Records of Gwent Area Broadcasting PLC

Scope and Content

Records of Gwent Area Broadcasting, 1981-1988, including papers relating to establishment and formation, 1981-1985; Memorandum and Articles of Association, 1982; Board minutes, 1982-1985; management meeting papers, 1982-1985; correspondence, 1982-1987; publicity material, 1983; records relating to shares, 1983; Annual General Meeting papers, 1983-1988; Local Advisory Committee papers, 1983; reports and financial statements, 1984-1985; papers relating to the Cardiff B. C. merger, 1984-1985.

Administrative / Biographical History

Gwent Area Broadcasting plc was a commercial radio company, incorporated in July 1982. The station, Gwent Broadcasting, was launched in June 1983 but stopped transmitting in April 1985. The company merged with Cardiff Broadcasting Company and the transmitters were subsequently used to relay CBC (and later Red Dragon FM) from Cardiff.

Access Information

The records are closed for 30 years from date of creation.

Acquisition Information

Deposited, 1989.


Compiled by Rhys Jones for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of the Records of Gwent Area Broadcasting PLC; website (, viewed 27 May 2004: Companies House website (, viewed 27 May 2004.

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available at Gwent Record Office, the National Library of Wales and the National Register of Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records have been retained


Accruals are not expected

Geographical Names