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UK DAB digital radio stations
There are two national digital radio multiplexes serving the UK, carrying bundles of radio stations. Where you live will depend on which stations you'll be able to receive. A third, national commercial multiplex will launch from 29 Feb 2016. Find out how to retune your DAB radio to receive the stations.

The BBC national multiplex broadcasts on DAB channel 12B for England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland. The national commercial multiplex broadcasts on DAB channel 11D in England, Wales & Northern Ireland and 12A in Scotland and is operated by Digital One. The second national multiplex is operated by Sound Digital and broadcasts on DAB channel 11A for the UK.

In addition, there are also local and some regional multiplexes carrying a wide variety of radio stations.

BBC stations for the nations of Wales and Scotland are carried on local DAB multiplexes.

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station on-air on DAB
forthcoming station (launch date)
(m) indicates mono service
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BBC National stations:
channel 12B
BBC Asian Network (m)
BBC Radio 1
BBC 1Xtra
BBC Radio 2
BBC Radio 3
BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 Extra (m)
BBC Radio 5 live is the UK's official broadcaster of the Rio games 2016
BBC Radio 5 Live (m)
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra (m/pt)
BBC 6 Music
BBC World Service (m)
BBC EPG Guide (d)
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National commercial stations:
Digital One
England & Wales: channel 11D
Scotland: channel 12A
Northern Ireland: channel 11D
Absolute Radio
BFBS (m)
Capital FM (m)
Capital Xtra
Classic FM
Heart Extra (m)
Kiss (m)
LBC (m)
Magic UK (m)
Smooth Extra (m)
talkSPORT (m)
UCB 1 (m)
What's On EPG Guide (d)
Radio X (m)
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National commercial stations:
SDL Sound Digital:
England, S & NE Wales, C. Scotland & Belfast, Northern Ireland: channel 11A
multiplex launch: 29th Feb 2016
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N.B. talkSPORT, talkSPORT 2, talkRADIO and Virgin Radio are carried on Aberdeen's local DAB radio multiplex for additional coverage in this part of Scotland
Absolute 80s (m)
Awesome Radio (m)
Fun Kids DAB+
Heat Radio (m)
Jazz FM DAB+
Kisstory (m)
Magic Chilled DAB+
Mellow Magic (m)
Panjab Radio (m)
Planet Rock (m)
Premier Christian Radio (m)
Premier Praise! (m)
Share Radio (m)
Sunrise Radio (m)
talkRADIO (m)
talkSPORT 2 (m)
UCB 2 (m)
Union Jack DAB+
Virgin Radio (m)

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Can see Jazz FM, Union Jack, Fun Kids and Magic Mellow on your DAB list but can't hear anything? This is because these three stations are broadcasting in stereo in the DAB+ format. Check out our DAB Buyers' Guide for DAB and DAB+ compatible radio receivers, on which you can listen to these three stations.

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BBC national multiplex current DAB digital transmitter locations (PDF download).

Between 2013 and 2017, the BBC is proposing to build and switch on 162 DAB digital radio transmitters. Our radio news page will keep up-to-date with the switch-ons.

View a list of current transmitters for the national commercial DAB multiplex (PDF download). View details of locations of future transmitters.

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Union Jack radio station logo
spkUnion Jack
all-British hits from the sixties to the present day
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Sound Digital multiplex
Union Jack radio station on facebook
Union Jack radio station Twitter feed


Union Jack radio station small logo Not only is Union Jack playing the anthemic rock and pop from British-born artists - everything pop and rock from The Beatles to Pulp to Noah and The Whale, it also features comedic interludes and promises new tracks from upcoming and established artists. You can also submit your music for possible playlisting on the station! Get more info on the station's launch here, plus find out how to listen.




Capital FMlatest pop and r&b tunes
spkCapital FM (UK)
pop and r&b; classic pop tracks
fm95.8 (Greater London)
dab channel infoalso available nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Digital One multiplex
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Capital FM on facebook
Capital FM Twitter feed


95.8 Capital FM London logo London's first ever commercial radio station goes national in September 2016, with Dave Berry at breakfast, Ant Payne from 10am weekdays, The Bassman 10am-1pm and Will Manning at Drive. It's now on DAB digital radio - you can find out more about this move here.


radio stations » listed alphabetically from A to Z




Absolute Radio 80s
spkAbsolute Radio 80s
1980s pop and rock classics with an up-tempo party feel at night
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Sound Digital multiplex
dab channel infolost this station? Find out how to continue listening
listen livelisten live on our audio pages


Absolute 80s logo Absolute 80s is Great Britain's only all-80s music radio station. The station offers a real nostalgia trip, encompassing music from artists such as Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Simple Minds, Duran Duran, Prince, ABC, Depeche Mode, Blondie and Bon Jovi, with a smattering of hits from Madonna, Michael Jackson and Culture Club. Turn it up and party hard as the station ups the tempo at night.




Absolute Radio
spkAbsolute Radio
guitar-led modern & classic rock; football scores & results
live commentary of Premiership football matches
fm105.8 (Greater London and South East England)
fm105.2 (West Midlands)
am radio frequency1215
am radio frequency1197
am radio frequency1233 (some areas)
am radio frequency1242
am radio frequency1260
am radio frequency105.8 (London, Home Counties & South-East England)
dab channel infoalso available nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Digital One multiplex
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Absolute Radio on facebook


Absolute Radio logo With live match day football coverage, the Christian O' Connell Breakfast Show and Sony-award winning Frank Skinner on Saturdays from 8am, Absolute plays guitar-based current and classic rock music, with comedy, sports and gigs news. Want some live football coverage on Saturday afternoons? Well, Absolute Radio will broadcast 32 Premiership games with a kick-off at 3pm during the 2012/3 season.




Awesome Radio logoasian radio
spkAwesome Radio
Asian music and speech programmes, with Islamic content
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Sound Digital multiplex


BBC Asian Network Radio
spkBBC Asian Network
programmes, music and features for Asian listeners
dab channel infoalso available nationally on DAB digital radio, on the BBC multiplex
in addition to local areas of England on mediumwave
listen livelisten live on our audio pages



BBC Radio 1 Logo
spkBBC Radio 1
top 40 pop chart music; guitar-led & r&b; live music and interviews;
dance, dubstep, alternative; & urban music
fm radio frequency97.6-99.8
dab channel infoalso available nationally on DAB digital radio, on the BBC multiplex
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
listen againlisten again to BBC Radio 1 programmes from the last 7 days
BBC Radio 1 on facebook




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BBC 1Xtra Radio
spkBBC 1Xtra
black r& b and urban music; UK garage; hip-hop; drum 'n' bass; reggae
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the BBC multiplex
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
BBC Radio 1Xtra on facebook


BBC Radio 1Xtra logo BBC 1Xtra across the UK plays the latest hip hop, r&b, garage, drum 'n' bass and dancehall as well as other styles like house and soca. If you like current music and Radio 1 is not quite to your taste, its sister station could well be worth a try.




BBC Radio 2
spkBBC Radio 2
adult contemporary and MOR music; oldies and easy listening
country; folk; classical; comedy programmes in the evenings
fm radio frequency88.0-90.2
dab channel infoalso available nationally on DAB digital radio, on the BBC multiplex
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
listen againlisten again to BBC Radio 2 programmes from the last 7 days
BBC Radio 2 on facebook


BBC Radio 2 logo The UK's most popular radio station, with Chris Evans at breakfast and Simon Mayo for the drive home. Live recordings are provided by 'In Concert' on Thursday evenings.




BBC Radio 3
spkBBC Radio 3
classical; opera; jazz; World music at certain times
fm radio frequency90.2-92.4
dab channel infoalso available nationally on DAB digital radio, on the BBC multiplex
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
listen againlisten again to BBC Radio 3 programmes from the last 7 days
BBC Radio 3 on facebook


BBC Radio 3 logo Home of the BBC Proms, we all know Radio 3 covers serious classics with aplomb, but dig deeper and you'll find world music, featuring traditional and roots revival artists, jazz and the Late junction - a varied mix of laid-back musical recordings from the ancient to the contemporary.




BBC Radio 4
spkBBC Radio 4
news and current affairs; arts and science; plays;
weather and shipping forecasts; farming
live test match cricket coverage on the LW frequency
if 5 Live Sports Extra is broadcasting other sports
fm radio frequency92.4-94.6
fm radio frequency103.6-104.9 (some areas)
am radio frequency603 (Newcastle)
am radio frequency720 (Greater London, Belfast and Derry city, NI)
am radio frequency756 (Cornwall)
am radio frequency774 (Plymouth and Enniskillen, NI)
am radio frequency1449 (Aberdeen)
am radio frequency1485 (Carlisle, Cumbria)
am radio frequency198
dab channel infoalso available nationally on DAB digital radio, on the BBC multiplex,
with programming on longwave broadcast as a secondary service
and sports programming on longwave broadcast via 5 Live Sports Extra
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
listen againlisten again to BBC Radio 4 programmes from the last 7 days
due to broadcasting rights issues, not all coverage is streamed on the web
BBC Radio 4 on facebook



BBC Radio 4 Extra
spkBBC Radio 4 Extra
speech, drama, comedy and novels; extra Radio 4 content
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the BBC multiplex
listen livelisten live now to BBC Radio 4 Extra
formerly BBC Radio 7
BBC Radio 4 on facebook


BBC Radio 4 Extra logo BBC Radio 4 Extra is the home of Ambridge Extra, the Archers' show that delves into the lives of its characters in a little more depth. With comedy shows from the archives, factual programming such as Loose Ends and Front Row interviews, 4 Extra draws on the BBC's extensive archives, bringing you classic and current drama, plays and comedy.




BBC Radio 5 Live
spkBBC Radio 5 Live
news and sport; live sports commentary; phone-ins and special guests
Premiership football matches & Superleague rugby championships
Official broadcast partner of the Rio games 2016 sporting events
taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 5th - 21st August 2016
am radio frequency909
am radio frequency693
am radio frequency990 (some areas)
dab channel infoalso available nationally on DAB digital radio, on the BBC multiplex
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
listen againlisten again to BBC Radio Five Live programmes from the last 7 days
due to broadcasting rights issues, not all coverage is streamed on the web
BBC Radio 5 Live on facebook


BBC Radio 5 Live logo Join Nicky Campbell and Rachel Burden from 6.30am weekdays during the games at Rio for a look back at all the action, events, results and medals table from Brzail. At 6.05am there's a special 'download' programme summarising all the big stories from Rio de Janeiro during the course of the games. Then, from midday, 5 live presents rolling sports coverage from Brazil, while 5 live sports extra takes care of other events, such as the start of the Premiership football season and cricket.




BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
spkBBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
coverage of live sporting events
International golf, Formula 1 racing, tennis & cricket commentary
Test Match Special cricket coverage
dab channel infoavailable part-time nationally on DAB digital radio, on the BBC multiplex
listen livelisten live to BBC Five Live Sports Extra on our audio pages
listen live(when broadcasting)
due to broadcasting rights issues, not all coverage is streamed on the web


BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra logo Extra sports coverage: Test match cricket commentary, F1 formula 1 practice sessions, tennis matches - that's what Sports Extra is all about. Baseball, rugby league coverage and football are also covered by the station. It's not carried on Five Live's UK radio frequencies, but can be found on DAB digital radio, on Freeview and online, for example.




BBC Radio 6 music
spkBBC Radio 6 music
new rock, indie and alternative music; soul and funk music;
classic Peel session recordings; entertainment news; live acoustic sets
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the BBC multiplex
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
listen againlisten again to BBC 6 Music programmes from the last 7 days
BBC Radio 6 music on facebook


BBC Radio 6 Music logo Download today's MPFree courtesy of Laurne Laverne, from 10am weekdays. Then join Radcliffe and Maconie from 1pm with The Chain, a never-ending record list, with the next tune loosely linked to the last. Steve Lamacq hosts the Roundtable on Thursdays from 6pm, discussing and debating the week's new music releases.




BBC World Service Radio
spkBBC World Service
world news and current affairs; sport; other features
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the BBC multiplex
and on BBC Radio 4 after closedown
listen livelisten live on our audio pages



BFBS
spkBFBS
connecting the British Forces community in the UK with families overseas
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Digital One multiplex
BFBS Radio on facebook



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Capital XTRAtop 40 chart and r&b music
spkCapital Xtra
dance & popular urban music
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Digital One multiplex
CapitalXtra on facebook



Classic FM logo
spkClassic FM
classical music; opera; features
fm radio frequency99.9-101.9
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Digital One multiplex
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Classic FM on facebook


Classic FM logo Wake up to the nation's favourite classical music UK radio station from 6am, with the More Music Breakfast. Join John Suchet from 9am with listeners' Most Wanted selection. From 10pm, Margherita Taylor presents Smooth Classics - four hours of the smoothest wind-down tracks and relaxing classical music.




Fun Kids Radio logostorytime, rhymes and singalong
spkFun Kids
radio for children: storytime, rhymes & singalong; movie music & pop hits
relaxing chillout music in the evenings
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB+ digital radio, on the Sound Digital multiplex
Check out our DAB Buyers' Guide for DAB+ radio receivers
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Fun Kids Radio on facebook



Heart Extra logocontemporary and classic hits
spkHeart Extra
contemporary and classic top 40 pop chart music
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Digital One multiplex



heat radio logoclassic hits and old skool
spkHeat Radio
celebrity gossip, pop music and entertainment news
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Sound Digital multiplex
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Heat Radio on facebook




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Jazz FM
spkJazz FM
uptempo and downtempo jazz, blues and soul
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB+ digital radio, on the Sound Digital multiplex
Check out our DAB Buyers' Guide for DAB+ radio receivers
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Jazz FM on facebook


Jazz FM logo Broadcasting from its London base to 73 percent of the UK's population from March 2016, Jazz FM covers the seven genres: mainstream, straight-ahead, smooth, funky, traditional, latin, and Big Band, as well as soul music and blues. Join Sarah Ward and Helen Mayhew from 7pm weekdays for Dinner Jazz, who split the duties playing music to unwind to. Claire Anderson presents The Late Lounge at midnight Tuesdays to Saturdays; a great way to listen to some laid-back beats.




Kisstory logohot top 40 chart and r&b music
spkKisstory
old skool & dance anthems
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Sound Digital multiplex
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Kiss on facebook



Kiss FM logotop 40 chart and r&b music
spkKiss
dance and urban with 90s & 00s classics
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Digital One multiplex
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Kiss on facebook



LBC Leading Britain's Conversationnews, talk and travel information
spkLBC
topical talk and phone-in shows; news headlines & reports throughout the day
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Digital One multiplex
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
LBC on facebook
LBC Twitter feed



Magic Londoneasy listening hits
spkMagic
melodic music mix; classic hits
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Digital One multiplex
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Magic on facebook
Magic Twitter feed



Magic Chilled logo
spkMagic Chilled
relaxing and melodic chillout music
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB+ digital radio, on the Sound Digital multiplex
dab channel infofrom 15th March 2016
Check out our DAB Buyers' Guide for DAB+ radio receivers



Magic Mellow logo
spkMellow Magic
relaxing and melodic music
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Sound Digital multiplex



Panjab Radio logoasian radio
spkPanjab Radio
music, news & information for the Panjabi community
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Sound Digital multiplex
listen livelisten live on our audio pages



Planet Rock logo
spkPlanet Rock
classic rock music
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Sound Digital multiplex
dab channel infolost this station? Find out how to continue listening
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Planet Rock on facebook


Panet Rock logo If it's some classic rock with a sprinkling of heavy metal you're after, you should tune to Planet Rock. Die-hard ACDC fans rarely tune away from this national radio station, available on DAB digital radio. Make sure your volume is turned up to eleven.




Premier Christian Radio logo
spkPremier Christian Radio
christian worship radio
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Sound Digital multiplex
dab channel infolost this station? Find out how to continue listening
listen livelisten live on our audio pages



Premier Praise Radio
spkPremier Praise!
upbeat christian worship radio
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Sound Digital multiplex



Share Radio logopersonal finance radio
spkShare Radio
sharing ideas about money
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Sound Digital multiplex
Share Radio Twitter feed



Smooth Extra logoeasy listening hits
spkSmooth Extra
easy listening contemporary and classic hits
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Digital One multiplex
listen livelisten live on our audio pages


Smooth Radio Smooth Extra is the sister station to Smooth Radio, a UK-wide radio station playing the best tracks from the last five decades and a relaxing, eclectic mix of music from the comtemporary to the classic. Smooth Radio is now available on local DAB digital radio multiplexes up and down the UK.




Sunrise Radioasian radio
spkSunrise Radio
Asian music and speech programmes
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Sound Digital multiplex



talkSPORT logo
spktalkSPORT
sports phone-ins and talk shows; international sports coverage overnight
Premiership football match analysis and reports
am radio frequency1053
am radio frequency1089
am radio frequency1107 (various other locations)
am radio frequency1071 (various other locations)
dab channel infoalso available nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Digital One multiplex
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
talkSPORT on facebook


talksport logo For 'men who live to talk sport', this station broadcasts on AM throughout the UK on several radio frequencies (it can also be found on DAB). With football very much on the agenda and live commentaries on Saturday afternoons, talkSPORT covers the beautiful game, F1, golf and rugby news as it breaks.




TalkSport 2 logo
spktalkSPORT 2
live sports commentary and sports talk
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Sound Digital multiplex



TalkRadio logo
spktalkRADIO
news & current affairs; topical phone-in shows
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Sound Digital multiplex
talkRADIO on facebook
talkRADIO Twitter feed



TeamRock logo
spkTeamRock
music & documentaries spanning the entire rock genre
dab channel infowas available nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Digital One multiplex
dab channel infountil 30th June 2015 - now available for streaming online
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
TeamRock Radio on facebook


TeamRock logo TeamRock's daytime sounds will offer classic, current and new rock music, while evening and weekends will cover a range of specialist programmes based around Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog muisc magazines. There will be shows for new and unsigned artists and specialist programmes will include ‘The Metal Hammer Show’, ‘The Classic Rock Show’, and others for Prog, Blues and AOR.




spkTraffic Message Service
traffic message channel broadcasting on the RDS of Classic FM
and used in cars with the necessary on-board computers



UCB1 logo
spkUCB 1
christian worship radio
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Digital One multiplex
listen livelisten live on our audio pages



UCB 2 logopraise (religious) radio
spkUCB 2
Christian radio with music and features
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Sound Digital multiplex



Virgin Radio UK logo
spkVirgin Radio
current and classic rock and pop music
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Sound Digital multiplex
Virgin Radio launch schedule information
Virgin Radio on facebook
Virgin Radio UK Twitter feed



Radio X with Chris Moylesmodern rock music
spkRadio X
popular guitar-based new rock, with indie & alt rock music during evenings
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Digital One multiplex

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