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Saturday, 6th December 2003
BBC national digital radio stations heard across East Hampshire and West Sussex

BBC urban music station 1 Xtra, comedy and books channel BBC7 and current and archive pop and rock performance music station 6 music are now available in parts of East Hampshire and across West Sussex, thanks to the latest DAB digital radio transmitter to be turned on at Midhurst.

The BBC has recently been turning on DAB digital radio transmitters in Brighton and Hove, Hastings and Poole and Bournemouth.

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The switch-on of the latest transmitter on Thursday, 4th December 2003 allows a further 135,000 potential listeners to the BBC's services.

The new transmitter serves West Sussex, Alton, Haslemere, Petersfield as well as many other surrounding areas.

Brighton and Hove's local DAB digital radio multiplex is due to launch in January 2004. The national commercial services are also available in and around Brighton and Hove, West Sussex and Hampshire.

Listeners with a DAB digital radio in East Hampshire, West Sussex 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 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 radios available to buy, including details of discounts and money-off vouchers to make buying a digital radio even cheaper.

Related links:
national BBC DAB radio stations, on this website.
guide to DAB digital radio, on this website.
cheap DAB digital radios, via this website.
portable & kitchen digital radios, available to buy now, via this website.
pocket & personal DAB radios, on this website.
hi-fi separates DAB digital tuners, on this website. promo banner

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