Over the last two and a half years I have been listening to long distance signals, mainly MW, but also FM. I was able to pick up MW stations from Spain, France and Germany with an ordinary Bush stereo unit, but over the last six months I have only been able to receive Spanish signals with the exception of one French station that I have identified as being from Brittany.
I was looking online and I found that there aren't many French or German MW stations listed. Have many of the MW transmitters been turned off? The last signal I received from another French station was last October.
France has turned off a lot of its MW transmitters. Wiki suggests Germany, France, Russia, Poland, Sweden, the Benelux, Austria, Switzerland, and most of the Balkans.
I thought France had turned many of the transmitters off. From what I saw on Wiki, German signals had been turned off for some time although I couldn't find an exact date. i was still receiving German stations in 2018.
Capital Radio 194m in the near Lyon - although it was about 1980!!!
Still very possible with fewer AM stations in operation today. I heard it (Gold 1548 in new money) deep into France about 6 years ago. The transmitter near Barnet beams a huge signal towards Central London, but very little in other directions, so it's stronger in Brighton than Stevenage
A few years ago, Radio Nottingham turned off their 1584kHz transmitter for a few weeks unannounced (as opposed to announcing it which would have drawn protests from people who likely didn't even listen- like happens every time the idea of turning of Radio 4 on 198kHz is mooted) to see how many people would notice or complain, apparently hardly anyone did. So it went off for good not long after.