BBC Radio Cymru 2 takes to the airwaves in January 2018

BBC Radio Cymru’s new second radio service is to launch on the 29th January, offering additional choice to Welsh speakers on DAB, online, iPlayer Radio and digital TV platforms.
In a speech at Pontio in Bangor on Monday night, the Director of BBC Wales, Rhodri Talfan Davies, said the development of Radio Cymru 2 was part of an unprecedented expansion of Welsh language services to meet the changing needs of audiences.

BBC Radio Cymru 2 will offer a brand-new breakfast show seven days a week, providing a choice between a news heavy breakfast show on the original Radio Cymru and a music-based show on Cymru 2.

Betsan Powys, Editor of BBC Radio Cymru, said:
“BBC Radio Cymru 2 gives us an opportunity to celebrate the fact that our audiences like and listen to different things; we’ll offer a fun-filled, music-based breakfast show every morning of the week for those who want it. And for those who don’t, those who value and cherish the news-based programme on Radio Cymru, there will be no change.
“Radio Cymru 2’s station sound will be a mix of familiar and not-so-well-known voices. But they’ll all have one focus – bringing new and former listeners to the Radio Cymru 2 breakfast table.”

A further announcement about the presenter line-up is expected over the next few weeks.

Radio Cymru’s schedule will remain unchanged on FM and DAB.

BBC Radio Cymru 2 will only be available via Welsh DAB and Freeview transmitter sites, but across the UK via satellite and online.

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