Cornwall Sports Media Substack

There is no radio outlet in Cornwall for writers of plays and radio drama, nor outlets for comedians, and very little live music from local bands . There are also very few local documentaries about Cornwall social and economic issues in depth. DRM is broadcast using the existing medium wave and long wave transmitters, but utilising advanced digital technology. In 2007, by utilising the previous medium wave frequency of BBC Radio Devon for the Plymouth area, the BBC have begun transmitting DRM signals to Plymouth, South East Cornwall and parts of the South Hams.

The next most prominent newspaper to start was the Falmouth Packet & Cornish Herald in 1829, which also still publishes today, though now under the Packet Newspapers banner, and under ownership of Newsquest. With the major slump in mining at the end of the nineteenth century, and the coming of the Great War, Cornwall was about to embark on a process of change, which has continued to the present day. According to new RAJAR figures for the second quarter of 2023, capturing live listening only across all platforms, BBC Radio reached 31.7 million each week, with a share of 43.2%. The BBC’s Sounds quarterly data includes figures at a programme/podcast level for smart speakers for the first time, which accounts for 129 million of the plays on BBC Sounds in the quarter. Events including Radio 1’s Big Weekend, the Eurovision Song Contest, Glastonbury and the first Ashes Test attracted listeners with BBC Radio 1 (+2%), Asian Network (+15%) and 5 Sports Extra (+26%) all increasing listeners this quarter (April – June). The BBC’s coverage of national live events has driven a record 582 million plays on BBC Sounds, up by more than 33% from last quarter and nearly 50% from the same period last year.

Benefits of the newspapers were not solely limited to developing economic growth. It encouraged social networks by putting the Cornish people in touch with other villages and towns, as well as encouraging social meetings at summer fairs and agricultural shows (e.g. Royal Cornwall Show). The newspapers also became points of record for births, marriages, deaths and court calendars, prosecutions, bankruptcies and hangings. The telecommunications mast on Carnmenellis hill; the mound to the right is a covered reservoir according to the OS mapAt Porthcurno in 1870 Britain became wired to the world. For the first time telegraphy made it possible for Britain to communicate with its colonies in the British Empire. Originally, the intention was to land telegraphy cables at Falmouth, Cornwall, but a last minute change by the Falmouth Gibraltar and Malta Telegraph Company ensured that Porthcurno has gone into telecommunications history.

It is thought tin was mined here as early as the Bronze Age, and copper, lead, zinc and silver have all been mined in Cornwall Media. Alteration of the granite also gave rise to extensive deposits of China Clay, especially in the area to the north of St Austell, and the extraction of this remains an important industry. It is recognised as one of the Celtic nations and is the homeland of the Cornish people. The county is bordered to the north and west by the Atlantic Ocean, to the east by Devon, and to the south by the English Channel. While offering listeners a much greater choice of stations and programming than previous, DAB did not offer Cornwall any extra local offering, as was hoped.

The world pilot gig rowing championships take place annually in the Isles of Scilly.Cornwall’s north coast is known as a centre for surfing.Due to its long coastline, various maritime sports are popular in Cornwall, notably sailing and surfing. Surfing in particular is very popular, as locations such as Bude and Newquay offer some of the best surf in the UK. Pilot gig rowing has been popular for many years and the World championships takes place annually on the Isles of Scilly. On 2 September 2007, 300 surfers at Polzeath beach set a new world record for the highest number of surfers riding the same wave as part of the Global Surf Challenge and part of a project called Earthwave to raise awareness about global warming. It has more than 1,541 hours of sunshine per year, with the highest average of 7.6 hours of sunshine per day in July.

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