The BBC has launched 20 new national DAB radio transmitters, including two in Yorkshire and one each in Tameside and Teesside.

It takes the total number of transmitters to 299 and means that around 95% of the population now has access to digital radio.

The new transmitters give improved coverage in Tameside (Mossley, Uppermill and Delph), Teesside (Barnard Castle), North Yorkshire (Harrogate) and West Yorkshire (Huddersfield and Elland).

“We are delighted to announce the continuing build-out of our next phase of coverage, giving more listeners the opportunity to enjoy the full range of the BBC’s local radio services,” stated Kieran Clifton, director of distribution & business development at the BBC.