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Thursday, 18th March 2004
BBC switches on new DAB transmitters for Honiton and Keighley

BBC urban music station 1 Xtra, comedy and books channel BBC7 and sports coverage station Five Live Sports Extra are now available across Keighley in Yorkshire and Honiton in Devon.

Two new transmitters, powered up on 18th and 16th March 2004 respectively, are beaming out the BBC's national digital stations into homes. Around 90,000 new listeners are covered by the Keighley transmitter, which also serves Silsden, Oakworth and Steeton.

DAB digital radio logo

Axminster, Chard, parts of the A30 and Honiton are covered by another transmitter based at Stockland Hill in Devon, serving around 70,000 listeners.

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

Listeners with a DAB digital radio in and around the above 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:
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. promo banner

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