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BBC Radio is no longer on Freeview after 4pm and 5pm.


Aitchbee
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At 5pm tonight I was lowering my venetian blinds after listening to a radio4 programme about cyborgs, when all-of-a-sudden the sound and picture on my TV which was tuned in to Freeview, conked out ... I thought it was the screeching sound of the blinds going down that caused this 'blank out'.

After a few seconds a red screen was displayed saying...

**This BBC Radio service is not available on Freeview: Weekdays 5pm to midnight Saturday 4pm to 1.00am Sunday 4pm to midnight You can continue to listen to BBC Radio services via FM, digital radio, digital cable and satellite TV, at bbc.co.uk/radio or at individual websites. BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio 1 Xtra and BBC Radio 6 Music continue to be available on Freeview**.

Has this just happened today?

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Aitchbee

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fourm member - you've hit the nail-on-the-heid.

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rdave13

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fourm member , you have similar thoughts on S4C if I remember rightly.

At least that's watched by two shepherds and a dragon..

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morddwyd

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Ant minorities in the country should give thanks that FM is not in power!

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oresome

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When FM gets into power

Are you suggesting there is even the remotest possibility?

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Aitchbee

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Who or what is FM? I thought FM was frequency modulation.

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Bing.alau

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I think DAB radios are either on sale at Aldi now or they will be this weekend. Google for Aldi...

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oresome

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I've always thought it inefficient having a large screen powered up to listen to a radio station, so it's a facility I've never ever used.

But I live in a well populated area with alternative means of receiving radio stations. Is it lack of alternative coverage that forces people to use their TV for radio listening, or are there other reasons?

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Woolwell

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oresome - I was hoping that someone would reply as I too don't understand why I would want to listen to radio on a TV. I suppose if you haven't got a radio then that would be one reason.

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interzone55

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I listen to the radio on Freeview if there's nothing on TV - I just flip over to the radio.

Some stations on Freeview are not available on DAB in our area.

Lastly, the Freeview radio stations are idea when you're travelling and there's nothing to watch on the hotel TV

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Aitchbee

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I only tried Radio4 on Freeview, on my TV, yesterday 'cos I moved my laptop into my living-room; all was ok ... up until 5 pm.

I can easily move my analogue FM radio and continue to enjoy BBC Radio4 'All Day And all Of The Night' with my TV switched off.

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