BBC Radio Foyle goes full time on digital
BBC Northern Ireland has announced that Radio Foyle is now available full-time on the DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) radio platform.
Earlier this year, BBC Northern Ireland unveiled modernisations to its Radio Foyle premises at Northland Road in Derry, including updated radio facilities and a new, purpose-built TV studio.
Now the station is available to local digital radio listeners across Northern Ireland on a permanent basis. Pictured above, at the announcement, are (Left to Right) BBC Northern Ireland Director Peter Johnston, Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness of Sinn Féin and BBC Radio Foyle Editor Larry Deeney.
Speaking at the announcemkent, BBC NI boss Peter Johnston said: “BBC Radio Foyle does valuable work in serving our audiences in the north west and has been at the heart of many important stories and events over the past few years. It has long been a commitment of ours to bring BBC Radio Foyle to digital radio to make it even more widely available to listeners. I’m delighted today to be able to confirm that it now joins BBC Radio Ulster and BBC network stations on DAB.”
To access the station on digital radio, listeners may now need to rescan and retune their DAB receiver.