Nation Broadcasting

Nation Broadcasting is a British media company headquartered in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. It currently owns and operates twelve Independent Local Radio stations across the United Kingdom.

Nation Broadcasting Limited
TypePrivate Limited Company
Radio Broadcasting
HeadquartersSt Hillary, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales
Area served
United Kingdom

In February 2019, Nation purchased several former Lincs FM Group and Celador Radio services from Bauer Radio, including The Breeze and Sam FM in the Solent region, and KCFM in East Yorkshire, as these stations overlap with pre-existing Bauer assets Wave 105 and Viking FM.[1]




Greater LondonEdit

North East EnglandEdit

South East EnglandEdit


The group also owns stakes in a number of DAB Digital Radio multiplexes.

Former stationsEdit

The group had also owned Radio Hampshire – broadcasting to Southampton and Winchester but this was sold to Play Radio, and now operates under the name The Breeze. Following the purchase of Celador Radio by Bauer Radio in February 2019, the Southampton and Winchester licences, along with a Portsmouth licence subsequently added to the network, were sold to Nation due to overlapping with the existing regional Bauer station Wave 105.

On 31 May 2019, Nation closed Radio Ceredigion and its frequencies are now used to broadcast Nation Radio Wales.[5]

NME RadioEdit

In July 2010 it was announced[6] the Town and Country Broadcasting was to take over the licence to run the NME's spin-off radio station, NME Radio, after it was reduced to an online only service following DX Media pulling out.

The new NME Radio was launched on Wednesday 1 September 2010 - with familiar group presenters providing live programming for the national NME Radio service. The station also replaced the now defunct Dabbl station on the Cardiff & Newport DAB Multiplex as well as launching a brand new iPhone app.


  1. ^ "Bauer Media continues to grow with two acquisitions", 2019-02-05
  2. ^ "XFM South Wales sold". Radio Today. 30 May 2008. Retrieved 30 May 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Xfm south Wales: GCap sells station to Town and Country Broadcasting", ''Media. The Guardian. Retrieved on 31 December 2011.
  4. ^ UKRD sells Sun FM to Nation Broadcasting
  5. ^ Radio Ceredigion withdraws format change request, Radio Today, 31 May 2019
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