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A list of London radio stations
Welcome to our guide. Clickable maps link to other parts of the UK.

Thanks to the capital's diverse, multicultural population, there are a wide range of
analogue and digital radio stations available. Not all genres are covered -
country & jazz music stations are notably lacking, but news, rock & pop stations
help to fill the gap. UK-wide stations broadcast to the capital, too.
If you want a flavour of London, you're sure to find something of interest from
its community stations, geared towards local listeners and groups.

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Did you know?

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» 99 percent of the road network within the M25 zone is covered by DAB digital radio. This means you'll get DAB in your car and on public transport (buses, taxis) in the capital. That's all three London bundles as well as more than 25 nationals - a choice of more than 35 digital-only stations (those you can't get on FM or mediumwave).

London DAB radio

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DAB Digital Radio
There are 4 DAB digital radio multiplexes for London and the surrounding area carrying a wide variety of stations. London 1 is operated by CE Digital on channel 12C, London 2 by Switchdigital on channel 12A, London 3 by DRg (Digital Radio Group) on channel 11B and London mini trial by U.DAB on channel 9A - do a full retune to search for 9A.
Multiplexes serving the South East and Home counties of Hertfordshire, Essex, Berkshire, Kent and Surrey can also be picked up in many parts of London. Likewise, many London multiplexes reach these neighbouring counties.
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London 1: channel 12C
Absolute Radio 90s (m)
Absolute Radio
95.8 Capital FM
Gold
Heart
Heat (m)
Kiss
Kiss Fresh (m)
Kisstory (m)
Magic Soul Summer (m)
Magic 105.4
Smooth Radio
DAB Guide (d)
stations no longer on multiplex »



London 2: channel 12A
Absolute Radio 70s (m)
Asian FX (m)
BBC Radio London
Chris Country (m)
Jazz FM (m)
Kerrang! (m)
LBC London News (m)
Mi-Soul (m)
Radio Sputnik
Spectrum DAB (m)
Sout-al-Khaleej (m)
talkSPORT (London) (m)
Thames Radio (m)
The Arrow (m)
stations no longer on multiplex »

View a coverage map for the London 2 multiplex (link updated summer 2016).

London 3: channel 11B
Absolute Classic Rock (m)
ABN Radio (m)
Ahomka Radio UK (m)
Bloomberg Radio (m)
Chill (m)
Fun Kids (m)
Gaydio (m)
IBC Tamil (m)
Lyca Dil Se (m)
Lyca Radio (m)
Matryoshka Radio
Polish Radio London (m)
Premier Gospel (m)
Voice of Islam (m)
The Wireless (m)
stations no longer on multiplex »

View a coverage map for the London 3 multiplex.


London mini
DAB digital radio mini trial London

London mini: channel 9A
CDNX
Crackers Radio
LGR
NTS Live
NuSound Radio
Reprezent
Resonance FM
Rinse
Solar Radio


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Bloomberg Radio logo
spkBloomberg Radio
business and financial news; interviews
available on DAB digital radio in London


Bloomberg RadioBloomberg Radio broadcasts around-the-clock business news programmes, with a focus on financial news and market updates and interviews with CEOs, economists and expert analysts. If you think you've heard it on DAB before, you'd be right: Bloomberg Radio was previously available nationally on digital radio from July 2000 until December 2002. It has rejoined DAB in October 2016.


Encore Radio on DAB digital radio
spkEncore
music from West End and Broadway musicals; film soundtracks
available on local DAB digital radio in London & South-East


Encore DAB digital radio - music from West End shows and musicalsEncore Radio plays music from popular West End and Broadway musicals, alongside classic film soundtracks. It's available on DAB digital radio across Hertforshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey & North Sussex, Essex, Kent & the South-East. It's also available across large areas of London, thanks to signal overspill from surrounding areas.


Thames Radio London on DABpop and guitar-led rock classics
spkThames Radio
greatest hits from the seventies through to the present day
also available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
Thames Radio on facebook
Thames Radio Twitter feed


Thames Radio tiny logoA DAB digital radio station that 'loves music from the 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s and the best of today'. It's the place to tune in to Neil Fox for weekday drive from 4pm, Tony Blackburn with his Saturday Soul Party from 6pm until 9pm and The Best Disco In Town for two hours from 8pm on Fridays. Neil Francis heads up afternoons from 1pm to 4pm Monday to Friday. Pat Sharp pops up Monday to Friday with his Top 10 at 10. Tune in from 8am on Saturday to hear Neil Fox' All Time Favourites, then Martin Buchanan with Totally 80s.




Magic Soul Summer logo
spkMagic Soul Summer
soul and Motown hits
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area


Magic Soul Summer little logoShowcasing songs from the likes of Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Al Green, The Isley Brothers, Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan and John Legend, this popup digital station for Summer 2016 draws on the experience and knowledge of presenter Angie Greaves of Saturday night Soul Town fame on sister station Magic Radio. Presenter Martin Collins also hosts, alongside back to back classics from the purple period of Soul, driven by Motown, Stax and Philadelphia Soul through the 60s, 70s and 80s. Contemporary artists such as Alicia Keys and Beyoncé also feature.


Greater London stations » alphabetically               genre




ABN Radio logoLondon Afropolitan community radio station
spkABN Radio
London's Afropolitan radio station
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area

Absolute Radiopop and guitar-led rock classics
spkAbsolute Radio
adult contemporary; popular rock music from the last 30 years
fm105.8 (Greater London and South East England)
also available on DAB digital radio nationally & in London
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Absolute Radio on facebook
Absolute Radio Twitter feed
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The Arrowclassic rock hits
spkThe Arrow
classic and contemporary rock music
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages


The Arrow logoA digital radio jukebox playing the best classic and recent rock tracks from Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and Led Zeppelin to the sounds of Coldplay, Oasis, Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Killers.




Asian FX Radioasian radio
spkAsian FX
a lively Asian/urban music-led station for young Asians
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area



The Beat London logocommunity radio
spkThe Beat 103.6
community station playing soca, dancehall, Carribean & African beats
fm103.6 (Stonebridge & Harlesden, Brent)
The Beat 103.6 on facebook
This station was formerly known as Bang Radio

spkBetar Bangla
community station for the East London Bangladeshi & wider communities
fm1503 (Hackney)
Betar Bangla on facebook



BBC Radio Londonnews, talk and travel information
spkBBC Radio London
talk; news and sport; contemporary and specialist music programmes
fm94.9 (Greater London)
also available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
BBC Radio London on facebook
BBC Radio London Twitter feed


BBC London logoThe capital's news and sports coverage, with Vanessa Feltz, Roberts Elms and James Max in the presenter mix.




Capital FMlatest pop and r&b tunes
spk95.8 Capital FM
pop and r&b; classic pop tracks
fm95.8 (Greater London)
also available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Capital FM on facebook
Capital FM Twitter feed


95.8 Capital FM London logoLondon's first commercial radio station and the obvious choice for many Londoners, join the station from 6am for some light-hearted banter with Dave Berry to kickstart your weekday. Hit music is what you'll get - if its pop or r&b and in the charts, it's on here.




Chill Radiorelaxing chillout music
spkChill
relaxing chillout music
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Chill on facebook


Chill radio logoChill's ethos is simple: select a big handful of tracks from artists such as Morcheeba, Air, Moby, Sigur Ros, Beth Orton, Massive Attack, Damien Rice and Jack Johnson, then get listeners to add to the list. The result is a sweeping, swapping, evolving medley of a radio station, complete with compilations from Pete Lawrence, with The Garden Of Delights, Mondays 8-10pm and Paul Noble, presenting The Deep End every Wednesday 10pm-midnight.





National multiplexes


Both BBC and national commercial DAB radio stations can be heard in and around the . You can find out more information about these services. You can also do a postcode check to confirm which stations you can pick up on your DAB digital radio.

Best frequencies


» Fade-out in the city? Try these frequencies to pick up your favourite nationals out and about...

BBC Radio 1 logo
» BBC Radio 1 98.5, 98.8
BBC Radio 2 logo
» BBC Radio 2 88.8, 89.1 fm
BBC Radio 3 logo
» BBC Radio 3 91.0, 91.3 fm
BBC Radio 4 logo
» BBC Radio 4 93.2, 93.5 fm
Classic FM logo
» Classic FM 100.6, 100.9 fm
talkSPORT logo
» talkSPORT 1089 mw

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Capital Xtratop 40 chart and r&b music
spkCapital Xtra
dance & popular urban music
fm96.9 (South London)
fm107.1 (North London)
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
also available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
CapitalXtra on facebook
formerly Choice FM



CDNX Camden Experience radio stationindie radio station
spkCDNX
new and classic indie alternative music
available on the mini DAB digital radio trial bundle, in the London area




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Chris Country Radio - Londoncountry music radio

spkChris Country
American country music - current hits and classic tracks
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
Chris Country Radio on facebook



Crackers Radiosoul radio station
spkCrackers Radio
American soul music
available on the mini DAB digital radio trial bundle, in the London area

spkDAB Guide
Electronic Programme Guide for some services on London 1 DAB multiplex
fmthis is a data service channel on DAB digital radio on the CE Digital mux
fmEPG information can be viewed on some receivers

spkDesi Radio
music and talk for the Punjabi community in Southall
am1602 (Southall)
listen livelisten live on our audio pages



Fun Kids Radiostorytime, rhymes and singalong
spkFun Kids
radio for children: storytime, rhymes & singalong
relaxing chillout music in the evenings
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Fun Kids Radio on facebook


Fun Kids Radio logoChildren's tv is in abundance, but what about the wireless for kids? Children under 10 (and adults!) can sing along to the songs and listen to stories and features like Beanotown. Sean and Robot start the weekday at 6.30am with the Breakfast Show, with programmes from 9am for the juniors. After 8pm, the station reverts to chillout music.




Gaydio
spkGaydio
music, news and features for gays and lesbians
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Gaydio on facebook



Goldgolden oldies and classic hits
spkGold
oldies and classic hits
am1548 (Greater London)
also available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Gold on facebook

spkHayes FM
community station featuring sports talk, club classics & soul, funk & jazz shows
fm91.8 (Hayes, Middlesex)
Hayes FM on facebook



Heart 106.2 Londoncontemporary and classic hits
spkHeart London
classic and contemporary top 40 pop chart music
fm106.2
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Heart London on facebook
Heart London Twitter feed


Heart 106.2 LondonLike it or loathe it, you have to admit Heart has a winning formula. Tune in and you'll almost certainly hear something familiar from the pop charts. Stay listening and you'll probably notice the same artists and songs appearing, errr... quite often. Still, for a quick fix of your fave tunes, to wake up to Jamie Theakston and catch the Big Top 40 countdown, Heart is the one to beat (Groan. Ed.)




Heat Radioclassic hits and old skool
spkHeat Radio
celebrity gossip, pop music and entertainment news
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Heat Radio on facebook



IBC Tamil logointernational
spkIBC Tamil
radio for the Tamil community
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area



Jazz FMjazz music
spkJazz FM
uptempo and downtempo jazz music covering seven genres
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Jazz FM on facebook


Jazz FM logoJazz FM spans seven genres of jazz music: mainstream, straight-ahead, smooth, funky, traditional, latin, and Big Band. There's even room for soul and blues. Start the day with a melodic tune and presenter Nigel Williams with The Jazz Breakfast and catch up on the latest news, weather and travel.




Kiss Londontop 40 chart and r&b music
spkKiss 100
r&b, pop and contemporary dance music with club classics
fm100.0 (Greater London)
also available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Kiss on facebook



Kiss Freshhot top 40 chart and r&b music
spkKiss Fresh
nonstop new beats
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Kiss on facebook



Kisstoryhot top 40 chart and r&b music
spkKisstory
old skool & dance anthems
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Kiss on facebook



LBC Londonnews, talk and travel information
spkLBC
topical talk and phone-in shows; news headlines & reports throughout the day
fm97.3 (Greater London)
also available on DAB digital radio nationally
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
LBC on facebook
LBC Twitter feed


LBC 97.3 logoLondon's conversation and debate. Up early? Tune into the inimitable Steve Allen from 5am and catch award-winning presenter Nick Ferrari weekdays from 7am with the day's biggest news stories and the latest news and travel every 15 minutes.




LBC London News 1152AM/MWnews, talk and travel information
spkLBC News 1152 AM
news; sport and business news; current affairs; travel updates
am1152 (Greater London)
also available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages



London Greek Radiointernational radio
spkLondon Greek Radio
music and hit music for the Greek and Cypriot community
fm103.3 (Haringey, North London)
available on the mini DAB digital radio trial bundle, in the London area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
LGR on facebook




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London Turkish Radiointernational radio
spkLondon Turkish Radio (LTR)
music and news for the Turkish community
am1584 (North London)
LTR on facebook



Lyca Radioasian radio
spkLyca Radio
music and news for the asian community
am1458 (North London)
also available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages



Lyca Dilseasian radio
spkLyca Dilse 1035
asian talk radio & classic hits
am1035 (Greater London)
also available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
formerly Sunrise Radio 3 & Kismat



Magic Londoneasy listening hits
spkMagic
melodic music mix; classic hits
fm105.4 (Greater London)
also available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Magic 105.4 on facebook
Magic 105.4 Twitter feed



Matryoshka Radio London logointernational
spkMatryoshka Radio London
high-energy and dance music from the 90s to the 00s
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area



Mi-Soul London logo
spkMi-Soul
soul, house, reggae & r&b
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
Mi-Soul radio on facebook
Mi-Soul Twitter feed

spkMiskin Radio
community station for Gravesham, Dartford and Bexley
amon-air date & freq. TBC (Gravesham, Kent, Dartford and Bexley, south London)



NTS Live radio logounderground radio station
spkNTS Live
underground music live, around the clock
available on the mini DAB digital radio trial bundle, in the London area



NuSound Radiocommunity radio station
spkNuSound Radio
Punjabi and Gurbani community station playing Bhangra, music from Mumbai
fm92.0 (Forest Gate)
available on the mini DAB digital radio trial bundle, in the London area
NuSound Radio on facebook



Polish Radio Londoninternational
spkPolish Radio London
news, music and information for the Polish community
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area



Premier Christian Radiopraise (religious) radio
spkPremier Christian Radio
christian worship radio
am1332 (Greater London)
am1305
am1413
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
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Premier Gospel Radiopraise (religious) radio
spkPremier Gospel
Gospel music radio
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages



Radio Jackietop 40 pop chart and classic hits
spk107.8 Radio Jackie
adult contemporary music, classic hits and oldies
fm107.8 (South-West London & Kingston-upon-Thames)
listen livelisten live on our audio pages



Reprezent radio stationyouth-led community radio station
spkReprezent
vibrant, youth-led community station with a focus on new music
fm107.3 (Lewisham and Bromley)
available on the mini DAB digital radio trial bundle, in the London area
Reprezent Radio on facebook



Resonance 104.4
spkResonance 104.4 FM
radio art station featuring musicians, artists and critics
am104.4 (South Bank)
available on the mini DAB digital radio trial bundle, in the London area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Resonance FM on facebook



Rinse London logocommunity radio station
spkRinse FM
community station playing garage, dubstep and drum 'n' bass
am106.8 (Greater London)
available on the mini DAB digital radio trial bundle, in the London area
Rinse FM on facebook



Smooth Radioeasy listening hits
spk102.2 Smooth Radio
easy listening contemporary music and classic hits
fm102.2 (Greater London)
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Smooth Radio on facebook



Solar Radio logoSolar radio station
spkSolar Radio
classic 21st Century soul music
available on the mini DAB digital radio trial bundle, in the London area



Sout Al Khaleejinternational
spkSout al Khaleej Radio
Arab pop, concerts and poetry
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
part of the Spectrum Radio network
Spectrum Radio on facebook



Spectrum Radio 558international
spkSpectrum 558 AM
multilingual shows and music for Tamil, Sikh, Arab & Chinese communities
am558 (Greater London)
Spectrum Radio on facebook



Spectrum Radio DABinternational
spkSpectrum DAB
multilingual shows, world music & features, inc. Chinese & Polish programmes
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
Spectrum Radio on facebook



Sputnik Radio logointernational
spkSputnik News Radio
news, comment and features from Russia
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area



Sunrise Radioasian radio
spkSunrise Radio
Asian music and speech programmes
am963 (Greater London)
am972
formerly Buzz



UCB Inspirationalpraise (religious) radio
spkUCB 2 (Inspirational)
Christian radio with music and features
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area

spkWest Side Radio
community station playing old and new skool
fm89.6 (Hanwell)
West Side Radio on facebook



The Wireless on DABeasy listening hits
spkThe Wireless
hits from the fifties to the eighties; soul, funk, jazz & classical; talk
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages

Radio X with Chris Moylesmodern rock music
spkRadio X
popular guitar-based new rock, with indie & alt rock music during evenings
fm104.9 (Greater London)
also available on DAB digital radio nationally
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Radio X on facebook
Radio X Twitter feed


Radio X logoJoin Chris Moyles for weekday breakfast 6.30am - 10am, with Dom doing news; adding to the fun are Pippa and Dave. Johnny Vaughan is on from 4pm every weekday.


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Absolute Radio Classic Rockclassic rock music
spkAbsolute Classic Rock
classic rock tracks
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Absolute Classic Rock on facebook


Absolute Radio Classic Rock logoStart every hour with 5 classic rock tracks in a row, from bands such as Queen, T-Rex, U2, Rolling Stones, The Police, Stevie Nicks, Phil Collins and Bruce Springsteen, to name a few. The clue's in the station's name - it's popular classic rock tracks from here on in.




Absolute Radio 70s logoseventies music
spkAbsolute Radio 70s
pop, soul, new wave and mainstream rock from the seventies
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Absolute Radio 70s on facebook



Absolute Radio 90s logo
spkAbsolute Radio 90s
1990s pop and rock classics
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages


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