BBC Radio Cymru 2: how to listen


Listeners are now able to tune in to a new BBC service for Wales, available every morning on digital radio.

BBC Radio Cymru 2 provides listeners with a choice of morning shows from the 29th January 2018.

The new station provides a music-based breakfast show called "Sioe Frecwast", while BBC Radio Cymru continues with a speech-based service.

Sioe Frecwast will be available every day on Radio Cymru 2, presented by:
Dafydd Meredydd and Caryl Parry Jones, Monday-Thursday, 6.30-8.30am
Huw Stephens, Friday, 6.30-8.30am
Lisa Angharad, Saturday, 7-9am
Lisa Gwilym, Sunday, 8-10am

How to listen:
  • On Freeview and YouView* (Wales only), the service is now live on channel 721. 
  • On Freesat, listeners in Wales can access Radio Cymru 2 on channel 718. Outside of Wales, the station has been assigned channel 735.
  • On Sky, BBC Radio Cymru 2 is on channel 0154 in Wales, meaning that BBC Radio Cymru moves to 0152. Outside of Wales, BBC Radio Cymru remains on channel 0154; BBC Radio Cymru 2 does not appear on the EPG beyond Wales, but can be manually tuned in.
  • On DAB digital radio, the station is available every morning on all local DAB multiplexes in Wales that currently carry BBC Radio Cymru using a 80kbps/mono slot. To accommodate Radio Cymru 2, BBC Radio Cymru and BBC Radio Wales run on a lower bitrate during the morning broadcast. The speech-based BBC Radio Cymru adjusts to 64kbps/mono, while BBC Radio Wales changes to 112kbps/stereo. After 10am, the bitrates for BBC Radio Cymru and BBC Radio Wales revert back to 128kbps/stereo each.
  • Online: BBC Radio Cymru 2 is also available live and on-demand via iPlayer Radio and the BBC website.


*YouView includes BT TV, TalkTalk TV and Plusnet TV users.
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