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Additional Digital Stations for Wales

Local DAB already serves 30,000 in the region

Approximately 450,000 new Welsh homes will be able to listen to local digital radio after new transmitters are switched on this summer, according to Digital Radio UK and the BBC.

South Wales will be covered, beginning later this month and by the end of the summer the BBC plans to extend its coverage to west Wales. By 2014, approximately 150,000 homes in northwest Wales will receive BBC Radio Wales and Radio Cymru, in addition to some commercial DAB stations.

Other stations broadcasting on the new transmitters include Radio Pembrokeshire, Radio Carmarthenshire, Nation Radio, Real Radio and Smooth.

DAB radio was already expanded in northeast Wales in March with new transmitters in Wrexham, adding access to the service to more than 300,000 people.

Local digital radio in Wales will reach nearly 80 percent of homes in 2014, and about 85 percent of the region’s homes already receive the DAB version of BBC national networks.