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Wednesday, 21st December 2011
BBC powers up new digital radio transmitters in Yeovil, Workington & Newcastle (NI)

The BBC has fired up new digital radio transmitters at Coaker Hill serving Yeovil (2 kilowatts) and Crewkerne in Somerset. Workington and surrounding towns get a boost from a new transmitter at Broughton Moor (1.3 kilowatts) and Dundrum Bay in Newcastle, Northern Ireland benefits from a 2 kilowatt transmitter for the area.

Listeners in the above areas with a DAB digital radio will be able to pick up national digital radio stations from the BBC, such as Radio 4 Extra, Five Live Sports Extra and 6 Music. A full list of services is given below and on our national stations listings page.

To receive DAB digital radio stations in the UK, you need a DAB radio - a type of radio designed to tune in to digital broadcasts. A standard FM radio cannot tune in to stations on digital radio. To upgrade your analogue radio, see a wide selection of digital radios available to buy.

Our radio news pages gives a list of recent transmitter switch-ons for other areas of the UK.

Listeners with a DAB digital radio in and around the above area can receive the BBC's national services by performing an "Autotune" or "rescan" with their DAB digital 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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