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New DAB transmitters switched on

The BBC has turned on two new DAB transmitters, covering areas around Oban and eastern Mull in Scotland, and the northern Rhondda Valley in Wales.

This is the corporation’s first transmitter on the west coast of Scotland, with another one launching next month for Fort William.

A transmitter at Oban provides coverage to the town and the eastern tip of the Isle of Mull adding around 10,500 people to the coverage of the network.

This is the final phase is current BBC DAB transmitter expansion in the Welsh valleys with a total of 8 transmitters in the area adding 250,000 people to the coverage of the network.

It brings the total number of BBC DAB digital radio transmitters to 149.

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