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List of radio stations in the United Kingdom

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This is a list of radio stations in the United Kingdom.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

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National analogue and digital (DAB) stations

This list does not include stations which broadcast on numerous local digital multiplexes or MW licences to achieve near-national coverage.

DAB frequencies:

  • 11A - radio stations operated under the Sound Digital multiplex
  • 11D / 12A - radio stations operated under the Digital One multiplex, 12A in Scotland and 11D in the rest of the UK
  • 12B - radio stations operated under the BBC National DAB multiplex
Name Format Owner or parent company FM frequencies AM frequencies DAB Freeview Freesat Sky Virgin
Absolute Radio Adult-orientated pop/rock Music Bauer Media Group 11D / 12A 727 724 0107 915
Absolute Radio 80s Music from the 1980s Bauer Media Group 11A
Also available on local DAB in Inverness and North Cumbria
726 0144 951
Absolute Radio 90s Music from the 1990s Bauer Media Group 11A
Also available on local DAB in Inverness and North Cumbria
BBC Radio 1 Contemporary hit music BBC FM 97.1-99.7 12B 700 700 0101 901
BBC Radio 1Xtra Black contemporary music BBC 12B 701 701 0127 907
BBC Radio 2 Classic and adult contemporary music BBC FM 88.1-90.2 12B 702 702 0102 902
BBC Radio 3 Classical music, drama and culture BBC FM 90.3-92.6 12B 703 703 0103 903
BBC Radio 4 News, documentary, drama, comedy and discussion BBC FM 92.5–96.1
FM 103.5–104.9
LW 198
MW 720 (London, Belfast and Derry)
MW 603 (Newcastle upon Tyne)
MW 756 (Redruth)
MW 774 (Plymouth and Enniskillen)
MW 1449 (Aberdeen)
MW 1485 (Carlisle)
12B 704 (FM) 704 (FM)
710 (LW)
0104 (FM)
0130 (LW)
904 (FM)
911 (LW)
BBC Radio 4 Extra Comedy, drama and documentary from an archival nature BBC 12B 708 708 0126 910
BBC Radio 5 Live News, sport and discussion BBC MW 693
MW 909
MW 990
12B 705 705 0105 905
BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra Extended coverage of sporting fixtures BBC 12B 706 706 0131 908
BBC Radio 6 Music Alternative music BBC 12B 707 707 0120 909
BBC Asian Network Music and news for British Asian community BBC MW 1458 (Birmingham)
MW 828 (Wolverhampton)
MW 837 ((Leicester)
MW 1449 (Peterborough)
12B 709 709 0119 912
BBC World Service International news and features BBC 12B 710 711 0115 906
Classic FM Classical music Global FM 99.9 - 101.9 11D / 12A 731 721 0106 922
Fix Radio Music and programming for tradespeople Fix Radio 11A
Kiss Rhythmic contemporary Bauer Media Group FM 100.0 (London) 11D / 12A 713 0141 963
Kisstory Old school dance tunes and anthems Bauer Media Group 11A 714
LBC News, talk and phone-ins Global FM 97.3 (London) 11D / 12A 732 974 0123 919
Magic Adult contemporary Bauer Media Group FM 105.4 (London) 11D / 12A 715 0142 928
Mellow Magic Mellow and calm music Bauer Media Group 11A
Also available on local DAB in North Cumbria
Planet Rock Classic rock Bauer Media Group 11A
Also available on local DAB in North Cumbria
730 0110 924
Premier Praise Christian radio station Premier Christian Media Trust 11A
Premier Radio Christian radio station Premier Christian Media Trust MW 1305 (London)
MW 1413 (London)
MW 1566 (Guildford)
11A 725
Scala Radio Classical music Bauer Media Group 11A
Also available on local DAB in North Cumbria
Sunrise Radio Asian music and speech Sunrise Radio London Limited MW 963 (London)
MW 972 (London)
Talksport Sport and phone-ins Wireless Group MW 1053
MW 1071
MW 1089
MW 1107
11D / 12A

Also available on local DAB in Central Scotland and local DAB+ in the Channel Islands
723 731 0108 927
Times Radio Talk and current affairs The Times/Wireless Group 11A

Also available on local DAB in Aberdeen and local DAB+ in the Channel Islands
Virgin Radio Adult-orientated pop/rock music Wireless Group 11A

Also available on local DAB+ in the Channel Islands
736 0150

National digital (DAB+) stations

List of stations on the Digital One and Sound Digital multiplexes broadcasting in the newer DAB+ Digital Radio standard

DAB frequencies:

  • 11A - radio stations operated under the Sound Digital multiplex
  • 11D / 12A - radio stations operated under the Digital One multiplex, 12A in Scotland and 11D in the rest of the UK
Name Format Owner or Parent Company DAB+ channels Freeview Freesat Sky Virgin Notes
BFBS UK Music station for UK Forces British Forces Broadcasting Service 11A 786 0149
Boom Radio UK Music station for over 55s 11A Also available in London on DAB
Capital UK Current pop hits Global 11D / 12A 724 719 0109 958 Available in London on 95.8 FM
Capital Chill Chilled beats Global 11A
Capital Dance Current dance music Global 11D / 12A
Capital Xtra Hip hop and R&B Global 11D / 12A 720 0114 959 Available in South London on 96.9 FM and in North London on 107.1 FM
Capital Xtra Reloaded Old skool hip hop and R&B Global 11A
Fun Kids Children's radio station Folder Media 11A
Also on DAB+ in Morecambe Bay
GB News Radio News channel 11D / 12A
Also available in Channel Islands on DAB+
Audio relay of GB News television channel
Gold Oldies Global 11D / 12A 722 0121 923 Available in London on 1548 MW
Heart UK Adult contemporary music Global 11D / 12A 728 733 0111 918 Available in London on 106.2 FM
Heart 70s Music from the 1970s Global 11D / 12A
Heart 80s Music from the 1980s Global 11D / 12A 0112 921
Heart 90s Music from the 1990s Global 11D / 12A 0152
Heart 00s Music from the 2000s Global 11D / 12A
Heart Dance Classic dance music Global 11D / 12A 0132
Jazz FM Jazz music Bauer Media Group 11A 729 0146 Available in London on DAB and North Cumbria on DAB+
LBC News Rolling news Global 11D / 12A 0155 Available on 1152 MW and DAB in London with local weather and traffic reports
 Radio X Modern rock music Global 11D / 12A 723 0113 960 Available on 104.9 FM in London and 97.7 FM in Manchester
 Radio X Classic Rock Classic rock music Global 11A
Smooth UK Adult contemporary music Global 11D / 12A 718 732 0124 916 Available in London on 102.2 FM
Smooth Chill Chill out music Global 11D / 12A
talkRADIO Talk and phone-ins Wireless Group 11A Programmes simulcast 18 hours a day with talkTV television channel
talkSPORT 2 Sports programming and commentaries Wireless Group 11A
UCB 1 Christian radio station United Christian Broadcasters 11D / 12A Also available on local DAB+ in the Channel Islands
UCB 2 Christian radio station United Christian Broadcasters 11D / 12A Also available on local DAB+ in the Channel Islands
Virgin Radio Anthems Guitar-based classics Wireless Group 11A
Virgin Radio Chilled Soft adult contemporary and acoustic music Wireless Group 11A

Semi-national analogue and digital (DAB) stations

Stations which are available nationally on Freeview and/or satellite and/or broadcast on more than one local DAB multiplex:

Name Format Analogue availability DAB channels Freeview Freesat Sky Virgin
Absolute Classic Rock Classic rock none Birmingham (11C), Bradford and Huddersfield (11B), Coventry (12D), Dundee (11B), Edinburgh (12D), Glasgow (11C), Humberside (10D), Inverness (11B), London (11B), Lancashire (12A), Leeds (12D), Liverpool (10C), Manchester (12C), North Cumbria (11B), Northern Ireland (12D), South Yorkshire (11C), Stoke-on-Trent (12D), Swansea (12A), Tyne and Wear (11C), Teesside (11B) and Wolverhampton (11B) 725 0148 952
Absolute Radio 60s Music from the 1960s none Inverness (11B) and Stoke-on-Trent (12D)
Angel Vintage Music from the 1920s to 1950s FM 98.6 Portsmouth Bournemouth (11B), South Hampshire (11C) and Surrey (10C)
Also available on several small-scale DAB multiplexes
Absolute Radio 70s Music from the 1970s none London (12A - DAB+), Stoke-on-Trent (12D) and Tayside (11B)
Absolute Radio Country Country music none Ayr (11B), Berkshire and North Hampshire (12D), Birmingham (11C), Bournemouth (11B), Bradford and Huddersfield (11B), Bristol (11B), Edinburgh (12D), Glasgow (11C), Humberside (10D), Inverness (11B), Lancashire (12A), Leeds (12D), Liverpool (10C), London (12C), Manchester (12C), North Cumbria (11B - DAB+), North Yorkshire (10C), Plymouth (12D), South Yorkshire (11C), Stoke-on-Trent (12D), Swansea (12A), Tayside (11B), Teesside (11B) and Tyne and Wear (11C)
Capital UK Hit music See England, Scotland and Wales lists for local FM / DAB network Digital feed of Capital London available in Berkshire and North Hampshire (12D), Bristol (11B), Cambridge (11C), Channel Islands (12A DAB+), Essex (12D), Exeter/Torquay (11C), Hereford and Worcester (12A), Herts, Beds and Bucks (10D), Kent (11C), Lincolnshire (12A), North Devon (10C), Norfolk (10B), Plymouth (12D), Somerset (10B), Swindon (11C) and Bath and West Wiltshire (10D)
Also available on Digital One multiplex DAB+
724 719 0109 958
Centreforce Dance music none London (12A - DAB+) and NE Wales and W Cheshire (10D - DAB+)
Dubai Now Arabic music none London (11B) and Cambridge (11C)
Fun Kids Junior Children's none DAB+: NE Wales and W Cheshire (10D) and Surrey (10C)
GR8BRITISHRADIO Classic hits none DAB+: Herts, Beds and Bucks (10D), South Hampshire (11C) and Surrey (10C - DAB+)
Also available on several small-scale DAB multiplexes
Greatest Hits Radio UK Classic Hits See England, Scotland and Wales lists for local FM / MW network Digital version of Greatest Hits Radio London available in Cambridge (11C), Kent (11C), Northern Ireland (12D), Northamptonshire (10C), Oxfordshire (10B), Peterborough (12D) 716 0151
Heart UK Adult contemporary music See England, Scotland and Wales lists for local FM / DAB network Digital feed of Heart London on Channel Islands (12A DAB+), Derbyshire (10B), Hereford and Worcester (12A), Leicester (11B), Lincolnshire (12A) and Nottingham (12C)
Also available on Digital One multiplex DAB+
728 0733 0111 918
Heat Radio Pop music none Edinburgh (12D), Glasgow (11C), Inverness (11B) and Tayside (11B)
Hits Radio UK Hit music FM 103.0 Manchester Digital feed of Hits Radio Manchester available in Ayr (11B), Bath and West Wiltshire (10D), Birmingham (11C), Bradford and Huddersfield (11B), Cambridge (11C), Cardiff and Newport (12C), Cornwall (11B), Coventry (12D), Derbyshire (10B), Essex (12D), Exeter/Torquay (11C), Edinburgh (12D), Glasgow (11C), Herts, Beds and Bucks (10D), Humberside (10D), Inverness (11B), Kent (11C), Lancashire (12A), Leeds (12D), London (12A), Liverpool (10C), North Devon (10C), Northern Ireland (12D), Norfolk (10B), Northamptonshire (10C), Nottingham (12C), Oxfordshire (10B), Peterborough (12D), Plymouth (12D), Reading/Basingstoke (12D), South Yorkshire (11C), Stoke-on-Trent (12D), Suffolk (10C), Sussex (10B), Swansea (12A), Swindon (11C), Tayside (11B), Teesside (11B), Tyne and Wear (11C) and Wolverhampton (11B) 711 0143
Hits Radio Pride Music for LGBTQ+ community none Bradford and Huddersfield (11B), London (12C - DAB+), Liverpool (10C), North Cumbria (11B - DAB+), Northern Ireland (12D), South Yorkshire (11C), Stoke-on-Trent (12D) and Swansea (12A)
Hope FM Christian music none Herefordshire and Worcestershire (12A), Lincoln (12A) and North Yorkshire (10C - DAB+)
Kerrang! Radio Rock music none Bradford and Huddersfield (11B), Stoke-on-Trent (12D) and Tayside (11B) 717
Magic at the Musicals Songs from musical theatre none Bradford and Huddersfield (11B), Edinburgh (12D), Leeds (12D), London (12C - DAB+), North Cumbria (11B - DAB+), Stoke-on-Trent (12D), Swansea (12A), Teesside (11B) and Tyne and Wear (11C)
Magic Chilled Soft adult contemporary none Bradford and Huddersfield (11B), Dundee (11B), Humberside (10D), Inverness (11B), Lancashire (12A), Liverpool (10C), Leeds (12D), Manchester (12C), North Cumbria (11B - DAB+), South Yorkshire (11C), Stoke-on-Trent (12D), Swansea (12A), Teesside (11B) and Tyne and Wear (11C)
Magic Soul Classic soul none Birmingham (11C), Bradford and Huddersfield (11B), Edinburgh (12D), Glasgow (11C), Humberside (10D), Inverness (11B), Lancashire (12A), Leeds (12D), Liverpool (10C), London (12C), Manchester (12C), North Cumbria (11B - DAB+), Northern Ireland (12D), Stoke-on-Trent (12D), Swansea (12A), Tayside (11B), Teesside (11B) and Tyne and Wear (11C)
Nation Radio UK Classic hits none 11B (Morecambe Bay)
DAB+: London (12A)
Also available on several small-scale DAB multiplexes
Nation 80s Music from the 1980s none 10C/12D (Mid and West Wales)
DAB+: NE Wales and W Cheshire (10D) and London (12A)
Premier Gospel Gospel music none London (11B) and Surrey (10C)
Radio Maria England Christian none London (12A - DAB+) and Cambridge (11C)
Smooth Country Country music none Birmingham (11C), Berkshire and North Hampshire (12D), Cambridge (11C), Cornwall (11B), Coventry (12D), Essex (12D), Exeter/Torquay (11C), Humberside (10D), Kent (11C), Lancashire (12A), London (12A), Leicestershire (11B), Manchester (12C), Nottinghamshire (12C), North Devon (10C), Norfolk (10B), Peterborough (12D), Plymouth (12D), Sussex (10B) and Swindon (11C)
Smooth UK Adult contemporary See England, Scotland and Wales lists for local FM / MW / DAB network Digital feed of Smooth London available in Channel Islands (12A DAB+), Hereford and Worcester (12A), Humberside (10D), Leeds (12D), Lincolnshire (12A), North Yorkshire (10C) and South Yorkshire (11C)
Also available on Digital One multiplex DAB+
718 732 0124 916
Tommorowland OWR Dance music none NE Wales and W Cheshire (10D DAB+) and Surrey (10C DAB+)
Also available on several small-scale DAB multiplexes
Virgin 80s Plus Music from the 1980s none 11B (Ayr), 11D (Central Scotland)
DAB+: London (12A)

Local and regional analogue and digital (DAB) stations

Local radio stations from the BBC, in England:

BBC Local Radio

Name Licence area FM (MHz) MW (kHz) DAB channels Freeview (regional) Notes
BBC Radio Berkshire Berkshire, North Hampshire and South Oxfordshire 104.1 (West Berkshire and North Hampshire), 104.4 (Reading and Wokingham)
95.4 (London and Windsor), 94.6 (Henley-on-Thames and Maidenhead)
12D 719
BBC Radio Bristol Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset 94.9 (Bristol and South Gloucestershire), 104.6 (Bath)
103.6 (Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset)
11B 719
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Cambridgeshire 95.7 (Peterborough and Huntingdonshire)
96.0 (Cambridge and Cambridgeshire)
11C (Cambridge)
12D (Peterborough)
BBC Radio Cornwall Cornwall and Scilly 95.2 (East Cornwall), 96.0 (Isles of Scilly), 103.9 (West Cornwall) 11B 721
BBC CWR Coventry and Warwickshire 94.8 (Coventry and North Warwickshire), 103.7 (South Warwickshire)
104.0 (Nuneaton)
12D 719
BBC Radio Cumbria Cumbria 95.6 (Cumbria), 96.1 (Morecambe Bay), 95.2 (Kendal)
104.1 (Whitehaven), 104.2 (Windermere)
756 (North Cumbria), 837 (South Cumbria) 11B (North Cumbria - DAB+)
11B (Morecambe Bay - DAB+)
BBC Radio Derby Derbyshire and East Staffordshire 104.5 (Derby, South Derbyshire and Uttoxeter, Staffordshire), 95.3 (Matlock), 96.0 (Buxton) 1116 10B 735
BBC Radio Devon Devon 103.4 (West Devon), 94.8 (North Devon), 95.7 (Plymouth), 95.8 (Exeter), 96.0 (Okehampton), 104.3 (South Devon) 11C (Exeter and Torbay)
10C (North Devon)
12D (Plymouth)
BBC Essex Essex 95.3 (Clacton-on-Sea, Frinton-on-Sea, Chelmsford, Walton Harwich Dovercourt Basildon, and Southend-on-Sea), 103.5 (Colchester Saffron Walden and Braintree) 12D (Southend and Chelmsford) 734
BBC Radio Gloucestershire Gloucestershire 104.7 (Gloucester), 95.0 (Stroud), 95.8 (Cirencester) 1413 10C 735
BBC Radio Guernsey Guernsey 93.2 (Guernsey), 99.0 (Alderney) 1116 (St. Peter Port) 12A (DAB+) 721 BBC Radio Guernsey Xtra on DAB+ and MW 1116 used as a broadcast opt-out for live coverage of the States of Guernsey.
BBC Hereford and Worcester Herefordshire and Worcestershire 94.7 (Herefordshire), 104.0 (Worcester), 104.4 (Redditch, Worcestershire and Hopwood), 104.6 (Wyre Forest) 12A 720
BBC Radio Humberside East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire 95.9 (Hull and East Yorkshire) 10D 721
BBC Radio Jersey Jersey 88.8 (Trinity) 1026 12A (DAB+) 719 BBC Radio Jersey Xtra on DAB+ and MW 1026 used as a broadcast opt-out for live coverage of the States of Jersey.
BBC Radio Kent Kent 96.7 (West Kent), 97.6 (Folkestone), 104.2 (East Kent) 11C 719
BBC Radio Lancashire Lancashire 95.5 (East Lancashire), 103.9 (Prestatyn and Bolton), 104.5 (North Lancashire) 12A 720
BBC Radio Leeds West Yorkshire 92.4 (Huddersfield and West Yorkshire), 95.3 (West Halifax), 102.7 (Keighley), 103.9 (Leeds) 12D (Leeds)
11B (Bradford and Huddersfield)
BBC Radio Leicester Leicestershire and Rutland 104.9 11B 721
BBC Radio Lincolnshire Lincolnshire 94.9 (Lincolnshire), 104.7 (Grantham) 12A 722
BBC Radio London Greater London 94.9 12A 721 Also on Sky 0135 (London only), Freesat 718 and Virgin Media 937
BBC Radio Manchester Greater Manchester and North Cheshire 95.1 (Manchester), 104.6 (Saddleworth and Tameside) 12C 719
BBC Radio Merseyside Liverpool, North Wales, Wirral and West Cheshire 95.8 10C 722
BBC Radio Newcastle Tyneside, Wearside and Northumberland 95.4 (Tyne and Wear, County Durham and South Northumberland), 96.0 (Northumberland)
103.7 (Tyne Valley), 104.4 (Gateshead and Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
11C 719
BBC Radio Norfolk Norfolk 95.1 (East Norfolk), 95.6 (North Norfolk), 104.4 (West Norfolk) 873 (Kings Lynn and West Norfolk) 10B 719
BBC Radio Northampton Northamptonshire 104.2 (Northampton), 103.6 (Corby and Kettering) 10C 734
BBC Radio Nottingham Nottinghamshire 103.8, 95.5 (Mansfield), 95.1 (Newark-on-Trent) 12C 720
BBC Radio Oxford Oxfordshire 95.2 (Oxford and Oxfordshire) 10B 722
BBC Radio Sheffield South Yorkshire and North Midlands 104.1 (Barnsley), 88.6 (Sheffield), 94.7 (Chesterfield) 11C 734
BBC Radio Shropshire Shropshire 96.0 (Telford and Shropshire), 95.0 (Ludlow), 90.0 (Church Stretton), 104.1 (Clun) 11B 721
BBC Radio Solent Hampshire and Isle of Wight 96.1 (Southampton. Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth) 11C (South Hampshire) 722
BBC Radio Solent for Dorset Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Dorset 103.8 (West Dorset) 11B (Bournemouth) 734 Opt-out programming from BBC Radio Solent from 0700 to 0900 weekdays
BBC Radio Somerset Somerset 95.5 1566 (Taunton) 10B 722
BBC Radio Stoke North Staffordshire and South Cheshire 94.6 (Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire and South Cheshire), 104.1 (Stafford) 12D 726
BBC Radio Suffolk Suffolk 95.9 (Aldeburgh), 103.9 (South East), 104.6 (North West), 95.5 (Lowestoft) 10C 720
BBC Radio Surrey Surrey, North East Hampshire and North Sussex 104.0 (Reigate, Redhill and Crawley), 104.6 (Guildford) 10C 722
BBC Radio Sussex East Sussex and West Sussex 95.0 (Peacehaven), 95.1 (Horsham), 95.3 (Brighton and Hove), 104.5 (Eastbourne), 104.8 (Chichester) 10B 720
BBC Radio Tees Teesside, County Durham and North Yorkshire 95.0 (North Yorkshire), 95.8 (Whitby), 104.0 (Darlington) 11B 722
BBC Radio Wiltshire Wiltshire 103.6 (Swindon and Witney), 103.5 (Salisbury), 104.3 (Chippenham), 104.9 (Marlborough, Wiltshire) 10D (Bath and West Wiltshire)
11C (Swindon)
8A - DAB+ (Salisbury)
BBC Radio WM Birmingham, West Midlands and South Staffordshire 95.6 11B (Black Country and Shropshire)
11C (Birmingham)
BBC Radio York North Yorkshire 95.5 (Scarborough), 103.7 (York, Malton, and Pocklington) and 104.3 (Thirsk and Northallerton) 10C 720
BBC Three Counties Radio Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire 90.4 (East Hertfordshire), 92.1 (South Hertfordshire), 94.7 (Aylesbury), 95.5 (Bedford), 98.0 (High Wycombe), 103.8 (South Bedfordshire, West Hertfordshire and Mid Buckinghamshire), 104.5 (North Buckinghamshire) 10D (Herts, Beds and Bucks) 720

BBC Nations Radio

BBC radio stations from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, broadcast in their respective areas via analogue and digital radio, Freeview and across the whole UK on satellite and cable television:

Name Area FM (MHz) AM (kHz) DAB channels Freesat Sky Virgin Freeview (regional) Notes
BBC Radio Scotland Scotland 92.4 - 94.7 810 11C (Glasgow)
12D (Edinburgh)
11B (Inverness)
11C (Aberdeen)
11B (Ayr)
11B (Perth and Dundee)
712 0116 930 719 Regional news bulletins broadcast on weekdays at 0630, 0730, 0830, 1230, 1630 and 1730 in the following areas:
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Highlands and Islands
  • North East Scotland
  • Scottish Borders
BBC Radio Orkney Orkney Islands 93.7 Local programming includes Around Orkney weekdays from 0730-0800 and lunchtime news bulletin on weekdays at 1230
BBC Radio Shetland Shetland Isles 92.7 Local programming includes lunchtime news bulletin on weekdays at 1230 and Good Evening Shetland on weekdays from 1730-1800
BBC Radio nan Gàidheal Scotland 103.5 - 104.9 11D (Central)
11B (Inverness)
11C (Aberdeen)
11B (Ayr)
11B (Perth and Dundee)
713 0139 934 720 Programming in Scottish Gaelic.
Over 90 hours a week of programming in Scots Gaelic with programming from BBC Radio Scotland relayed at other times
BBC Radio Wales Wales 90.2-96.1, 103.7-103.9 882 (South Wales) 12C (Cardiff & Newport)
12A (Swansea)
10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire)
10D/12D (North West Wales)
12D (Mid and West Wales)
714 0117 937 719
BBC Radio Cymru Wales 92 - 105 12C (Cardiff & Newport)
12A (Swansea)
10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire)
10D/12D (North West Wales)
12D (Mid and West Wales)
715 0135 (Wales), 0136 (Rest of UK) 936 720 Programming in Welsh.
BBC Radio Cymru 2 Wales - 12C (Cardiff & Newport)
12A (Swansea)
10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire)
10D/12D (North West Wales)
12D (Mid and West Wales)
718 (Wales), 735 (outside Wales) 0136 (Wales), 0153 (Rest of UK) 913 721 Programming in Welsh.
Opt-out service from BBC Radio Cymru with up to 60 hours per week of music-based programming
BBC Radio Ulster Northern Ireland 92.4 - 94.7 12D 716 0118 932 719 Around 5 hours of programming per week in Irish and Ulster Scots.
BBC Radio Foyle Derry 93.1 12D 717 0135 (NI), 0154 (Rest of UK) 933 720 Opt-out service from BBC Radio Ulster with over 30 hours per week of local programming including on weekdays from 0700-0900 and from 1300-1600.

Additional sports coverage from BBC Radio Ulster broadcast province-wide on BBC Radio Foyle digital frequencies.

Local commercial radio


England's radio stations adhere to the statistical regions of East Midlands, East, Greater London, Greater Manchester, North East, North West, South East, South West, West Midlands and Yorkshire and the Humber.

Name Licence area Analogue (MHz/kHz) DAB channels
Shine 879 Essex 12D
Absolute Radio 00s London 12C
Absolute Radio 10s London 12C - DAB+
Absolute Radio 20s North Cumbria 11B - DAB+
Actual Radio Essex 12D
Adventist World Radio London 12A
Asian Sound East Lancashire and Greater Manchester 963 MW (East Lancashire), 1377 (Manchester) 12C (Manchester)
Athavan Radio London 11B
Atlantis Surrey 10C - DAB+
Bloomberg Radio London 11B
Boom Radio UK England 11B
Also Sound Digital DAB+
Capital Capital Midlands 102.2 FM (Birmingham)
96.2 (Nottingham), 96.5 (Mansfield), 102.8 (Derby), 105.4 (Leicester)
102.0 (Stratford-upon-Avon), 107.3 (Warwick)
96.2 (Coventry)
107.1 (Rugby)
107.6 (Banbury), 95.9 (Brackley)
101.6 (Tamworth), 102.4 (Burton-upon-Trent)
11C (Birmingham), 11B (Wolverhampton)
12C (Nottingham), 10B (Derbyshire), 11B (Leicester) 12D (Peterborough) 12D (Coventry), 10B (Oxfordshire)
Capital London 95.8 FM 12C
Also Freeview 724, Sky Digital 0109, Freesat 719, Virgin Media 958 and Digital One DAB+
Capital Manchester and Lancashire 102.0 FM (Manchester)
107.0 (Blackburn), 99.8 (Burnley), 106.5 (Preston), 102.8 (Chorley)
12C (Manchester)
12A (Central Lancashire)
Capital North East 105.3 FM (Newcastle), 105.6 (Fenham), 105.8 (Hexham), 106.4 (Teesside) 11B (Teesside)
11C (Tyne and Wear)
Capital South 103.2 FM (Southampton), 107.2 (Brighton) 11C (South Hampshire), 11B (Bournemouth)
10B (Sussex)
Capital Yorkshire 105.1 (Barnsley), 105.6 (Sheffield & Bradford), 105.8 (Hull) Bradford and Huddersfield (11B)
Humberside (10D)
Leeds (12D)
North Yorkshire (10C)
South Yorkshire (11C)
Capital Liverpool 107.6 (Liverpool) 10C
Capital Xtra London 96.9 FM (South London), 107.1 (North London) Also Digital One DAB+, Sky Digital 0114, Freesat 720 and Virgin Media 959
CountryLine Radio London 12C
Colourful Radio London 11B
Chester's Dee Radio Chester 106.3 FM 10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire)
Easy Radio Southampton, Portsmouth and Winchester 107.8 FM (Southampton), 107.4 (Portsmouth), 107.2 (Winchester) 11C (South Hampshire)
Also 12A - DAB+ (London)
Fosse 107 NW and SW Leicestershire 107.9 FM (Hinckley/Nuneaton), 107.0 Loughborough
Free Radio West Midlands, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire 96.4 FM (Birmingham), 97.2 (Black Country), 103.1 (Shropshire)
97.0 FM (Coventry), 102.9 (Leamington Spa)
96.7 (Kidderminster), 97.6 (Hereford), 102.8 (Worcester)
11C (Birmingham), 11B (Wolverhampton and Telford)
12D (Coventry and Warwickshire)
12A (Herefordshire and Worcestershire)
Gem East Midlands 106 FM 11B (Leicestershire)
12C (Nottinghamshire)
10B (Derbyshire)
Get Radio Oxfordshire - 10B
GenX Radio Suffolk - 10C - DAB+
Gold UK 1548 MW (London)
945 MW (Derby)
999 MW (Nottingham)
1458 MW (Manchester)
1557 MW (Northampton)
1332 MW (Peterborough)
Also Sky 0121, Freesat 722, Virgin Media 923 and on Digital One DAB+
12C (London DAB+)
10B (Derby), 12C (Nottingham), 11B (Leicester)
11C (Manchester)
10C (Northampton)
11C (Cambridge), 12D (Peterborough)
Greatest Hits Radio London 105.8 FM (London) 12C
Also Freeview 716
Cumbria and South West Scotland 96.4 FM (Carlisle), 102.5 (Penrith), 102.2 (Workington), 103.4 (Whitehaven) 11B (North Cumbria)
East of England NORFOLK & NORTH SUFFOLK: FM 99.9 (Norwich), 96.2 (North East Norfolk), 96.2 (Fakenham), 103.2 (North West Norfolk), 103.2 (Sheringham and Cromer), 103.4 (Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft), 97.4 (Great Yarmouth), 97.4 (Southwold)
WEST NORFOLK: 96.7 (West Norfolk)
ESSEX: 100.2 (North East Essex)
WEST NORFOLK: 9C (King's Lynn)
ESSEX: 12D (Essex)
SUFFOLK: 10C (Suffolk)
Lincolnshire 102.2 FM, 96.7 (Grantham), 97.6 (Scunthorpe) 12A
Midlands BIRMINGHAM & THE WEST MIDLANDS: 105.2 FM (West Midlands)
BLACK COUNTRY & SHROPSHIRE: 107.7 FM (Wolverhampton), 107.4 (Telford), 106.5 (Shrewsbury), 107.1 (Oswestry)
HEREFORD & WORCESTER: 107.2 (Kidderminster)
STAMFORD & RUTLAND: 97.4 (Stamford), 107.2 (Rutland)
STAFFORDSHIRE & CHESHIRE: 96.9 (Stafford), 96.4 (Congleton)
DERBYSHIRE: 103.3 FM (Whaley Bridge), 103.3 (Hope Valley), 106.4 (Buxton), 106.4 (Glossop), 106.6 (Chapel-en-le-Frith), 96.7 (Ashbourne), 101.8 (Wirksworth), 101.8 (Uttoxeter)
BIRMINGHAM & THE WEST MIDLANDS: 11C (Birmingham), 12D (Coventry)
HEREFORD & WORCESTER: 12A (Hereford and Worcester)
EAST MIDLANDS: 12C (Nottingham), 11B (Leicester)
North West and North East England LIVERPOOL & THE NORTH WEST: 105.9 FM (Liverpool), 107.2 (Widnes and Warrington)
LANCASHIRE: 96.5 FM (Blackpool)
WIGAN & ST HELENS: 102.4 FM (Wigan and St Helens)
GREATER MANCHESTER: 96.2 FM (Oldham), 107.4 (Bolton), 104.9 (Stockport)
NORTH EAST: 1152 MW (Tyneside)
LANCASHIRE: 12A (Lancashire)
NORTH EAST: 11C (Tyneside)
TEESSIDE: 11B (Teesside)

UK feed with local news and traffic reports

South BERKSHIRE & NORTH HAMPSHIRE: 101.6 FM (Fourmarks), 101.8 (Petersfield), 102.0 (Alton), 105.6 (Newbury), 106.4 (Andover), 107.0 (Reading), 107.4 (Hungerford), 107.6 (Basingstoke)
BUCKS, BEDS & HERTS: 96.2 (Aylesbury)
DORSET: 96.0 FM (West Dorset), 96.6 (Blandford), 97.2 (Dorchester), 97.4 (Shaftesbury), 105.8 (Poole)
SURREY & EAST HAMPSHIRE: 96.4 (Guildford), 97.1 (Haslemere), 101.6 (Hindhead),
SALISBURY: 102.0 (South Wiltshire)
WEST SUSSEX: 96.6 (Chichester), 102.3 (Littlehampton), 106.6 (NW Sussex)
BUCKS, BEDS and HERTS: 10D (Herts, Beds and Bucks)
SALISBURY: 8A (Salisbury)
SOUTH COAST: 11C (South Hampshire)
WEST SUSSEX: 10B (Sussex)
South West BATH & THE SOUTH WEST: FM 107.5 (Warminster), 107.9 (Bath)
BRISTOL & THE SOUTH WEST: 107.2 Bristol, 107.7 (Weston-super-Mare)
DEVON: 105.5 (Torbay)
GLOUCESTERSHIRE: 107.5 Cheltenham
PLYMOUTH: 106.7 (Plymouth)
SOMERSET: 100.8 (Porlock), 102.4 (Minehead), 105.6 (Yeovil), 106.6 (Chard and Ilminster), 107.4 (Bridgwater) 107.7 (Weston-super-Mare)
SWINDON: 107.7 (Swindon)
BATH & THE SOUTH WEST: 10D (Bath and W Wiltshire)
BRISTOL & THE SOUTH WEST: 11B (Bristol and Bath)
CORNWALL: 11B (Cornwall)
DEVON: 12D (Plymouth), 10C (N Devon), 11C (SE Devon)
GLOUCESTERSHIRE: 10C (Gloucestershire)
PLYMOUTH: 12D (Plymouth)
SOMERSET: 10B (Somerset)
SWINDON: 11C (Swindon)
Yorkshire GRIMSBY: FM 96.4 (Grimsby)
HARROGATE & THE YORKSHIRE DALES: 97.2 (Harrogate), 107.1 (Ilkley), 107.1 (Pateley Bridge), 107.1 (Skipton), 107.8 (Craven District)
NORTH DERBYSHIRE: 107.4 (Chesterfield), 102.0 (Matlock and Bakewell)
SOUTH YORKSHIRE: FM 96.1 (Rotherham), 97.1 (Penistone), 102.0 (Barnsley), 107.1 (Doncaster), 107.9 (North Nottinghamshire)
MW 990 (Doncaster), 1305 (Barnsley), 1548 (Sheffield and Rotherham)
WEST YORKSHIRE: FM 96.3 (Leeds), 106.8 (Wakefield)
YORK & NORTH YORKSHIRE: 102.3 (Thirsk), 103.5 (Northallerton), 104.7 (York)
YORKSHIRE COAST: 96.2 (Scarborough), 102.4 (Bridlington), 103.1 (Whitby)
LINCOLNSHIRE: 12A (Lincolnshire)
SOUTH YORKSHIRE: 11C (South Yorkshire)
WEST YORKSHIRE: 12D (Leeds), 11B (Bradford)
YORK & NORTH YORKSHIRE: 10C (North Yorkshire)
Hallam FM South Yorkshire 97.4 FM (Sheffield), 102.9 (Barnsley and Rotherham), 103.4 (Doncaster) 11C
Heart East 97.4 FM (Newmarket & Haverhill), 102.7 (Peterborough), 103.0 (Cambridge), 96.4 FM (Bury St Edmunds), 97.1 (Ipswich), 102.4 (Norwich), 96.1 FM (Colchester), 96.3 (Basildon, Wickford and Canvey Island), 97.5 (Southend-on-Sea), 101.7 (Harlow, East Hertfordshire and West Essex), 102.6 (Chelmsford and Maldon), 96.6 FM (Northampton and Lutterworth), 96.9 (Bedford), 97.6 (Herts, Beds and Bucks), 103.3 (Milton Keynes) 11C (Cambridge), 12D (Peterborough), 10B (Norwich), 10C (Suffolk), 12D (Essex), 10D (Herts, Beds and Bucks), 10C (Northamptonshire)
Hertfordshire 96.6 FM (Watford), 106.9 FM (Hertford, Hitchin and Letchworth), 106.7 (Stevenage)
London 106.2 FM 12C
Also Sky 0111, Freesat 733, Freeview 728, Virgin Media 918 and on Digital One DAB+
North East 101.8 FM (Tyne & Wear), 96.2 (Fenham), 96.4 (Hexham), 100.7 (Teesside) 11B (Teesside), 11C (Tyne and Wear)
North West 105.4 FM, 96.9 FM (Morecambe Bay), 102.3 (Windermere), 103.2 (Kendal) 12C (Manchester), 11B (Morecambe Bay), 10C (Liverpool) and 12A (Central Lancashire)
South 95.9 FM (Thanet), 96.1 (Ashford), 97.0 (Dover), 102.8 (East Kent), 103.1 (Maidstone and Medway), 96.7 FM (Winchester), 97.5 (Portsmouth), 102.3 (Bournemouth), 96.9 (Newhaven), 97.5 (Horsham), 102.0 (Hastings), 102.4 (Eastbourne), 102.7 (Reigate and Crawley), 103.5 (Brighton), 97.0 FM (Reading), 97.4 (Banbury), 102.6 (Oxford), 102.9 (Berkshire), 103.4 (Henley On Thames) 11C (Kent), 11C (South Hampshire), 11B (Dorset), 10B (Sussex Coast), 10C (Surrey), 12D (Berkshire), 10B (Oxfordshire)
West 102.4 FM (Gloucester & Cheltenham), 103.0 (Stroud), 96.3 (Bristol), 103.0 (Weston-super-Mare), 103.0 (Bath), 102.6 (Somerset), 96.5 (Taunton), 97.1 (Yeovil), 97.0 (Plymouth), 96.6 (Tavistock), 97.0 (Exeter), 96.4 (Torbay), 103.0 (East Devon), 96.2 (Barnstaple), 97.3 (Ilfracombe), 100.5 (Totnes), 100.8 (Dartmouth), 101.2 (Soar), 101.9 (Ivybridge), 96.2 (Barnstaple) 105.1 (East Cornwall), 107.0 (West Cornwall), 97.2 (Swindon), 102.2 (Wiltshire), 96.5 (Marlborough) 10C (Gloucestershire), 11B (Bristol and Bath), 10D (Bath and West Wiltshire), 10B (Somerset), 12D (Plymouth), 11C (Exeter/Torquay), 10C (North Devon), 11B (Cornwall), 11C (Swindon), 12D (West Wiltshire)
West Midlands 100.7 FM 11C (Birmingham), 11B (Wolverhampton), 12D (Coventry)
Yorkshire 106.2 FM (South West Yorkshire),
107.6 (Bradford), 107.7 (Sheffield)
11B (Bradford and Huddersfield)
12D (Leeds)
11C (South Yorkshire)
10C (North Yorkshire)
Hits Radio Bristol 106.5 FM (Bristol) 11B (Bath)
Bournemouth & Poole 107.6 FM 11B (Bournemouth)
Greater Manchester 103.0 FM (Manchester) 12C
Also Freeview 711
In Demand Radio NE Wales and W Cheshire 10D - DAB+
Isle of Wight Radio Isle of Wight 107.0 FM, 102.0 (Cowes)
Jack FM Oxfordshire 106.8 FM, 106.4 (Witney) 10B (Oxfordshire)
Jack 2 Hits Oxfordshire 10B (Oxfordshire)
Jack 3 and Chill Oxfordshire 107.9 FM 10B (Oxfordshire)
Jazz FM London 12A
Also Sound Digital DAB+, Sky 0146, Freesat 729
Juice Radio NE Wales and W Cheshire 10D - DAB+
Kiss London
East Anglia
Severn Estuary
100.0 (London)
106.1 (Norwich), 106.4 (Ipswich & Colchester),
105.6 (Cambridge), 107.7 (Peterborough)
101.0 (Severn Estuary), 97.2 (Bristol)
National station with local advertising
12C (London)

Also on Digital One DAB, Freeview 713, Sky 0141, Virgin Media 963

Kiss Bliss North Cumbria 11B - DAB+
Kiss Dance North Cumbria 11B - DAB+
Kiss Fresh UK DTT only Freeview 712
Kiss Garage North Cumbria 11B - DAB+
KMFM Kent 107.6 FM (Ashford), 106.0 (Canterbury), 105.6 (Maidstone), 100.4, 107.9 (Medway), 96.4 (Folkestone and Hythe), 106.8 (Dover), 107.2 (Thanet), 96.2 (Tonbridge), 101.6 (Sevenoaks) 11C
LBC London 97.3 FM Also Digital One DAB, Freeview 732, Sky 0112, Freesat 734, Virgin 919
LBC News London 1152 MW 12C
Also on Digital One DAB+, Sky 0155
Lincs FM Lincolnshire 12A
Liverpool Live 24/7 NE Wales and W Cheshire 10D - DAB+
London Greek Radio North London 103.3 FM
Love 80s North West Wales and West Cheshire 10D - DAB+
Lyca Radio London 1458 MW 11B
Lyca Gold London 1035 MW 11B
Magic Radio London 105.4 FM (London) 12C (London)
Also on Digital One DAB, Freeview 715, Sky 0142, Virgin Media 928
Magic at the Movies North Cumbria 11B - DAB+
Magic at the Musicals London 12C - DAB+
Mansfield 103.2 FM Mansfield 103.2 FM
Metro Radio County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear 97.1 FM (Newcastle), 102.6 (Alnwick)
103.0 (Fenham), 103.2 (Hexham)
Programmes shared 24/7 with TFM
Mi-Soul London 12A
More Radio Sussex 107.8 FM (Hastings), 106.4 (Haywards Heath), 106.8 (Lewes), 107.5 (Eastbourne), 107.7 (Worthing) 10B
More Radio Retro Sussex 10B
Nation Radio East Yorkshire FM 99.8 (Hull) 10D
South FM 106.0 (South Hampshire and Isle of Wight), 106.6 (Winchester), 106.6 (Bournemouth and Poole) 11C (South Hampshire), 11B (Bournemouth)
Suffolk FM 102.0 (Ipswich) 10C (Suffolk - DAB+)
Panjab Radio London 558 MW 11B
Also on Sky 0125
Pirate FM Cornwall 102.2 FM (East), 102.8 (West) 11B
Podcast Radio Surrey 10C - DAB+
Point Blank Radio Surrey 10C - DAB+
Polish Radio London London 11B
Premier Radio London 1305 MW (N London and S London), 1413 (W London and SE London), 1566 (Guildford) Also on Digital One DAB and Freeview 725
Pulse 1 Bradford, Halifax and Huddersfield 102.5 (Huddersfield and Halifax), 97.5 (Bradford) 11B (Bradford and Huddersfield), 12D (Leeds)
Sami Swoi Radio Surrey 10C - DAB+
Sandgrounder Radio NE Wales and W Cheshire 10D - DAB+
Radio Bath Bath 10D
Radio Maria England London 12A - DAB+
Radio City Liverpool, Merseyside, North West and North Wales 96.7 FM 10C
Radio Essex Essex 105.1 FM (Southend), 107.7 (Chelmsford) 12D
Radio Exe Exeter 107.3 FM 11C (Exeter/Torquay), 10C (North Devon)
Radio Jackie South-West London and North Surrey 107.8 FM
Radio UP Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire Peterborough and Northamptonshire 10D (Herts, Beds & Bucks), 10C (Northampton), 12D (Peterborough)
Release Radio Surrey 10C - DAB+
Rewind Radio Cornwall 11B
Rock FM Central Lancashire 97.4 FM 12A
Sabras Radio Leicester 1260 MW
91.0 FM Leicester, 102.1 Loughborough
Sanskar Radio Leicestershire 11B
Signal 1 North Staffordshire and South Cheshire 102.6 FM (Stoke-on-Trent) 12D
Cheshire's Silk Radio Macclesfield 106.9 FM 7D (South Cheshire), 9A (Congleton & Leek)
Smooth Radio London 102.2 FM (London)
828 MW (Dorset)
1359 (Chelmsford), 1431 (Southend)
774 (Gloucestershire)
603 (East Kent), 1242 (Medway)
1152 (Norfolk)
1152 (Plymouth)
1170 (Portsmouth), 1557 (Southampton)
1170 (Suffolk)
945 (Eastbourne), 1323 (Brighton)
936 (Chippenham), 1161 (Swindon)
MW/DAB feed includes local advertising
12C (London)
12D (Berkshire and North Hampshire)
11B (Bournemouth)
11B (Bristol and Bath)
11B (Cornwall)
11C (Devon)
12D (Essex)
10C (Gloucestershire)
10D (Herts, Beds & Bucks)
10D (Humberside)
11C (Kent)
10B (Norfolk)
10B (Oxfordshire)
12D (Plymouth)
10B (Somerset)
11C (South Hampshire)
10C (Suffolk)
10B (Sussex)
11C (Swindon)
10D (West Wiltshire)

Also Sky 0124, Freesat 732, Freeview 718, Virgin Media 916 and on Digital One DAB+
West Midlands 105.7 FM 11C (Birmingham), 11B (Wolverhampton), 12D (Coventry)
East Midlands 106.6 FM (East Midlands), 101.4 (Derby), 107.4 FM (Kettering), 97.2 (Wellingborough), 106.8 (Peterborough) 12C (Nottingham), 11B (Leicester), 10B (Derby), 12D (Peterborough)
Lake District 100.1 FM (Kendal), 100.8 (Windermere), 101.4 (Keswick) 11B (Morecambe Bay)
North East 97.5 FM (North East England), 101.2 (Hexham), 107.5 (Newcastle), 107.7 (Teesside) 11B (Teesside), 11C (Tyne and Wear)
North West 100.4 FM (North West England) 12C (Manchester), 10C (Liverpool), 12A (Central Lancashire)
Star Radio Cambridge and Ely 100.7 FM (Cambridge), 107.1 (Ely), 107.3 (Saffron Walden), 107.9 (Haverhill) 11C (Cambridge)
Sun FM Sunderland, Tees Valley and Durham 103.4 FM (Sunderland)
103.2 FM (Darlington), 102.6 (Richmond)
102.8 (Durham), 106.8 (Brusselton)
Sunrise Radio London 963 MW (London), 972 (West London) Also on Sound Digital DAB
Sunrise Radio Yorkshire Bradford 103.2 FM 8B
Sunshine Radio (AM) Ludlow 855 MW, 105.9 FM (Ludlow), 107.8 (Clee Hill)
Sunshine Radio (FM) Herefordshire and Monmouthshire 106.2 FM (Hereford), 107.0 (Monmouth), 107.8 (Abergavenny) 10C (Gloucestershire), 12A (Hereford & Worcester)
The Lounge Kent 11C
TFM Teesside 96.6 FM 11B
Programmes shared 24/7 with Metro Radio
This is The Coast North Yorkshire 10C - DAB+
Time 107.5 East London and West Essex 107.5 FM
V2 Radio Sussex 10B
Viking FM East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire 96.9 FM 10D
Virgin 80s Plus London 12A - DAB+
Voice of Islam Radio London 11B
Wave 105 South Hampshire, Isle of Wight, West Sussex and Wiltshire 105.2 FM (South Hampshire, Isle of Wight, West Sussex and Wiltshire) 11B (Bournemouth)
11C (South Hampshire)
Radio X London and Manchester 104.9 FM (London)
97.7 (Manchester)
National station with local advertising
Also on Digital One DAB+, Sky 0113, Freesat 723, Virgin Media 960
Radio XL Birmingham 1296 MW 9A (North Birmingham), 9C (South Birmingham)
XS Manchester Greater Manchester 106.1 FM
YorkMix Radio North Yorkshire 10C - DAB+
Your Harrogate North Yorkshire 10C - DAB+
Zest NW NE Wales and W Cheshire 10D - DAB+

Former English stations

This list details radio stations which have lost their licence to broadcast or have closed down due to financial reasons.

Name Licence area Analogue (kHz/MHz) DAB channels date closed Notes
Airport Information Radio Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport 1584 AM February 1992 Both stations closed in February 1992 after just over one year on air.
Abbey FM Barrow in Furness 107.3 FM 30 January 2009 Station put into administration on 30 January 2009
Buzz FM Birmingham 102.4 FM 1 January 1995 Lost licence and was replaced by Choice FM 102.2 on 1 January 1995
Centre Radio Leicestershire 97.1 FM and 1260 AM 6 October 1983 Ceased trading and closed on 6 October 1983
Channel Travel Radio Kent channel ports 107.6 FM 28 September 2000 Licence returned to the Radio Authority on 28 September 2000
DevonAir Radio Exeter and Torquay 666/954 AM and 97.0/96.4 FM 1 January 1995 Lost licence and was replaced by Gemini Radio on 1 January 1995
Dune FM Southport 107.9 FM 9 August 2012 Station received winding-up order and transmitter was seized by OFCOM on 9 August 2012
Fen Radio 107.5 Wisbech 107.5 FM 31 July 2008 Licence returned to Ofcom on 31 July 2008
Liberty Radio London 963/972 AM 3 July 2003 Lost licence and was replaced by Club Asia on 3 July 2003
Mersey 106.7 Liverpool 106.7 FM 1 April 2009 Licence revoked by Ofcom on 1 April 2009
Mix 107 High Wycombe 107.4 FM, 107.7 1 July 2009 Licence returned to Ofcom on 1 July 2009
Oak FM NW and SW Leicestershire 107.0 FM (Loughborough)
107.9 (Hinckley)
28 July 2016 Closed down on 28 July 2016 due to station owner being put into administration
Pennine FM Huddersfield 107.9 FM 5 April 2010 Licence returned to Ofcom on 5 April 2010
Radio City Talk Merseyside, North West, Cheshire,North Wales 1548AM 10C 31 May 2020 Closed down 31 May 2020 due to financial issues and low listening figures
Radio Victory Portsmouth 95.0 FM and 1170 AM 28 June 1986 Lost licence and was replaced by Ocean Sound on 28 June 1986
Star 107.9 Stroud 107.9 FM 29 September 2006 Licence returned to Ofcom on 29 September 2006
Sunset Radio Manchester 102.0 FM October 1993 Station went into liquidation in October 1993
Sunrise Radio East Midlands Leicestershire 1260 AM 7 September 1995 Lost licence and was replaced by Sabras Radio on 7 September 1995
Sunshine 1530 Worcestershire 1530 AM 6 April 2010 Closed on 6 April 2010 following problem with transfer of broadcast licence
South 107.3 Lewisham 107.3 FM 3 April 2009 Closed down on 3 April 2009
Time 106.6 East Berkshire, South Buckinghamshire, North Surrey and West London 106.6 FM 15 October 2015 Closed down on 15 October 2015
Time 106.8 Thamesmead 106.8 FM 3 April 2009 Closed down on 3 April 2009
WNK North London 103.3 FM Easter 1993 Closed down Easter 1993 and broadcast hours were reallocated to London Greek Radio
Yorkshire Radio Yorkshire 12C 29 July 2013 Closed down 29 July 2013

Northern Ireland

Name Licence area Analogue (kHz/MHz) DAB channels
Cool FM Belfast 97.4 FM 12D
Downtown Radio Northern Ireland 1026 AM (Belfast)
96.4 FM (Limavady), 96.6 (Omagh and Enniskillen), 97.1 (Larne),
102.3 (Ballymena), 102.4 (Derry), 103.1 (South Newry), 103.4 (Newcastle), 103.4 (Belfast)
Downtown Country Northern Ireland 12D
Q97.2 North Coast Coleraine 97.2 FM, 97.6 (Ballycastle)
Q96.7/102.5 Belfast Belfast 96.7 FM (Greater Belfast) 102.5 (North Down and Ards) 12D
Q101.2 Tyrone and Fermanagh Omagh and Enniskillen 101.2 FM, 102.1 (Enniskillen)
Q102.9 North West Derry 102.9 FM
Q100.5 Newry and Mourne Newry and Mourne 100.5 FM, 101.1 (Kilkeel)
Q107 Mid Antrim Ballymena 107.0 FM, 107.6 (Larne)
Lisburn Lisburn 98.8FM
Bangor FM Bangor 107.9FM

Former Northern Ireland stations

Name Licence area Analogue (kHz/MHz) DAB channels date closed Notes
Goldbeat 828 22 May 2006 Ceased broadcasting on 22 May 2006 and Radio Authority revoked the licence
Heartbeat 1521


Name Licence area Analogue (kHz/MHz) DAB channels
Argyll FM Kintyre, Islay and Jura 106.5 FM (Campbeltown), 107.1 FM (Machrihanish) and 107.7 FM (South Knapdale)
Capital Scotland Central Scotland 105.7 FM (East), 106.1 (West) 11C (Glasgow), 12D (Edinburgh)
Central 103.1 FM Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, Stirling 103.1 FM 11D (Central Scotland)
Clyde 1 Glasgow and West Central Scotland 102.5 FM, 97.0 (Vale of Leven), 102.3 (Rothesay), 103.3 (Firth of Clyde) 11C
Forth 1 Edinburgh, The Lothians and Fife 97.3 FM, 97.6, 102.2 (Penicuik) 12D
Greatest Hits Radio Scotland Scotland AYRSHIRE: 1035 MW
DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY: 96.5 FM (Stranraer), 97.0 (Dumfries), 103.0 (Kirkcudbright)
SCOTTISH BORDERS & NORTH NORTHUMBERLAND: 96.8 FM (Selkirk), 102.3 (Berwick-Upon-Tweed), 103.1 (Peebles) and 103.4 (Eyemouth)
TAYSIDE & FIFE: 1584 MW (Perth), 1161 (Dundee)
GO Radio Glasgow Central Scotland 11D
Heart Scotland Central Scotland 100.3 FM (Glasgow), 101.1 (Edinburgh), 101.1 (Rosneath) 103.3 (Penicuik) 11D
Heartland FM Perthshire 97.5 FM (Pitlochry)
Isles FM Isle of Lewis 103.0 FM
Kingdom FM Fife 105.4 FM (St Andrews), 106.3 (The East Neuk), 95.2 (West Fife), 96.1 (Central & East Fife), 96.6 (Kirkcaldy) 11D
MFR Inverness and Northern Scotland 97.4 FM (Inverness)
96.6 FM (Speyside)
102.8 (Keith)
96.7 (Wick)
96.7 (Fraserburgh)
Nation Radio Scotland Glasgow and Dumbartonshire 96.3 FM (Glasgow)
103.0 FM (Dumbarton), 106.9 (Helensburgh, Lomondside and Inverclyde)
Radio North Angus Arbroath and Carnoustie 96.6 FM (Arbroath), 107.5 (Carnoustie), 105.9 (Monifieth)
87.7 LPFM (Forfar, Brechin and Montrose)
11B (via Shared Access Channel)
Mon-FrI 0730-1200, Sat 0730-1800, Sun 1200-1800)
Northsound 1 Aberdeen and North East Scotland 96.9 FM, 97.6, 103.0 (Peterhead) 11C
Original 106 Aberdeen and North East Scotland 106.8 FM (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire), 106.3 (North Aberdeen), 106.3 (Peterhead) 11C
Pure Radio Scotland Dundee 102.0 FM (Dundee), 106.6 (Perth) 11D (Central Scotland)
SIBC Shetland 102.2 FM, 96.2 (Bressay)
Radio Skye Skye & Lochalsh 102.7 FM, 106.2 (Portree) -
Smooth Scotland Central Scotland 105.2 FM 11C (Glasgow), 12D (Edinburgh)
talkSPORT Scotland Scotland 11D (Central Scotland), 11D (Dundee), 11C (Aberdeen)
Tay FM Tayside and North Fife 96.4 FM (Perth), 102.8 (Dundee) 11B
Two Lochs Radio Gairloch and Loch Ewe 106.0 FM (Gairloch), 106.6 (Loch Ewe), 102.2 (Ullapool), 96.8 (North West Scotland)
Relays Smooth Radio and Magic 105.4 FM as a sustaining service
Waves Radio Peterhead and Fraserburgh 101.2 FM 11C
West FM Ayrshire 96.7 FM, 97.5 (Girvan), 106.7 (Rothesay) 11B

Former Scottish stations

Name Licence area Analogue (kHz/MHz) DAB channels date closed Notes
River FM Livingston FM 103.4, 107.7 29 September 2006 Station closed on 29 September 2006 and licence returned to Ofcom
talk 107 Edinburgh 107.0 FM 11D (Central Scotland) 23 December 2008 Station closed on 23 December 2008 and licence returned to Ofcom
L107 Lanarkshire 107.9 FM, 107.5 (Cumbernauld) 11 November 2010 Station closed on 11 November 2010 and licence returned to Ofcom
XFM Scotland Paisley 96.3 FM 11D (Central Scotland), 11B (Ayr) 13 September 2015 Station closed on 13 September 2015 and licence returned after OFCOM refused request by Global Radio to network 24/7 from London
NECR Aberdeenshire 102.1 FM (Inverurie), 103.2 (Colpy), 97.1 (Turriff)
102.6 (Kildrummy), 106.4 (Strathdon),
97.1 (Braemar), 101.9 (Ballater)
11C 15 August 2018 Station closed on 15 August 2018 and licence returned to OFCOM


Name Licence area Analogue frequencies DAB channels
Bayside Radio Colwyn Bay 87.7 FM (COVID-19 RSL) 10D/12D (North West Wales)
Bridge FM Bridgend and The Vale of Glamorgan 106.3 FM 12C (South East Wales)
Capital Cymru Anglesey and Gwynedd 103.0 FM (Anglesey and Gwynedd) 10D/12D (North West Wales)
Capital North West and Wales North Wales Coast, Wrexham, Shropshire and Chester 96.3 FM (North Wales Coast), 97.1 (Wirral), 103.4 (Wrexham, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Cheshire West and Chester, Telford and Shrewsbury) 10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire)
Capital South Wales Cardiff, Swansea and Newport 103.2 FM (Cardiff and Swansea), 97.4 (Newport) 12C
Radio Carmarthenshire Carmarthenshire 97.1 FM (Swansea), 97.5 (Carmarthen), 97.5 (Llanelli) 12D (Mid and West Wales)
Dragon Radio Wales 12C (South East Wales)
12D (Mid and West Wales)
10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire - DAB+)
Easy Radio Swansea 102.1 FM 12C (South East Wales), 10D/12D (North West Wales), 10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire - DAB+)
Greatest Hits Radio South Wales Swansea 12A (Swansea), 12C (South East Wales)
Heart North and Mid Wales North Wales 88.0 FM Wrexham
106.9 Rhyl
107.3 Prestatyn
105.7 Llandudno
107.2 Porthmadog

102.8 Welshpool
106.0 Newtown

10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire - DAB+)
Heart South Wales South and West Wales 106.0 Swansea
102.3 Pontypool
105.9 Treharris
107.3 Bargoed
105.2 Abergavenny
106.1 Ebbw Vale
105.4 Bridgend and Cardiff
105.9 Newport

107.7 Ceredigion
105.7 Pembroke
105.2 Carmarthenshire
106.0 Carmarthen
106.2 Fishguard

12C (South East Wales)
12A (Swansea)
12D (Mid and West Wales)
Nation Radio Wales South Wales and Mid Wales 106.8 FM (South East Wales)
107.3 (South West Wales)
102.9 (Carmarthenshire)
107.1 (Pembrokeshire)
103.3 FM (Aberystwyth, North, Mid & West Ceredigion)
96.6 (South East Ceredigion)
97.4 (Cardigan Town)
10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire - DAB+)
10D (North East Wales)
12C (South East Wales)
12D (North West Wales)
12D (Mid and West Wales)
Nation Hits Mid and West Wales 10C
Radio Pembrokeshire Pembrokeshire 102.5 FM
107.5 (Fishguard and Tenby)
12D (Mid and West Wales)
Smooth Wales Wales 1260 AM (Wrexham) 12C (South East Wales), 10D/12D (North West Wales)
Sunshine Radio Monmouthshire See England listings for full details
The Wave Swansea 96.4 FM 12A (Swansea)

Former Welsh stations

Name Licence area Analogue (kHz/MHz) date closed Reason for closure
Mountain FM South Wales DAB only July 2013 Closed July 2013
Valleys Radio South Wales Valleys 1116 AM, 999 30 April 2009 Station closed on 30 April 2009 and licence returned to OFCOM
Radio Hafren Mid Wales and The Borders 756 AM and 102.1FM 10 February 2015 Closed 10 February 2015

The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Although the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man are not part of the UK they are served by the UK's national radio stations. Additionally services in the Channel Islands are licensed by the UK's regulator, Ofcom. Services in the Isle of Man are not licensed by a UK regulator but rather by the Broadcasting Act 1990 of Tynwald

Name Licence area Analogue frequencies Digital frequencies
Bailiwick Classics Channel Islands DAB only 12A (DAB+)
Bailiwick Hits Channel Islands DAB only 12A (DAB+)
Channel 103 Jersey 103.7 FM 12A (DAB+)
Energy FM Isle of Man 98.6 FM, 93.4 (North Isle of Man), 98.4 (Ramsey), 91.2 (Laxey), 102.4 (Peel), 105.2 (Maughold)
Island FM Alderney, Guernsey and Sark 104.7 FM (Guernsey), 93.7 (Alderney) 12A (DAB+)
Manx Radio Isle of Man 97.2 FM (Carnane), 89.0 (Snafell), 103.7 (Jurby), 89.5 (Peel) and 1368 AM
Soleil Radio Channel Islands DAB only 12A (DAB+)
3FM Isle of Man 104.2 (Ramsey), 104.2 (Port St. Mary), 105.0 (South and East Isle of Man), 105.6, 106.2 (Peel)

Local digital (DAB/DAB+) stations

Name Licence Area DAB/DAB+ Channels Notes
Abacus Radio Surrey 10C
Absolute Radio 10s London 12C
Absolute Radio 20s North Cumbria 11B
Atlantis Surrey 10C
Bay Trust Radio Morecambe Bay 11B
Capital Xtra Reloaded London 12C
Care Radio Surrey 10C
Dragon Radio NE Wales and W Cheshire 10D
Easy Radio London 12A
Eruption Radio Bristol 9A
GenX Radio Suffolk 10C
Gold London 12C Also available on 1548 AM and on Digital One DAB+
Heart North & Mid Wales NE Wales and W Cheshire 10D
Hits Radio Pride London 12C
In Demand Radio NE Wales and W Cheshire 10D
Jeo Radio London 12A Also available on 1584 AM in North London
Kiss Bliss North Cumbria 11B
Kiss Dance North Cumbria 11B
Kiss Garage North Cumbria 11B
Liverpool Live 24/7 NE Wales and W Cheshire 10D
Love 80s Liverpool NE Wales and W Cheshire 10D
Magic at the Movies North Cumbria 11B
Magic at the Musicals London 12C
Podcast Radio Surrey 10C
Point Blank Radio Surrey 10C
Radio Maria England London 12A
Release Radio Surrey 10C
Sami Swoi Radio Surrey 10C
Sandgrounder Radio NE Wales and W Cheshire 10D
Solar Radio London 9A
Sunrise Smooth London 12A
This is The Coast North Yorkshire 10C
TX1 Radio Lincolnshire 12A
Unity DAB Essex 12D
Virgin 80s Plus London 12A
YorkMix Radio North Yorkshire 10C
Your Harrogate North Yorkshire 10C
Zest NW NE Wales and W Cheshire 10D

Community radio stations

Name Licence area Analogue (kHz/MHz) Notes
1BTN Brighton 101.4 FM On Air: 14 April 2017
Abbey104 Sherborne 104.7 FM On Air: 16 February 2013
ABC-FM Portadown 100.2 FM On Air: June 2015
Academy FM (Folkestone) Folkestone 105.9 FM On Air: 31 March 2011
Academy FM (Thanet) Thanet 107.8 FM On Air: 5 April 2010
AHBS Community Radio Ashford in Kent 107.1 FM On Air: 19 May 2011
AIR 107.2 Weymouth and Portland 107.2 FM On Air: 11 May 2013
Alive Radio Dumfries 107.3 FM On Air: 1 September 2009
Alfred Radio Shaftesbury 107.3 FM On Air: 14 Feb 2022
Amar Radio Leeds 1323 AM On Air: August 2015
ALL FM South, Central and East Manchester 96.9 FM On Air: 22 May 2002
Amber Sound FM Amber Valley, Derbyshire 107.2 FM (Ripley), 98.4 (Belper) On Air: 17 September 2008
Ambur Radio Walsall 99.4 FM On Air: 1 August 2009
Andover Radio Andover 95.9 FM On Air: 22 April 2018
Angel Radio (Portsmouth) Portsmouth 98.6 FM
Also on DAB in South Hampshire and Surrey
On Air: February 2002 (formerly 101.1 FM in Havant)
Angel Radio (Isle of Wight) Newport, Isle of Wight 91.5 FM On Air: 24 March 2007
Apple FM Taunton, Somerset 97.3 FM On Air: 11 May 2013
Ashdown Radio Uckfield 94.7 FM (Crowborough) 105.0 (Uckfield) On Air: 1 July 2010 (formerly Uckfield FM)
Radio Asian Fever Leeds 107.3 FM On Air: 1 March 2007
Asian Star Slough 101.6 FM On Air: April 2007
Awaz FM Glasgow 107.2 FM On Air: 29 April 2002
Awaaz FM Southampton 99.8 FM On Air: August 2017
Awaaz Radio High Wycombe 107.4 FM On Air: 24 March 2011
B Radio (Reading) Reading 95.6 FM On Air: August 2021
B Radio (Farnborough) Farnborough 106.5 FM On Air: 14 February 2020
Bangor FM Bangor 107.9 FM On Air: July 2012
BCB 106.6fm Bradford 106.6 FM On Air: 1 March 2002
Bradford Asian Radio Bradford 1413 AM On Air: July 2016
Beyond Radio Lancaster 103.5 FM Lancaster, 107.5 Carnforth
Also on DAB+ in Morecambe Bay
On Air: 30 July 2016
BCfm Bristol 93.2 FM On Air: 26 March 2007
BCR 103.1 FM Sheffield 103.1 FM On Air: 31 May 2008
The Beat London Harlesden, London 103.6 FM On Air: 16 April 2007 (formerly BANG Radio)
Belfast 89FM Belfast 89.3 FM On Air: 30 June 2015
Beverley FM Beverley 107.8 FM On Air: 20 January 2015
BFBS Northern Ireland Lisburn 100.6 FM On Air: 8 May 2006
Aldergrove and Antrim 106.5 FM On Air: 5 March 2008
Holywood 101.0 FM On Air: 5 March 2008
BFBS Radio Aldershot 102.5 FM On Air: 11 December 2006
Blandford 89.3 FM, 1287 AM (Bovington) On Air: 23 August 2012
Brize Norton 106.1 FM (Brize Norton) On Air: October 2018
Catterick 106.9 FM, 87.7 (Leconfield), 1287 AM (Ripon), 1287 (Topcliffe), 1287 (Dishforth) On Air: 11 May 2006
Colchester 107.0 FM, 1287 AM (Bassingbourn), 1287 (Wattisham), 1287 (Woodbridge) On Air: 2 May 2006
Scotland 98.5 FM Edinburgh, 87.7 (Inverness), 87.7 (Fort George), 1287 AM (Glencourse) On Air: 14 August 2006
Salisbury Plain 106.8 FM On Air: 11 December 2006
BFBS Gurkha Radio Shorncliffe 105.4 FM (Shorncliffe), 90.8 (Dover)
1134 (Abingdon, Bramcote, Catterick, Sandhurst)
1278 (Shorncliffe, Stafford, Tidworth, Warminster)
1287 (Aldershot, Blandford, Brecon, Hullavington, Innsworth, Maidstone)
On Air: October 2019
Big City Radio Birmingham 89.1 FM On Air: 1 November 2005 (formerly Aston FM)
BigglesFM Biggleswade 104.8 FM On Air: 22 April 2011
Bishop FM Bishop Auckland 105.9 FM On Air: 31 October 2009
Blackburn 102.2 FM Blackburn 102.2 FM On Air: March 2020
Black Cat Radio St Neots 102.5 FM On Air: 17 April 2017
Black Country Radio Black Country 102.5 FM (Stourbridge), 92.2 (Dudley) On Air: 1 January 2008 (formerly The Bridge)
Black Diamond FM East and Central Midlothian 107.8 FM On Air: 21 May 2007
Blast 106 Belfast 106.4 FM On Air: 8 July 2009
Blast 106 (Causeway Coast) Coleraine 106.4 FM On Air: October 2020
Blyth Valley Radio Southwold 105.0 FM On Air: 4 July 2009
Bolton FM Bolton 96.5 FM On Air: 20 June 2009
Bounce FM Banbridge 102.4 FM On Air: July 2018
Branch FM Dewsbury 101.8 FM On Air: 9 December 2007
Bradley Stoke Radio Ltd Bradley Stoke, Bristol 103.4 FM On Air: 13 September 2013
BRFM 95.6 FM Isle of Sheppey 95.6 FM On Air: 30 October 2006
BRfm 97.3 Blaenau Gwent 97.3 FM On Air: 18 October 2007
Bro Radio Vale of Glamorgan 98.1 FM Barry, 100.2 Llantwit Major On Air: 31 March 2009
Bute Island Radio Rothesay 96.5 FM (formerly Bute FM) On Air: 15 July 2009
Radio Cabin Herne Bay 94.6 FM On Air: 8 April 2017
Caithness FM Caithness 102.5 FM On Air: January 2020
Calon FM Wrexham 105.0 FM On Air: 11 October 2021
(originally on air from 1 Mar 2008 - 20 Jan 2021)
Cam FM Cambridge 97.2 FM On Air: 1 October 2010
Cambridge 105 Cambridge 105.0 FM On Air: 20 July 2010
CamGlen Radio Cambuslang and Rutherglen 107.9 FM On Air: 19 March 2015
Cando FM Barrow in Furness 106.3 FM (Barrow in Furness), 107.3 (Ulverston)
Also on DAB+ in Morecambe Bay
On Air: November 2015
Carillon Wellbeing Radio West Leicestershire 1476 AM On Air: 14 January 2019
Radio Cardiff Cardiff 98.7 FM On Air: 8 October 2007
Radio Caroline Suffolk and North Essex 648 AM On Air: 22 December 2017
Caroline Community Radio Maldon, Essex 94.7 FM On Air: 19 October 2020
Castledown Radio Tidworth 104.7 FM On Air: 4 November 2006
The Cat Crewe and Nantwich 107.9 FM On Air: 14 February 2015
Celtic Music Radio Glasgow 95.0 FM On Air: 16 January 2008
CHBN Radio Truro 100.8 FM On Air: August 2014
Chiltern Voice Amersham and Chesham 107.4 FM On Air: 27 November 2021
CCR 104.4 Chelmsford 104.4 FM On Air: 18 March 2017
Chorley FM Chorley 102.8 FM On Air: 24 November 2006
Cinque Ports Radio Romney 100.2 FM (formerly Shoreline Radio) On Air: May 2021
City Beat 103.2 Preston 103.2 FM (formerly Preston FM) On Air: 6 October 2008
Coast & County Radio Scarborough & Whitby 97.4 FM, 105.5 FM On air: 9 November 2016
Coast FM (formerly Penwith Radio) Penzance 96.5, 97.2 FM On Air: 5 November 2016 (Coast FM), 30 August 2014 (Penwith Radio)
Community Voice FM Middlesbrough 104.5 FM On Air: 10 August 2009
Corby Radio Corby 96.3 FM On Air: 5 December 2009
Crescent Radio Rochdale 97.0 FM On Air: 12 September 2006
Cross Counties Radio Lutterworth 92.0 FM On Air: 31 August 2020
Cross Rhythms Stoke-on-Trent 101.8 FM (Stoke-on-Trent), 96.6 (Newcastle-under-Lyme) On Air: 28 February 2002
Plymouth 96.3 FM On Air: 29 March 2007
Croydon FM Croydon 97.8 FM On Air: 11 September 2021
Crystal FM Penicuik 107.4 FM On Air: 1 December 2013
Dales Radio Yorkshire Dales 104.9, 103.0 FM, 936 AM On Air: 11 January 2016
Dawn FM Nottingham 107.6 FM On Air: 28 March 2006
Dean Radio Cinderford 105.6 FM, 95.7 (Lydney) On Air: 24 August 2018
Desi Radio Southall 1602 AM On Air: May 2002
Deveron FM Banff 107.4 FM On Air: January 2015
Digital Hits One Weston-super-Mare 100.5 FM On Air: 1 June 2021
Diverse FM Luton 102.8 FM On Air: April 2007
Dover Community Radio (DCR FM) Dover 104.9FM On Air: 1 May 2022
Down FM Downpatrick 105.0 FM On Air: 30 March 2006
Drive 105 Derry 105.3 FM On Air: 27 January 2009
Drystone Radio South Craven 103.5 FM On Air: 16 January 2009
Dunoon Community Radio Dunoon 97.4 FM On Air: 1 December 2009
East Coast FM East Lothian 107.6 FM On Air: 27 April 2013
East Devon Radio Exmouth 106.4 FM Exmouth, 95.0 Sidmouth, 94.6 Cranbrook (formerly ExmouthAiR Radio) On Air: 5 March 2013
EAVA FM Leicester 102.5 FM On Air: 5 December 2008
Eden FM Penrith 107.5 FM On Air: July 2014
Embrace Radio Northampton 104.7 FM On Air: 5 March 2022
Endeavour FM Boston 107.0 FM On Air: 22 August 2016
Erewash Sound Ilkeston 96.8, 103.5 FM On Air: 6 March 2010
Express FM Portsmouth 93.7 FM On Air: 13 March 2006
103 The Eye Melton Mowbray 103.0 FM On Air: 1 November 2005
Raidió Fáilte Belfast 107.1 FM On Air: 15 September 2006
Fantasy Radio Devizes 97.0 FM On Air: 29 February 2012
Faza FM Nottingham 97.1 FM On Air: 25 March 2002
Felixstowe Radio Felixstowe 107.5 FM On Air: 5 September 2009
Fiesta FM Southampton 95.0 FM On Air: 17 September 2018
First FM Oxford 105.1 FM On Air: 14 February 2014 (formerly Destiny 105)
Flame CCR Wirral 1521 AM On Air: 19 December 2009
Flex FM South West London 101.4 FM On Air: 1 July 2018
Forest FM East Dorset 92.3 FM Verwood, 98.9 Ferndown On Air: 4 July 2006
Frome FM Frome 96.6 FM On Air: 16 June 2012
Funky SX Southend 103.7 FM On Air: 1 April 2016
FUSe FM Ballymoney Ballymoney 107.5 FM On Air: 6 July 2015
Future Radio Norwich 107.8 FM On Air: 6 August 2007
Gateway 97.8 Basildon 97.8 FM On Air: 28 August 2010
Gaydio Manchester 88.4 FM
Also on DAB in London (11B)
On Air: 18 June 2010
Glastonbury FM Glastonbury 107.1 FM On Air: 30 April 2009
GFM Gloucester 96.6 FM On Air: 21 July 2006
GLOW Radio Farnborugh 106.5 FM On Air: May 2021
Gravity FM Grantham 97.2 FM On Air: 1 December 2008
Great Driffield Radio Great Driffield 107.2 On Air: 2 December 2018
GTFM Pontypridd 107.9 FM, 100.2 (Mountain Ash), 107.1 (Aberdare) On Air: 24 May 2002
Gulshan Radio Wolverhampton 106.9 FM On Air: 11 February 2016
Hailsham FM Hailsham 95.9 FM On Air: 26 May 2018
Halton Community Radio Runcorn 92.3 FM On Air: 8 August 2008
Harborough FM Market Harborough 102.3 FM On Air: 5 February 2007
Harbour Radio Great Yarmouth 107.4 FM On Air: 30 August 2017
Radio Hartlepool Hartlepool 102.4 FM On Air: 14 October 2008
Hayes FM Hayes, West London 91.8 FM On Air: 1 September 2007
Hermitage FM Coalville and Ashby-de-la-Zouch 99.2 FM On Air: 14 November 2009
Heritage Radio Manchester 90.6 FM On Air: 5 June 2016
Hillz FM Coventry 98.6 FM On Air: 1 June 2009
HitMix Radio Newcastle-under-Lyme 107.5 FM On Air: 28 November 2015
Home Radio Glasgow and East Dunbartonshire and North Lanarkshire 100.8 FM On Air: 4 May 2023
90.1 Hope FM Bournemouth and Poole and Christchurch 90.1 FM On Air: 1 May 2007
Hot Radio Poole 102.8 FM
Also on DAB in South Hampshire
On Air: 8 November 2008 (formerly The Bay)
Hull Kingston Radio East Hull 107.5 FM On Air: 6 February 2015
HCR FM Huntingdon 104.0 FM On Air: 23 April 2011
Kane FM Guildford 103.7 FM On Air: October 2011
Insanity Radio Egham 103.2 FM On Air: 8 March 2012
Inspiration FM Northampton 107.8 FM On Air: 24 July 2010
Inspire FM Luton 105.1 FM On Air: 10 August 2010
In2beats Bedford 106.5 FM On Air: 23 April 2011
Radio Ikhlas Normanton, Derby 107.8 FM On Air: 8 September 2006
Ipswich Community Radio Ipswich 105.7 FM On Air: 15 August 2007
Irvine Beat FM Irvine, North Ayrshire 107.2 FM On Air: 12 August 2013
Islands FM Isles of Scilly 107.9 FM On Air: 3 September 2007 (formerly Radio Scilly)
IÚR FM Newry 101.4 FM On Air: 10 October 2007
Radio LaB Luton 97.1 FM On Air: 15 October 2010
Jorvik Radio York 94.8 FM On Air: 4 November 2019
K107FM Kirkcaldy 107.0 FM On Air: March 2014
Kane FM Guildford 103.7 FM On Air: 28 October 2011
KCC Live Knowsley 99.8FM On Air: 18 June 2009
Keith Community Radio Keith and Moray 107.7 FM - evening opt-out of MFR FM On Air: January 2013
Kemet Radio Nottingham 97.5 FM On Air: 25 January 2007
Kennet Radio Newbury 106.7 FM On Air: March 2018
Koast Radio Ashington 106.6 FM On Air: December 2015
Kohinoor FM Leicester 97.3 FM On Air: 23 December 2008
LDC Radio Leeds 97.8 FM
Also on DAB in Leeds & Bradford
On Air: 17 June 2020
Legacy 90.1 FM (Peace FM)[10] Moss Side, Manchester 90.1 FM On Air: 1 October 2009
Radio Leyland Leyland 104.8 FM On Air: 1 April 2019
Lincoln City Radio Lincoln 103.6 FM On Air: 19 April 2010
Link FM Sheffield 96.7 FM On Air: February 2016
Lionheart Radio Alnwick 107.3 FM On Air: 30 March 2007
Lisburn's 98FM Lisburn 98.8 FM On Air: 30 September 2011
Maritime Radio Greenwich 96.5 FM On Air: 20 April 2019
Marlow FM Marlow 97.5 FM On Air: 11 May 2011
Mearns FM Stonehaven and South Aberdeenshire 105.1FM (Portlethen) 105.7 FM (Stonehaven), 106.2 FM (Inverbervie), 107.3 FM (Laurencekirk) On Air: 6 June 2009
Meridian FM East Grinstead 107.0 FM On Air: 1 March 2010
Mid Sussex Radio Burgess Hill 103.8 FM (formerly Burgess Hill Radio) On Air: 27 October 2018
Mix 92.6 St Albans 92.6 FM (formerly Radio Verulam) On Air: 7 July 2007
MKFM Milton Keynes 106.3 FM On Air: 7 September 2015
Also on DAB in Herts, Beds and Bucks (10D)
MônFM Anglesey and Gwynedd 96.8 & 102.5 FM On Air: 12 July 2014
Moorlands Radio Staffordshire Moorlands 103.7 FM On Air: 7 November 2009
Radio Newark Newark 107.8 FM On Air: 2 May 2015
New Style Radio Birmingham 98.7 FM On Air: 14 August 2002
Nevis Radio Fort William 96.6, 97.0, 102.3, 102.4 FM On Air: 1 August 1994

NOTE: On air from 1994 as a commercial station until switching to a community licence in 2013

NLive Radio Northampton 106.9 FM On Air: 30 September 2016 (formerly NNBC)
Nomad Radio Hammersmith and Fulham 92.2 FM On Air: 1 November 2019
North Manchester FM North Manchester 106.6 FM On Air: 6 July 2009
Notts FM 90.4 Nottingham D.D Entertainment LTD 90.4 FM Waiting for activation
Nova FM Newport, Shropshire 97.5 FM On Air: 1 August 2015
Nova Radio North East Newcastle upon Tyne 102.5 FM On Air: 8 June 2007
NuSound Radio Forest Gate, London 92.0 FM On Air: 19 March 2007
Oban FM Oban 103.3 FM On Air: 15 July 1996[11]
Oldham Community Radio Oldham 99.7 FM On Air: 17 March 2007
OSTM Radio Manchester none On Air: 1 September 2019
Panj Radio Coventry 1521 AM On Air: December 2016
Pendle Community Radio Nelson 103.1 FM On Air: 28 August 2007
Penistone FM Penistone 95.7 FM On Air: 6 June 2009
Peterborough Community Radio (PCR FM) Peterborough 103.2 FM On Air: 14 April 2017
Phoenix FM Brentwood 98.0 FM On Air: 23 March 2007
Phoenix Radio Halifax 96.7 FM On Air: 10 December 2007
Phonic FM Exeter 106.8 FM On Air: 15 February 2008
Platform B Brighton 105.5 FM On Air: 1 October 2018
Pulse FM Barrhead 98.4 FM On Air: 28 July 2009
Pulse Somerset 104.4 FM On Air: 9 May 2013
Purbeck Coast FM Swanage 101.2 FM On Air: April 2019
Pride FM Newcastle upon Tyne 89.2 FM On Air: 9 July 2018
Quality Radio (formerly Paisley FM) Paisley 107.5 FM On Air: 1 February 2019
QUAY-FM Alderney, Channel Islands 107.1 FM
Also on DAB+ in Channel Islands (12A)
On Air: 12 February 2015
Radio 2 Funky Leicester 95.0 FM On Air: April 2020
Raaj FM West Bromwich 91.3 FM On Air: 31 January 2009
Radio Cabin Herne Bay 94.6 FM On Air: 8 April 2017
Radio Ninesprings Yeovil and South Somerset 104.5 FM Yeovil, 103.3 Wincanton, 107.6 Chard On Air: 1 October 2018
Radio Plus Coventry 101.5 FM On Air: 20 December 2010
Rainbow Radio South London FM 92.4 On Air: August 2022
Radio Ramadhan 365 Glasgow 1530 AM On Air: May 2019
Red Kite Radio Thame and Haddenham 107.2 FM On Air: 18 June 2017
Redroad FM South Rotherham 102.4 FM On Air: 27 March 2010
Reprezent South London 107.3 FM On Air: 18 March 2011
Resonance FM London 104.4 FM On Air: 1 May 2002
Radio Reverb Brighton 97.2 FM On Air: 26 March 2007
Revival FM Cumbernauld 100.8 FM, 93.0 (Glasgow) On Air: 31 August 2006
Revolution Radio Northampton 96.1 FM On Air: 12 June 2021
Rhondda Radio Treorchy 106.1 FM, 97.5 (Ferndale) On Air: 29 July 2018
Ribble FM Clitheroe 106.7 FM On Air: 25 July 2016
Rinse FM London 106.8 FM On Air: February 2011
Riviera FM Torbay 107.9 FM On Air: 1 April 2020
RNIB Connect Glasgow 101.0 FM
Also Freeview 730
On Air: 30 March 2007
Rossendale Radio Haslingden and Rawtenstall 104.7 FM On Air: 22 December 2018
RWSfm 103.3 Bury St Edmunds 103.3 FM On Air: 13 August 2010
Saint FM Burnham-on-Crouch 94.7 FM On Air: 1 December 2007
Salford City Radio Salford 94.4 FM On Air: 30 September 2007
Salaam Radio Peterborough 106.2 FM On Air: 30 June 2016
Radio Saltire East Lothian FM 106.7, 107.2 On Air: 2 December 2018
Radio Sangam Huddersfield 107.9 FM On Air: 8 May 2016
Seahaven FM Seaford, Newhaven, Peacehaven and Eastbourne 96.3 FM (Seaford), 95.6 (Eastbourne) On Air: 9 January 2011
105.3 Seaside FM Holderness 105.3 FM On Air: 5 October 2007
Sedgemoor FM (formerly Access FM) Bridgwater 104.2 FM On Air: 9 June 2013
Radio Seerah Leicester 1575 AM On Air: 1 February 2019
Select Radio South London 94.4 FM On Air: 3 December 2021
106.9 SFM Sittingbourne 106.9 FM On Air: 26 July 2012
Sheffield Live! Sheffield 93.2 FM On Air: 29 October 2007
Sheppey FM 92.2 Sheppey, Kent 92.2 FM On Air: 18 April 2017
shmuFM Aberdeen 99.8 FM On Air: 1 October 2007
Siren FM Lincoln 107.3 FM On Air: 11 August 2007
Sine FM Doncaster 102.6 FM On Air: 26 September 2009
Skyline Community Radio Hedge End and Botley 102.5 FM On Air: 7 January 2006
Somer Valley FM Midsomer Norton and Radstock 97.5 FM On Air: 12 January 2009
Soundart Totnes 102.5 FM On Air: 17 December 2008
Sound Radio Rhyl, Abergele and Prestatyn 103.1 FM On Air: 8 February 2021
Source FM Falmouth 96.1 FM On Air: 28 Feb 2009
Spark FM Sunderland 107.0 FM On Air: 26 October 2009
Speysound Radio Badenoch and Strathspey 107.1 FM On Air: 4 December 2009
Spice FM Newcastle upon Tyne 98.8 FM On Air: 8 August 2008
Radio St Austell Bay St Austell 105.6 FM On Air: 28 January 2008
Stafford FM Stafford 107.3 FM On Air: 25 April 2015
Sunny Govan Radio Govan 103.5 FM On Air: 28 March 2007
Sunshine 104.9 Belfast 104.9 FM On Air: January 2019
Susy Radio Redhill and Reigate 103.4 FM On Air: 15 July 2012
Swindon 105.5 Swindon 105.5 FM On Air: 15 March 2008
Switch Radio Birmingham 107.5 FM On Air: 30 April 2010
Takeover Radio Leicester 103.2 FM On Air: 5 March 2002
Sutton-in-Ashfield 106.9 FM On Air: 1 March 2010
Tameside Radio Tameside 103.6 FM On Air: 30 September 2007
Radio Tamworth Tamworth 106.8 FM On Air: 31 October 2009 (formerly TCR fm)
TD1 Radio Galashiels 106.5 FM On Air: 30 March 2015
Tempo FM Wetherby 107.4 FM On Air: 11 September 2006
10Radio Wiveliscombe, Somerset 105.3 FM On Air: 2 March 2008
The Thread North East Cheshire 102.8 FM (formerly Canalside Community Radio) On Air: 4 December 2008
Radio Tircoed Tircoed, Swansea 106.5 FM On Air: 1 December 2008
3TFM Saltcoats 103.1 FM On Air: 18 April 2008
TMCR North East Doncaster 95.3 FM On Air: 14 December 2009
Tone FM Taunton 107.8 FM On Air: 29 February 2013
Tone FM Taunton 107.8 FM On Air: 29 February 2013
Radio Tyneside Newcastle upon Tyne 93.6 FM On Air: 5 July 2018
Ujima Radio Bristol 98.0 FM On Air: 4 July 2008
Unity 101 Southampton 101.1 FM On Air: 12 December 2005
Unity FM Birmingham 93.5 FM On Air: 2 August 2006
Unity Radio Manchester 92.8 FM On Air: Summer 2010
Vectis Radio Newport Isle of Wight 104.6 FM On air Autumn 2017
Vibe 107.6 Watford 107.6 FM On Air: 8 August 2011
Vixen 101 Market Weighton 101.8 FM On Air: 20 November 2008
Voice FM Southampton 103.9 FM On Air: 1 September 2011
The Voice North Devon 106.1 (Barnstaple), 107.8 (Bideford and Ilfecombe) On Air: March 2014
Radio Warrington Warrington 1332 AM On Air: 20 July 2016
WCR Community Radio Warminster 105.5 FM On Air: 1 April 2012
WCR FM Wolverhampton 101.8 FM On Air: 30 March 2007
Westside FM Hanwell 89.6 FM On Air: 13 September 2007
West Somerset Radio Minehead 104.4 FM On Air: 22 October 2018
106.9FM WHCR Kingston upon Hull 106.9 FM On Air: 26 March 2007
Radio Wimborne Wimborne 94.6 FM On Air: 16 Oct 2021
Winchester Radio Winchester 94.7 FM On Air: 24 March 2019
Radio Winchcombe Winchcombe 107.1FM On Air: 18 May 2012
Witney Radio West Oxfordshire FM 90.2 Charlbury and Woodstock, 99.9 Witney, 105.3 Eynsham, 107.4 Chipping Norton On Air: 16 June 2017
Wycombe Sound High Wycombe 106.6 FM On Air: 31 October 2016
Wythenshawe FM Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester 97.2 FM On Air: 22 March 2002
Radio Wyvern Worcester 106.7 FM
Also on DAB in Herefordshire and Worcestershire (12A)
On Air: 13 January 2008 (formerly Youthcomm Radio)
YO1 Radio York 102.8 FM (York), 90.0 (Selby)
Also on DAB in North Yorkshire
On Air: 27 August 2018
Your FM Stockport 107.8 FM On Air: 13 September 2007 (formerly Pure 107.8)
Zack FM Forest Heath 105.3 FM On Air: 22 June 2009
Zetland FM Redcar 105.0 FM On Air: 31 August 2015

Former community radio stations

The followed stations have closed down and returned their licences to Ofcom

Name Licence area Analogue (kHz/MHz) Notes
Chelmsford Calling Chelmsford 104.4 FM Closed Feb 2007
Sound Radio Hackney 1503 AM Closed June 2007
TGR Sound Bexleyheath 103.7 FM Closed 22 Jun 2008
Vibe FM Enniskillen 105.3 FM Closed October 2009
Forest of Dean Radio Cinderford 1521 AM, 1503 Newent Closed 31 Dec 2009
Link FM Harold Hill 92.2 FM Closed: 28 Jun 2010
Féile FM Belfast 103.2 FM Closed 25 March 2011
Boundary Sound Newark 102.6 FM Closed 23 June 2011
Voice Radio Caerphilly DAB 11C (Cardiff and Newport) Closed 20 July 2011
Wayland Radio Wayland, Norfolk 107.3 FM Closed 27 August 2011
Burngreave Community Radio Burngreave, Sheffield 103.1 FM Closed: September 2011
Radio Sandwell Sandwell, West Midlands 106.9 FM Closed: November 2011
XS (formerly Afan FM) Neath and Port Talbot 107.9 FM (Port Talbot),
97.4 (Neath)
Closed 13 December 2011
Cheshire FM Mid Cheshire 92.5 FM Closed 27 January 2012
Rossendale Radio Haslingden and Rawtenstall 104.7 FM Closed 5 March 2012 (returned on air in December 2018)
Diversity FM Lancaster 103.5 FM Closed 31 March 2012
The Park Lymington 97.9 FM Closed 8 June 2012
ON FM Hammersmith, London 101.4 FM Closed January 2013
OX105 FM Oxford 105.1 FM Closed 2 October 2013
Stroud FM Stroud 107.9 FM Closed 12 February 2014
BFBS Ballykinler Ballykinler 107.5 FM Closed 4 August 2014 (due to closure of the Abercorn Barracks)
The Superstation Orkney 105.4 FM Closed 16 November 2014
Indigo FM Kirkby Lonsdale 106.6 FM Closed December 2014
Shine FM Banbridge 102.4 FM Closed 28 August 2015
Radio Sunlight Medway 106.6 FM Closed 19 February 2016
98.8 Castle FM Leith and North Edinburgh 98.8 FM Closed February 2016
Voice of Africa Radio Stratford, London 94.0 FM Closed March 2016
Radio Teesdale Barnard Castle 105.5 FM, 102.1 (Romaldkirk) Closed July 2016
Ummah FM Reading 95.6 FM Closed July 2016
West Wolds Radio Pocklington 103.1 FM Closed 30 September 2016
The Hub Mid Cornwall 106.1 FM (Truro), 106.4 (St Mawes and Mevagissey) Closed 28 October 2016
Radio Jcom Leeds 1386 AM Closed November 2016
Tulip Radio Spalding, Lincolnshire 107.5 FM Closed 30 January 2017
Point FM Rhyl 103.1 FM Closed July 2017
Iman FM North East Sheffield and South West Rotherham 103.1 Closed July 2017
Brecks FM Watton, Norfolk 106.9 FM Closed 3 December 2017
Brick FM St Boswells 103.0 FM Closed December 2017
An Radio Uist 105.2 FM Closed February 2019
Radio Glan Clwyd Bodelwyddan 1287 AM Closed February 2019
Wirral Radio Wirral 92.1 FM, DAB Closed 1 March 2018
Cross Rhythms Teesside Stockton-on-Tees 107.1 FM Closed April 2019
Demon FM Leicester 107.5 FM Closed 3 May 2019
Radio BGWS Farnborough 1179 AM Closed May 2019
Betar Bangla Hackney, London 1503 AM Closed March 2020
CSR 97.4FM Canterbury 97.4 FM Closed June 2020
Leisure FM Pattiswick 107.4 FM Closed June 2022
Buchan Radio Peterhead 107.9 FM Closed 24 October 2022

Small scale DAB multiplexes

Permanent small scale multiplexes licensed by OFCOM

Licence area Multiplex operator Channel On-air date Stations
Tynemouth & South Shields MUX ONE 9B 10 December 2021 DAB+: Ambron, Angel Vintage, Dance Revolution, Durham OnAir, Easy Radio, Frisk Radio, Glitterbeam, Memory Lane, Nation Radio, Nation 80s, Nation New, Panjab Radio, Pride Radio, Radio Shields, Radio Tyneside, Spice Radio, Sun FM Radio, The Cat, The Toon, Together Radio and xRhythms.
Salisbury MUXCAST ONE (Nation Radio / BFBS) 8A 28 March 2022 Greatest Hits Salisbury
DAB+: BBC Radio Wiltshire; Angel Vintage, AWNSR, BFBS Beats, BFBS Best of British, BFBS Edge, BFBS Gurkha, BFBS Rewind, BFBS Salisbury, Boom Light, Easy Radio, Fiesta FM UK, Like One, Nation 60s, Nation 00s, Nation Dance, Nation Love, Nation Rocks, Nation Radio, Outreach Salisbury, Outdance Salisbury, Salisbury Radio, Talk Radio, Times Radio, Tomorrowland OWR, Virgin Radio and Xtra Hot Salisbury.
North Birmingham Switch Radio (formerly on-air as a trial multiplex) 9A April 2022 Gorgeous FM
DAB+: 45 Radio, Big City Radio, Black Country Radio, Blue Dot Radio, Club Asia, Cosoro Radio, Delite Radio, Fun Kids Pop Hits, Gaydio, Hope FM, Life Radio UK, Like One, London Greek Radio, Nation Radio, Panjab Radio, Radio Caroline, Radio Central, Radio XL, Rajoradio, Sabras Radio, Sanskar Sound, Scratch Radio, Switch Radio, Tomorrowland OWR and Unity FM.
Cambridge Cambridge Digital Radio (formerly on-air as a trial multiplex) 9C 5 April 2022 Angel Vintage, Cambridge 105
DAB+: Arena Radio, BOSS Atlantis, Caroline Flashback, Glitterbeam, HCR104fm, News Radio UK, Radio Caroline, Radio Sangam, Radio Xtra, Resonance Extra, Style Radio and Zack FM
Newcastle & Gateshead Tyneside Community Digital 8A June 2022 DAB+: 45 Radio, Ambron, Angel Vintage, COG Grand Radio, Dance Revolution, Durham OnAir, Frisk Radio, Gorgeous Radio, GR8BRITISHRADIO, News Radio UK, Nova Radio North East, Panacea Radio, Panjab Radio, Pride Radio, Radio Tyneside, Spice Radio, Sun FM Radio, The Toon, Together Radio and Tomorrowland OWR.
Edinburgh 2 Edinburgh DAB Ltd 9B July 2022 DAB+: 1AU Classic Hits, 45 Radio, Awaz FM, Celtic Music Radio, Chief Radio, Easy Radio, Edge Radio, Funky SX, GR8BRITISHRADIO, Heartsong Live, Like One, London One Radio, Mix1 Radio, Nation 70s, Nation 80s, Nation 90s, Sami Swoi Radio, Sunoh Radio, Tomorrowland OWR and Voice of Islam.
Bradford Bradford Digital Media 8B July 2022 DAB+: Akash Radio, Cosoro Radio, Drystone Radio, Fever Leeds, Gorgeous Radio, Great Yorkshire Radio, LDC Radio, Marefa Radio, Panjab Radio, Radio Apni Awaz, Sunrise Gold, Sunrise Radio Yorkshire and Voice of Islam
Glasgow Like DAB (formerly on-air as a trial multiplex) 8B August 2022 DAB+: Awaz FM Glasgow, BFBS Scotland, Celtic Music Radio, Easy Radio, Eirewave, Gaydio, Heartsong Live, House Party Radio, Jambo! Radio, Like ONE, Like POP, Like RETRO, Nation 70s, Nation 80s, Panacea 80s Soul, Quality Radio, Tomorrowland OWR and Voice of Islam.
Sheffield & Rotherham Shefcast Digital 9C August 2022 DAB+: 45 Radio, Angel Radio, Cosoro Radio, Essentials, Fever Radio, Gaydio, Link FM, Radio Sangam, Sheffield Live!, Rotherham Radio and Rother Radio.
Derry Foyle DAB 11C August 2022 DAB+: Drive 105, Juice Radio, Podcast Radio, R-Radio and Voice of Islam.
Blackpool Fun Coast Digital 8B 1 September 2022 DAB+: 45 Radio, Central Radio, Coastal Radio, Glitterbeam, Happy Radio UK, House Party Radio, Juice Radio, Red Rose Radio, Sandgrounder Radio, Ultimate Beats and WBPL WOW Blackpool.
Winchester UK DAB Networks Ltd. 9C September 2022 DAB+: 60s, 80s Rhythm, Awaaz Radio, B Radio, BFBS Gurkha, Hot Gold Winchester, Nation 70s, Nation 80s, Nation 90s, Nation Hits, News Radio UK, Outreach Dance, Outreach Radio, Skyline Gold, Voice FM Music, Winchester Radio and Winchester Today and Xtra Hot Winchester
Norwich Future Digital Norfolk Limited (formerly on-air as a trial multiplex) 9C October 2022 Angel Vintage, Future Radio
DAB+: Cambridge 105, Caroline Flashback, Cosoro Radio, News Radio UK, NME 1, NME 2, Radio Caroline, Resonance Extra, Select Radio, Skylab Radio, Slack City Radio, Solar Radio, Style Radio, Weather 24/7 and Zack FM.
Leeds Leeds Digital Media Limited 9A October 2022 DAB+: Akash Radio, Dance Asia Radio, Fever Leeds, Fresh Leeds, Gaydio, Juice Radio, LDC Radio, Marefa Radio, Mighty Leeds, Radio Apni Awaz, Radio Rangoli, Sunrise Gold, Sunrise Radio Yorkshire and Voice Of Islam.
Cardiff Cardiff DAB Ltd 10D October 2022 DAB+: AWNSR, Gaydio, GR8BRITISHRADIO, Marefa Radio, Nation 80s, News Radio UK, Radio Cardiff, Tomorrowland OWR, Voice of Islam and XL:UK Radio.
Dudley & Stourbridge DigiMux 8A 29 October 2022 DAB+: Black Country Radio, Gaydio, Gorgeous Radio, Gulshan Radio, Skylab Radio and Switch Radio.
Kings Lynn North Norfolk Digital 9C October 2022 Greatest Hits Radio West Norfolk
DAB+: Cambridge 105, Caroline Flashback, KL1 Radio, KL Extra, Radio Caroline and Radio West Norfolk.
Exeter ExeDAB Ltd 9A November 2022 DAB+: DevonAIR Gold, East Devon Radio, Endorse Radio, Ignite 90s, PHONIC, Radio Exe, Riviera FM, South Devon Radio and Zest 60s SW.
Bristol East Bristol Digital Radio (formerly on-air as a trial multiplex) 9B November 2022 DAB+: Angel Vintage, BASE Radio, BCfm, Bradley Stoke, Decadance Bristol, Fun Kids Naps, KTCR, NOODS Radio, Radio Maria England, Somer Valley, Tomorrowland OWR and Ujima.
Bristol West Severnside Digital Radio 12D November 2022 DAB+: Angel Vintage, BCfm, Bradley Stoke, Decadance Bristol, Fun Kids Naps, Hub Radio, NOODS Radio, Radio Maria England, Tomorrowland OWR and Ujima.
Basingstoke UK DAB Networks Ltd. 8B 1 December 2022 Angel Vintage
DAB+: 60s, B Radio, Basingstoke Community Radio, Basingstoke Now, BFBS Gurkha, Easy Radio, GR8BRITISHRADIO, Hospital Radio Basingstoke, Hot Gold Basingstoke, Nation 70s, Nation 80s, Nation Radio, News Radio UK, Outreach Dance, Outreach Radio, Tomorrowland OWR and Xtra Hot Basingstoke
South Birmingham South Birmingham Digital Radio 9C December 2022 DAB+: Ambur Radio, Angel Vintage, Blue Dot Radio, Brumside Radio, Club Asia Radio, Fun Kids NonStop, Gaydio, Gulshan Radio, Nation Radio, Radio Maria England, Radio XL, Switch Radio, Tomorrowland OWR and Unity FM.
Coventry Coventry Community Digital Radio 9B 20 January 2023 Panjab Radio, Radio Panj, Vanny Radio and Voice of Islam. DAB+: Glitterbeam and Radio Plus.
Leicester Leicester Digital Partnership CIC 9B March 2023 Kohinoor Radio, LCR1, LCR2, Leicester SSDAB, Nishaan Radio, Panj Pani Radio, Radio Seerah, Radio2Funky, Ramadan FM. DAB+: Vibe Leicester.
Wolverhampton Wolverhampton DAB Ltd 7D March 2023 Panjab Radio. DAB+: Gorgeous Radio, Skylab Radio and Smile Radio.
Congleton & Leek Moorlands DAB 9A 15 May 2023 DAB+: Blue Sky Radio, Cheshire's Silk, Churnet Sound and Happy Radio.

Small scale trial DAB multiplexes

Small scale multiplexes licensed by OFCOM for a trial period allowing a "more affordable way for smaller stations to broadcast on DAB digital radio":

Licence area Multiplex operator Channel On-air date Stations
Brighton Brighton and Hove Radio 9A 31 July 2015 DAB+: 1BTN,, 60s, 80s Rhythm, Abacus Radio, Angel Vintage, Atmosphere Radio, bigbeatbrighton, Cosoro Radio, Decadance Radio, Gaydio, Mi-Soul, Passion Radio, Platform B, Radio Caroline, Radio Reverb, Regency Radio, Resonance, Select Radio, Slack City Radio, Solar Radio, Southdown Radio, Starpoint Soul and University Radio Falmer
Portsmouth Solent Wireless 7D 19 August 2015 Express FM
DAB+: 60s, 80s Rhythm, Atmosphere Radio, B Radio, BFBS Beats, BFBS Portsmouth, Care Radio, Easy Radio Portsmouth, Flash, Gaydio, Nation Radio 70s, Nation Radio 80s, Nation Radio 90s, Outreach Radio, Outreach Dance, Passion Radio, Pompey Sound, Radio Caroline, Soleil Radio, Slack City Radio, Starpoint Soul, V2 Radio and Victory.
Manchester Niocast Digital 10B 28 August 2015 DAB+: Asian Star Radio, Care Radio, Cheesy FM, Cosoro Radio, Delite Radio, Eirewave, Gaydio, Happy Radio UK, Heritage Radio, Hope FM, London Greek Radio, Love 80s Manchester, Panacea Soul, Pie Radio, Podcast Radio, R360 Radio, Radio Africana, Radio Diamond, R360 Radio, Sami Swoi Radio, Skylab Radio, Strawberry Radio, Sunrise Radio Yorkshire, Tomorrowland OWR, Unity Radio, Voice of Islam and XS Manchester.
Aldershot and Woking BFBS Aldershot 8A 19 October 2015 B Radio, BFBS Aldershot, BFBS Beats, BFBS Gurkha Radio, Radio Caroline and Radio Woking
DAB+: 60s, Array Radio, Brooklands Radio, Care Radio, Cheesy FM, News Radio UK and V2 Radio.
London U.DAB 9A 29 October 2015 Reprezent
DAB+: Angel Vintage, Asian Star Radio, CDNX, Delite Radio, Desi Radio, DOM Radio, Fun Kids Junior, London Greek Radio, Mixer Radio, NME 1, NuSound Radio, Radio Caroline, Rainbow Radio, Resonance, Resonance Extra, Rinse FM, Riverside Radio, Ruach Radio, Select Radio, Solar Radio, THC Radio, The Beat London, Tomorrowland OWR and Unity DAB.

RSL stations

Temporary Restricted Service Licence stations are licensed by Ofcom and broadcast for up to 28 days. RSLs are used for a number of purposes including coverage of events and festivals, trial broadcasts by groups aiming to launch a full-time service, student radio and training projects and religious festivals including the Sikh festival Vaisakhi, the Muslim month of Ramadan, Jehovah's Witness conventions and Christian events such as Easter and Christmas.

The following list is a small selection of regular RSL stations which have been set up to cover various festivals and events across the UK:

Name Licence area Typical air dates Analogue (kHz/MHz)
Radio Airbourne Eastbourne August 87.7 FM - Live coverage of Eastbourne International Airshow
Air Tattoo Live Fairford, Gloucestershire July 87.7 FM - Coverage of the Royal International Air Tattoo
Radio Badminton Badminton House May 87.9 FM - Live coverage of Badminton Horse Trials
BSB Radio Various race circuits Spring / Summer 87.7 FM - Coverage of British Superbikes Championship
Radio Cosford RAF Cosford June 87.9 FM - Live coverage of Cosford Air Show
Cowes Radio Cowes August 87.7 FM - Live coverage of Cowes Week
Open Golf Radio Varies July 87.7 FM - Coverage of the Open Golf Championship
Radio Ramadan Up to 29 local RSLs across the UK During period of Ramadan and Eid 87.7 FM
Radio Silverstone Silverstone Circuit July 87.7 FM - Live coverage of the British Formula One Grand Prix
Ulster Grand Prix Radio Crumlin, Co Antrim August 107.8 FM - Live coverage of the Ulster Grand Prix motorcycling event
Live @ Wimbledon Wimbledon June / July 87.7 FM - Live coverage of Wimbledon Tennis Championships with Centre Court commentary on 96.3 FM and Number One court commentary on 97.8 FM
Radio WOMAD Malmesbury July 87.7 FM - Live coverage of the WOMAD music festival
Worthy FM Glastonbury June 87.7 FM - Live coverage of the Glastonbury Festival

Student and schools radio

Most universities plus a number of schools and colleges operate student radio stations with the vast majority only available online. The Student Radio Association represents around 65 student stations.

The following stations are available via an FM community licence or via LPAM and LPFM transmitters:

Name Licence area Frequencies
Bailrigg FM Lancaster University 87.7 FM - LPFM
BIRSt Bournemouth University See community radio listings for full details
Cam FM University of Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin University See community radio listings for full details
Fresh FM Petroc, Barnstaple FM 87.7 - LPFM
Insanity Radio Royal Holloway, University of London See community radio listings for full details
Radio LaB University of Bedfordshire See community radio listings for full details
Siren FM University of Lincoln See community radio listings for full details
Source FM Falmouth University See community radio listings for full details
Spark FM University of Sunderland See community radio listings for full details
Storm FM Bangor University 87.7 FM - LPFM (Ffriddoedd)
University Radio York University of York 1350 AM - LPAM and 88.3 FM - LPAM
UWS Radio University of the West of Scotland DAB Digital 11B (Ayr)
Xpression FM University of Exeter 87.7 FM - LPFM (Moberly)
87.7 FM - LPFM (Lafrowda)

Hospital radio stations

Typically available within the grounds of a single hospital, these stations broadcast to bedside units and occasionally public areas of the hospital. Hospital radio is free of charge on bedside entertainment systems operated by Hospedia and Premier Bedside and an increasing number of stations are available online.

Around 200 stations are supported by the Hospital Broadcasting Association (HBA).

The following stations are available via LPAM or LPFM transmitters or as Ofcom licensed community stations:

Name Primary licence area Frequency
AHBS (Ashford Hospital Broadcasting Service) William Harvey Hospital, Ashford See community radio listings
Anker Radio George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton 88.9 FM - LPFM and 1386 AM - LPAM
Apple FM Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton See community radio listings
BHR 87.7 Basildon University Hospital 87.7 FM - LPFM
Bridge FM Hospital Radio Ashludie Hospital, Carsview Centre, Ninewells Hospital and Royal Victoria Hospital, Dundee 87.7 FM and DAB Digital Radio (11B) (Mon-Fri 1200–1400, Sun-Thu 1800-0000)
Radio Bronglais Bronglais Hospital, Aberystwyth 87.8 FM - LPFM
Carillon Radio Loughborough Hospital, Coalville Hospital, Ashby de-la-Zouch Hospital, Melton Mowbray Hospital and Oakham Hospital 1386 AM - LPAM Loughborough, 1431 AM - LPAM Coalville, 1476 AM - West Leicestershire
CHBN Radio Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro; West Cornwall Hospital, Penzance; St Michael's Hospital, Hayle See community radio listings
Radio Cavell Royal Oldham Hospital 1350 AM - LPAM
Chichester Hospital Radio St Richard's Hospital, Chichester 1431 AM - LPAM
Radio Clatterbridge Clatterbridge Hospital, Wirral 1386 AM - LPAM
Radio Glangwili Glangwili General Hospital, Carmarthen 87.7 FM - LPFM
Harrogate Hospital Radio Harrogate District Hospital, Harrogate 95.3 FM - LPFM
Inverness Hospital Radio Raigmore Hospital, Inverness See community radio listings
Kingstown Radio Hull Royal Infirmary Hospital, Hull 1350 AM - LPAM
Luton and Dunstable Hospital Radio Luton & Dunstable Hospital, Luton 1134 AM - LPAM
Mid Downs Hospital Radio The Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath 1350 AM - LPAM
Hospital Radio Plymouth Derriford Hospital and Plymouth Royal Eye Infirmary 87.7 FM - LPFM
Radio Redhill East Surrey Hospital, Redhill, Surrey 100.4 FM - LPFM and 1431 AM - LPAM
Rookwood Sound Rookwood Hospital, Cardiff and University Hospital Llandough 945 AM - LPAM (Rookwood Hospital)
Radio Royal (Falkirk) Falkirk & District Royal Infirmary and Stirling Royal Infirmary 1278 AM - LPAM (Falkirk)
Stoke Mandeville Hospital Radio Stoke Mandeville Hospital 101.8 FM - LPFM
Radio City 1386 AM Singleton Hospital, Swansea 1386 AM - LPAM
Radio Tyneside Freeman Hospital, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead See community radio listings
Victoria Radio Network Victoria Hospital, Forth Park Hospital and Victoria Hospice, Kirkcaldy 1287 AM - LPAM
Withybush FM Withybush General Hospital, Haverfordwest 87.7 FM - LPFM
Hospital Radio Yare James Paget University Hospital, Gorleston-on-Sea area of Great Yarmouth 1350 AM - LPAM

Satellite radio stations

Stations which are broadcast to the UK via satellite:

Name Format EPG number Comments
EWTN Radio Catholic religious station Sky 0147
Khushkhabri Radio Asian Christian station Sky 0134 Formerly Asian Gold Radio
RTÉ Radio 1 News, current affairs, sport and music Sky 0137, Freesat 750,
Virgin 917
FM 88.2—90.0 in the Republic of Ireland
RTÉ 2FM Pop music Sky 0138, Freesat 751 FM 90.0-92.0 in Republic of Ireland
RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Irish-language programming Sky 0140, Freesat 753 FM 92.0-94.0 in Republic of Ireland
RTÉ Lyric FM Classical music Sky 0139, Freesat 752 FM 96.7-99.6 in Republic of Ireland
Sukh Sagar Radio Gurbani station Sky 0133
Trans World Radio Religious programming Sky 0128, Freesat 790, Freeview 733
WRN Europe Programming from international broadcasters Sky 0122, Freesat 728,
Virgin 920

LPAM, LPFM and other stations

Name Licence area Frequencies
BFBS Gurkha Radio LPAM in UK 1134 AM Bramcote, 1134 Sandhurst, 1134 Catterick, 1251 York
1278 Shorncliffe, 1278 Stafford, 1287 Maidstone, 1287 Brecon, 1287 Blandford; 105.4 FM (Folkestone), 90.8 (Dover)
BFBS Radio 2 Online in UK
National Prison Radio Internal radio station for UK prisons Satellite
Radio Silverstone Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 87.7 FM - LPFM (motor sport meetings only)
Nitro FM Santa Pod Raceway, Northamptonshire 96.2 FM - LPFM (motor sport meetings only)
Albion Radio West Bromwich Albion FC, West Bromwich 106.9 FM - LPFM (home matchdays only)
Cheltenham Radio Cheltenham Racecourse 87.7 FM - LPFM (horse racing meetings only)
Sout al Khaleej London 11B DAB (available on 100.8 FM in Doha, Qatar)
Acacia Radio Annesley Woodhouse 1287 AM - LPAM
Brill Oldies Radio Brill 104.7 - LPFM
Leicester Community Radio Leicester 1449 AM - LPAM


To conserve space in the listings, the waveband has not been listed after each frequency, but they are easy to tell apart.

  • Whole numbers always refer to a kHz (AM) frequency - i.e. 999 = 999 kHz.
  • Decimal numbers always refer to a MHz (FM) frequency - i.e. 96.2 = 96.2 MHz.
  • A number and letter combination refers to a DAB channel - i.e. 12C = frequency block 12C on 227.360 MHz.

See also


  1. ^ "Radio broadcast licences". Ofcom. 17 August 2022.
  2. ^ "UK Radio Licensees - Long Term RSLs". Ofcom.
  3. ^ "Radio Broadcasting Updates". Ofcom. 2 November 2022.
  4. ^ "Ofcom Technical Parameters (Excel Document)". Ofcom.
  5. ^ "Home".
  6. ^ "Member Stations - Hospital Broadcasting Association".
  7. ^ "Student Radio Association member stations".
  8. ^ "Community Radio - Community Media Association". Commedia.
  9. ^ "List of BBC national and local radio stations". BBC.
  10. ^ "Surf's up at Westport wine bar". The Mayo News.
  11. ^ "Daily Record 15 Jul 1996, page 9".

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