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Friday, 28th July 2006
Ofcom plans to licence new areas in DAB digital radio expansion

The broadcasting regulator, Ofcom, has announced its plans for future licencing of local and regional DAB digital radio multiplexes. This information has been made available alongside details of the next twelve local DAB digital radio multiplex licences to be advertised.

The plans aim to bring local DAB digital radio to new areas not currently served by a local multiplex.

In alphabetical order, these areas are listed below (with the corresponding BBC service(s) to be carried on the multiplex listed also):

Ceredigion and Powys
BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru

Dumfries and Galloway
BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio nan Gaidheal

Geurnsey/Alderney/Sark
BBC Radio Guernsey

Harrogate and the Yorkshire Dales
BBC Radio York

Heads of the South Wales Valleys
BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru

Jersey
BBC Radio Jersey

Morecambe Bay
BBC Radio Cumbria and BBC Radio Lancashire

North Devon
BBC Radio Devon

North and West Cumbria
BBC Radio Cumbria

North Wales
BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru

Orkney and Shetland
BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio nan Gaidheal

Salisbury
BBC Radio Wiltshire

Scottish Borders
BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio nan Gaidheal

Somerset
BBC Somerset Sound

Suffolk
BBC Radio Suffolk

Warwickshire
BBC Coventry and Warwickshire

West Dorset
BBC Radio Solent for Dorset (BBC Radio Dorset)

Western Scotland
BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio nan Gaidheal

West Norfolk
BBC Radio Norfolk

The radio regulator also intends to advertise a second tier of DAB digital radio multiplexes for areas already served by local or regional DAB digital radio stations. Licences due to be advertised in the future include:

A North West England regional licence
A North East England regional licence
A Central Scotland England regional licence
A Liverpool II local licence (smaller coverage area than the existing multiplex)
A Tyne and Weat II local licence (smaller coverage area than the existing multiplex)
A Teesside II local licence (smaller coverage area than the existing multiplex)
An Edinburgh II local licence
A Glasgow II local licence

To receive DAB digital radio stations in the UK, you need a DAB digital radio - a 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.



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