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Switch-on this Friday for a new DAB transmitter for the Liverpool area


Dig Rad This Friday 19 April, the official switch–on of the new local DAB digital radio stations for Liverpool will take place at Juice FM. The Sony award-winning Juice FM radio presenters Adam Weighell and Lianne Campbell will do the honours at 3pm.

The St. John’s Beacon transmitter in Liverpool will also take local digital radio coverage in neighbouring Wrexham and Chester from zero to over 70% of households. In total, the ‘switch-on’ will mean that over two million people across Liverpool and North Wales will be able to listen to Juice FM, Nation Radio, Dee on DAB, Real Radio, as well as the national BBC stations for Wales,  Radio Wales and Radio Cymru, on DAB digital radio for the first time.

Juice FM which is available on FM is launching on DAB in Liverpool while Dee on DAB, Nation Radio, Real Radio and BBC Radio Wales and Radio Cymru will be available in the broader Liverpool conurbation for the first time.

Graham Sarath, the station director of Juice FM said: “Boosting local coverage for Liverpool means the range of local DAB digital radio stations can be received by even more listeners, at home, at work and in their car. It gives Juice listeners the opportunity to hear the station on another platform and one which I’m sure they’ll enjoy.”

A spokesman for BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru added: “We are delighted that both BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru will be available to listeners on DAB in the Liverpool area for the first time, bringing news and stories from Wales to our listeners with the digital benefits of easy tuning and scrolling information.”


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