Teleri Bevan: Founding editor of BBC Radio Wales dies
The founding editor of BBC Radio Wales, Teleri Bevan, has been described as a "pioneer" of broadcasting following her death at the age of 89.
She launched the national radio station in 1978 and spent almost four decades working for the BBC.
After retiring as head of programmes in 1991, she wrote books including an autobiography and historical works.
BBC Wales director Rhodri Talfan Davies paid tribute to her, saying she was a "force of nature".
BBC威尔士总监罗德里·塔尔凡·戴维斯(Rhodri Talfan Davies)向她致敬，称她是一股“自然的力量”。
"Teleri Bevan was a pioneer in the development of broadcasting in Wales," he added.
Ms Bevan interviewed leading figures from entertainment and politics, including Sir Tom Jones and the Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Born on a farm near Aberystwyth in 1931, Ms Bevan went to Bangor University before joining the BBC in 1955.
Her roles included presenting, producing and editing programmes.
Ms Bevan was a producer of programmes for BBC Radio 4 when she was appointed the first editor of BBC Radio Wales ahead of its launch in November 1978.
1978年11月，英国广播公司威尔士广播电台(BBC Radio Wales)开播前，贝文被任命为第一任编辑，当时她是英国广播公司第四台(BBC Radio 4)的节目制作人。
Until that time, programmes from Wales had been broadcast as an opt-out service on Radio 4's Welsh frequencies.
The late controller of BBC Wales, Gareth Price, wrote that Ms Bevan's appointment and the new morning schedule for the station caused "huge controversy".
In his book, Broadcasters of BBC Wales, Mr Price said Ms Bevan was "caught in the headlights on two counts".
"She had dared to challenge the powerful opposition in the newsroom to the dropping of Good Morning Wales, particularly its influential editor Gareth Bowen," he wrote.
他写道：“她敢于挑战编辑部反对《早安威尔士》(Good Morning Wales)的强大反对者，尤其是该报颇具影响力的编辑加雷斯·鲍文(Gareth Bowen)。
"Teleri had also handed the dissenters extra ammunition by replacing it with a new early morning programme, AM."
Despite the shaky start, and the eventual return of Good Morning Wales in place of the lighter-toned AM, Ms Bevan oversaw increasing listener figures in Radio Wales' early years and became an influential senior figure at BBC Wales.
In 1981 she became deputy head of programmes, later taking full responsibility for programming in 1985.
In retirement, Ms Bevan wrote about her recollections of life at the BBC.
She also championed other great Welsh women, with works on Esme Kirby, who founded the Snowdonia National Park Society, and the three generations of women behind Rachel's Dairy in Aberystwyth.
她还支持其他伟大的威尔士女性，创作了斯诺多尼亚国家公园协会(Snowdonia National Park Society)的创始人埃斯梅·柯比(Esme Kirby)，以及阿伯里斯特威斯瑞秋奶牛场背后的三代女性。