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'Content could be linked' to BBC Wales radio listeners falls

The BBC's two national radio stations for Wales have recorded their lowest listening figures this century.

BBC Radio Wales lost 47,000 listeners between April and June, while Radio Cymru lost 9,000, according to radio audience researchers Rajar.

The weekly reach of both is now at its lowest level since at least 1999.

BBC Wales said listeners were tuning into Radio Wales for longer and Radio Cymru "remains a favourite station among fluent Welsh speakers".

Bethan Jenkins, chairwoman of the Welsh Assembly's new culture, Welsh language and communications committee, said content could potentially be a cause of the falls.

  • 04 Aug 2016