Pitch - Are You Ready?
16th June 2011
"Are you ready?"
From Tuesday 21st June Radio Cardiff will be broadcasting ‘Pitch’, a weekly arts programme made by, and for, the arts community of Cardiff from 10.00am to 11am.
Created and presented by John Rowley and Richard Huw Morgan ‘Pitch’ is an attempt to develop on radio the kind of lively comment and debate that can be generated when artists, arts professionals and audiences meet face to face.
With previews, reviews, chat, opinion and commissioned work, ‘Pitch’ aims to ‘normalise’ arts coverage in the media, to make it as much a topic of everyday conversation as sport or politics
“This is very much an experiment. We know that there are many people both working in, and interested in, the arts that are unhappy with the type and amount of coverage that the arts in Wales receive from the mainstream media, and rather than just wishing it were otherwise, we’ve decided to try and do something about it”
“While we’re saying that this programme is by and for the arts community of Cardiff, it is in no way insular, what we hope is that a general audience will be interested in what we find interesting. The arts community in Cardiff is extremely diverse and we aim to reflect this diversity in our show - people from all over Britain and further afield have chosen to live and work in Cardiff because of the arts, and artists and work from Cardiff travels all over the world”
“Radio Cardiff is an ideal station to broadcast on, its essentially a community of communities and has extremely high quality programmes made by people who really know their own specialist area. This really draws you in to areas of music and other areas that you might not have otherwise have encountered, the enthusiasm is contagious. We aim to do the same for the arts
Sponsored for a three month run by Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, ‘Pitch’ will draw on a regular pool of contributors to discuss their own areas of interest and knowledge with others from different backgrounds.
“While we have our own thoughts about how the show might develop over the next few months nothing is set in stone so don’t be surprised if new features and ideas crop up during the run. What we’re trying to create is a programme of real, long-term, benefit and value to the arts community of Cardiff, so obviously we are really, genuinely and honestly keen to have critical feedback and suggestions for content that we can try and follow up. Please do get in touch."