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BBC turns on two transmitters

Two new digital radio transmitters have been switched on in Scotland.

They cover areas around Dumfries and Galloway, bringing the total number of BBC DAB digital radio transmitters to 156.

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

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

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

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