List of BBC radio stations

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This is a list of national, regional and local radio stations owned by the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom.

List of national radio stations[edit]

FM, DAB and online platforms only[edit]

Radio Description
BBC Radio 1.svg BBC Radio 1
97-99 FM
Current hit music, dance and rock.

Slogan = Where it begins – BBC Radio 1 where the UK’s journey into new music begins, from pop to dance, from hip hop to rock and everything in between

BBC Radio 2.svg BBC Radio 2
88-91 FM
Adult contemporary, oldies, country, jazz, soul and funk.

Slogan = The home of great music – Pop and Rock from the sixties, seventies, eighties and beyond to blues, big band, country and jazz with the best live music and documentaries

BBC Radio 3.svg BBC Radio 3
90-93 FM
Classical, jazz, world music, arts, culture and drama.

Slogan = Radio 3 broadcasts classical music, jazz, world music, new music, arts programmes and drama. It's the home of the Proms and broadcasts more live music than any other network

BBC Radio 4.svg BBC Radio 4
92-95 FM
Spoken-word programming, drama and philosophy.

Slogan = Intelligent speech, the most insightful journalism, the wittiest comedy, the most fascinating features and the most compelling drama and readings anywhere in UK radio

AM, DAB and online platforms only[edit]

Radio Format
BBC Radio 1Xtra.svg BBC Radio 1Xtra
Urban music, hip-hop, grime and dancehall.

Slogan = BBC Radio 1Xtra – Hip Hop, RnB, Grime, Dancehall, Afrobeat, Drum n Bass – championing UK and international underground diverse music

BBC Radio 4 Extra.svg BBC Radio 4 Extra
Archive programming.

Slogan = Showcasing the best in comedy drama and entertainment. With quizzes, sitcoms, panel games, satire, stand up, life stories, classics from the archive, science fiction and fantasy

BBC Radio 5 Live.svg BBC Radio 5 Live
News, current affairs, discussion and sport.

Slogan = Live news and live sport. Premier League football, Champions League football, Europa League football, international football, FA Cup football, Championship Football, Football League, Scottish...'

BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra.svg BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
Additional sports coverage.

Slogan = More live sport. Pure live sport. Live cricket from the Test Match Special team, football commentary, Formula 1, rugby union, rugby league, baseball, NFL American Football, tennis...

BBC Radio 6 Music.svg BBC Radio 6 Music
Alternative music, rock, reggae and other minor genres.

Slogan = The place for the best Alternative Music. From Indie Pop and Iconic Rock to Trip Hop, Electronica and Dance with great Archive Music Sessions, Live Music Concerts and Documentaries

BBC Asian Network.svg BBC Radio Asian Network
Station for the British-Asian community.

Slogan = BBC Asian Network – Bollywood, Bhangra, Asian Urban and underground. Home of Desi music, news and documentaries

BBC World Service red.svg BBC World Service
International radio station for current affairs.

Slogan = The BBC's international radio station

List of regional radio stations[edit]



Northern Ireland[edit]

List of local radio stations[edit]

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East Midlands[edit]



North East & Cumbria[edit]

North West[edit]


South East[edit]

South West[edit]


West Midlands[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]