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Saturday, 29th November 2003
BBC announces several new DAB transmitters for South Coast and Kent

The BBC has revealed it will be switching on DAB digital radio transmitters in Plymouth, West Sussex, Honiton, Dorchester, Weymouth, Tunbridge Wells and Ashford by the end of December 2003.

News of the expansion reinforces the BBC's commitment to providing 85 per cent coverage, for the UK population, of its national DAB digital radio services, by the end of 2004.



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Following the switch-on of these new digital radio transmitters, BBC 6 music, comedy, books and plays station BBC7 and urban/r&b music station 1Xtra will be available to listeners with a DAB digital radio in these areas.

News of the BBC's expansion to its digital network follows recent installations of transmitters at Poole and Bournemouth, Hastings and Norwich.

Listeners with a DAB digital radio in these areas can receive the new services by performing an "Autotune" or "Autoscan" with their DAB-enabled tuner or radio. By the end of the month, other listeners in Plymouth, West Sussex, Honiton, Dorchester, Weymouth, Tunbridge Wells and Ashford can pick up the new services by performing an "Autotune" or "Autoscan" with their DAB digital radio. The national BBC services list in full is 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.
national commercial DAB radio stations, on this website.
South-Central and South-West radio stations, on this website.
South-East Coast and Kent 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.

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