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Saturday, 28th February 2004
BBC turns on DAB transmitters in Devon and Aberdeenshire

BBC urban music station 1 Xtra, comedy and books channel BBC7 and archive performances music station 6 music are now available across Torquay, Paignton, Totnes and Newton Abbot in south Devon.

Aberdeenshire has also recently seen the switch-on of two new transmitters - the first at Meldrum to serve Turriff, Peterhead, Minlaw, Kintore and Ellon. Coverage is also improved in Kintlaw, Inverurie and surrounding areas.

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A second transmitter based at Durris is now on the air, serving Aberdeen, Stonehaven, Inverberie and Banchory, for a combined total of 249,000 potential listeners.

Up to 177,000 potential listeners with a DAB digital radio can now tune in to the BBC's national digital radio stations in Torquay, Paignton, Totnes, Newton Abbot and surrounding areas.

The switch-on of the latest transmitters allows a full set of the national services from the BBC to be heard on a DAB digital radio.

Listeners with a DAB digital radio in and around these 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:

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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.

Related links:
Aberdeen local radio stations, on this website.
Devon 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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