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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 37 digital-only stations (those you can't get on FM or mediumwave).

London DAB radio

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DAB Digital Radio
There are 3 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 Switch Digital on channel 12A, and London 3 by DRg (Digital Radio Group) on channel 11B.
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London 1: channel 12C
95.8 Capital FM
Capital Xtra
Heat (m)
Heart
The Hits (m)
Kerrang! (m)
Kiss
LBC News 1152 AM (m)
Magic 105.4
Smooth Radio
Sunrise Radio 1 (m)
DAB Guide (d)
stations no longer on multiplex »

London 2: channel 12A
Absolute Radio 70s (m)
Absolute Radio 00s (m)
Amazing Radio (m)
BBC London
French Radio London (m)
Gold
The Hits (see London I)
Jazz FM (m)
Kerrang! (see London I)
Punjabi Radio (m)
Spectrum DAB (m)
Sout-al-Khaleej (m)
UCB Inspirational (m)
Voice of Russia (m)
Xfm London
stations no longer on multiplex »

View a coverage map (in PDF format) for the London 2 multiplex.

Since June 2012 a new provider VDL is looking after transmitters for London 2. This includes a new transmitter at BT tower improving DAB coverage in Central London, which has been switched on.


London 3: channel 11B
The Arrow (m)
Absolute Classic Rock (m)
Absolute Radio 60s (m)
Chill (m)
Fun Kids (m)
Gaydio (m)
IBC Tamil (m)
Panjab Radio (m)
Polish Radio London (m)
Premier Gospel (m)
Sunrise Radio 3 (m)
The Wireless (m)
stations no longer on multiplex »

View a coverage map for the London 3 multiplex.


Greater London stations » alphabetically               genre


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, on the national commercial multiplex
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Absolute Radio on facebook
Absolute Radio Twitter feed
listen livefind more Absolute stations on this page



Amazing Radio UK
spkAmazing Radio
music from unsigned artists: acoustic, country, dance, indie, pop & rock
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
Amazing Radio on facebook


Amazing Radio logoHere's something unique - a radio station that plays only music from emerging artists and unsigned bands. Artists can upload music as MP3s to the station's linked website, for possible playlisting on the station.




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.


spkBang Radio
community station playing soca, dancehall, Carribean & African beats
fm103.6 (Stonebridge & Harlesden, Brent)
Bang Radio on facebook

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



BBC London 94.9news, talk and travel information
spkBBC London 94.9
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 London on facebook
BBC London Twitter feed


BBC London logoThe capital's news and sports coverage, with Vanessa Feltz, Gabby Roslin and Paul Ross 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 Xtra logotop 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
Choice FM on facebook
formerly Choice FM




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Colourful Radiohip-hop and r'n'b
spkColourful Radio
r&b; hip-hop; funk; soul; reggae
aiming to return to DAB digital radio in London
Colourful Radio on facebook

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 featuring characters such as Bob the Builder, Rupert, Thomas the tank engine and Horrid Henry. 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


Gold radio logoTony Dibbin hand picks classic hits from Golden Years gone by weekdays from 10am and Sundays from 9am and 11am. Paul Coyte focuses on seventies classic songs every week. It's Motown Monday at the start of the week and everything from the sixties to the eighties, from bands like Beach Boys, Troggs, ELO and Eurythmics.


spkGeneration Radio
community station
fmon-air date TBC (Clapham Park)

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 radio placeholderLike 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
music from the eighties to today; old skool tracks; celebrity news
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Heat Radio on facebook



The Hits Radiotop 40 chart hits
spkThe Hits Radio
contemporary pop music
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
The Hits Radio on facebook



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



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.




Kerrang Radiomodern rock music
spkKerrang!
modern rock & heavy metal
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Kerrang! Radio on facebook


Kerrang Radio logoKerrang! Radio has a slightly edgier feel than most new rock stations, covering punk, metal and alternative from 12am every night. Unsigned bands feature from 10pm weeknights. There's still loads of familiar and new tunes to keep you hooked throughout the day.




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



LBC 97.3 Londonnews, talk and travel information
spkLBC 97.3 FM
topical talk and phone-in shows; news headlines & reports throughout the day
fm97.3 (Greater London)
also available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
& on national DAB from 11 Feb 2014
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
LBC 97.3 on facebook
LBC 97.3 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 News 1152AMnews, 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

spkLink FM
station now closed



London Greek Radiointernational radio
spkLondon Greek Radio
music and news for the Greek community
fm103.3 (Haringey, North London)
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
LGR on facebook



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



Magic 105.4easy listening hits
spkMagic 105.4
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

spkNuSound Radio
Punjabi and Gurbani community station playing Bhangra, music from Mumbai
fm92.0 (Forest Gate)
NuSound Radio on facebook

spkOn FM
community station with diverse shows covering the arts and comedy scenes
fm101.4 (Hammersmith)
On FM on facebook



Panjab Radioasian radio
spkPanjab Radio
music, news & information for the Panjabi community
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages



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
Our listen live : praise & gospel page has more stations from Premier
also available on DAB digital radio, on the national commercial multiplex



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



Punjabi Radioasian station
spkPunjabi Radio
music, request shows and news for the Punjabi community
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area



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

spkReprezent
vibrant, youth-led community station with a focus on new music
fm107.3 (Lewisham and Bromley)
Reprezent Radio on facebook



Resonance 104.4
spkResonance 104.4 FM
radio art station featuring musicians, artists and critics
am104.4 (South Bank)
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Resonance FM on facebook

spkRinse FM
community station playing garage, dubstep and drum 'n' bass
am106.8 (Greater London)
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Rinse FM on facebook



Smooth Radioeasy listening hits
spk102.2 Smooth Radio
easy listening contemporary 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

spkSound Radio
station now closed



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



Sunrise Radioasian radio
spkSunrise Radio 1
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



Sunrise Radioasian radio
spkSunrise Radio 2
music for young Asians
am963 (Greater London)
am972
formerly Buzz



Sunrise Radioasian radio
spkSunrise Radio 3
asian talk radio & classic hits
am1035 (Greater London)
also available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
formerly Kismat

spkTime 106.8 FM
station now closed



Time 107.5 FMcontemporary and classic hits
spkTime 107.5 FM
music from the last 30 years, plus club classics, new anthems and more
fm107.5 (Romford)
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Time 107.5 on facebook



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

spkRadio Ummah
community station now closed

spkVoice of Africa Radio
radio station for the African community
fm94.0 (Newham)



Voice of Russia Radiointernational
spkVoice of Russia
news, comment and features from Russia
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area

spkWest Side Radio
youth community station
fm89.6 (Southall)
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



XFM Londonmodern rock music
spkXfm London
popular new rock, indie and alternative music
fm104.9 (Greater London)
also available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Xfm on facebook
Xfm Twitter feed


Xfm Manchester logoJoin Jon Holmes every morning from 6am for some quick-witted banter; Jo Good every weekday afternoon. And for an instant hit of current rock tracks and brand new music, tune in to Xfm from 6:00pm every Saturday for club classics, floor fillers and the best new music. Every weekday evening it's Music:Response, with interviews and brand new tracks from well-known and emerging artists.


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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 60s on DAB in Londonsixties music
spkAbsolute Radio 60s
music covering the decade of the sixties
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Absolute Radio 60s on facebook



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 00s logopop and guitar-led rock classics
spkAbsolute Radio 00s
2000s pop and rock classics - from the first ten years of the millennium
available on DAB digital radio, in the London area
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Absolute Radio 00s on facebook


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