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Thursday, 1st April 2004
Kent sees DAB digital radio network expand with 4 new transmitters

Classic rock music station Planet Rock, eclectic music mix station Life and spoken word station Oneword can now be heard in new areas of Kent, thanks to the switch-on of four new transmitters.

The new DAB digital radio transmitters, based at Ashford, Faversham, Thanet and Chartham, offers reception of national commercial stations in and around Kent.



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The Ashford transmitter boosts coverage of national commercial DAB digital radio for almost 120,000 people in Ashford and parts of the M20. The Faversham transmitter provides coverage for around 316,000 people in north Kent, including the Isle of Sheppey and Faversham. The new DAB transmitter at Thanet improves coverage in east Kent, including Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs - reacheing around 219,000 people. Finally, the new installation at Chartham boosts coverage for Canterbury, the A2 and A28 for more than 142,000 people.

The switch-on means that Virgin Radio is now being broadcast in stereo on DAB digital radio in these areas.

Following the switch-on of the new digital radio transmitter early in the latter part of March 2004, listeners with a DAB digital radio in the above areas should now be able to pick up the national digital services by performing an "Autotune" or "Autoscan" with their DAB-enabled tuner or radio. The list of stations available is as follows:

  • Classic FM

  • Core

  • Life

  • Oneword

  • Planet Rock

  • PrimeTime Radio

  • talkSPORT

  • Virgin Radio

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 the tuners available to buy.

Related links:
national commercial DAB radio stations, on this website.
Kent radio stations, on this website.
guide to DAB digital radio, on this website.
portable digital radios, available to buy now, via this website.
pocket DAB radios, on this website.
hi-fi separates DAB digital tuners, on this website.

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