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More radio choice for listeners in Lancashire as new transmitter brings more digital radio to the region

Listeners in Lancashire are waking up to even more radio choice today, after a new transmitter in Lancaster was added to the DAB multiplex. The addition provides a number of exciting new services for listeners, as well as improved coverage for existing stations.

Radio lovers in Lancaster, Morecambe, Heysham and Carnforth, as well as some in the southern parts of Cumbria, can now enjoy local favourites Rock FM, BBC Radio Lancashire and Greatest Hits Radio Lancashire on their DAB Radio, which is already home to a huge array of choice including Absolute Radio, BBC Radio 2 and Magic Radio.

What’s more, the transmitter is also bringing stations previously unavailable in the area, including Hits Radio, Absolute Classic Rock, Absolute Radio Country and Magic Radio spin-off stations Magic Soul and Magic Chilled.


You can find the full list of available stations below. To access all of these new services, listeners are encouraged to retune their DAB digital radios. Simply press the auto tune or auto scan button or go to the menu and press auto tune. If this does not locate all services, then listeners are recommended to run a full scan.

The transmitter is owned by Bauer Digital Radio Ltd. Speaking about the new launch, Ben Cooper, Chief Content and Music Officer, Bauer Media Audio UK, said: “We’re incredibly pleased to be able to bring listeners in Lancashire even more choice thanks to the launch of this new transmitter. From the great songs on Magic Soul to the latest local updates on Rock FM, this is an exciting next step in radio’s digital future, and we can’t wait for Lancashire to join us.”

The following stations are now available on DAB Digital Radio in the area:

  • Rock FM
  • Greatest Hits Radio (Lancashire)
  • BBC Radio Lancashire
  • Absolute Classic Rock
  • Absolute Radio Country
  • Hits Radio
  • Magic Chilled
  • Magic Soul
  • Capital
  • Heart
  • Smooth

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For further press information, please contact: 
Amelia O’Shea – Head of Communications, Bauer Media Audio UK 
E: M: 07718 489342 

Cat Martin – Communications Director, Bauer Media Audio 
E: M: 07932 746 363 

About Bauer Media UK
Bauer Media UK reaches over 25 million UK consumers through a portfolio of world-class, multi-platform media and entertainment brands including heat, KISS, Grazia, Empire, Magic, Absolute Radio and the Hits Radio Brand Network. These brands offer commercial partners access to highly engaged audiences, with creative solutions underpinned by insight and instinct. Bauer Media UK is part of the Bauer Media Group, one of the world’s largest privately owned media businesses with media assets all over the globe.