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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