taking our culture forward

In April 2016, Culture Vannin was handed budgetary responsibility for the Gaelic Broadcasting Committee by the Communications Commission.

The GBC works to support broadcasting in the Manx language on the radio and online, directly sponsoring Moghrey Jedoonee and Manx language news on Manx Radio.


Full list of Manx language programming on Manx Radio

Monday 5.00 – 6.00pm: Traa dy Liooar (‘Time Enough’), produced and presented by Robert Carswell. On AM, funded by BBC and entirely in Manx. This programme is concerned with contemporary events and many aspects of Manx culture.

Wednesday 6.00 – 6.30 pm: Shiaght Laa (‘Seven Days’), a bilingual programme produced and presented by Fiona McArdle, Maralyn Crellin and Bob Carswell, and produced by Bob Carswell. The aim of the programme is to present Manx cultural matters in a lively manner.

Friday 5.00 – 6.00pm: Jamys Jeheiney (‘James on Friday’), produced and presented by James Harrison with some assistance from Daniel Quayle. On AM, funded by BBC and entirely in Manx. This lively programme aims to have particular appeal for young people.

Sunday 10.00am – midday: Moghrey Jedoonee (‘Sunday Morning’), produced and presented by Phil Gawne with co-presenter Simon Clarke. Moghrey Jedoonee is mainly in English, but the weather forecast and information on pharmacists’ opening times is given in Manx several times, along with items in Manx accompanied by an English translation. The main aim is to show the relevance of Manx language, history and culture to life in the present day Isle of Man. 

Sunday 8.00 – 9.00pm, Claare ny Gael (‘The Programme of the Gaels’), produced and presented by Robert Carswell. This bilingual programme deals with Manx language and history, contemporary events and many other aspects of Manx culture.


Oltenyn y ving / Members of the committee - members until legislation changes

Mr Adrian Cain - Caairliagh/Chair 

Mr Robert Carswell 

Mr Philip Gawne 

Mr James Harrison 

In attendance (membership ceased 25.03.19)

Dr Breesha Maddrell