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Friday, 25th June 2004
BBC DAB cuts into corners of Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk

BBC urban music station 1 Xtra, comedy and books channel BBC7 and live sports coverage station Five Live Sports Extra can now be picked up on a DAB digital radio across east Cambridgeshire, southern parts of Norfolk, west Suffolk and north-west Essex.

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The switch on of a new transmitter, sited at Wickhambrook - the BBC's 41st location for its new digital radio transmitters - took place on 21st June. About 188,000 people are covered by the new transmitter.

The addition of the transmitter allows a full set of the national services from the BBC to be heard on a DAB digital radio in and around Bury St Edmonds, Saffron Walden, Thetford and Newmarket.

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:
Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk's local radio stations, on this website.
Cambridgeshire 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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