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Saturday, 6th December 2003
BBC powers up transmitter for its national digital radio stations in Plymouth

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 Plymouth and surrounding areas as a result of the BBC switching on its latest DAB digital radio transmitter at Plympton.

The latest introduction to its transmitter portfolio means that parts of East Cornwall and South-West Devon will also be able to pick up the new services.

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The switch-on of the latest transmitter on Tuesday, 9th December 2003 allows around 108,000 listeners with a DAB digital radio to tune in to the BBC's services.

Plymouth's local DAB digital radio multiplex is due to launch by October 2004.

Listeners with a DAB digital radio in Plymouth and parts of East Cornwall and South-West Devon 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:

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  • 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. BBC coverage map
The BBC's DAB digital radio coverage map

Related links:
national BBC DAB radio stations, on this website.
Plymouth, Cornwall and Devon radio stations, on this website.
news of Plymouth's local DAB multiplex award, 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

Have it all? DAB digital radio

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