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Thursday, 1st April 2004
BBC turns on DAB transmitters in Herefordshire and Perth & Kinross

BBC urban music station 1 Xtra, comedy and books channel BBC7 and archive performances music station 6 music are now available across north and east Herefordshire and in and around the Perth area.

Perth has seen the switch-on of a new transmitter, based at Kirkton Mailer, which serves Perth, Balbeggie, Bridge of Earn, Burrelton, Stanley and Methven. Coverage is made available to 69,000 people.

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A second transmitter based at Ridge Hill serves Hereford, Ledbury and Bromyard as well as parts of south Worcestershire.

Up to 160,000 potential listeners with a DAB digital radio can now tune in to the BBC's national digital radio stations in and around Herefordshire.

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:
Perth local radio stations, on this website.
Herefordshire's 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

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