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Droitwich Transmitting Station

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Masts at the Droitwich transmitting station
Droitwich Transmitting Station is located in Worcestershire
Droitwich Transmitting Station
Droitwich Transmitting Station (Worcestershire)
LocationDroitwich, Worcestershire
Mast height213.36 metres (700 ft)
Coordinates52°17′48″N 2°06′19″W / 52.296666666667°N 2.1052777777778°W / 52.296666666667; -2.1052777777778Coordinates: 52°17′48″N 2°06′19″W / 52.296666666667°N 2.1052777777778°W / 52.296666666667; -2.1052777777778
Grid referenceSO929663
Built1934

The Droitwich transmitting station is a large broadcasting facility for long-wave and medium-wave transmissions, established in 1934 in the civil parish of Dodderhill, just outside the village of Wychbold, near Droitwich in Worcestershire, England (grid reference SO929663). The site is the location of the British Broadcasting Corporation's most powerful long-wave transmitter, which together with the two Scottish long-wave transmitters at Burghead and Westerglen forms a network broadcasting on the same frequency. The masts can be seen to the east from the M5 motorway, between Droitwich and Bromsgrove, as well as to the west from the Herefordshire/Worcestershire border. At night, the two sets of aircraft warning lights are visible from a long distance. Due to the bright red lights illuminated at night, some locals have renamed the site "the devil horns of Wychbold". The station is owned and operated by Arqiva.