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Saturday, 29th November 2003
BBC national digital radio stations make a big splash in Poole

BBC 6 music, comedy and books channel BBC7 and urban music station 1Xtra are now available in and around Poole and Bournemouth, thanks to the latest DAB digital radio transmitter to be turned on in the area.

The BBC has just recently turned on a number of its own digital radio transmitters to serve Brighton and Hove, Hastings and now Poole and Bournemouth. Listeners with a DAB digital radio in West Dorset and South-West Hampshire will also be able to pick up the new set of stations.

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The switch-on of the latest transmitter on Friday, 28th November 2003 allows a further 290,000 potential listeners to the BBC's services.

There are already two local DAB digital radio multiplexes serving both Bournemouth and the South Hampshire areas. The national commercial services are also available in the area.

Listeners with a DAB digital radio in Poole, Bournemouth, West Dorset and South-West Hampshire and surrounding areas can receive the new services by performing an "Autotune" or "Autoscan" with their DAB-enabled tuner or radio. The national BBC services now available in and around these areas 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.
get discounts on DAB digital radios, via this website.
portable digital radios, available to buy now, via this website.
pocket DAB radios, on this website.
hi-fi separates DAB digital tuners, on this website. promo banner

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