BBC joins up DAB digital radio coverage

The BBC's DAB digital radio coverage is being extended to the Scottish Borders. A new transmitter in Selkirk will join up the BBC's current digital radio coverage north and south of the border and bring digital radio to another 40,000 people in the Melrose, Galashiels and Hawick areas.

BBC chief operating officer Caroline Thomson said: "For many years, our digital radio coverage in Scotland and England has been separated. It's good news that we're now able to join up the two nations."

The new transmitter is expected to be in service by the beginning of this winter.

The BBC said it was also looking to install a DAB transmitter serving the Cumbrian towns of Whitehaven and Workington.

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