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DAB radio

Digital radio available on island

More than 30,000 people on the island can now receive BBC digital radio.

The transmitter will deliver a DAB radio service in Douglas and the south of the island.

As well as the BBC’s existing national radio stations and the World Service, Digital radio listeners will be able to tune in to the BBC’s portfolio of digital only stations, including 1Xtra, Five Live Sports Extra and the Asian Network.

BBC Digital Radio Stations

It will be the first time the island has been be able to receive digital radio.

The benefits of digital audio broadcasting (DAB) include more choice and improved sound quality.

The television signal on the island is to switch over fully from analogue to digital by the end of next year.

Mark Friend, controller of multiplatform and interactive BBC audio and music, said:

"The BBC has been committed to DAB digital radio since its launch and we are delighted to announce our plans to expand coverage further.

"We hope listeners in these areas will now discover the benefits and additional choice that digital radio offers."

Channel 4 will be opening a transmitter next year, offering an additional eight to 10 new radio stations.

last updated: 17/12/2007 at 15:34
created: 17/12/2007

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dont laugh - does DAB work in the West - Peel, Patrick, Glen Maye?

I live in Castletown , Isle of Man .Receiving DAB the odd time , are they still doing tests ?

Geoff Rigby
I live in Ramsey, Isle of Man - when can we expect to get digital radio.

I live in Douglas, I have had a digital radio since I moved to the Island 2 years ago and I STILL can not get DAB. I don't know who these 30,000 people are but it's not the capital.

John Boy
I live in Colby in the south of the Island and I can only receive the DAB signal if I take the radio upstairs will it improve?

When can we receive it in the north of the island?

Just bought DAB radio as we are in south - almost in line of vision with douglas head - NO SIGNAL at all - not even fringe!!!!!

Rob G
I live in uper Douglas and have a DAB Radio and can not get a DAB signal

Cant wait to try my DAB radio I am getting for christmas!

Nice for Douglas as usual. What about us other licence payers in the North?

Finally the thumb has been pulled out. Now lets get the other DAB stations and we can join in with the rest of the civilised world.

Nice to see it here but what about the other 50,000 people and the other local radio stations?

About time, 1xtra is fantastic. Real urban music for the Isle of Man might inspire some new beats for Douglas (night club music is shocking) Check it out.

Now get the digital TV sorted. It's about time we got ourselves out of the dark ages.

I've had my DAB radio for three years and this is the first time it has worked. 1 Xtra is the future. It is a total pleasure to listen to cutting edge drum n bass again. Yes... Fabio and Grooverider.

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