UK AM Update
Stray FM Yorkshire: All MW transmitters are now silent (936 kHz, 1413 kHz and 1431 kHz). Now FM only since 1st of October.
(Stray FM via Steve Whitt via mwcircle yg)
BBC was testing the switch-off of medium wave transmission for certain stations. After the initial five-week trial was completed, so few listeners complained about the loss of service that the trial is now to be continued in two areas.
BBC Radio Nottingham’s MW transmitter on 1584 kHz, and Radio Kent’s relay at Rusthall near Tunbridge Wells on 1602 kHz, will now remain off-air, possibly indefinitely. The BBC says “This is because we want to assess the impact of a longer-term switch-off, given the low number of response in these areas.”
Meanwhile, the trial switch-off has ended as planned at BBC Radio Merseyside on 1485 kHz and BBC Radio Lincolnshire on 1368 kHz, and for BBC Radio Kent’s other medium wave transmitter at Littlebourne on 774kHz.