The Voice - Local Radio for North Devon - Broadcasting from Barnstaple on DAB Digital Radio and on 106.1 & 107.8 FM


How to Listen - FAQ

On 106.1 and 107.8 FM

Since January 2014, The Voice has been broadcasting across North Devon on 106.1 and 107.8 FM.

Haven't retuned your radios yet? Why not?

On DAB Digital Radio

The Voice is available on DAB Digital Radios across Devon. Simply hit the Rescan button on your radio and The Voice should appear in your list of stations

Online

You can listen to The Voice wherever you are in the world! Just go to our website and click the Listen Live link at the top of any page.

This will open our RadioPlayer app, which you can also get to here

On your mobile device

You can download the RadioPlayer app from your App Store and search for us in there

 

The world has been listening to broadcasting without wires for over 90 years and in that time, not much has changed. Ok, FM stereo is a far cry from mono SW (Short Wave) frequencies but still we switch on our radio, tune to our favourite station, sit back and relax!

What is DAB?

How does it work and how do I find The Voice?

So, if I buy a DAB radio, is it just The Voice I can hear?

Can I listen in the car?

I don't have one, do I have to replace my old stereo to listen?

On your website, it says "Listen Here", how does that work then?

I haven't gone the Apple way... Can I listen on my smart phone?


What is DAB?

Enter the world of Digital Audio Broadcasting or DAB radio! So, WHAT IS DAB? Without getting technical it simply means - More choice and more information! In practice, it is far simpler than your normal FM/AM radio! No dial just a big button to scan with and a lovely big screen packed with information about the station you're listening to, including the presenter, website info and often the playlist!

How does it work and how do I find The Voice?

You remember when you got your new digital TV or freeview box? Before you could use it, you scanned for channels in your local area. Then to watch "BBC3" you just clicked the channel up button or chose from a list of TV channels... DAB is exactly the same! You get it out of the box, perform a scan and hey presto! All the stations you can receive are stored! Then all you have to do to listen is flick through the list and choose the one you want! (The Voice obviously)!

So If I buy a DAB radio is it just The Voice I can hear?

No, there is a vast array of radio stations to listen to. All the BBC stations are there, including the ones you would normally find on freeview like BBC 6 music or on AM like BBC world service. There are also lots of independent stations like "Planet Rock, Absolute Radio, Classic FM, Talk Sport and many many more. Whatever music or radio you're into DAB will have it!

Can I listen in the car?

Yes! Most modern cars are equipped with DAB radios, just look for the DAB digital radio logos!

I don't have one, do I have to replace my old stereo to listen?

No! There are many "add on" DAB radios that are as small as a sat nav unit that just mounts onto the dash or windscreen without tools or wires! It sends a signal to your current stereo (like when you listen to your mp3 player) and you just tune in like a normal station. The most popular  (and the one favoured my most of the team here at The Voice) is the PURE highway.

On your website it says "listen here" how does that work then?

When you click the listen here link a small radio player will open. It will run in the background and won't interrupt your browsing etc. It has all the controls your normal radio will have plus lots of ways to talk to the presenter live in the studio.

Can I listen on my smart phone?

Yes! You can download the RadioPlayer app from your device's App Store. It's free! Once you have it, just type The Voice into the search bar and there you go. Don't forget to add us to your favourites though!

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