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Thursday, 28th December 2006
Two more sites up and running for DAB radio.

Classic rock music station Planet Rock, jazz music station theJazz and pop music channel Core can now be heard in several new areas of England, thanks to the introduction of three new transmitters. The transmitter were powered up earlier this month (11th December).

The new DAB digital radio transmitters, based at Sewards End near Saffron Walden in East Anglia and Coventry in Warwickshire, offer reception of national DAB digital commercial stations to new listeners. The new transmitter sites also improve reception for existing listeners.

The switch on means that Virgin Radio, talkSPORT and Classic FM are now being broadcast 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 (mono)

  • Life (mono)

  • Oneword (mono)

  • Planet Rock

  • talkSPORT (mono)

  • Virgin Radio

  • theJazz (mono) (launched 9:00am 25th 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.

Coverage is being extended in the near future with new transmitters in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, London and Merseyside. Recent transmitters added to the national commercial network include:

  • Dundry East (near Bristol)

  • Basingstoke

  • Houghton-on-the-Hill (near Leicester)

  • Mapperly Ridge (near Nottingham)

  • Colchester Depot

  • Mansfield (near Nottingham)

  • Beecroft Hill (near Bradford)

  • Copt Oak (near Loughborough)

  • Morley (near Leeds)

  • Harlow

  • Hemdean (near Reading)

  • Coventry

  • Sewards End (near Saffron Walden)

  • Coppid Beech (near Bracknell)

  • Four Ashes (near High Wycombe)

  • Marlborough

  • Christchurch (near Newport)

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, read DAB digital radio reviews and discover more about radios available to buy.

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Related links:
theJazz radio station information, on this website.
find 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.
DAB digital radio portables and receivers
cheaper DAB portables/receivers
Alarm clock DAB radios
Handheld/personal/pocket DAB radios
DAB digital radio systems - hifi and tuners
DAB digital radio FAQs
more DAB digital radio and tuner special offers and discounts
more DAB digital radio stockists

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