The soon to launch BBC Radio Cymru Mwy from BBC Wales will include Caryl Parry Jones, Ifan Evans, Huw Stephens and Dylan Ebenezer on the schedule.
The pop-up station will broadcast each weekday morning for 15 weeks starting on Monday September 19th and offer a lively breakfast show full of music, whilst Post Cyntaf will broadcast the latest news on BBC Radio Cymru.
Betsan Powys said: “As we prepare to celebrate Radio Cymru’s fortieth birthday in 2017, this is a great opportunity to experiment, innovate and break new ground. I’m pleased we can bring brand new talent together with some of our most popular Welsh voices and offer the audience more choice. On September 19, look for Radio Cymru Mwy and experience what it has to offer – more music, more lively company, more choice. And it’s really important to us that listeners tell us what they think, so let us know your opinion on what you hear via the website and social media.”
Following the breakfast show, from 10am until 12pm every day, the focus will be on new voices, and some familiar ones who’ll be trying something new, with the aim of offering a variety to Radio Cymru Mwy listeners.
Every Monday, new presenters will kick off the week, filling the digital airwaves with new music. For the first month, the DJ from Cardiff Elan Evans will present her personal selection of tracks.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays different programmes will be providing themed playlists and musical choices by big names.
Wednesdays will see alternative programming, starting with a show by the theatre artist Gwennan Mair from Llan Ffestiniog.
And Fridays’ programmes will look ahead to the the weekend. Fresh from performing over 60 shows in Edinburgh is the stand-up comedian from Swansea, Steffan Alun. He’ll join Kevin Davies to look back at the week’s more unusual news stories.
Other voices joining will be the Wales Football Team’s best friends – Carl ac Alun, and the actor and presenter Lisa Angharad.
BBC Radio Cymru Mwy will be available throughout Wales on BBC Radio Cymru Mwy’s website, the BBC iPlayer Radio app and on DAB radio in South East Wales. BBC Radio Cymru’s timetable will remain the same on FM and on DAB.