Aircheck UK - Denbighshire

UPDATED: 31/01/2003

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WALES (North)

BBC LOCAL RADIO BBC Radio Wales is the English language national broadcaster for Wales.  Since it became broadcasting in 1978, when the station's output lasted for just a few hours a day, with Radio 4 in between the local programming, airtime has now expanded to over 19 hours of programming produced all over the country, specifically for the people living in the west of Offa's Dyke, however, the internet provides ex-pats and other interested parties with a service internationally.  

The station's schedule focuses on the kind of information deemed relevant to life in the country, with all the usual features plus tide times, inshore water forecasts, surf conditions and hillwalkers information aired regularly.  From 6:00am to 6:00pm, the phone lines are open (08700 100110) to provide programme content in whatever form.  Monday nights include the Welsh Top 40 Chart Show.

The station broadcasts nationally on 93.9 (Swansea, Llanelli & Carmarthenshire), 94.8 (Anglesey, Bangor, Gwynedd, Carnaefonshire & Conwy), 95.4 (Wrexham), 95.9 (Newport & Monmouthshire), 95.1 (Blaenavon, Torfaen & Carmarthenshire) & 104.0 (Cardiff, Penarth & Vale Of Glamorgan) and on AM bands 882 (South Wales), 657 (North Wales) & 1125 (Mid Wales).

COMMERCIAL:  LOCAL (ILR)

MARCHER COAST FM / MARCHER COAST 96.3 / 96.3 COAST FM launched 26th August 1993 as part of what was then the ever expanding Marcher Radio Group.  The expansion stopped in October 2000 when GWR fully acquired the group.  Previously, GWR had been approached by Marcher management asking them to sell air time - OPUS said they didn't sell airtime for non-GWR stations, but would do so as long as they could take a 20% stake in Marcher Radio.  It was not long before the creeping death arrived and all stations in the group have been GWR'd or are in the process of being done.  Other Marcher stations were MFM, Marcher Gold and Champion 103.  At present, Coast isn't as GWR'd as most other GWR stations - 'today's best mix' wasn't blatantly obvious on a late 2002 trip to North Wales, but you could guess it was a GWR station if you weren't sure.  The RA currently records the station, which broadcasts from studios at Media House, Conwy Road, Colwyn Bay, as 'Classic hits, local and international news and information.'

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