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Thursday, 3rd June 2004
DAB expansion continues into Gloucestershire and Newcastle

BBC urban music station 1 Xtra, comedy and books channel BBC7 and archive performances music station 6 music can now be heard in and around Lark Stoke in Gloucestershire and in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.

The two areas have seen the power-up of new transmitters, based at Lark Stoke and Fenham, which cover around 99,000 people and 526,000 people respectively.



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The Lark Stoke transmitter brings the BBC multiplex to people in Charingworth, Alderminister, Chipping Campden and Moreton in Marsh.

The Fenham transmitter brings the BBC multiplex to new listeners in the Newcastle and Gateshead 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:
Newcastle's local radio stations, on this website.
Gloucestershire'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.

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