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Cable rocks back to BBC Radio Wales
Stuart Cable
Cable returns to the BBC where his presenting potential was first spotted

Rock star Stuart Cable returns to the airwaves of BBC Radio Wales with a brand new series.

Saturday Night Cable will go out from 1830 to 2000 GMT every week from 10 April packed with classic tracks and new music with an emphasis on rock.

There'll be live sessions from up and coming bands showing the station's commitment to new Welsh talent.

"I am thrilled to be returning to BBC Radio Wales to present my own show," said Cable.

"It will be great to be part of the team again and share my love of music with the listeners."

The news was revealed on St David's Day when the former Stereophonics drummer joined Roy Noble on BBC Radio Wales to celebrate the station's Wales Music Day.

Steve Austins, acting editor of BBC Radio Wales, said: "Stuart is an iconic figure in the Welsh music industry and we are delighted to bring him back to the station.

"We're hoping that Stuart will provide new Welsh rock bands with a platform for future success, and it gives us another avenue to play contemporary Welsh music on BBC Radio Wales".

Stuart Cable plays at the National Eisteddfod
Cable now plays with Killing For Company

The larger-than-life rock star from Cwmaman began his presenting career with Cable TV and Cable Rock radio shows for BBC Wales.

But his burgeoning media career was one of the factors behind rifts with his Stereophonics band mates who sacked him in 2003.

In autumn 2007 Cable quit the BBC to launch a Cardiff-based branch of rock station XFM, which closed after just six months on air.

He's also been a presenter for the Birmingham-based commercial radio station Kerrang!

Cable is now drumming with Killing For Company and has published his autobiography - Demons and Cocktails - in which he talks about fame, drugs and his sacking from the Stereophonics.

Saturday Night Cable goes out every Saturday night on BBC Radio Wales from 1830 to 2000 BST - hear the latest show online




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