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Tuesday, 3rd October 2006
National commercial DAB operator switches on three new transmitters in England.

Sports talk station talkSPORT, pop music station Core and spoken word station Oneword can now be heard in new areas of England, thanks to the switch on of three new transmitters.

The new DAB digital radio transmitters, based at Houghton-on-the-Hill near Leicester, Basingstoke and Mapperly Ridge, Nottingham offers reception of national DAB commercial stations to new listeners and improves reception for existing listeners.

The switch on means that Virgin Radio is now being broadcast in stereo on DAB digital radio in and around these areas.

Following the switch-on of the new digital radio transmitter, listeners with a DAB digital radio in the above areas should now be able to pick up the national digital services by performing an "Autotune" or "Autoscan" with their DAB-enabled tuner or radio. The list of stations available is as follows:

  • Classic FM

  • Core

  • Life

  • Oneword

  • Planet Rock

  • talkSPORT

  • Virgin Radio

  • new jazz station (due to open by Dec 2006)

Listeners in the area will also be able to pick up 5 channels of mobile TV and DAB radio on a suitably-equipped mobile 'phone.

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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