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Tuesday, 15th June 2004
Reading and Basingstoke local DAB ensemble launch delayed

Local DAB services in Reading and Basingstoke will start slightly later than originally planned, with the new switch on date put back from 30th June to 31st July, according to the multiplex operator NOWdigital.

Listeners in the area with a DAB digital radio will be able to tune in to several new "digital-only" stations from July 2004, including modern rock station The Storm and dance music brand Kiss from London.

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A network of four transmitters will broadcast the local DAB services.

The Southend and Chelmsford multiplex will also benefit from two new transmitters planned in Harlow and Sudbury in late 2004.

The local DAB multiplex for Norwich is also expected to receive a boost in the form of a new transmitter based at Mildenhall, South-West of Norwich. The power-up date for this transmitter is expected to be late 2004.

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:
Reading and Berkshire radio stations, on this website.
Basingstoke and North Hampshire radio stations, on this website.
Norfolk, Southend and Chelmsford local radio stations, on this website.

guide to DAB digital radio, on this website.
where to buy DAB digital radio, on this website.
portable digital radios, available to buy now, via this website.
digital radio tuners, on this website.
pocket DAB tuners, on this website. promo banner
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