CBC (Cardiff Broadcasting Company) launched on 11th April 1980 on 221 metres Medium Wave (1359 kHz AM) and 96.0 VHF. These frequencies were later changed to 103.2 MHz and 97.4 MHz respectively following a national re-organisation of UK FM frequencies in 1987.
Following the closure of neighbouring Gwent Broadcasting (GB Radio) in April 1985 CBC began relaying its service as a temporary measure to southern Gwent on 104 VHF and 230 metres Medium Wave (1305 kHz). This became permanent when CBC re-launched as Red Dragon Radio on 14 October 1985. Initially there were separate drivetime shows for Glamorgan and Gwent but these were dropped for a single service by the early nineties. Simulcasting on AM ended in 1990 with the launch of Touch AM. Those frequencies are now used by the Smooth Radio network.
On 3 January 2011 the station was rebranded from Red Dragon to Capital as part of a merger of owners Global Radio’s Hit Music and Galaxy networks to form Capital.
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