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Sunday, 24th August 2003
BBC national DAB digital radio goes Strait to Dover

The Beeb has switched on a new DAB digital radio transmitter in Dover, which is now carrying the BBC's national stations, including spoken-word station BBC7 and urban music channel 1Xtra.

Listeners with a DAB digital radio in Dover and surrounding areas can now tune in to a host of new stations, which are given below.

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Improved reception in and around Bromsgrove can now be found, as the BBC has also powered up a new transmitter in the Worcestershire town to bring DAB to a potential 160,000 people in the area, whilst improving reception for 50,000 more.

The introduction of two more transmitters is part of a plan by the BBC to increase DAB digital radio coverage to 85 percent of the population by the end of 2004.

Listeners with a DAB digital radio can receive the new services by performing an "Autotune" or "Autoscan" with their tuner or radio. The services now available are as follows:

  • BBC Asian Network

  • BBC Radio 1

  • BBC 1Xtra

  • BBC Radio 2

  • BBC Radio 3

  • BBC Radio 4

  • BBC Radio Five Live

  • BBC Five Live Sports Extra

  • BBC 6 Music

  • BBC 7

  • BBC World Service

To receive DAB digital radio stations in the UK, you need a DAB digital radio - a new type of radio that can receive digital radio broadcasts. For more information, read our guide to DAB digital radio and discover more about the tuners available to buy.

Related links:
national BBC DAB radio stations, on this website.
guide to DAB digital radio, on this website.
where to buy DAB digital radio, on this website.
portable digital radios, available to buy now, via this website.
pocket DAB tuners, on this website. promo banner
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