Radio Maldwyn

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Radio Maldwyn - The Magic 756
Broadcast area Mid Wales, western Shropshire, north western Herefordshire (approximately; signal is prominent in some areas of North East Wales)
Frequency 756 kHz AM/397 metres Medium Wave Band
First air date Thursday, 1 July, 1993
Format Classic Hits
Transmitter coordinates 52°31′00″N 3°16′37″W / 52.5168°N 3.2770°W / 52.5168; -3.2770Coordinates: 52°31′00″N 3°16′37″W / 52.5168°N 3.2770°W / 52.5168; -3.2770
Owner Murfin Music International/Community Co-Operative

Radio Maldwyn - The Magic 756 was a local commercial radio station serving Mid Wales and the English border counties. Their transmitter site is currently based a few miles outside of Newtown, Powys.


The station began broadcasting at 07.56 am on Thursday, 1 July 1993. The original Station Manager and Programme Controller was John Barnes, the original Sales Manager was Lisa Price.

Live programmes initially ran between 0700 - 1900, with the Supergold service from the Chiltern Radio Network overnight. The station increased local hours to 2100 a few months after going on air. Maldwyn was the only station outside the Chiltern-owned stations that made full use of the automation service available on Supergold to insert local news, commercials and features within network programming. Maldwyn broadcast the Network News service provided by Chiltern Radio before switching to IRN when Network News closed.

Originally a local station formed as a community co-operative, Radio Maldwyn became a Limited Company in the late 1990s, with original shareholders having 51% of the new company and 49% owned by Murfin Music International, owners of Sunshine 855 in Ludlow, South Shropshire and Sunshine FM in Hereford and Monmouth.

It was decided that in November 2010 the station was to close;[1] it was replaced by Radio Hafren.[2]


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