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Saturday, 10th December 2011
BBC launches two new DAB radio transmitters

The BBC has launched a new transmitter at Varteg Hill, Ystradgynlais, serving the town and A4067 upper Swansea valley area. Another transmitter serving Conwy and Llandudno is also up and running.

Listeners in the above areas with a DAB radio will be able to pick up national digital radio stations from the BBC. BBC r&b station 1Xtra and sports commentary station 5 Live Sports Extra are both included in the bouquet of national digital radio stations available from the BBC. A full list is given below and on our national radio station listings.

To receive DAB digital radio stations in the UK, you need a DAB digital radio - a type of radio that can receive digital radio broadcasts. An ordinary FM radio will not tune in to stations on DAB. For more information, find out which radios are available to buy.

Our radio news pages is regularly updated with transmitter news and with news of new products and receivers.

Listeners with a DAB digital radio in and around the above areas will be able to receive the BBC's national services by performing an "Autotune" or "Autoscan" with their DAB digital tuner or radio. The national BBC services currently available are as follows:

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  • BBC Asian Network (mono)

  • BBC Radio 1

  • BBC 1Xtra

  • BBC Radio 2

  • BBC Radio 3

  • BBC Radio 4

  • BBC Radio 4 Extra (mono)

  • BBC Radio 5 Live (mono)

  • BBC 5 Live Sports Extra (mono)

  • BBC 6 Music

  • BBC World Service (mono)

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