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Saturday, 7th February 2004
BBC turns on transmitter for its national digital radio stations at Mount Eagle

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 across Inverness, Invergordan, Cromarty and Dingwall in Scotland.

It's all down to a new transmitter based at Mount Eagle, which enables listeners with a DAB digital radio to tune in to the BBC's national digital radio stations.

DAB digital radio logo
The latest introduction to its series of radio transmitters means that up to 130,000 potential listeners in this part of Highland can now tune in.

The switch-on of the latest transmitter on 3rd February 2004 allows a full set of the national services from the BBC to be heard alongside national commercial DAB services, which launched in the area last November and local DAB stations serving Inverness.

Listeners with a DAB digital radio in Inverness 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 Digital Radio Logo

  • 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.

Related links:
Highland and Moray local radio stations, on this website.
national BBC DAB radio stations, on this website.
national commercial radio stations, on this website.
guide to DAB digital radio, on 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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