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Nerwich DAB retune
Thursday, 10th September 2015
Norwich playing to a different retune

Hmmm. Lost your local DAB stations in Norwich? Well, it's probably because the local bundle of stations has moved from Channel/Block 11B down the waveband to 10B, so you'll need to retune your DAB radio in Norwich and Norfolk.

The retune event has come about due to a reorganisation of local DAB blocks to allow more transmitters to serve larger areas, without interfering with other multiplexes further afield that use the same block to broadcast on.

The retune event sees two new digital transmitters which will bring local BBC and commercial stations - BBC Radio Norfolk, Heart Norfolk, Smooth Norfolk and The Beach - to 100,000 more listeners in the Norwich area for the first time.

The retune is part of a programme of work that will expand and boost the digital radio signal in Norwich and the surrounding area for over 200,000 listeners in the next 9 months, and will immediately expand coverage to over 100,000 listeners to the North East and West of Norwich, whilst enabling the launch of four further transmitters in the Spring for East and South Norfolk.

As a result of the increased coverage, all listeners to DAB digital radio in the Norwich area need to retune their DAB radios from 9th September 2015 to be able to continue to receive their favourite local DAB stations. Retuning will enable those listeners in the new expansion areas to receive these local radio stations on DAB for the first time, including BBC Radio Norfolk’s commentary of Norwich City Premier League matches.

In addition, from 14th September 2015, Norwich's very own mini DAB multiplex will launch, bringing a further array of exciting stations to new listeners in and around the city, including community station Future Radio alongside extra service Future Plus, soul station Solar Radio, commercial station Norwich 99.9, Jazz FM and reggae, techno, alternative/indie, world, word, jazz, chillout, hiphop and breaks station Totallyradio. Independent alternative music station The Music Machine will be playing out tracks from the last four decades. Camden Xperience CDNX is also planned to join digi radio in Norwich.

To receive DAB digital radio services, you need a type of radio designed to pick up digital broadcasts over the airwaves through its built-in aerial. We've links to good models on our pages, or scroll down the page for some quick links to both DAB and wi-fi receivers.

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East Anglia radio stations, on this website.

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