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This is our radio station guide, with frequencies, links & info. Our maps link to 500+
stations in your part of the United Kingdom.

From BBC Radio 1 & BBC Radio 2 to BBC 5 Live, Absolute Radio to Classic FM;
find links to these & more of Great Britain & Northern Ireland's radio stations below...

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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.

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.

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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Service summary key:
station on-air on DAB
forthcoming station (launch date)
(m) indicates mono service
(pt) indicates part-time service
(d) indicates data service e.g. EPG (electronic programme guide), etc.


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 (m)
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra (m/pt)
BBC 6 Music
BBC World Service (m)
BBC EPG Guide (d)
stations no longer on multiplex »



National commercial stations:
England & Wales: channel 11D
Scotland: channel 12A
Northern Ireland: channel 11D
New station TBA (Feb 2014)
Absolute 80s (m)
Absolute Radio 90s (m)
Absolute Radio
BFBS (m)
Birdsong (m) (until Feb 2014)
Capital Xtra
Classic FM
Kiss (m)
LBC (m) (from 11 Feb 2014)
Planet Rock (m)
Premier Christian Radio (m)
Smooth Radio (m)
talkSPORT (m)
TeamRock Radio (m)
UCB UK (m)
What's On EPG Guide (d)
stations no longer on multiplex »

DAB digital radio
coverage information


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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radio stations » listed alphabetically from A to Z




Absolute Radio 80s
spkAbsolute 80s
1980s pop and rock classics with an up-tempo party feel at night
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Digital One multiplex
listen livelisten live on our audio pages


Absolute 80s logoAbsolute 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 90s
spkAbsolute Radio 90s
1990s pop and rock classics
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Digital One multiplex


Absolute 90s logoThe only totally 90s music UK radio station on DAB digital radio, Absolute 90s brings you the musical spirit of the decade, capturing the britpop era forged by Oasis and Blur, and taking in artists such as Primal Scream, Chemical Brothers, Radiohead, Portishead, Stone Roses and Guns 'n Roses along the way: anything popular from the era, with a guitar slant.




Absolute Radio
spkAbsolute Radio
guitar-led modern & classic rock; football scores & results
live commentary of Premiership football matches
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
formerly Virgin Radio


Absolute Radio logoWith 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.




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 logoBBC 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 logoThe 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 logoHome 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
fm radio frequency92.4-94.6
fm radio frequency103.6-104.9 (some areas)
am radio frequency720
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 logoBBC 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
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 logoJoin Nicky Campbell and Rachel Burden from 6am weekdays for 5 Live Breakfast featuring all the news and travel you need. The inimitable Peter Allen anchors 5 Live Drive with Aasmah Mir: Tune in from 4pm to hear the day's big stories and sports news. There's extensive Premiership football action and match reports on matchdays.




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
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 logoExtra 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 logoDownload 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 Xtra logotop 40 chart and r&b music
spkChoice FM
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 logoWake 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.



Jazz FM logoThe UK's sole national jazz radio station, 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 on Mondays to Thursdays from 10pm; a great way to listen to some laid-back beats.




Kiss FM logo
spkKiss
dance and urban with 80s & 90s 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 97.3 Londonnews, 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
from 11 Feb 2014
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
LBC 97.3 on facebook
LBC 97.3 Twitter feed



Planet Rock
spkPlanet Rock
classic rock music
fm105.2 (West Midlands)
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Digital One multiplex
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
Planet Rock on facebook


Planet Rock logoIf 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
spkPremier Christian Radio
christian worship radio
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Digital One multiplex
listen livelisten live on our audio pages



Smooth Radio UK
spkSmooth Radio
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 logoA UK-wide radio station playing the best tracks from the last five decades, join broadcasting stalwarts Simon Bates, David Jensen, Mark Goodier and Lynn Parsons playing an eclectic mix of music from the comtemporary to the classic.




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 logoFor '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.




TeamRock logo
spkTeamRock
music & documentaries spanning the entire rock genre
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Digital One multiplex
listen livelisten live on our audio pages
TeamRock Radio on facebook


TeamRock RadioTeamRock'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



UCB UK
spkUCB UK Christian
christian worship radio
dab channel infoavailable nationally on DAB digital radio, on the Digital One multiplex
listen livelisten live on our audio pages

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