More people are being encouraged to trial DAB digital radio after the Culture Minister Ed Vaizey MP switched on the new local DAB signal for Oxford just before Christmas at the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford. It means 300,000 listeners in the Oxford area can now receive local DAB stations for the first time, alongside national stations like Absolute Radio.
The improvement in local digital coverage around Oxford is part of a major radio industry investment in building local digital radio coverage across the UK.
Listeners in the area can tune in to an excellent range of local DAB digital radio stations at home and in their car. The switch-on was also marked by a unique collaboration between public and private broadcasters as BBC Radio Oxford, Heart and JACK FM all broadcast live from the Museum of the History of Science, the home of the historic Marconi Radio exhibition.
The two new transmitters at Oxford and Farthinghoe take local digital radio coverage from zero to 61% of households. Local road coverage is also improved, adding over 200 miles of roads in the Oxford area to local DAB coverage for the first time.
No matter where you are in the UK you can find out which Digital stations you can get by entering your postcode into the predictive postcode checker at www.getdigitalradio.com