Poor radio reception forecast for parts of southern England


Radio listeners in southern England may encounter poor reception as one of the main regional transmitters is affected by engineering work.

Work at the Rowridge transmitter on the Isle of Wight is expected to last until the early February 2018 and affect reception of BBC Radios 1-4 and Classic FM.

The transmitter site supplies a signal to many parts of southern England, from Weymouth in the west to Worthing in the east and to Marlborough in the north.

Exact timings for any disruption are not available due to the weather dependant nature of the work at the site, but is likely to cause spells of poor reception, likely between 10:00 and 16:00.

Reception on digital radio platforms will not be affected by the work at Rowridge.


UPDATE 11/12/2017: Latest information confirms disruption to take place late January.

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