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BBC 5 Live outage likely in SW England and S Wales

BBC Radio 5 Live listeners in parts of south west England and south Wales may have difficulty receiving the station for several weeks.

Engineering work at the Clevedon transmitter site, just off the M5 SW of Bristol, will mean that from 18th September 2017 through to 5th November 2017, listeners in the region tuned into 909kHz Medium Wave may lose the 5 Live signal for up to six hours or receive a weaker than normal signal, possibly even from another transmitter broadcasting 5 Live on the same frequency.

Disruptions to the service are expected between 10am and 4pm, even at weekends, according to BBC Reception. But exact timings are weather dependant.

Digital radio outlets are unaffected by the engineering work, so listeners can switch to DAB, iPlayer Radio, digital TV platforms or the BBC website to continue listening.

The work at Clevedon follows hot on the heels of engineering work at Moorside Edge, which temporarily affected reception in parts of Northern England earlier this month.