I heard an announcement this morning (July 18th) on Greatest Hits Radio (formerly Swansea Sound) that they intend to close their outlet on 1170 Khz located in Winch-Wen near Swansea, South Wales “in the near future.” Their intention is to continue with online and DAB services.
No exact date for the closure has yet been confirmed however.
If the closure does go ahead it will be a sad loss as, to the best of my knowledge, this is the last remaining MW commercial outlet anywhere in Wales.
It has been in operation since the early 1970s, and I can recall listening to them on a small transistor radio which I was given as a present as a child.
In the past, and when it was “Swansea Sound” I had received the station on a car radio as far away as Guernsey in the Channel Islands, and Rosslaire in the Irish Republic.
Alan Jones (2022-07-18)