More transmitters turned on for BBC Radio

The BBC has launched a further 16 national DAB transmitters Isle of Man, Ballycastle and Clitheroe.

The move brings the total number of transmitters to 335, serving more than 96 per cent of homes in total.

This is part of the current phase of national digital radio network expansion bringing a further two million people into coverage, increasing indoor coverage from 93 per cent to 97 per cent of homes by the end of 2015. The roll-out not only serves new areas but also improves coverage in areas already served.

The latest transmitters, launched in summer 2015, bringing coverage to over 71,000 homes in:

  • Lincoln
  • Leicester
  • Glossop
  • Dover, Deal and Hythe, Kent
  • Downham Market and Wisbech, Norfolk
  • Holywell, Bagillt and Flint, Flintshire
  • Skinningrove, North Yorkshire
  • Haverfordwest
  • Newcastle Emlyn
  • Wokingham and Bracknell
  • Barrow-in-Furness, Whalley and Clitheroe, Lancashire
  • Skegness, Ingoldmells and surrounding areas
  • Brixham, South Devon
  • Ramsey, Isle of Man
  • Ballycastle, north coast of Northern Ireland

Kieran Clifton, Director of Distribution & Business Development, says: “We are delighted to announce the continuing build-out of our next phase of coverage, giving more listeners the opportunity to enjoy the full range of national BBC radio services.”

Helen Boaden, Director of Radio, says: “It is fantastic that more listeners will be able to enjoy the full range of BBC services. Extending national DAB coverage is an important part of building a digital future for radio.”

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