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Encyclopedia > BBC Radio Cymru
BBC Radio Cymru
First air date 1992
Frequency 103.5-104.9 MHz
Broadcast area   Wales
Style Welsh language station
Group BBC

BBC Radio Cymru is BBC Wales' Welsh language radio station, broadcasting throughout Wales on FM since 1979. It was one of the few FM-only radio services in the UK at the time of its launch. It was the first dedicated Welsh language broadcasting outlet, allowing much more airtime for Welsh language programmes than had previously been available on the old Radio 4 Wales (or the Welsh Home Service prior to 1967). Over the years it has done much to promote the language, with its sports commentators coining new terms which later became accepted by Welsh linguists. 1992 was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... A megahertz (MHz) is one million (106) hertz, a measure of frequency. ... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English, Welsh Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff First Minister Rhodri Morgan Area  - Total Ranked 3rd UK 20,779 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 3rd UK 2,903,085 140/km² Ethnicity: 97. ... Corporate logo of the British Broadcasting Corporation The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the national broadcaster of the United Kingdom. ... BBC Wales (or BBC Cymru) is the regional branch of the British Broadcasting Corporation for Wales, and is based at Broadcasting House in Cardiff, not to be confused with Broadcasting House in London, which is the headquarters of BBC Radio. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ... A radio station is a sound broadcasting service. ... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English, Welsh Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff First Minister Rhodri Morgan Area  - Total Ranked 3rd UK 20,779 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 3rd UK 2,903,085 140/km² Ethnicity: 97. ... Frequency modulation (FM) is a form of modulation which represents information as variations in the instantaneous frequency of a carrier wave. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Broadly conceived, linguistics is the scientific study of human language, and a linguist is someone who engages in this study. ...


It is similar in format to many radio stations with news shows at breakfast, 1pm and 5pm (Post Cyntaf, Taro'r Post;and Post Prynhawn) DJs who chat to callers and run competitions (Jonsi, Ray Gravelle), and a daily soap opera (Rhydeglwys). A more unusual programme is Y Talwrn, a poetry competition in which teams must come up with poetry in specific styles on specific topics.


The evening output (from 8pm) of Radio Cymru is branded "C2" and is aimed at a younger audience than the rest of the station. It covers the contemporary Welsh music scene extensively. It has studios in both Bangor and Cardiff and typically opens at 8pm with the show from Cardiff with Dafydd Du. Places Called Bangor Bangor is the name of several places: In the United Kingdom: Bangor, a town in County Down, Northern Ireland Bangor, a city in Gwynedd, Wales (and home of the University of Wales, Bangor) Bangor-on-Dee (a. ... Cardiff (Welsh: Caerdydd) is the capital and largest city of Wales. ...


External links

  • BBC Radio Cymru
  • Media UK - BBC Radio Cymru
BBC radio stations
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Digital: 6 Music | BBC 7 | 1Xtra | Five Live Sports Extra | Asian Network
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