BBC extends coverage in Dumfries and Galloway

The BBC’s national digital radio services have started transmission from two new transmitters covering areas around Dumfries and Galloway.

A transmitter at Barskeoch Hill covers the area west of Dumfries in Galloway / Kirkcudbrightshire and joins up with coverage from Dumfries South. It adds the towns of Castle Douglas and Dalbeattie to coverage, and around 12,500 people.

A transmitter at Cambret Hill adds to coverage through Galloway, including Newton Stewart, Kirkcudbright, and Wigtown.  It adds fourteen thousand people to the network

This brings the total number of BBC DAB digital radio transmitters to 156. 

BBC transmitters launched in 2010 include coverage to the north Rhondda Valley andOban.

BBC transmitters launched in 2009 cover Welshpool, Crieff and western Perth, the area east of Swansea, Port Talbot and Porthcawl, the town of Northumberland and the surrounding area, Reading and Caversham, Anglesey, the area between Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester, Swindon to Newbury, Marlborough and Pewsey, Armagh in Northern Ireland, Aldeburgh and Saxmundham on the East Anglian coast, West Sussex, including Worthing, Burgess Hill and Hove, Clifton in South Yorkshire, Ashford in Kent, Wiltshire, Thanet, Whitby, Chesterfield, Orkney and Oulton Park.

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 audio broadcasting (DAB) with more choice and improved sound quality.

Existing DAB listeners should auto tune their radio to benefit from the increased coverage.

Please note, some of these changes are not yet reflected in this site's postcode checker.  The checker will be updated shortly.

18.01.2010 | General

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