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Thursday, 14th February 2013
Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire & Buckinghamshire get digi radio on Valentine's Day

Six radio stations have launched on the local DAB digital radio multiplex serving Herts, Beds and Bucks. BBC Three Counties Radio joins commercial stations Gold, Heart, Capital FM and Northants-based Connect FM alongside test transmissions of Milton Keynes' community station MKFM, ahead of a full launch in April.

Coverage in Milton Keynes is provided by a transmitter at Bow Brickhill, whilst the mighty Sandy Heath transmitter covers Bedfordshire and beyond. Luton and surrounds benefit from a third transmitter, based at Zouches Farm. A fourth transmitter is expected to be powered up at Epping Green within the next few weeks

A coverage map is available to view now.

You may need to retune your DAB radio in order to get the new stations on block 10D.

The DAB stations will continue to be heard on FM (or AM, in the case of Gold) or online, as there is no current date for analogue radio switch-off. DAB radio is not the same as Freeview radio you get through your tv aerial, or FreeSat radio through a satellite dish.

To receive DAB digital radio, you need a type of radio designed to pick up digital broadcasts through its built-in aerial. Take a look on our pages to see which radios are available, or scroll down the page for some quick links to reliable sets.



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Related links:
radio stations for the three counties, on this website.
more background, on launch dates.

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