Frequency guide & other ways to listen

Wherever you are in Wales, the UK or elsewhere in the world, there are lots of ways to listen to BBC Radio Wales. On this page you'll find details about how to listen on FM, AM, digital TV, online, and DAB radio.

Digital radio

BBC Radio Wales is available on digital radio in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, much of the south Wales Valleys and south west Wales, and also in much of north-west and north-east Wales.

Link: Help with Digital Radio

> What about digital radio in mid Wales?

On DAB Digital Radio, BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru are transmitted on multiplexes run by commercial broadcasting operators and therefore the transmitters used and areas covered are outside our control. We are not currently aware of any plans to expand coverage further into mid Wales. However it is possible you may be able to receive BBC Radio Wales in some of these areas, due to overspill from neighbouring transmitters. Should we get further information about coverage in this area we will, of course, share it with our listeners as soon as possible.

FM Stereo

You can listen to BBC Radio Wales in FM stereo across most of Wales. In 2018 coverage was improved further with the introduction of BBC Radio Wales on new Fm frequencies in mid and north-east Wales.

Our FM frequencies table has been discontinued. To find out your local BBC Radio Wales frequency, visit this page on the BBC Radio reception site (PDF download). This table will be updated in due course.

During sport programmes we often split our FM frequencies by area, to enable you to hear commentary on local football and rugby matches. More information about our sports programmes and how to listen to local games is available on the Radio Wales Sport programme pages.

Medium wave

Throughout Wales on 657 AM (north east Wales), 1125 AM (Llandrindod Wells area) and 882 AM (the rest of Wales).

Freeview - digital terrestrial television

Channel 719 on your Freeview receiver or TV set (Wales only).

Digital satellite

BBC Radio Wales is available throughout the UK on digital satellite. On Sky digiboxes the channel number is 0117, while on Freesat you can find Radio Wales on channel 714.

Digital cable

BBC Radio Wales can be received via Virgin Media (where available) on channel number 931.

Listening Online

To listen to our live programmes click here, press the 'Listen Live' button at the top of every page of the Radio Wales website, or press Listen on the mobile homepage or app.

Catch up online anytime with BBC Sounds

To listen to programmes broadcast over the past thirty days, search our schedule. Almost all of our programmes are available to listen again online via BBC Sounds; you can also download most of them via the new BBC Sounds app.

Once downloaded to your device you can listen to them 'offline', anytime, for up to thirty days after transmission. At the present time we are not making programmes available to download on desktop computers or mobile web (other than those which we also make available as Podcasts).

Note: for rights reasons we are not always able to stream certain sports programmes, although we endeavour to make as much of our output available online as possible. Full sports coverage is also available online on the BBC Sport Wales website.

Mobile Phones / Smart Phones and tablets

If you use your smartphone or tablet to listen to the radio on the internet over your data network or wi-fi, you can listen to Radio Wales live online, or catch up with shows from the past 30 days, from our homepage - or using the new BBC Sounds app - available for iPhone and Android devices. The iPlayer Radio app will continue to work for the forseeable future but is likely to be discontinued at some point in 2019.

There are also third party applications available that will enable you to listen to BBC Radio Wales on the move. Please note that the BBC is not responsible for these third party applications.

Listening to the radio using the data network on your mobile or tablet may incur charges from your mobile operator.