BBC Radio Devon MW switch-off.
I’ve received another update from BBC Radio Devon’s Sports Editor about the station’s MW switch-off:
“I’m afraid the medium frequencies are still going to be switched off and I’m told that will happen by the end of August at the latest.
I believe there are a variety of reasons why that date has been pushed back slightly.”
(BBC Reception website still shows date for Devon as “TBC”)
Alan Pennington to mwmasts groups.io (2021-06-29)
We knew BBC Radio Devon wasn’t switching off regular programming on 801 or 990 until after 20th June re the email received from their Sports editor posted here on 6th June:
“Thanks very much for your email. I have checked and although there is no definite date for the medium wave switch off I’m assured that it will not take place before the 20th June.”
The significance of 20th June was that Torquay United FC were playing in the play-off final on that date (which they lost on penalties).
Alan Pennington to mwmasts groups.io (2021-06-24)