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DAB radio coverage : Phase 4 BBC transmitters and local DAB coverage improvements
BBC national (BBC Nat) or national commercial (Nat commercial) transmitters carrying Digital One's national DAB radio stations, with switch-on date:

Oct-Dec 15
Eleven new transmitters» BBC national DAB expansion

25-27 Nov 15
Tavistock, Torpoint & Ivybridge» Plymouth local DAB expansion

30 Sep 15
Leicester city centre» BBC Nat

24 Sep 15
Lincoln city centre» BBC Nat
Skegness & Ingoldmells» BBC Nat

23 Sep 15
Ballycastle, Northern Ireland» BBC Nat
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Like Radio for Herefordshire and Worcestershire
Unlike everything you've heard before
New station to launch in Herefordshire & Worcestershire

[Wed 25 Nov 15]

NJoy Radio Cornwall
Njoy Radio launches
'Varied speech' DAB station starts for Cornwall

[Sun 29 Nov 15]

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Help me choose a DAB radio for my valentine
Cool to retro - thinking of getting a DAB radio as a gift?

With St. Valentine's Day 2016 on the way, we've a pick of combined DAB, DAB+ and FM radios for maximum futureproofing and style - and minimum fuss

[Mon 08 Feb 16]

Pure One Flow receiving test transmission
How to receive eighteen national DAB stations launching in Feb 2016

Information about how to pick up test transmissions for the UK's big bundle of radio stations on DAB and DAB+. Will you be in the coverage area?

[Wed 03 Feb 16]

D2 Sound Digital lineup of 18 new and relocating stations on DAB digital radio
Eighteen stations take to the airwaves as Sound Digital DAB launches

From 29th February, Virgin Radio, children's station Fun Kids, talkRADIO and Sunrise Radio cascade into DAB listeners' homes as new national DAB bundle airs in the UK
  • Find out if you can listen to the new stations on your DAB or DAB+ radio

  • New multiplex covers large areas of England, with parts of Central Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales included in coverage



[Wed 03 Feb 16]

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North Yorkshire Oldies launches on DAB 1st February 2016
New oldies station for North Yorkshire
Stevie Wonder, The Isley Brothers, The Moody Blues, Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand transported to DAB listeners

[Sun 31 Jan 16]

UCB UK changes name to UCB 1
UBC UK goes for name tweak
UCB 1 is the new name for UCB UK - United Christian Broadcasters - on the UK's first national digital DAB multiplex. The station, which has reserved a place for sister station UCB 2 (previously UCB Inspirational) on the second national commercial digital radio multiplex, changed its name at the end of January 2016. UCB 3 is the new name for UCB Gospel.
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[Sun 31 Jan 16]

New stations available on DAB digital radio


[Sun 13 Dec 15]

Pure One DAB radio showing BBC 6 Music tuned in
BBC boosts 6 Music & Four Extra DAB coverage in time for Christmas
Guernsey and Ogmore Vale get BBC digital-only stations for the first time, with nine other transmitters across the country switched on between October and December

[Sun 13 Dec 15]

Sussex DAB retune
Can't find BBC Radio Sussex on your DAB radio? All is not lost
DAB stations in Brighton & Hove have moved to a new home. Retune across East and West Sussex and pick up local DAB including Smile Radio, Heat, Heart, Kisstory and Capital FM from four new countywide transmitters

[Mon 07 Dec 15]

Christmas DAB radio stations
Wish it could be Christmas every day?
Get your fill of Christmas tunes as six stations from Surrey to Pembrokeshire launch for the festive season

[Wed 25 Nov 15]

New greatest hits gold station for South and West Wales
Nation Gold plays 'greatest hits of all time' across Cardiff, Swansea, Carmarthen and Newport

[Wed 25 Nov 15]

Plymouth DAB retune
Can't find BBC Radio Devon on your DAB radio?
Lost DAB stations in Plymouth, Devon? Retune from the evening of 24th November

[Mon 23 Nov 15]

Revo's SuperSystem DAB, internet radio, Spotify Connect
Revo SuperSystem high-end audio system packs aptX, internet radio, Spotify & DAB+ - Scotland's finest
Stylish award-winning design, extraordinary build quality and multi connectivity designed in UK

[Thurs 19 Nov 15]

Pure Evoke F3 view
Pure Evoke F3 bursts into your living room with colour display
Internet radio, BBC listen again and podcasts, Sportify Connect & Bluetooth all on tap

[Sun 15 Nov 15]

1byOne DAB radio
Stylish and versatile - DAB radios for Christmas 2015
DAB adaptors and portables you may have missed, all with DAB+ futureproofing

[Sun 15 Nov 15]

Roberts Stream 104 context
Get out and about with the Roberts Stream 104
Roberts' new wi-fi internet radio with DAB+ also takes batteries for coverage in the garden

[Sun 08 Nov 15]

NJoy Radio Cornwall logo
NJoy Radio brings 24/7 local radio back to Cornwall
Music and chat station offers new and local service for the county on DAB digital radio

[Tues 03 Nov 15]

Wiltshire DAB retune on 22 October 2015
Lost BBC Wiltshire or Heart on DAB in Bath and West Wilts?
You will have to retune your DAB radio in and around Bath from the evening of 21st October

[Mon 19 Oct 15]

Zettaly Avy photo
Tablet speaker system makes internet radio easy
Zettaly Avy smart speaker system streams in stereo straight to your table

[Sun 18 Oct 15]

Roberts Radio Play 10
Gimme 10! Roberts adds new portable DAB to its Play range
Roberts new Play10 budget DAB radio is future-proofed with DAB+, earning it a digital tick

[Sat 03 Oct 15]

Stations available on the Lincolnshire DAB multiplex
Lincolnshire digital radio launches with three stations
The local BBC service and two commercial stations for the area take to the digital airwaves

[Sun 04 Oct 15]

Sony XDR-P1DBP viewed at an angle
Take away this Sony with a rechargeable battery and DAB+ capability
Sony's latest compact, portable DAB radio fits in your pocket and comes with a proper telescopic aerial

[Sun 04 Oct 15]

Pure Siesta Radio alarm clock DAB radio
All rise for Pure's latest alarm clock DAB/DAB+ radio
Pure Siesta Rise packs three alarms, headphone socket and snooze/sleep timers in a neat form factor, with a three year warranty

[Sat 03 Oct 15]

Radio X and its former incarnation Xfm
How can I listen to Chris Moyles on the new Radio X?
He's back - find out how to listen live and listen again to his podcast on your smartphone, online & on DAB digital radio and on satellite and cable TV

[Mon 07, 21 Sep 15]

Gold Radio and Chill logos
Gold makes a comeback on DAB digi radio in England & Scotland
Oldies and classic hits from the seventies & eighties launches on local DAB soon, with laid-back music station Chill joining the East Midlands multiplex

[Tues 10 Sep 15]

Norwich DAB retune
Can't listen to your local DAB stations in Norwich any longer?
You will have to retune your DAB radio in Norwich and Norfolk to carry on listening

[Tues 10 Sep 15]

Manchester DAB trial radio stations
Manchester preps ten DAB stations for 1 Sept launch
Business radio, LBGT, all-eighties and country music radio set for late summer launch

[Mon 24 Aug 15] [updated 02 Sep 15]

What are the DAB digital radio trials about? Where can I receive them?
Ten places launch nine-month DAB trials during August & September

[updated 02 Sep 15]

Portsmouth six new radio stations on DAB trial
Portsmouth go with six new stations on DAB
City sees music stations covering 1920s to the present day launch alongside Pompey football commentary

[Mon 24 Aug 15]

Portsmouth DAB trial stations
Looking for something new to listen to in Portsmouth?
New stations launch on DAB mini multiplex for part of the South Coast

[Mon 10 Aug 15]

Brighton DAB trial stations
Dust off your DAB radio in Brighton & Hove
New bundle of DAB stations is on the air now for nine-month trial

[Mon 10 Aug 15]

BBC Radio Suffolk logo
Suffolk's very own local DAB services to launch Oct 2016
Two new stations - Anglia and Suffok First - part of digital radio lineup for the county

[Mon 10 Aug 15]

BBC Radio Suffolk logo
New rock and country music stations set for Suffolk launch
Eastern county could see Anglia and Suffok First stations launch in Q4 2016 alongside BBC, Heart and Smooth favourites

[Fri 19 June 15]



Yorkshire regional switch-off sees stations move to local DAB
FInd out how to get Capital, Heart, Radio Yorkshire, Gold and Smooth from 29th June 2015 onward if they disappear from your DAB station list

[Thurs 18 June 15]

When will DAB trials launch in my area?
Nine cities will see the launch of nine-month DAB trial, all on-air by September

[Fri 12 June 15]

Free Radio 80s logo
Free Radio 80s gets DAB go-ahead in Hereford and Worcester
Herefordshire and Worcestershire goes all-eighties in June 2015

[Tues 05 May 15]

Brooklands Radio gets month-long DAB trial in Surrey
Oldies and classic hits community station broadcasts on DAB for the first time

[Tues 05 May 15]

Pure Pop Maxi kitchen shot
Pure Pop Maxi packs Bluetooth and DAB+ into fine form
Latest Pure radio runs on AA batteries, ditching the need for a costly battery pack

[Tues 05 May 15]

August MB400 DAB radio
August MB400 crams in DAB, DAB+, NFC, Bluetooth & wake-up
Cheap, stylish DAB radio can be run from batteries and mains power for true portability

[Tues 05 May 15]



Sony DAB radios
Portable Sony DAB
XDR-S40 still small, still popular

[Tues 05 May 15]

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Sony XDR-S60 DAB
Sony XDR-S60 ensures its future with DAB and DAB+ compatibility
Portable DAB receiver will pick up DAB and FM broadcasts both here and abroad

[Tues 05 May 15]



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Sound Digital radio stations
New national DAB digital radio stations launch in 2016
Second UK-wide DAB radio bundle sees relaunch of Virgin and talkRADIO

[Sat 28 Mar 15]

Premier Christian Radio
Premier takes Christian Radio to 2028
Praise and music station Premier Christian Radio sees continuous coverage to the UK

[Sun 22 Mar 15]

BBC Radio Suffolk logo
Suffolk joins nation as local DAB bundle license advertised
East Anglian county set to see launch of DAB radio stations as license is put up for grabs

[Sun 15 Mar 15]




Pure of a Marantz streamer
Marantz confirms its connected hi-fi can't support BBC's HLS live & listen again streams
Listeners will have to connect their smartphones or laptop to the hi-fi for live and catchup high-def audio streams

[Tues 10 Mar 15]



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Pure One Flow review photo
Pure One Flow streams BBC Radio 3 and allows custom addresses for 5 Live & Sports Extra
Comprehensive review of the Pure One Flow, updated to stream BBC listen again content and live radio streams

[Sun 08 Mar 15]





Pure Evoke F4, which can stream BBC listen again and live radio shows
BBC confirms it is full steam ahead with streaming radio changes
Introduces problems for many internet radio receivers; several Pure products were upgraded in 2014 to allow seamless access to BBC listen again services

[Fri 27th Feb 15]





Pure One Flow
BBC's internet radio streaming changes leaves many receivers unable to cope
Only a handful of models from Pure, including the One Flow, can access the BBC's listen again programmes

[Sun 22nd Feb 15]



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Special Edition Rob Ryan DAB radio
Pure chooses signature visual poetry for DAB design
Rob Ryan features on special edition radio, sure to impress on St. Valentine's Day

[Tues 10th Feb 15]




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Brand new DAB stations planned for 2016 UK-wide multiplex
Two applicants up for second commercial multiplex on DAB digital radio; up to 81 percent population covered by new proposals

[Weds 4th Feb 15]




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