Magi Dodd was a Welsh radio presenter and producer, best known for her work at BBC Radio Cymru.[1]

Magi Dodd
Born
Magi Dodd

(1977-03-08)8 March 1977
Died22 September 2021(2021-09-22) (aged 44)
Career
Station(s)BBC Radio Cymru

CareerEdit

As a presenter, Dodd was a familiar voice on Radio Cymru's nightly youth strand, C2, initially as a contributor and a voiceover, before becoming one of its main presenters, hosting the flagship 8-10pm slot on weeknights.[2] She was regularly heard presenting alongside former Big Brother contestant Glyn Wise.

Dodd went onto host her own hour-long nightly show, Dodd Com,[3] streamed exclusively on the C2 website with a midnight repeat on Radio Cymru.

In later years, Dodd concentrated her work on producing shows for the Welsh language radio network, such as Bore Cothi, the Radio Cymru 2 breakfast show and the award-winning Llais y Maes, as part of live coverage of the National Eisteddfod.[4]

Dodd continued to co-present Radio Cymru's annual pop quiz for Welsh-medium schools and led a series of radio production workshops for students[5] as part of the station's schools tours.[6] She also provided radio commentary for the Cân i Gymru song contest.

Personal lifeEdit

Originally from Pontypridd, Dodd attended Ysgol Gyfun Rhydfelen (now Ysgol Garth Olwg) in Rhydyfelin[7] and studied at Aberystwyth University.[8]

She later lived in the Grangetown area of Cardiff.[9]

In a 2009 interview with the quarterly music magazine Y Selar, Dodd explained she grew up in a bilingual home, where her mother listened to Welsh music. She described listening to Welsh rock bands such as Jess and Beganifs in the 1990s as a real eyeopener.[10]

On 22 September 2021, the BBC announced Dodd had died, at the age of 44.[11]

Radio Cymru's managing editor, Dafydd Meredydd - who was one of Dodd's co-presenters on C2 - described her as full of energy, enthusiasm, creative ideas and such an important part of the team for over 20 years.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Y cyflwynydd a'r cynhyrchydd radio Magi Dodd wedi marw". 22 September 2021. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  2. ^ "BBC Radio Cymru - C2 - Magi Dodd". 8 February 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-02-07. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  3. ^ "BBC Radio Cymru - C2 - Oriel Dodd Com". 11 September 2007. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Llais y Maes - Celtic Music Festival". 4 May 2018. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  5. ^ Ysgol Gyfun Emlyn - Welsh department
  6. ^ Radio Cymru Ciwdod, Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhondda]
  7. ^ "Y cyflwynydd a'r cynhyrchydd radio Magi Dodd wedi marw'n 44 oed". 22 September 2021. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  8. ^ "Tributes to Radio Cymru producer and presenter Magi Dodd". 23 September 2021. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  9. ^ "Magi's radio show is on the move". 11 September 2007. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  10. ^ Y Selar - August 2009
  11. ^ "Y cyflwynydd a'r cynhyrchydd radio Magi Dodd wedi marw". 22 September 2021. Retrieved 23 September 2021.
  12. ^ "Y cyflwynydd a'r cynhyrchydd radio Magi Dodd wedi marw". 22 September 2021. Retrieved 23 September 2021.

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