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Thursday, 23rd October 2003
BBC switches on DAB transmitter for Cheltenham & Gloucester

The BBC's national DAB digital radio stations can now be heard across Cheltenham and Gloucester, thanks to a new transmitter based at Churchdown Hill, which was powered up on 21st October 2003.

The introduction of a new transmitter for Cheltenham and Gloucester makes another contribution to the BBC's plans to bring DAB digital radio to 85 percent of the population by the end of 2004. Around a third-of-a-million new listeners to DAB digital radio are possible thanks to the installation.



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Listeners with a DAB digital radio in Cheltenham, Gloucester and surrounding areas can receive the new services by performing an "Autotune" or "Autoscan" with their tuner or radio. The national BBC services now available in the area 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.

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