Wales' Nation Radio Adjusts Format With Ofcom's OK
March 12, 2010 at 4:25 AM (PT)
TOWN AND COUNTRY BROADCASTING Alternative NATION RADIO/NEATH, SOUTH WALES has been granted permission by U.K. radio regulator OFCOM to flip from Alternative to a "'new music station' playing primarily 'modern rock music.'" The official statement calls the station "a predominantly modern rock station for 15-34 year olds. Other compatible genres will complement the output, which will also include coverage of local artists."
NATION RADIO launched on JUNE 16, 2008, the result of TOWN AND COUNTRY buying the former Alternative XFM/SOUTH WALES from GCAP MEDIA. A brief move to mainstream Top 40 resulted in listener complaints and a reversion to Alternative with some Classic Rock.