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Monday, 27th October 2003
BBC DAB expansion allows more people in Swindon & Oxon to tune in

The BBC is gradually dispelling the myth that DAB digital radio can be seen - through advertisments on television and online - but not heard. The corporation has just launched its twelfth transmitter to carry national DAB services to new listeners in Swindon and Oxford - part of the latest round of DAB "switch-ons".

The new transmitter based at Blunsdon was powered up on 23rd October 2003 and allows a potential 240,000 listeners to tune in to the BBC's new digital-only stations, such as BBC7 and BBC 6 music.

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Listeners with a DAB digital radio in Oxford, Swindon 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. promo banner
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