Radio Maldwyn

Radio Maldwyn

Radio station

name=Radio Maldwyn - The Magic 756
airdate= Thursday, 1st July, 1993
frequency= 756 kHz AM/397 metres Medium Wave Band
area= Mid Wales, western Shropshire, north western Herefordshire (approximately; signal is prominent in some areas of North East Wales)
format =Varied content
owner = Murfin Music International/Community Co-Operative

Radio Maldwyn - The Magic 756 is 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.

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

The stations original presenters included

*Lee Thompson
*John Barnes (Now at BBC Radio Lancashire)
*Tony Paul (now on Radio Caroline breakfast show Thursdays and Fridays from Los Angeles)
*Mark Williams
*Keith Middleton
*Nick Jones (Now at Sunshine 855)
*Ashley Owen
*Alan Gooden.
*Steve Edge (now at Sunshine 855)

Later presenters included

*Steve Marriott,
*Nick Parton (still at Maldwyn)
*JJ (Now at 96.4 The Wave)
*Mark Edwards (Now at Sunshine Hereford)

Current presenters include

*Adrian Lawley (Breakfast)
*Emily Sandeman (News and Midday Programme)
*Simon Doe (Drivetime - ex Sunshine 855)
*Graham Oldham (ex Sunshine 102.2 Luxembourg, Radio W.A.K.Y. 107 Luxembourg)
*Nick Parton (ex MFM Wrexham, Sunshine 855)
*Brian Cullen (Ex Radio City 194, Marcher Sound, Marcher Gold, Coast 96.3, 106.7 KCR)
*Paul Kay (Track 756 - The Album Download)
*Tony Wickham (Jazz 756)
*Leon Tippler (World Of Music - ex Radio 270, Radio Atlantis, Sunshine Radio 299, Sunshine 855)
*Chris Lewis (Interference indie music show)
*Dan Morris (DM in the PM)
*Austin Powell (also Station MD)
*Gordon Davies (Sunday night Country Music show)

The early days of Maldwyn were marked by a "big" station sound that combined professional commercial radio with a strong community ethos.

Programming initially ran live from 0700 - 1900 with the Supergold service from Chiltern Radio overnight.The station increased local hours to 2100 a few months after going on air.The station broadcast the Network News service provided by Chiltern Radio before switching to IRN when Network News closed.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 in network programming.This was something of an innovation for a small station in 1993.

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 also at the time of Sunshine 855 and Classic Hits in Hereford and Worcester (now called Sunshine Gold).

Radio Maldwyn, is still a successful local station for Mid-Wales and is now once again a completely independant radio station no longer part of or connected with any other radio group.

*Radio Maldwyn website:-

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