Nation Radio

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Nation Radio
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City of license Cardiff
Broadcast area South Wales
Frequency 106.8 MHz
(Cardiff area),
107.3 MHz
(Swansea area)
DAB Digital Radio
(South East Wales, Mid and West Wales, Wrexham and Chester)
First air date 16 June 2008
Format Formerly Rock oriented often with a Welsh focus. Now mainstream pop and guitar music.
Owner Town and Country Broadcasting
Website [1]

Nation Radio is a regional radio station, broadcasting to South Wales on FM as well as West Wales and North East Wales on DAB. It is owned and operated by Town and Country Broadcasting and broadcasts from studios near the St Hilary transmitter on the outskirts of Cowbridge.[1] The station's music playlist was once a mix of new & classic guitar-led music, reflecting the franchise won originally by XFM, but in 2015 the format was changed to include mainstream pop acts such as Roxette, Madonna and One Republic.


Nation Radio began broadcasting on 16 June 2008, taking over the regional Ofcom broadcasting licence, which was held by Xfm South Wales until GCap Media sold the station to Town and Country for an unspecified fee on 30 May 2008.[2][3][4]

Starting in March 2013, Nation Radio began to expand its coverage area. Firstly by being broadcast on DAB to north-east Wales and parts of Cheshire and Merseyside, via MuxCo's Wrexham, Chester and Liverpool multiplex.[5] and then from August 2013 to Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire on the Muxco Mid and West Wales multiplex.


  • Niall Foster (Weekday breakfast)
  • Ruth Wignall (Weekday breakfast)
  • Neil Greenslade (Weekday daytime, Sunday afternoons)
  • Chris Blumer (Weekday drivetime, Sport Nation)
  • Mike Jordan (Monday - Thursday evenings, Sunday breakfast)
  • Carl Hughes (Love Nation, Sunday afternoons)
  • Sam Vaughan (Saturday mornings/lunchtime)


  • Alice Bell (News Editor)
  • Mike Hughes (Broadcast Journalist)


  1. ^ WalesOnline: Channel Xfm radio changes hands. (2008-06-02). Retrieved on 31 December 2011.
  2. ^ Shepherd, Rob (30 May 2008). "GCap sells Xfm South Wales". Broadcast. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "XFM South Wales sold". Radio Today. 30 May 2008. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  4. ^ "Xfm south Wales: GCap sells station to Town and Country Broadcasting", ''Media. Guardian. Retrieved on 31 December 2011.
  5. ^ "Wrexham, Chester and Liverpool". MuxCo. Retrieved 2013-04-02. 

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Coordinates: 51°39′31″N 3°49′56″W / 51.6585°N 3.8323°W / 51.6585; -3.8323