The transmitter at St Mary's Well in Malvern sorts out coverage in Great Malvern, as well as enhancing coverage through Worcester and Droitwich into Bromsgrove. Going south, it reinforces coverage in Tewkesbury and Cheltenham and even gives a bit of a boost to reception in Gloucester. It adds a further 17,000 to the network and improves coverage for 750,000 more
Meanwhile, the transmitter at Haslingden brings coverage to a further 31,000 people between Bury and Blackburn. It reinforces coverage in the western side of Bury and brings coverage to Rawtenstall and Bacup, as well as along the A56. In total, it improves coverage for 450,000 people.
DAB 5KW Transmitter from Malvern. This is a first for this site as Malvern did not previously transmit any DAB. Yes MUXCO say they will transmit their regional DAB multiplex from here. This should carry the BBC local stations for Hereford & Worcester also BBC Radio Gloucestershire.
MUXCO have gone very quiet since last year and have not updated their web site for a very long time. Their early 2011 launch date is slipping away.
With all this talk about national BBC radio comming from the Malverntransmitter, what about national commercial radio like Absolute Radio, absolute 80s and classic rock? Will they be on Malvern aswell. Please dont put Wyvern on there. That station is bad enough on FM with the same 10 songs played all day every day.