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Saturday, 6th March 2004
BBC powers up new DAB transmitter for central south Essex

BBC urban music station 1 Xtra, comedy and books channel BBC7 and sports coverage station Five Live Sports Extra are now available across Chelmsford, Brentwood and Ingatestone in Essex.

A new transmitter, powered up on 4th March 2004, is carrying the BBC's national digital stations into to people's homes. Around 248,000 potential listeners to DAB are covered by the BBC's transmitter.



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The switch-on of the latest transmitter allows a full set of national services from the BBC and national commercial services 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:
Essex local radio stations, on this website.
national commercial DAB transmitter launches in Chelmsford, 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.

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