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Sunday, 7th February 2010
BBC switches on new national DAB transmitters for parts of Cornwall, Highland and Dumfries & Galloway

BBC rock, indie and alternative music station 6 Music, 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 switches on new DAB digital radio transmitters at Barskeoch Hill, Dumfries and Galloway, Cambret Hill, Dumfries and Galloway, Cow Hill, Fort William, Highland and St Austell in Cornwall.

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 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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