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Thursday, 16th July 2009
BBC power ups new national DAB transmitter serving Wharfedale and Anglesey

BBC urban music station 1Xtra, comedy and books channel BBC Radio 7 and sports commentary station Five Live Sports Extra can now be picked up on a DAB digital radio, extending coverage around Harrogate and the area to the northwest of Leeds and to Anglesey in North Wales, following the switch-on of two separate transmitters.

The new transmitters allow a full set of the national services from the BBC to be heard on a DAB digital radio in and around the above areas.

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 Radio 7 (mono)

  • BBC World Service (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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national commercial radio stations, on this website.
guide to DAB digital radio, on this website.
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Handheld/personal/pocket DAB radios
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