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Saturday, 17th April 2004
BBC powers up Burnley and Cambridge DAB transmitters

BBC spoken word channel BBC7, urban music station 1Xtra and archive performances music station 6 music are now available across Cambridge and Burnley.

The Cambridge transmitter carrying national DAB radio services from the BBC provides coverage for the Cambridge area including Bottisham, Cottenham, Duxford, Great Chesterford, Little Abington, Lolworth and Sawston. Up to 104,000 new listeners to BBC DAB are possible with the new transmitter in place.

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A further 149,000 possible listeners with a DAB digital radio can now tune in to the BBC's national digital radio stations in and around Burnley, Colne, Accrington 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:
North-West radio stations, on this website.
Cambridge 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.
DAB digital radio aerials for improving reception, on this website. promo banner

Have it all? DAB digital radio

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