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Friday, 23rd June 2017
Radio Cymru gets a boost with a new add-on service

BBC Radio Cymru 2 is set to join DAB digital radio on Wales' local digital radio multiplexes. The new station, which will be on-air from 7am to 10am each morning, will provide an extra service to Radio Cymru, focusing on music and entertainment news, with a more relaxed approach than its counterpart's news-based breakfast show.

The station follows the trial broadcast of Radio Cymru Mwy celebrating the Welsh-language station's fortieth anniversary, which was available to listeners in south-east Wales and the heads of the south Wales valleys.

Sister station BBC Radio Wales is increasing its coverage on FM to an additional 330,000 people in parts of north-east and mid Wales. You can see a curent list of frequencies for the station here. Nationwide coverage will increase from 79 percent to 91 percent of Wales' population.

BBC Radio Cymru 2 will be broadcast on a digital frequency on DAB digital radio (as well as online and on digital tv), so you need a a new type of radio which can pick up both DAB and DAB+ digital broadcasts over the airwaves through its built-in aerial, to make sure you've a future-proofed way of listening to DAB digital radio. We've links to good models on our pages, or scroll down the page for some quick links to both DAB and DAB+, and internet radio receivers (the latter are useful if you want to listen to Planet Rock and Absolute 80s over the web, for example, with a good internet connection).

Related links:
radio stations in Wales, on this website

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