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Monday, 1st October 2007
BBC and Digital One power up new national DAB transmitter serving parts of Cumbria

BBC urban music station 1 Xtra, comedy and books channel BBC7 and extra sports coverage station Five Live Sports Extra can now be picked up on a DAB digital radio, extending coverage around Whitehaven and the Cumbrian coastal region.

The launch of DAB digital radio in Whitehaven comes at the same time as digital television switchover.

The switch on of the transmitter allows a full set of the national services from the BBC and Digital One to be heard on a DAB digital radio in the above areas.

The news follows the recent switch-on of a BBC transmitter for Arundel and Littlehampton in West Sussex last month.

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 (mono)

  • BBC Radio 1

  • BBC 1Xtra

  • BBC Radio 2

  • BBC Radio 3

  • BBC Radio 4

  • BBC Radio Five Live (mono)

  • BBC Five Live Sports Extra (mono)

  • BBC 6 Music

  • BBC 7 (mono)

  • BBC World Service (mono)

The national commercial services now available are as follows:

  • Classic FM

  • Core (mono)

  • Life (mono)

  • Oneword (mono)

  • Planet Rock

  • talkSPORT (mono)

  • Virgin Radio

  • theJazz (mono)

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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guide to DAB digital radio, on this website.
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