newspaper group in the UK.

Based in Swansea, as well as its vital role of bring news to local communities, SWWM is also regarded as a key marketing and advertising tool for businesses in the area.

To keep bang up to date with all of Swansea Bay’s news, visit the Evening Post’s online site here.

The Western Mail is Wales’ national newspaper – published daily it also carries supplements of all kinds, including jobs, business and lifestyle. For an online version click here.

Radio

The Wave & Swansea Sound are seen by many as the top stations for South West Wales. Over 300,000 listeners each month can’t be wrong! Having been broadcasting in the area for over 3 decades, both The Wave and Swansea Sound don’t just play great music, they are heavily involved with the local community, staging great events and raising in excess of £500,000, all of which stays in the local area to help disadvantaged children, through Cash for Kids. To stay in touch with all that’s going on in the area and listen to a great mix of the best songs from the 60’s right up to current chart hits, tune in to either 96.4FM The Wave or Swansea Sound 1170 Medium Wave and DAB.

Other radio stations in the area include:
Real Radio: www.realradiofm.com
Scarlet FM: www.scarletfm.com
Radio Carmarthenshire: www.radiocarmarthenshire.com
BBC Radio Wales:  www.bbc.co.uk/wales/radiowales
BBC Radio Cymru: www.bbc.co.uk/cymru/radiocymru 

Magazines & Other Publications

For lots more information about what’s going on in the region, take a peep at Swansea Life magazine, a monthly glossy magazine which covers the social scene and lifestyle features.  Its sister publication Swansea Bay Business Life, is published bi-monthly and focuses on the region’s business community, its successes, latest developments and discussion on topical issues.  The publications are produced by South West Wales Media Limited, publishers of the South Wales Evening Post.

For a pan-Wales view on business, check out Wales Business Insider. An independent monthly business magazine, this publication takes an in-depth look at all aspects of the business world as well as covering news from the whole of the Welsh economy.

Don’t forget that the monthly ‘Bay of Life Watch’ newsletter provides an excellent summary of the region’s good news – sign up to receive it every month if you’re not already a regular reader.

TV

Regional news, sport and weather are broadcast by several of the main TV networks in Wales:

BBC Wales provides Welsh news, sport and weather after the national UK news programmes, as well as some other specific Wales-only content on BBC 1 Wales. The BBC Wales website covers all things Welsh but there are even separate regional pages covering the Swansea Bay area! So for news, sport and weather for Swansea Bay from BBC Wales visit:www.bbc.co.uk/wales/southwest

There is also a Wales regional News programme from ITV Wales which again follows their national UK news programmes www.itvlocal.com/wales

S4C broadcasts news and a wide range of TV programmes in the Welsh language, many of which – such as Wedi 3 and Wedi 7 – are filmed in Swansea Bay at Tinopolis in Llanelli! www.s4c.co.uk