United Kingdom

More medium wave closure news I’m afraid.
It was announced yesterday evening that Safron Green 1548 kHz, which carries Gold in London), previously Capital Gold and Capital Radio, will close on 31 August.
Capital started on 557 kHz from a different site, but apparently moved to Safron Green site on 1548 kHz in 1975.
This will be the end if an era.

James Robinson (2023-08-15)

United Kingdom

Gold’s 1548 kHz AM London frequency will be turned off at the end of this month by Global.
The station, which started life as Capital Radio, has been on medium wave in London since it launched in October 1973 – almost 50 years ago.

It was originally on 557 kHz (539m) before switching to its current frequency, the well known 194m, in 1975.
Global has been switching off its network of AM transmitters recently, with Peterborough/Cambridge (1332 kHz), Derby (945 kHz), Nottingham (999 kHz) and Northampton (1557 kHz) all going silent in June 2023.
From September, Gold will only have one AM frequency remaining, in Manchester on 1458 kHz, but remains available nationally via DAB digital radio.
Global had no comment to make on the switch off, other than to confirm the move.

Radio Today (2023-08-14)


Translated from Dutch:
Radio Monique cannot currently be received via the medium wave frequency at 918 kHz. The radio station has it moving of its medium wave transmitter was not reported to the National Inspectorate for Digital Infrastructure (RDI) , formerly known as Radiocommunications Agency.

Radio Monique recently moved its medium wave transmitter in Velsen-Noord “a few hundred” meters and did not report this move to the RDI. A valid license is now missing and therefore the transmitter has been switched off.
“Unfortunately, our medium wave transmitter in Velsen-Noord is switched off. The RDI has pointed out to us that by moving our transmission mast by a few hundred metres, we are officially broadcasting from a different address. This has greatly improved our coverage, but unfortunately the permit is no longer valid ,” said the radio station.

The radio station hopes to return to the medium wave frequency 918 kHz soon. The radio station can still be listened to via the Internet.

Mike Terry to mwcircle iog (2023-08-11)

United States

WPJL Inc. Christian Preaching 1240 WPJL Raleigh NC ceased operations on Monday, July 31.
Originally WRAL and later WRNC and the predecessor of WRAL-FM and WRAL-TV, the 1kW AM was spun off in 1965 and has featured a Christian format since 1974.
In a letter to listeners, station President Dr. William Suttles wrote, “We regret to inform our listeners that WPJL CHRISTIAN RADIO for RALEIGH will discontinue our broadcasting effective July 31, 2023. We encourage you to stay in touch with your favorite ministries via the links on this web page. Most have other ways of getting their programs to you.
Please contact them for more information. It has been our privilege and pleasure to serve you in this way for these 50 years!”

Lance Venta, RadioInsight (2023-08-04)