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New Scunthorpe DAB Mux Is Part of UK DAB Initiative

A new DAB mux transmitter covering 75,000 people in the UK city of Scunthorpe has been turned on
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SCUNTHORPE, England � A new DAB mux transmitter covering 75,000 people in the UK city of Scunthorpe has been turned on, and now�listeners can receive 11 services on DAB digital radio: BBC Radio Humberside, Capital Yorkshire, Viking FM, Viking 2 and Viking 3, Smooth, Absolute Classic Rock, Absolute 90s, Gold, Kiss Fresh and Magic Soul, according toradiotoday.

The Scunthorpe transmitter is the final of five new transmitters built to expand and/or improve local DAB digital coverage for over 220,000 listeners in Northern Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire, taking local DAB digital radio coverage up to 98% of households. The five new Northern Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire transmitters were built by Arqiva, are part of an industry and Government program to expand coverage and listening to DAB digital radio. The UK Government, BBC and commercial radio are near completion of a further 182 local DAB transmitters to extend local DAB coverage to more than 91% of the UK population bringing eight million listeners across the UK into coverage and adding over 4,160 miles of roads.�

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