Four million more listeners across the UK can now receive 19 further radio stations on DAB digital radio for the first time following the launch of new transmitters covering parts of East Anglia, the South West, Kent, South Wales and North East Scotland. While there has been a new transmitter in Daventry, which will mean that 253,000 more listeners will receive 19 new radio stations on DAB digital radio
Listeners in and around Daventry should retune their DAB digital radios to receive these new stations. Listeners can check their available stations at https://getdigitalradio.com/your-stations.
The new transmitters have expanded the coverage of Sound Digital, the national DAB commercial network, which broadcasts some of the UK’s most popular and iconic music, speech and sport stations including Virgin Radio, KISSTORY, Absolute 80s, Planet Rock, Jazz FM, talkRADIO and talkSPORT2.
In total 19 new transmitters have been added to the network, meaning that four million more listeners now have access to the Sound Digital stations, increasing coverage to 83% of the UK from 77%.
Listeners in these areas will be able to listen to the brand new Chris Evans’s Breakfast Show on Virgin Radio in the New Year; listen to Tony Hadley’s 80s Party every Saturday on Absolute 80s; spend afternoons with Matthew Wright on talkRADIO; enjoy Nights With Alice Cooper on Planet Rock, Sunday afternoons with Ruthie Henshall on Mellow Magic and weekends with Jamie Laing on heat Radio; follow England’s cricket tours of Sri Lanka and West Indies on talkSPORT 2; hear the very best jazz, soul and blues on JazzFM; and listen to the UK’s newest national station, JACK Radio, which launched only this week.