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Saturday, 19th December 2009
BBC power ups new national DAB transmitters

BBC urban music station 1Xtra, comedy and books channel BBC Radio 7 and sports commentary station 5 Live Sports Extra can now be picked up on a DAB digital radio, extending coverage to several news areas, as the BBC this month switches on a series of digital radio 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 Truro, Cornwall, Keswick, Cumbria, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Dursley, Gloucestershire and Pontypridd, Rhonnda Cynon Taff and Caerphilly.

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 5 Live (mono)

  • BBC 5 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, discover more about radios available to buy.

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Related links:
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

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