New digital radio transmitter for Dorset
BBC Radio is pleased to announce the launch of a new national transmitter which extends the digital radio coverage in Bridport.
The new Bridport transmitter adds around sixteen and a half thousand people to the coverage of the network and starts a new phase of the roll-out in the south west.
Digital radio listeners can now tune in to the BBC's portfolio of digital-only stations - 1Xtra, 5 live sports extra, 6 Music, Radio 7 and the Asian Network - as well as the BBC's existing national radio stations - Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, Radio 5 live and the World Service - and enjoy the benefits of digital radio.
"The BBC is committed to broadening the availability of digital radio and we are delighted to further expand coverage in Bridport", said Mark Friend, Controller, Multiplatform & Interactive, BBC Audio & Music. "We hope more listeners in the area will now discover the benefits and additional choice that digital radio offers."
The BBC is investing in the DAB network and fulfilling its commitment to reach around 92% of the UK population by the end of next year.