BBC Radio Devon have announced that they will no longer be broadcasting on 1458 KHz medium wave.
Commentaries for United’s matches, including this Saturday’s 3pm kick-off against Eastleigh, will now only be available online. You can find out how to access match commentary online by clicking here. The link on the BBC website to listen to United’s matches will only appear just prior to kick-off.
The full statement from Radio Devon is as follows:
BBC Radio Devon Medium Wave Frequency Switch-Off
BBC Radio Devon will no longer broadcast programmes on 1458 kHz medium wave from 9 January. Listeners who live in Totnes and Torbay and currently listen on medium wave, will need to tune to alternative frequencies or find BBC Radio Devon online or on Freeview.
BBC Radio Devon is still on air on FM, Digital, Freeview and online at BBC.co.uk/radiodevon or on the BBC iPlayer Radio app. For FM, listeners should retune to 104.3 FM in Totnes and Torbay, and on 103.4 FM elsewhere in the county. Listeners in Newton Abbot are advised their strongest FM signal is on either 104.3 or 103.4 FM.
On DAB, look for BBC Radio Devon on the radio’s display. Listeners can also find BBC Radio Devon on Freeview on channel 720.
BBC Radio Devon is available on other medium wave frequencies. Listeners in the North of the county (Barnstaple and Bideford) can tune to 801 kHz, and listeners in Exeter can tune to 990 kHz.
Mark Grinnell, Managing Editor, BBC Radio Devon said: “There are now a number of ways to listen to BBC Radio Devon, including FM and digital radio, and now Freeview and the BBC iPlayer Radio app. The investments we have made in digital radio, including supporting the recent addition of four digital radio transmitters to improve reception and adding BBC Radio Devon to digital TV, mean that fewer people are listening to medium wave and the BBC has to reassess whether our medium wave broadcasts still represent value for money. Our normal programmes won’t be on 1458 kHz medium wave from 9 January, although we will then broadcast information on how to re-tune and details of who to contact for help until the end of the month. Our commentary of Torquay United is now available online through the BBC Sport website, with live updates from the ground on 104.3 and 103.4 FM.”
Listeners who are having trouble finding BBC Radio Devon can call BBC Reception Advice on 03700 100 700. Calls are charged at standard rates. Detailed transmitter and re-tuning information is also available online at bbc.co.uk/receptionsearch.