Black Friday deals
Coast and County Radio in North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire's alternative Coast and County Radio is now available on DAB digital radio in and around North Yorkshire.
Echo/Echo Dot command: "Listen to Coast North Yorkshire radio"

Heart Extra Christmas replaces Smooth Christmas as the home of xmas tunes on national DAB in 2016
In the place of Smooth Christmas, we welcome Heart Extra Christmas on digital radio and online - joining a growing number of radio stations playing Christmas music - even better, this one's on national DAB digital radio.

Pulse Christmas listen live online
Testing right now, officially launching 14th November @ 12 midday Pulse Christmas on digital radio - part of a range of radio stations playing Christmas music. Swansea's The Wave Christmas and Cheshire/Staff's Signal Christmas also testing - listen online now

2016-unforgettable-radio-xmas-songs
Hankering for Christmas tunes already? Stream some classic vintage and retro Christmas music from Unforgettable Radio before the pop and cheese of other stations takes over.
Echo/Echo Dot command: "Play Unforgettable Radio UK"

DAB tuning dial
DAB radio coverage : Phase 4 BBC transmitters and local DAB coverage improvements
BBC national (BBC Nat) or national commercial (Nat commercial) transmitters carrying Digital One's national DAB radio stations, with switch-on date:

30 Jun 16
West Lynn, King’s Lynn, Norfolk» BBC Nat

31 May 16
Blackpool, Lancashire» BBC Nat
Shilbottle, Almouth, Amble & Warkworth, Northumberland» BBC Nat
Kenley, Whyteleafe, Purley & Coulsdon, Croydon» BBC Nat

25 May 16
Caterham, Godstone, Woldingham, Oxted & Limpsfield, Surrey» BBC Nat

13 May 16
Beccles, Suffolk» BBC Nat

25 Apr 16
Letchworth and Baldock, Herts» BBC Nat

5 Apr 16
Blythburgh, Suffolk» BBC Nat

30-31 Mar 16
Vale of Llangollen» BBC Nat
Harlow, Essex» BBC Nat
Felixstowe and Harwich» BBC Nat
Kidwelly and parts of Carmarthenshire» BBC Nat

11 Mar 16
Maidenhead and surrounding areas» BBC Nat

29 Feb 16
Amlwch, Anglesey» BBC Nat
Ludlow, Salop» BBC Nat
Woodbridge, Suffolk» BBC Nat
Lampeter, Ceredigion» BBC Nat
Swaffham, Norfolk; A47» BBC Nat

25 Feb 16
Montrose, Angus» BBC Nat

17 Feb 16
Dunkirk; Faversham; Whitstable» BBC Nat

29 Jan 16
Glasgow city centre» BBC Nat
Bourne, Lincolnshire» BBC Nat

22 Jan 16
Ayr & South Ayrshire» BBC Nat
Liverpool city centre» BBC Nat

Oct-Dec 15
Eleven new transmitters» BBC national DAB expansion

25-27 Nov 15
Tavistock, Torpoint & Ivybridge» Plymouth local DAB expansion

30 Sep 15
Leicester city centre» BBC Nat

24 Sep 15
Lincoln city centre» BBC Nat
Skegness & Ingoldmells» BBC Nat

23 Sep 15
Ballycastle, Northern Ireland» BBC Nat
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DAB retune information
Hold the Autotune button down for 3 seconds to make sure your DAB radio scans for all new stations

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Pure have released its new range of Evoke H series DAB digital radios
Pure introduce Evoke H3, H4 and H6 range of Bluetooth-enabled DAB receivers
What's the difference between the Evoke H2, H3, H4 and H6 models? Find out and see photos here
WEEKEND DEAL on Evoke H2 DAB/DAB+ radio - walnut & oak
SALE Oak finish EVOKE D2 DAB/DAB+ award-winner - [news article]
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SAVE Oak finish EVOKE D2 DAB/DAB+ award-winner - popular
How can I tell if the Pure radio I want is DAB+ compatible? - see list of radios

[Tues 22 Nov 16]

Amazon Echo Dot (second generation) hands-on review with radio and audio
Amazon Echo Dot - £39.99 Weekend Deal - our review & photos - a new voice for internet radio
Amazon Echo Full Size with bigger speaker - £119.99 Black Friday Reloaded

BLACK FRIDAY RELOADED DEAL. We get our hands on the Amazon Echo Dot (2nd generation) and review its internet radio capabilities - how does it stack up as a radio streamer and bedside alarm? Plus, personalised, spoken weather forecasts, access to your Amazon Music locker, audio books, news briefings and more... is this the future of live radio and on-demand? It may be scond generation, but are you just seconds away from listening to your favourite stations here and abroad?

[Mon 24 Oct 16, 25 Nov 2016]

Black Friday Reloaded; Weekend deals for Christmas; Cyber Monday savings
Save yourself a few pounds on technology and pick up a DAB digital radio for as little as £18 from Currys, or an internet radio to check out global radio stations
Cheap DAB digital radio deals for Cyber Monday and the Black Friday Weekend
Some incredible deals from Argos Black Friday event
SANDSTROM SDR15 DAB+/FM Radio £30 click & collect or delivered
Logik twin-speaker DAB/DAB+ radio £35 click & collect or delivered
Logik LRB DAB (not DAB+) radio £18 click & collect or delivered
Real timber case stereo DAB (not DAB+) radio £25 - click and collect
Real walnut case stereo DAB (not DAB+) radio £50 - click and collect
Ocean Digital wi-fi internet radio £54.99 delivered
Google Chromecast Audio just £15 click & collect - read all about it
Google Chromecast Audio £20 click & collect - read what it can do here
Chromecast Audio is a small media streaming device that plugs into the AUX input of your powered or portable speaker or hi-fi system, Once set up, simply use your iPhone®, iPad®, Android phone or tablet, Mac or Windows laptop, or Chromebook to cast your favourite music, radio stations and podcasts to your speaker or hi-fi with the Chrmoecast Audio plugged into. A very inexpensive way to get multi-room audio around the house, without forking out for Sonos equipment.
Amazon Fire Tablet 8GB £29.99 - click and collect, pick it up
Amazon Fire Tablet 16GB £39.99 - don't wait in, just pick it up
Amazon Fire Tablet 8GB £29.99 - free delivery to your door
Amazon Fire Tablet 16GB £39.99 - with free postage & packing
Amazon Fire TV stick £24.95 - reserve online and pick it up
Amazon Fire TV stick £24.95 - with free postage & packing
Google Chromecast £20 - click and collect, pick it up

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BBC Radio Scotland Music Extra logo
Painting the Saint's birthday with extra Music in Scotland - testing now

Find out how to listen to the BBC's station celebrating St. Andrew's Day in Scotland, available for 8 days from 22nd November
See more of Scotland's radio stations & find out how to tune in

[Mon 07 Nov 16]

An article on Christmas radio stations launching for the festive season on free-to-air radio
Tinselly radio? More Christmas-themed stations take to the airwaves

Christmas has come for a myriad of radio stations playing jazz, swing, big band and rock 'n' pop, easy listening & schmaltz - we take a look at how and when to listen

[Wed 09 Nov 16, updated 21 Nov 2016]

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Radio Newark logo
Radio Newark soul, blues, chillout & sixties goes on local digital radio
Community station hugely increases its coverage area, joining KCFM and Lincs FM on DAB

[Weds 16 Nov 16]

So when do Christmas tunes start on Smooth?
So, when do Smooth Christmas tunes start in 2016?

Is it on DAB digital radio this year? Which songs will be played? How do I get my festive fix? When should I listen? We have all the answers and a chance to get involved in picking the hits

[Tues 15 Nov 16]

My Music Radio logo
Lost Eagle Oldies, North Yorkshire Oldies or Pirate Oldies? Here's why

A new DAB digital radio station takes Oldies to a new era, covering Cornwall, Surrey & south London, North Yorkshire and Cambridge

[Fri 11 Nov 16]



BBC Music Jazz 2016 logo - how to listen to the popup station
Fancy some jazz flavours? This popup station is just for you

Can't find BBC Music Jazz station on DAB digital radio? Check the frequency and get some tips on how to listen here.
Find out how to listen to the BBC's latest radio station, broadcasting for 4 days from 10th Nov
Discover more national radio stations & how to tune in online, on FM, MW and DAB

[Mon 07 Nov 16]

Sony-xdr-s40dpb DAB and DAB+ portable radio receiver review
Sony XDR-S40DPB - hands-on review & photos

The model's a few years old, but DAB and DAB+ compatible, so how does the S40 stack up?

[Sat 5 Nov 16]

Goodmans Pebble DAB radio review
Goodmans Pebble DAB+ portable one year on - our review & photos

How does the Goodmans Pebble portable digital radio stand up after a full year of use? Playing it straight or straight on the bonfire? Find out its strengths and weaknesses in our review.

[Sat 5 Nov 16]

Bloomberg Radio logo
Business news station relaunches on London digital radio
Bloomberg Radio has joined DAB digital radio in London. The station broadcasts around-the-clock business news programmes, with a focus on financial news and market updates and interviews with CEOs, economists and expert analysts. Bloomberg Radio was previously available nationally on digital radio from July 2000 until December 2002.

[Mon 17 Oct 16]

Some different ways to get cheap multi-room streaming and broadcast radio and audio or music
Streaming ahead: multi-room radio and music on the cheap

Like having the same sounds around the house? Or simply want an easy way to access streaming radio over wi-fi? Look no further than our quick guide to tech available that gives you radio with the option of a multi-room experience

[Sat 22 Oct 16]

Encore DAB digital radio logo
Films and musicals get more airplay on digital radio with Encore

Find out how to tune in to a new digital station playing music from West End & Broadway shows

[Sun 23 Oct 16]

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A range of affordable personal and pocket DAB digital radios
Handholding: These personal DAB digital radios are the cheapest yet

Suddenly, listening to digital radio out and about became a lot cheaper with these Autumn 2016 deals, from £22 - significantly more affordable than sets from a few years ago

[Sat 08 Oct 16]

KCFM logo
KCFM goes on Lincolnshire DAB
Listeners with a DAB digital radio in Lincolnshire can now tune in to KCFM on their receiver. The station was requested to be added on 28th September.

[Mon 17 Oct 16]

Escape to Cornwall DAB
Escape makes its exit from Cornwall DAB
Sounds from some of Cornwall's most popular, picturesque and iconic locations, such as the wild Moors of Bodmin, to the rugged coastline of Land's End, have disappeared from digital radio in Cornwall. Escape to Cornwall, previously available in the county on digi radio, ceased broadcasting on the digital platform at the end of September 2016.

[Mon 17 Oct 16]

Suffolk First on DAB digital radio in the county - how to listen on your digital radio
Finally - digital radio comes to the county, with Suffolk First and five other radio stations now officially launched

It's here at last: local DAB for Suffolk - all you need to know about tuning in, which frequency the stations are on - and what equipment you need to listen
Suffolk: see a large number of public service, community & independent stations in the county

[Fri 7 Oct 16]

Kiss FM UK logo
How to listen to Kiss in Cornwall, Plymouth, Reading & Basingstoke

Kiss is leaving south-west England and Berkshire local DAB - all you need to know, with other ways to listen
Find out more about the south-west's and Berkshire's radio stations on FM, MW and DAB

[Sun 25 Sept 16]

Join Radio Cymru Mwy from 19th September 2016
Tune in to a new Welsh language popup station from now

Radio Cymry Mwy broadcasting test loop, with programmes starting 7am Monday 19th
Find out more about Wales' radio stations and how to tune in online, on FM, MW and DAB
Listen to Radio Cymry Mwy's test transmissions to find out more
[Sun 18 Sept 16]

Suffolk DAB launch lineup - how to get the stations
How can I listen to Suffolk local DAB radio stations? When's the launch?

Find out when Chris Country, BBC Radio Suffolk & Fun Kids are launching in the county of Suffolk, which frequency they are broadcasting on and how to tune in to the test transmissions
Suffolk - one of a large number of digital radio multiplexes serving the United Kingdom

[Wed 14 Sep 16]

Capital FM logo
To cap it all, hit music station is now available across the UK

It may not be on 95 - 106 FM in your area, but the pop music brand is now broadcasting to ninety percent of the population on digital radio - find out how to get it here
Capital FM - one of a large number of national radio stations across the United Kingdom

[Mon 12 Sep 16]

Union Jack radio station logo
How can I listen to Union Jack best of British radio station?

It's here, it's new, it's all about UK pop and rock bands - find out how to tune in on your DAB
Union Jack - one of a huge number of national radio stations across GB and Northern Ireland

[Sun 11 Sep 16]

BBC Radio Cymru Mwy launches on 19th September 2016
Brush up on your Welsh language skills and tune in from 19 September

Popup digital station for Radio Cymru set to launch, plus Capital Cymru added to North Wales DAB bundle, giving Welsh speakers more choice and better coverage
Check out our Wales radio station listings for more stations in your area of Wales

[Weds 31 Aug 16]

Humberside DAB digital radio retune
Viking FM and BBC Radio Humberside to leave DAB?

Luckily it's only for a split second while the local digital radio bundle moves to a new frequency
Missing stations? Find out where local digital radio stations in Lincolnshire, Hull & East Riding are relocating on DAB - and how to retune your digital radio

[Tues 23 Aug 16]

Pure Siesta S2 DAB digital radio with DAB+ and FM
Rise up for the Pure Siesta S2 futureproofed DAB digital alarm clock

Two alarms and five manual dimmer settings make the case for this alarm in your bedroom

[Tues 23 Aug 16]

Fun Kids Radio Herefordshire
Herefordshire & Worcestershire, Lincs & North Wales get DAB boost

A series of new DAB digital radio transmitters increase coverage for listeners tuning into local digi radio - meaning less burble on your receiver

[Sat 13 Aug 16]

Nation Gold Radio logo
Nation Gold Radio expands coverage into new places

Seventies, eighties and nineties pop on digital radio is easier to tune in to on your receiver

[Sat 13 Aug 16]

Love 80s DAB radio station
Like eighties music? There's a station just for you across DAB in Liverpool, North-East Wales and Manchester

All-eighties pop music radio station launches for nostalgic listeners eager to re-live the decade

[Sat 13 Aug 16]

Absolute Radio 60s and 00s in Perth and Dundee on DAB radio
Keane and Kinks coming to Perth and Dundee on digital radio

Absolute Radio Noughties and Sixties decades stations expand into Tayside on DAB digital radio, adding to Classic Rock & 90s

[Sun 31 July 16]

Glow Radio logo - launches in Gloucestershire on 1 Aug 2016
It's all Glow in south midlands county as pop music and 90s anthems and dance floorfillers station launches

DAB digital radio in Gloucestershire gets boost with the launch of Glow Radio playing hit music

[Sun 31 July 16]

Rio games logo
How to listen to radio coverage of the Rio games

Hundreds of hours of radio coverage and commentary of the Rio sporting events available to listen to online, on MW and on your digital radio - all you need to know here

[Sat 30 July 16]

Pure Elan E3 DAB digital radio now available
Pure's first sub-£50 colourscreen DAB/DAB+/FM radio launched

Elan E3 digital radio packs 2.8 inch TFT display, two alarms, headphone socket & portability

[Sun 24 July 16]

We've updated our radio station directory this summer 2016
Summer cleanup for our radio station directory

We've finally found time to update our directory, including Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland radio station listings for BBC, commercial and community stations across FM, AM and DAB digital radio, plus coverage maps for DAB where available. Errors and omissions can be sent via our feedback form

[Sat 23 July 16]

Great Yorkshire Radio logo
Like the eighties, nineties and noughties? It's Great if you live in North Yorkshire

New station on DAB serves up pop from three nostalgic decades on your radio in and around York

[Thurs 7 July 16]

Magic Soul Summer logo
Thames Radio London
Lucky in London and beyond - two new stations on digital radio

Check out our station directory for Thames Radio and Magic Soul Summer - extra listening choice in the capital
You can also receive Magic Soul Summer in and around Birmingham, Teesside, Tyne & Wear, Humberside, Leeds, Edinburgh, Northern Ireland, Tayside and Inverness - try a retune of your DAB radio if you live in the above areas but can't find Magic Soul Summer

[Thurs 7 July 16]

Two models from Roberts get firmware upgrade
Roberts 93i and iStream 2 can stream BBC radio in high quality

Two of Roberts Radio's popular internet receivers get futureproofing update for BBC live and on-demand streams - and let you fast-forward & rewind on-demand shows

[Sat 04 June 16]

Manchester DAB retune
Where have DAB stations in Manchester gone?

Is your DAB list missing BBC Radio Manchester, Gold, Heart or Key 2? All is not lost - here's why - and what you need to do to get them back...

[Mon 16 May 16]

LG Stylus 2 receiving FM and DAB radio stations
LG Stylus 2 has a big plus - it receives DAB and FM radio stations

Smartphone's large 5.7 inch screen lets you choose analogue and digi (DAB/DAB+) radio stations, and automatically switches to internet radio if the signal should drop out

[Thurs 28 Apr 16]

Clyde Rocks radio station logo
Rock and sport station Clyde Rocks goes on DAB in Glasgow
A thirty day trial of a brand new DAB radio station Clyde Rocks began on 20th April 2016 on local digital radio in Glasgow. Clyde Rocks combines classic rock music with Gavin Pearson at breakfast, John Milne during mornings and Fraser Thomson at drive. Superscoreboard is on from 8pm every weekday evening and SPL rock 'n' goals from 2pm every Saturday. Tune in to Clyde 1 on your DAB radio in the area, then look for Clyde Rocks in your DAB station list and select this new station to listen.

[Sun 24 Apr 16]

Liverpool DAB retune
Disappearing stations in Liverpool and Merseyside?

If your DAB station list is missing BBC Radio Merseyside and the Radio City brands, here's why...

[Sun 24 Apr 16]

Radio 2 50s popup DAB station logo
Get ready for Radio 2 50s for music and nostalgia from the decade

A new popup station from the BBC celebrates 50s pop hits and musical memories

[Tues 12 Apr 16]

Virgin Radio schedule has been published
Virgin Radio signs Russell Kane to weekends; more presenters announced

The relaunched Virgin Radio takes more of a pop-rock edge, with The Mac Twins and Ben Jones also presenting

[Thurs 10 Mar 16]

The big retune event to receive 18 national DAB digital radio stations
Lost Planet Rock, Absolute Radio 80s, Premier, Heat or Kisstory?

Can't hear or tune to Planet Rock? Panjab and Sunrise Radio disappeared from your DAB station list? Absolute 80s unavailable on your DAB? heat Radio gone forever? Think you're kissing goodbye to Kisstory? Find out how you could get them back after 7th March 2016...

Is the UK using DAB+? I thought there were no plans for DAB+ stations

Plans for UK DAB+ stations only confirmed in 2015 - here's what you need to know and why you might struggle to hear the stations on your DAB receiver even though they appear in your station list.

[Sun 28 Feb 16, Mon 7 Mar 16, Tues 8 Mar 16]

Pure Highway 600 in the car
Get DAB for your cab - Pure Highway 400 and 600 in-car DAB adaptors

Plus more ideas for DAB/DAB+ convertors, head units and adaptors to help you listen in the car

[Fri 04 Mar 16]

BBC Radio 2 Country popup station logo
Get ready for Radio 2 Country covering C2C music festival

The BBC's popup station returns for 2016 to cover the Country To Country music festival

[Tues 01 Mar 16]

D2 Sound Digital lineup of 18 new and relocating stations on DAB digital radio
18 DAB and DAB+ stations leap onto digital radio from 29th February

Children's station Fun Kids, Kisstory and Jazz FM launch nationally, with Planet Rock, Absolute 80s and Premier moving to the new multiplex bundle; talkRADIO, Virgin Radio and talkSPORT 2 in the pipeline

[Sat 27 Feb 16]

Pure Evoke C range DAB, DAB+ and FM radios; connected radios
Pure Evoke C-series DAB+ and connected range now available

Remote-controlled trio offer FM, DAB and DAB+ tuners, with the flagship Evoke C-F6 combining Spotify Connect and internet radio
Pure Evoke C-D6 brings back CD player into stereo audio system
Pure Evoke C-D4 compact DAB/DAB+ tabletop music system

[Sat 20 Feb 16]

Heart Extra - on DAB D1 national multiplex
Heart Extra launches alongside bundle of eighteen stations
Heart Extra will feature music from the last three decades and will play a mix of tracks from a variety of artists targeted at a female audience. Wham, Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Pink, Take That, Phil Collins, George Michael, Whitney Houston, Roxette, Robbie Williams, Bon Jovi, UB40, Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5, Kylie Minogue, Coldplay, Keane, Adele, Sam Smith and Bruno Mars are just some of the artists to appear on the new station, launched on 29th February 2016 in mono on the D1 digital radio multiplex at 7.00am with Jamie Theakston and Emma Bunton at breakfast.

[Sun 14 Feb 16, amended Sun 28 Feb]

Mothering Sunday 2016
Cool to retro - thinking of getting a DAB radio as a gift for Mother's Day?

With Mothering Sunday on the way, we've a pick of the best DAB, DAB+ and FM radios currently available for maximum style and minimum fuss

[Sun 21 Feb 16]

D2 testing now across the UK on DAB digital radio
Loads of new stations broadcasting audio tests on DAB

The UK's new bundle of digital radio stations are available now to dip in to on your receiver

[Mon 15 Feb 16]

Gaydio Sussex
Gaydio reviews coverage; removes itself from Sussex-wide multiplex
Gaydio, the LBGT station, is to end on the Sussex DAB radio multiplex shortly, having joined a local DAB mini-multiplex for Brighton in mono, which launched in Summer 2015.

[Sun 14 Feb 16]

Pure One Flow receiving test transmission
How to receive eighteen national DAB stations launching in Feb 2016

Information about how to pick up test transmissions for the UK's big bundle of radio stations on DAB and DAB+. Will you be in the coverage area?

[Wed 03 Feb 16]

D2 Sound Digital lineup of 18 new and relocating stations on DAB digital radio
Eighteen stations take to the airwaves as Sound Digital DAB launches

From 29th February, Virgin Radio, children's station Fun Kids, talkRADIO and Sunrise Radio cascade into DAB listeners' homes as new national DAB bundle airs in the UK
  • Find out if you can listen to the new stations on your DAB or DAB+ radio

  • New multiplex covers large areas of England, with parts of Central Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales included in coverage



[Wed 03 Feb 16]

North Yorkshire Oldies launches on DAB 1st February 2016
New oldies station for North Yorkshire
Stevie Wonder, The Isley Brothers, The Moody Blues, Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand transported to DAB listeners

[Sun 31 Jan 16]

UCB UK changes name to UCB 1
UBC UK goes for name tweak
UCB 1 is the new name for UCB UK - United Christian Broadcasters - on the UK's first national digital DAB multiplex. The station, which has reserved a place for sister station UCB 2 (previously UCB Inspirational) on the second national commercial digital radio multiplex, changed its name at the end of January 2016. UCB 3 is the new name for UCB Gospel.
UCB 2 logo

[Sun 31 Jan 16]




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