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]

National analogue and digital (DAB) stations[edit]

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

DAB frequencies:

Name Format Owner or parent company FM AM DAB Freeview Freesat Sky Virgin
Absolute Radio Adult-orientated pop / rock music Bauer Media Group 11D / 12A 727
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 12B 704 704
710
0104
0130
904
911
BBC Radio 4 Extra Comedy, drama and documentary of 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
Fix Radio Music and programming for tradespeople Fix Radio 11A
Kiss Rhythmic contemporary Bauer Media Group FM 100.0 (London) 11D / 12A
Kisstory Classic dance tunes and anthems Bauer Media Group 11A
LBC News, talk and phone-ins Global FM 97.3 (London) 11D / 12A
Also on local DAB+ in the Channel Islands
732 734 0123 919
Magic Adult contemporary Bauer Media Group FM 105.4 (London) 11D / 12A
Premier Christian Radio Christian radio station Premier Christian Media Trust MW 1305 (London)
MW 1413 (London)
MW 1566 (Guildford)
11A 725
Premier Praise Christian radio station Premier Christian Media Trust 11A
Sunrise Radio Asian music and speech Sunrise Radio London Ltd MW 963 (London)
MW 972 (London)
11A
Talksport Sport and phone-ins News Broadcasting MW 1053
MW 1071
MW 1089
MW 1107
11D / 12A
Also on local DAB in Central Scotland and local DAB+ in the Channel Islands
723 731 0108 927
Times Radio Talk and current affairs News Broadcasting 11A
Also on local DAB in Aberdeen and local DAB+ in the Channel Islands
Virgin Radio Adult-orientated pop / rock music News Broadcasting 11A
Also on local DAB in Aberdeen and local DAB+ in the Channel Islands
736 0150

National digital (DAB+) stations[edit]

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

DAB frequencies:

NOTE: Heart Xmas available as an additional, temporary station on Digital One DAB+ from 22 September until 26 December (2023).

Name Format Owner or parent company DAB+ Freeview Freesat Sky Virgin Notes
Absolute Radio 80s Music from the 1980s Bauer Media Group 11A Also on DAB on selected local multiplexes
Absolute Radio 90s Music from the 1990s Bauer Media Group 11A Also on DAB on selected local multiplexes
Absolute Classic Rock Classic rock Bauer Media Group 11A Also on DAB on selected local multiplexes
Absolute Radio Country Country music Bauer Media Group 11A Also on DAB on selected local multiplexes
BFBS UK Music station for UK Forces British Forces Broadcasting Service 11A 786 0149
Boom Radio UK Music station for over 55s Boom Radio Ltd 11A Also on local DAB+ in the Channel Islands
Capital UK Current pop hits Global 11D / 12A 724 719 0109 958 Also on 95.8 FM in London
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 Also on 96.9 FM in South London and on 107.1 FM in North London
Capital Xtra Reloaded Classic hip hop and R&B Global 11A Also on local DAB+ in London
Classic FM Classical music Global 11D / 12A 731 721 0106 922 Also on 99.9–101.9 FM across the UK and on local DAB+ in the Channel Islands
GB News Radio News channel All Perspectives Ltd. 11D / 12A Audio relay of GB News television channel

Also on local DAB+ in the Channel Islands
Gold Oldies Global 11D / 12A 722 0121 923
Heart UK Hot adult contemporary music Global 11D / 12A 728 733 0111 918 Also on 106.2 FM in London
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
Heat Radio Pop music Bauer Media Group 11A
Jazz FM Jazz music Bauer Media Group 11A Also on DAB in London and on local DAB+ in Cumbria
Kerrang! Radio Rock music Bauer Media Group 11A Also on local DAB+ in Cumbria
LBC News Rolling news Global 11D / 12A 0155 Also on 1152 MW and on DAB in London with local weather and traffic reports
Magic Chilled Soft adult contemporary Bauer Media Group 11A
Magic at the Musicals Songs from musical theatre Bauer Media Group 11A
Magic Soul Classic soul Bauer Media Group 11A Also on DAB on selected local multiplexes
Mellow Magic Mellow and calm music Bauer Media Group 11A Also on DAB on selected local multiplexes
Planet Rock Classic rock Bauer Media Group 11A Also on DAB on selected local multiplexes
Radio X Modern rock music Global 11D / 12A 723 0113 960 Also on 104.9 FM in London and 97.7 FM in Manchester
Radio X Classic Rock Classic rock music Global 11A
Scala Radio Classical music Bauer Media Group 11A Also on DAB on selected local multiplexes
Smooth UK Adult contemporary music Global 11D / 12A 718 732 0124 916 Also on 102.2 FM in London
Smooth Chill Chill out music Global 11D / 12A
Smooth Relax Soft pop Global 11D / 12A
Talkradio Talk and phone-ins News Broadcasting 11A Programmes simulcast 18 hours a day with TalkTV television channel
Talksport 2 Sports programming and commentaries News Broadcasting 11A
UCB 1 Christian radio station United Christian Broadcasters 11D / 12A Also on local DAB+ in the Channel Islands
UCB 2 Christian radio station United Christian Broadcasters 11D / 12A Also on local DAB+ in the Channel Islands
Virgin Radio Anthems Guitar-based classics News Broadcasting 11A
Virgin Radio Chilled Soft adult contemporary and acoustic music News Broadcasting 11A

Semi-national analogue and digital (DAB) stations[edit]

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

Name Format FM / MW DAB / DAB+ Freeview Freesat Sky Virgin
Absolute Classic Rock Classic rock 10C (Merseyside, West Cheshire and Flintshire)
10D (Humberside)
11B (Bradford, Cumbria, Huddersfield, Inverness, London, Tayside and Teesside)
11C (Glasgow, South Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear)
12A (Lancashire and Swansea)
12C (Manchester)
12D (Edinburgh, Leeds and Stoke-on-Trent)
Also on Sound Digital multiplex DAB+
Absolute Radio 60s Music from the 1960s 11B (Inverness)
12D (Stoke-on-Trent)
Absolute Radio 70s Music from the 1970s 11B (Tayside)
11B (Cumbria - DAB+)
12A (London - DAB+)
12D (Stoke-on-Trent)
Absolute Radio 80s Music from the 1980s 10B (Oxfordshire)
10C (Merseyside, West Cheshire and Flintshire)
10D (Humberside)
11B (Bradford, Cumbria, Huddersfield, Inverness, Tayside and Teesside)
11C (Birmingham, Glasgow, South Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear)
12A (Lancashire and Swansea)
12C (London and Manchester)
12D (Edinburgh, Leeds, Northern Ireland and Stoke-on-Trent)
Also on Sound Digital multiplex DAB+
Absolute Radio 90s Music from the 1990s 10B (Oxfordshire)
10C (Merseyside, West Cheshire and Flintshire)
10D (Humberside)
11B (Bradford, Cumbria, Huddersfield, Inverness, Tayside and Teesside)
11C (Birmingham, Glasgow, South Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear)
12A (Lancashire and Swansea)
12C (London and Manchester)
12D (Edinburgh, Leeds, Northern Ireland and Stoke-on-Trent)
Also on Sound Digital multiplex DAB+
Absolute Radio Country Country music 11B (Cumbria and Inverness)
Also on Sound Digital multiplex DAB+
Capital UK Hit music See England, Scotland and Wales lists for local FM / DAB network Capital London's digital feed on:
10B (Norfolk, Oxfordshire and Somerset)
10C (North Devon and Northamptonshire)
10D (Bath, West Wiltshire, Herts, Beds and Bucks)
11B (Bristol)
11C (Cambridge, Exeter, Kent, Swindon and Torbay)
12A (Hereford, Lincolnshire and Worcester)
12A (Channel Islands - DAB+)
12D (Berkshire, Essex, North Hampshire, Peterborough and Plymouth)
Also on Digital One multiplex DAB+
724 719 0109 958
Centreforce Dance music 12A (London - DAB+)
10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire - DAB+)
Fun Kids Children's 10C (Gloucestershire)
10C (North Yorkshire and Surrey - DAB+)
10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire - DAB+)
11B (Morecambe Bay - DAB+)
12A (Hereford and Worcester)
12A (Lincolnshire - DAB+)
Also on small-scale DAB+
Fun Kids Junior Children's 10C (Surrey - DAB+)
10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire - DAB+)
Also on small-scale DAB+
Gaydio Pop and Dance Music aimed at LGBTQ+ people FM 88.4 (Manchester)
FM 97.8 (Brighton)
11B (London)
Also on small-scale DAB+
Heart UK Hot Adult contemporary music See England, Scotland and Wales lists for local FM / DAB network Heart London's digital feed on:
10B (Derbyshire)
11B (Leicester)
12A (Channel Islands - DAB+)
12A (Hereford, Lincolnshire and Worcester)
12C (Nottingham)
Also on Digital One multiplex DAB+
728 733 0111 918
Hits Radio UK Hit music FM 103.0 (Manchester) Hits Radio Manchester's digital feed on:
10B (Derbyshire, Norfolk, Oxfordshire and Sussex)
10C (Merseyside, West Cheshire, Flintshire, North Devon and Northamptonshire)
10D (Bath, Humberside, West Wiltshire, Herts, Beds and Bucks)
11B (Ayr, Bradford, Cornwall, Cumbria, Huddersfield, Inverness, Leicestershire, Tayside, Teesside and Wolverhampton)
11C (Birmingham, Cambridge, Exeter, Glasgow, Kent, South Hampshire, South Yorkshire, Swindon, Torbay, Tyne and Wear)
12A (Lancashire, London and Swansea)
12C (Cardiff, Newport and Nottingham)
12D (Basingstoke, Coventry, Edinburgh, Essex, Leeds, Northern Ireland, Peterborough, Plymouth, Reading, Stoke-on-Trent and Warwickshire)
Magic Soul Classic soul 11B (Bradford, Huddersfield and Tayside)
11B (Cumbria - DAB+)
12D (Stoke-on-Trent)
Also on Sound Digital multiplex DAB+
Mellow Magic Mellow and calm music 10C (Merseyside, West Cheshire and Flintshire)
11B (Bradford, Huddersfield, Inverness, Tayside and Teesside)
11B (Cumbria - DAB+)
11C (Glasgow, South Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear)
12A (Swansea)
12D (Edinburgh, Leeds and Stoke-on-Trent)
Also on Sound Digital multiplex DAB+
Nation 80s Music from the 1980s 10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire - DAB+)
10D / 12D (North West Wales)
12C (South East Wales)
12D (Mid and West Wales)
Also on small-scale DAB+
Nation Radio UK Hot Adult contemporary music 12A (London - DAB+)
Also on small-scale DAB+
Planet Rock Classic rock 10B (Oxfordshire)
10C (Merseyside, West Cheshire and Flintshire)
10D (Humberside)
11B (Ayr, Bath, Bournemouth, Bradford, Bristol, Cumbria, Huddersfield, Inverness, Tayside, Teesside and Wolverhampton)
11C (Birmingham, Glasgow, South Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear)
12A (Lancashire, London and Swansea)
12C (Manchester)
12D (Berkshire, Coventry, Edinburgh, Leeds, North Hampshire, Northern Ireland, Plymouth, Stoke-on-Trent and Warwickshire)
Also on Sound Digital multiplex DAB+
Scala Radio Classical music 11B (Bradford, Cumbria, Huddersfield and Inverness)
12A (Swansea)
12D (Stoke-on-Trent)
Also on Sound Digital multiplex DAB+
Smooth UK Soft Adult contemporary See England, Scotland and Wales lists for local FM / MW / DAB network Smooth London's digital feed on:
10B (Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Somerset and Sussex)
10C (Gloucestershire, North Devon, North Yorkshire and Suffolk)
10D (Bath, Humberside, West Wiltshire, Herts, Beds and Bucks)
11B (Bournemouth, Bristol and Cornwall)
11C (Exeter, Kent, South Hampshire, South Yorkshire, Swindon, and Torbay)
12A (Channel Islands - DAB+)
12A (Hereford, Lincolnshire and Worcester)
12D (Berkshire, Essex, Leeds, North Hampshire and Plymouth)
Also on Digital One multiplex DAB+
718 732 0124 916
Virgin Radio 80s Plus Music from the 1980s 11B (Ayr)
11D (Central Scotland)
12A (London - DAB+)

Local and regional analogue and digital (DAB) stations[edit]

BBC Local Radio[edit]

Local radio stations from the BBC in England and the Channel Islands:

Name Licence area FM MW DAB / DAB+ 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 (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)
722
BBC Radio Cornwall Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly 95.2 (East Cornwall)
96.0 (Isles of Scilly)
103.9 (West Cornwall)
11B 721
BBC Radio Cumbria Cumbria 95.6 (Carlisle and Penrith)
96.1 (Morecambe Bay)
95.2 (Kendal)
104.1 (Whitehaven)
104.2 (Windermere)
756 (North Cumbria)
837 (South Cumbria)
11B (Cumbria and Morecambe Bay - DAB+) 721
BBC CWR Coventry and Warwickshire 94.8 (Coventry and North Warwickshire)
103.7 (South Warwickshire and Gaydon)
104.0 (Nuneaton)
12D 719
BBC Radio Derby Derbyshire and East Staffordshire 104.5 (Derby, South Derbyshire and Uttoxeter)
95.3 (Matlock and Bakewell)
96.0 (Buxton)
1116 10B 735
BBC Radio Devon Devon 103.4 (Dartmoor and East Cornwall)
94.8 (North Devon)
95.7 (Plymouth)
95.8 (Exeter)
96.0 (Okehampton)
104.3 (Torquay)
11C (Exeter and Torbay)
10C (North Devon)
12D (Plymouth)
720
BBC Essex Essex 95.3 (Clacton-on-Sea, Frinton-on-Sea, Chelmsford, Walton-on-the-Naze, Harwich, Dovercourt, Basildon and Southend-on-Sea)
103.5 (Colchester, Saffron Walden and Braintree)
12D 734
BBC Radio Gloucestershire Gloucestershire 104.7 (Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury)
95.0 (Stroud)
95.8 (Cirencester)
1413 10C 735
BBC Radio Guernsey Bailiwick of Guernsey 93.2 (Guernsey and Sark)
99.0 (Alderney)
1116 12A (DAB+) 721 BBC Radio Guernsey Xtra on DAB+ and 1116 MW used as a broadcast opt-out for live coverage of the States of Guernsey
BBC Hereford & Worcester Herefordshire and Worcestershire 94.7 (Herefordshire)
104.0 (Worcester and Kings Norton)
104.4 (Redditch and Hopwood)
104.6 (Kidderminster)
12A 720
BBC Radio Humberside East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire 95.9 10D 721
BBC Radio Jersey Jersey 88.8 1026 12A (DAB+) 719 BBC Radio Jersey Xtra on DAB+ and 1026 MW used as a broadcast opt-out for live coverage of the States of Jersey
BBC Radio Kent Kent and Southend-on-Sea 96.7 (North, West Kent and Southend-on-Sea)
97.6 (Folkestone)
104.2 (East Kent)
11C 719
BBC Radio Lancashire Lancashire 95.5 (East and Central Lancashire)
103.9 (South, West and Central Lancashire)
104.5 (North Lancashire)
12A 720
BBC Radio Leeds West Yorkshire 92.4
95.3 (West Halifax, Otley and Ilkley)
102.7 (Keighley)
103.9 (Leeds)
12D (Leeds)
11B (Bradford and Huddersfield)
719
BBC Radio Leicester Leicestershire and Rutland 104.9 11B 721
BBC Radio Lincolnshire Lincolnshire 94.9
104.7 (Grantham)
12A 722
BBC Radio London Greater London, Luton and South West Essex 94.9 12A 721 Also on Sky 0135 (London only), Freesat 718 and Virgin 937
BBC Radio Manchester Greater Manchester and North Cheshire 95.1
104.6 (Saddleworth and Tameside)
12C 719
BBC Radio Merseyside Merseyside, Flintshire, West Cheshire and West Lancashire 95.8 10C 722
BBC Radio Newcastle Tyne and Wear, Northumberland and Durham 95.4 (Tyne and Wear, Durham and South Northumberland)
96.0 (North 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 (West Norfolk) 10B
Also on small-scale DAB+
719
BBC Radio Northampton Northamptonshire 104.2 (West Northamptonshire)
103.6 (North Northamptonshire)
10C 734
BBC Radio Nottingham Nottinghamshire 103.8 (South Nottinghamshire)
95.5 (Central Nottinghamshire)
95.1 (Newark-on-Trent)
12C 720
BBC Radio Oxford Oxfordshire 95.2 10B 722
BBC Radio Sheffield South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire 104.1 (South Yorkshire and North Nottinghamshire)
88.6 (Sheffield)
94.7 (Chesterfield)
11C 734
BBC Radio Shropshire Shropshire and the Black Country 96.0 (Shropshire)
95.0 (Ludlow)
90.0 (Church Stretton)
104.1 (Clun)
11B 721
BBC Radio Solent Hampshire, East Dorset and the Isle of Wight 96.1 11C (South Hampshire and the Isle of Wight) 722
BBC Radio Solent (Dorset) Hampshire and Dorset 103.8 (West Dorset) 11B 726 Opt-out Dorset breakfast programme broadcast on weekdays at 0700 to 0900
BBC Radio Somerset Somerset 95.5 1566 10B 722
BBC Radio Stoke North Staffordshire and South Cheshire 94.6 (Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire)
104.1 (Stafford)
12D 726
BBC Radio Suffolk Suffolk 95.9 (East Suffolk)
103.9 (South Suffolk)
104.6 (West Suffolk)
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 Sussex 95.0 (Peacehaven, Newhaven and Seaford)
95.1 (Horsham)
95.3 (Brighton and Hove, Shoreham-by-Sea and Worthing)
104.5 (East Sussex and Haywards Heath)
104.8 (West Sussex)
10B 720
BBC Radio Tees Tees Valley, County Durham and North Yorkshire 95.0
95.8 (Whitby)
11B 722
BBC Radio Wiltshire Wiltshire 103.6 (Swindon)
103.5 (South Wiltshire)
104.3 (West Wiltshire)
104.9 (Marlborough)
10D (West Wiltshire and Bath)
11C (Swindon)
Also on small-scale DAB+
721
BBC Radio WM West Midlands 95.6 11B (Black Country and Shropshire)
11C (Birmingham)
722
BBC Radio York North Yorkshire 95.5 (Scarborough and Filey)
103.7 (York, Malton and Pocklington)
104.3 (Thirsk, Ripon and Northallerton)
10C 720
BBC Three Counties Radio Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire 90.4 (East Hertfordshire)
92.1 (South Hertfordshire)
94.7 (Aylesbury)
95.5 (Bedfordshire and North Hertfordshire)
98.0 (High Wycombe)
103.8 (South Bedfordshire, West Hertfordshire and Mid Buckinghamshire)
104.5 (North Buckinghamshire)
10D 720

BBC Nations Radio[edit]

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

Name Licence area FM MW DAB Freesat Sky Virgin Freeview (regional) Notes
BBC Radio Scotland Scotland 92.4–94.7 810 11C (Glasgow and Aberdeen)
12D (Edinburgh)
11B (Inverness, Ayr, 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:
BBC Radio Shetland Shetland Islands 92.7 Local programming includes lunchtime news bulletin on weekdays at 1230 and Good Evening Shetland on weekdays from 1730-1800
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 nan Gàidheal Scotland 103.5–104.9 11D (Central)
11B (Inverness, Ayr, Perth and Dundee)
11C (Aberdeen)
713 0129 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 and 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 and 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 and Newport)
12A (Swansea)
10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire)
10D / 12D (North West Wales)
12D (Mid and West Wales)
735 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

Commercial radio[edit]

England[edit]

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 FM MW DAB / DAB+ TV EPG numbers
Absolute Radio 00s London 12C
Absolute Radio 10s London 12C (DAB+)
Absolute Radio 20s Cumbria 11B (DAB+)
Actual Radio Essex 12D
Adventist World Radio London 12A
Amber Radio Norfolk 10B
Asian Sound Radio East Lancashire and Greater Manchester 963 (East Lancashire)
1377 (Manchester)
12C (Greater Manchester)
Athavan Radio London 11B
Radio Bath Bath 10D
Bloomberg Radio London 11B
Capital Liverpool, Merseyside, West Cheshire and Flintshire 107.6 (Liverpool) 10C
London 95.8 12C
Also on Digital One DAB+
Freeview 724
Sky 0109
Freesat 719
Virgin 958
Manchester and Lancashire 102.0 (Manchester)
107.0 (Blackburn)
99.8 (Burnley)
106.5 (Preston)
102.8 (Chorley)
12C (Manchester)
12A (Central Lancashire)
Midlands 102.2 (Birmingham)
96.2 (Coventry and Nottingham)
96.5 (Mansfield)
102.8 (Derby)
105.4 (Leicester)
102.0 (Stratford-upon-Avon)
107.3 (Warwick)
107.1 (Rugby)
107.6 (Banbury)
95.9 (Brackley)
101.6 (Tamworth)
102.4 (Burton upon Trent)
11C (Birmingham)
11B (Leicester and Wolverhampton)
12C (Nottingham)
10B (Derbyshire)
12D (Coventry, Peterborough and Warwickshire)
North East England 105.3 (Newcastle upon Tyne)
105.6 (Fenham)
105.8 (Hexham)
106.4 (Teesside)
11B (Teesside)
11C (Tyne and Wear)
South 103.2 (Southampton)
107.2 (Brighton)
11C (South Hampshire)
11B (Bournemouth)
10B (Sussex)
Yorkshire 105.1 (Barnsley)
105.6 (Sheffield and Bradford)
105.8 (Hull)
11B (Bradford and Huddersfield)
10D (Humberside)
12D (Leeds)
10C (North Yorkshire)
11C (South Yorkshire)
Capital Xtra London 96.9 (South London)
107.1 (North London)
Digital One DAB+ Sky 0114
Freesat 720
Virgin 959
Capital Xtra Reloaded London 12C (DAB+)
Also on Sound Digital DAB+
Chester's Dee Radio NE Wales and W Cheshire 106.3 (Chester) 10D
Cheshire's Silk Radio Cheshire 106.9 Small-scale DAB+
Colourful Radio London 11B
CountryLine Radio London 12A (DAB+)
Dubai Now London and Cambridge 11B (London)
11C (Cambridge)
Easy Radio Southampton, Portsmouth and Winchester 107.8 (Southampton)
107.4 (Portsmouth)
107.2 (Winchester)
11C (South Hampshire)
Radio Essex Essex 105.1 (Southend-on-Sea)
107.7 (Chelmsford)
12D
Radio Exe Devon 107.3 (Exeter) 11C (Exeter and Torbay)
10C (North Devon)
Also on small-scale DAB+
Fosse 107 NW and SW Leicestershire 107.9 (Hinckley and Nuneaton)
107.0 (Loughborough)
GenX Radio Suffolk 10C (DAB+)
Get Radio Oxfordshire 10B
Gold England 1458 (Manchester) 12C (London - DAB+)
10B (Derbyshire)
12C (Nottinghamshire)
11B (Leicestershire)
10C (Northamptonshire)
11C (Cambridgeshire)
12D (Peterborough)
Also on Digital One DAB+
Sky 0121
Freesat 722
Virgin 923
Greatest Hits Radio Cumbria and South West Scotland 96.4 (Carlisle)
102.5 (Penrith)
102.2 (Workington)
103.4 (Whitehaven)
11B (Cumbria)
East of England 105.6 (Cambridge)
107.7 (Peterborough)
99.9 (Norwich)
96.2 (North East Norfolk and Fakenham)
103.2 (North West Norfolk, Sheringham and Cromer)
103.4 (Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft)
97.4 (Great Yarmouth and Southwold)
96.7 (West Norfolk)
100.2 (North East Essex)
106.4 (Suffolk)
11C (Cambridgeshire)
12D (Essex and Peterborough)
10B (Norfolk)
10C (Suffolk)
Also on small-scale DAB
Lincolnshire 102.2
96.7 (Grantham)
97.6 (Scunthorpe)
12A
London 105.8 12C
Midlands 105.2 (West Midlands)
107.7 (Wolverhampton)
107.4 (Telford)
106.5 (Shrewsbury)
107.1 (Oswestry)
107.2 (Kidderminster and Rutland)
106.0 (East Midlands)
97.4 (Stamford)
96.9 (Stafford)
96.4 (Congleton)
103.3 (Whaley Bridge and Hope Valley)
106.4 (Buxton and Glossop)
106.6 (Chapel-en-le-Frith)
96.7 (Ashbourne)
101.8 (Wirksworth and Uttoxeter)
11C (Birmingham)
12D (Coventry, Stoke-on-Trent and Warwickshire)
11B (Leicestershire, Wolverhampton and Telford)
10C (Northamptonshire)
12A (Herefordshire and Worcestershire)
10B (Derbyshire)
12C (Nottinghamshire)
Also on small-scale DAB+
North East England 11C (Tyne and Wear)
North West England 96.2 (Oldham)
96.5 (Blackpool)
102.4 (Wigan and St Helens)
104.9 (Stockport)
105.9 (Merseyside, West Cheshire and Flintshire)
107.2 (Widnes and Warrington)
107.4 (Bolton and Bury)
10C (Merseyside, West Cheshire and Flintshire)
12A (Lancashire)
12C (Greater Manchester)
South of England 101.6 (Four Marks and Hindhead)
101.8 (Petersfield)
102.0 (Alton and South Wiltshire)
105.6 (Newbury)
106.4 (Andover and Witney)
107.0 (Reading)
107.4 (Hungerford)
107.6 (Basingstoke)
96.2 (Aylesbury)
96.6 (Chichester)
106.8 (Oxford)
96.4 (Guildford)
97.1 (Haslemere)
102.3 (Littlehampton)
106.6 (North West Sussex)
12D (Berkshire and North Hampshire)
11B (Bournemouth)
10D (Herts, Beds and Bucks)
10B (Oxfordshire and Sussex)
11C (Kent and South Hampshire)
10C (Surrey)
Also on small-scale DAB
South Coast 96.0 (West Dorset)
96.6 (Blandford Forum)
97.2 (Dorchester)
97.4 (Shaftesbury)
105.2 (South Hampshire & the Isle of Wight)
105.8 (Poole)
11B (Bournemouth)
11C (South Hampshire)
South West England 107.5 (Cheltenham and Warminster)
107.9 (Bath)
107.2 (Bristol)
107.7 (Swindon and Weston-super-Mare)
105.5 (Torbay)
106.7 (Plymouth)
100.8 (Porlock)
102.4 (Minehead)
105.6 (Yeovil)
106.6 (Chard and Ilminster)
107.4 (Bridgwater)
102.2 (East Cornwall)
102.8 (West Cornwall)
10D (Bath and West Wiltshire)
11B (Bristol, Bath and Cornwall)
12D (Plymouth)
10C (Gloucestershire and North Devon)
11C (Exeter, Swindon and Torbay)
10B (Somerset)
Teesside 11B
Yorkshire 96.4 (Grimsby)
97.2 (Harrogate)
107.1 (Doncaster, Ilkley, Pateley Bridge and Skipton)
107.8 (Craven District)
107.4 (Chesterfield)
102.0 (Matlock, Bakewell and Barnsley)
96.1 (Rotherham)
97.1 (Penistone)
107.9 (North Nottinghamshire)
96.3 (Leeds)
106.8 (Wakefield)
102.3 (Thirsk)
103.5 (Northallerton)
104.7 (York)
96.2 (Scarborough)
102.4 (Bridlington)
103.1 (Whitby)
11C (South Yorkshire)
12D (Leeds)
11B (Bradford and Huddersfield)
10C (North Yorkshire)
10D (Humberside)
Heart East of England 97.4 (Newmarket and Haverhill)
102.7 (Peterborough)
103.0 (Cambridge)
96.4 (Bury St Edmunds)
97.1 (Ipswich)
102.4 (Norwich)
96.1 (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 (Northampton and Lutterworth)
96.9 (Bedford)
97.6 (Herts, Beds and Bucks)
103.3 (Milton Keynes)
11C (Cambridgeshire)
12D (Peterborough and Essex)
10B (Norwich)
10C (Northamptonshire and Suffolk)
10D (Herts, Beds and Bucks)
Hertfordshire 96.6 (Watford)
106.9 (Hertford, Hitchin and Letchworth)
106.7 (Stevenage)
London 106.2 12C
Also on Digital One DAB+
Sky 0111
Freesat 733
Freeview 728
Virgin 918
North East England 101.8 (Tyne and Wear)
96.2 (Fenham)
96.4 (Hexham)
100.7 (Teesside)
11B (Teesside)
11C (Tyne and Wear)
North West England 105.4
96.9 (Morecambe Bay)
102.3 (Windermere)
103.2 (Kendal)
12C (Greater Manchester)
11B (Morecambe Bay)
10C (Merseyside, West Cheshire and Flintshire)
12A (Lancashire)
South 95.9 (Thanet)
96.1 (Ashford)
97.0 (Dover and Reading)
102.8 (East Kent)
103.1 (Maidstone and Medway)
96.7 (Winchester)
97.5 (Horsham and Portsmouth)
102.3 (Bournemouth)
96.9 (Newhaven)
102.0 (Hastings)
102.4 (Eastbourne)
102.7 (Reigate and Crawley)
103.5 (Brighton)
97.4 (Banbury)
102.6 (Oxford)
102.9 (Berkshire)
103.4 (Henley-on-Thames)
11C (Kent and South Hampshire)
11B (Dorset)
10B (Oxfordshire and Sussex)
10C (Surrey)
12D (Berkshire and North Hampshire)
West 102.4 (Gloucester and Cheltenham)
103.0 (Stroud)
96.3 (Bristol)
103.0 (Bath, East Devon and Weston-super-Mare)
102.6 (Somerset)
96.5 (Marlborough and Taunton)
97.1 (Yeovil)
97.0 (Exeter and Plymouth)
96.6 (Tavistock)
96.4 (Torbay)
96.2 (Barnstaple)
97.3 (Ilfracombe)
100.5 (Totnes)
100.8 (Dartmouth)
101.2 (Soar)
101.9 (Ivybridge)
105.1 (East Cornwall)
107.0 (West Cornwall)
97.2 (Swindon)
102.2 (Wiltshire)
10C (Gloucestershire and North Devon)
11B (Bristol, Bath and Cornwall)
10D (Bath and West Wiltshire)
10B (Somerset)
12D (Plymouth)
11C (Exeter, Torbay and Swindon)
West Midlands 100.7 11C (Birmingham)
11B (Wolverhampton and Telford)
12D (Coventry and Warwickshire)
Yorkshire 106.2 (South West Yorkshire)
107.6 (Bradford)
107.7 (Sheffield)
11B (Bradford and Huddersfield)
12D (Leeds)
11C (South Yorkshire)
Hits Radio Birmingham 96.4 11C
Black Country and Shropshire 97.2 (Black Country)
103.1 (Shropshire)
11B (Wolverhampton and Telford)
Bristol and Bath 106.5 (Bristol) 11B
Bournemouth and Poole 107.6 11B (Bournemouth)
Cornwall 11B
Coventry and Warwickshire 97.0 (Coventry)
102.9 (Leamington Spa)
12D
East Midlands 11B (Leicestershire)
12C (Nottinghamshire)
10B (Derbyshire)
East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire 96.9 10D
Greater Manchester 103.0 (Manchester) 12C
Herefordshire and Worcestershire 96.7 (Kidderminster)
97.6 (Hereford)
102.8 (Worcester)
12A
Lancashire 97.4 12A
Programmes shared 24/7 with Hits Radio Liverpool
Lincolnshire 12A
Liverpool, Merseyside, West Cheshire and Flintshire 96.7 10C
Programmes shared 24/7 with Hits Radio Lancashire
North East England 97.1 (Newcastle upon Tyne)
102.6 (Alnwick)
103.0 (Fenham)
103.2 (Hexham)
11C
Programmes shared 24/7 with Hits Radio Teesside
Oxfordshire 107.9 (Oxford) 10B
South Yorkshire 97.4 (Sheffield)
102.9 (Barnsley and Rotherham)
103.4 (Doncaster)
11C
Staffordshire and Cheshire 102.6 (Stoke-on-Trent) 12D
Teesside 96.6 11B
Programmes shared 24/7 with Hits Radio North East
West Yorkshire 102.5 (Huddersfield and Halifax)
97.5 (Bradford)
11B (Bradford and Huddersfield)
12D (Leeds)
Hits Radio Pride London and North Yorkshire 12C (London - DAB+)
10C (North Yorkshire - DAB+)
In Demand Radio NE Wales and W Cheshire 10D (DAB+)
Isle of Wight Radio Isle of Wight 107.0
102.0 (Cowes)
Radio Jackie South West London and North Surrey 107.8
Jazz FM London and Cumbria 12C (London)
11B (Cumbria - DAB+)
Also on Sound Digital DAB+
Kerrang! Radio Cumbria 11B (DAB+)
Kiss London, Norwich and the Severn Estuary 100.0 (London)
106.1 (Norwich)
101.0 (Severn Estuary)
97.2 (Bristol)
National station with local advertising
12C (London)
Also on Digital One DAB
Kiss Bliss Cumbria 11B (DAB+)
Kiss Dance Cumbria 11B (DAB+)
Kiss Garage Cumbria 11B (DAB+)
KMFM Kent 107.6 (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 Digital One DAB Freeview 732
Sky 0123
Freesat 734
Virgin 919
LBC News London 1152 12A
Also on Digital One DAB+
Sky 0155
Liverpool Live NE Wales and W Cheshire 10D (DAB+)
London Greek Radio North London 103.3 Small-scale DAB+
Love 80s Liverpool NE Wales and W Cheshire 10D (DAB+)
Also on small-scale DAB+
Lyca Gold London 1035 11B
Lyca Radio London 1458 11B
Magic London 105.4 12C
Also on Digital One DAB
Magic Chilled Cumbria 11B (DAB+)
Also on Sound Digital DAB+
Magic at the Movies Cumbria 11B (DAB+)
Magic at the Musicals Cumbria 11B (DAB+)
Also on Sound Digital DAB+
Mansfield 103.2 FM Mansfield 103.2
Radio Maria England London and Cambridgeshire 12A (London - DAB+)
11C (Cambridgeshire)
Also on small-scale DAB+
Mi-Soul London 12A (DAB+)
Also on small-scale DAB+
More Radio Sussex 107.8 (Hastings)
106.4 (Haywards Heath)
106.8 (Lewes)
107.5 (Eastbourne)
107.7 (Worthing)
10B
More Radio Retro Sussex 10B
Nation Radio East Yorkshire 99.8 (Hull) 10D (Humberside)
South 106.0 (South Hampshire and the Isle of Wight)
106.6 (Bournemouth, Poole and Winchester)
11C (South Hampshire)
11B (Bournemouth)
Also on small-scale DAB+
Suffolk 102.0 (Ipswich) 10C (DAB+)
Panjab Radio London 558 11B
Also on small-scale DAB / DAB+
Sky 0125
Point Blank Radio Surrey 10C (DAB+)
Polish Radio London London 11B
Premier Christian Radio London and Surrey 1305 (N London and S London)
1413 (W London and SE London)
1566 (Guildford)
Digital One DAB Freeview 725
Premier Gospel London and Surrey 10C (Surrey)
11B (London)
Release Radio Surrey 10C (DAB+)
Also on small-scale DAB+
Rewind Radio Cornwall 11B
Sabras Radio Leicestershire 91.0 (Leicester)
102.1 (Loughborough)
1260 11B
Also on small-scale DAB+
Sami Swoi Radio Surrey 10C (DAB+)
Also on small-scale DAB+
Sanskar Radio Leicestershire 11B
Also on small-scale DAB+
Shine 879 Essex 12D
Smooth Country England 10B (Norfolk and Sussex)
10C (North Devon)
10D (Humberside)
11B (Cornwall and Leicestershire)
11C (Birmingham, Cambridge, Exeter, Kent, Swindon and Torbay)
12A (Lancashire and London)
12C (Manchester and Nottinghamshire)
12D (Berkshire, Coventry, Essex, North Hampshire, Peterborough, Plymouth and Warwickshire)
Smooth Radio East Midlands 106.6 (East Midlands)
101.4 (Derby)
107.4 (Kettering)
97.2 (Wellingborough)
106.8 (Peterborough)
12C (Nottinghamshire)
11B (Leicestershire)
10B (Derbyshire)
Lake District 100.1 (Kendal)
100.8 (Windermere)
101.4 (Keswick)
11B (Morecambe Bay)
London 102.2 603 (East Kent)
1242 (Medway)
1170 (Portsmouth)
1557 (Southampton)
MW / DAB feed includes local advertising
12C (London)
12D (Berkshire, Essex, Leeds, North Hampshire and Plymouth)
12A (Herefordshire, Lincolnshire and Worcestershire)
11B (Bournemouth, Bristol, Bath and Cornwall)
11C (Exeter, Kent, South Hampshire, South Yorkshire, Swindon and Torbay)
10C (Gloucestershire, North Devon, North Yorkshire and Suffolk)
10D (Bath, Humberside, West Wiltshire, Herts, Beds and Bucks)
10B (Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Somerset and Sussex)
Also on Digital One DAB+
Sky 0124
Freesat 732
Freeview 718
Virgin 916
North East England 97.5 (North East England)
101.2 (Hexham)
107.5 (Newcastle upon Tyne)
107.7 (Teesside)
11B (Teesside)
11C (Tyne and Wear)
North West England 100.4 12C (Greater Manchester)
10C (Merseyside, West Cheshire and Flintshire)
12A (Lancashire)
West Midlands 105.7 11C (Birmingham)
11B (Wolverhampton and Telford)
12D (Coventry and Warwickshire)
Sout al Khaleej London 11B
Star Radio Cambridgeshire, Essex and Suffolk 100.7 (Cambridge)
107.1 (Ely)
107.3 (Saffron Walden)
107.9 (Haverhill)
11C (Cambridgeshire)
Sun FM Sunderland, Tees Valley and Durham 103.4 (Sunderland)
103.2 (Darlington)
102.6 (Richmond)
102.8 (Durham)
106.8 (Brusselton)
Small-scale DAB+
Sunrise Radio London 963 (East London)
972 (West London)
Sound Digital DAB
Sunrise Radio (Yorkshire) Bradford 103.2 Small-scale DAB+
Sunrise Smooth London 12A (DAB+)
Sunshine Radio (Herefordshire and Monmouthshire) Herefordshire and Monmouthshire 106.2 (Hereford)
107.0 (Monmouth)
107.8 (Abergavenny)
10C (Gloucestershire)
12A (Hereford and Worcester)
Sunshine Radio (Ludlow) Ludlow 105.9 (Ludlow)
107.8 (Cleehill)
Small-scale DAB+
This is The Coast North Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire 10C (North Yorkshire - DAB+)
12A (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire - DAB+)
Time 107.5 East London and West Essex 107.5
V2 Radio Sussex and South Hampshire 10B (Sussex)
11B (South Hampshire)
Voice of Islam Radio London 11B
Also on small-scale DAB / DAB+
Radio X London and Manchester 104.9 (London)
97.7 (Manchester)
National station with local advertising
Digital One DAB+ Sky 0113
Freesat 723
Virgin 960
Radio XL Birmingham 1296 Small-scale DAB+
XS Manchester Greater Manchester, Northamptonshire, Peterborough, Herts, Beds and Bucks 106.1 10D (Herts, Beds and Bucks)
10C (Northamptonshire)
12D (Peterborough)
Also on small-scale DAB+
YorkMix Radio North Yorkshire 10C (DAB+)
Your Harrogate North Yorkshire 10C (DAB+)
Zest Liverpool NE Wales and W Cheshire 10D (DAB+)

Former English stations[edit]

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

Name Licence area FM MW DAB Date closed Notes
Abbey FM Barrow-in-Furness 107.3 30 January 2009 Station put into administration
Airport Information Radio Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport 1584 February 1992 Both stations closed after just over one year on air
Buzz FM Birmingham 102.4 1 January 1995 Lost licence and was replaced by Choice FM 102.2
Centre Radio Leicestershire 97.1 1260 6 October 1983 Ceased trading and closed on 6 October 1983
Channel Travel Radio Kent channel ports 107.6 28 September 2000
Radio City Talk Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales 1548 10C 31 May 2020 Closed down due to financial issues and low listening figures
DevonAir Radio Exeter and Torquay 97.0
96.4
666
954
1 January 1995 Lost licence and was replaced by Gemini Radio
Dune FM Southport 107.9 9 August 2012 Station received winding-up order and transmitter was seized by Ofcom
Fen Radio 107.5 Wisbech 107.5 31 July 2008
Liberty Radio London 963
972
3 July 2003 Lost licence and was replaced by Club Asia
Mersey 106.7 Liverpool 106.7 1 April 2009 Licence revoked by Ofcom
Mix 107 High Wycombe 107.4
107.7
1 July 2009
Oak FM NW and SW Leicestershire 107.0 (Loughborough)
107.9 (Hinckley)
28 July 2016 Closed down due to station owner being put into administration
Pennine FM Huddersfield 107.9 5 April 2010
South London Radio Lewisham 107.3 3 April 2009
Star 107.9 Stroud 107.9 29 September 2006
Sunrise Radio East Midlands Leicestershire 1260 7 September 1995 Lost licence and was replaced by Sabras Radio
Sunset 102 Manchester 102.0 October 1993 Station went into liquidation
Sunshine 1530 Worcestershire 1530 6 April 2010 Closed following problem with transfer of broadcast licence
Time 106.6 East Berkshire, South Buckinghamshire, North Surrey and West London 106.6 15 October 2015
Time 106.8 Thamesmead 106.8 3 April 2009
Radio Victory Portsmouth 95.0 1170 28 June 1986 Lost licence and was replaced by Ocean Sound
WNK North London 103.3 Easter 1993 Broadcast hours were reallocated to London Greek Radio
Yorkshire Radio Yorkshire 12C 30 July 2013

Northern Ireland[edit]

Name Licence area FM DAB
Cool FM Belfast 97.4 12D
Downtown Country Northern Ireland 12D
Downtown Radio Northern Ireland 96.4 (Limavady)
96.6 (Omagh and Enniskillen)
97.1 (Larne)
102.3 (Ballymena)
102.4 (Derry)
103.1 (South Newry)
103.4 (Newcastle and Belfast)
12D
Greatest Hits Radio Northern Ireland Northern Ireland 12D
Q Belfast 96.7 / 102.5 Belfast 96.7 (Greater Belfast)
102.5 (Ards and North Down)
12D
Q Mid Antrim 107 Ballymena 107.0
107.6 (Larne)
Q Mid Ulster 106 Mid Ulster 106.0
106.3
107.2
Q Newry and Mourne 100.5 Newry and Mourne 100.5
101.1 (Kilkeel)
Q North Coast 97.2 Coleraine 97.2
97.6 (Ballycastle)
Q North West 102.9 Derry 102.9
Q Tyrone and Fermanagh 101.2 Omagh and Enniskillen 101.2
102.1 (Enniskillen)

Former Northern Ireland stations[edit]

Name Licence area MW Date closed Notes
Goldbeat 828 Cookstown 828 22 May 1999 Radio Authority revoked the licence
Heartbeat 1521 Craigavon 1521 22 May 1999 Radio Authority revoked the licence

Scotland[edit]

Name Licence area FM DAB / DAB+
Argyll FM Kintyre, Islay and Jura 106.5 (Campbeltown)
107.1 (Machrihanish)
107.7 (South Knapdale)
Capital Scotland Central Scotland 105.7 (East)
106.1 (West)
11C (Glasgow)
12D (Edinburgh)
Central 103.1 FM Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling 103.1 Small-scale DAB+
Clyde 1 Glasgow and West Central Scotland 102.5
97.0 (Vale of Leven)
102.3 (Rothesay)
103.3 (Firth of Clyde)
11C
Forth 1 Edinburgh, The Lothians and Fife 97.3
97.6
102.2 (Penicuik)
12D
GO Radio (Glasgow) Central Scotland 11D
Greatest Hits Radio Scotland Scotland Dumfries and Galloway:
96.5 (Stranraer)
97.0 (Dumfries)
103.0 (Kirkcudbright)
Scottish Borders and North Northumberland:
96.8 (Selkirk)
102.3 (Berwick-upon-Tweed)
103.1 (Peebles)
103.4 (Eyemouth)
11B (Ayrshire, North Scotland, Tayside and Fife)
12D (Edinburgh, Lothian, Fife and Falkirk)
11C (North East Scotland, Glasgow and The West)
Heartland FM Perthshire 97.5 (Pitlochry)
107.3 (Crieff)
Heart Scotland Central Scotland 100.0 (Alexandria and Dunbartonshire)
100.3 (Glasgow)
101.1 (Edinburgh and Rosneath)
103.3 (Penicuik)
11C (Glasgow)
12D (Edinburgh)
Isles FM Isle of Lewis 103.0
Kingdom FM Fife 105.4 (St Andrews)
106.3 (East Neuk)
95.2 (West Fife)
96.1 (Central and East Fife)
96.6 (Kirkcaldy)
11D (Central Scotland)
MFR Inverness and Northern Scotland 97.4 (Inverness)
96.6 (Speyside)
102.8 (Keith)
96.7 (Wick and Fraserburgh)
11B
Nation Radio Scotland Glasgow and Dumbartonshire 96.3 (Glasgow)
103.0 (Dumbarton)
106.9 (Helensburgh, Lomondside and Inverclyde)
11D (Central Scotland)
Radio North Angus Arbroath and Carnoustie 96.6 (Arbroath)
107.5 (Carnoustie)
105.9 (Monifieth)
87.7 (Forfar, Brechin and Montrose - LPFM)
11B (via Shared Access Channel)
(Mon-Fri 0730-1200, Sat 0730-1800, Sun 1200-1800)
Northsound 1 Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire 96.9
97.6
103.0 (Peterhead)
11C
Original 106 Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Dundee and Perth 106.8 (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire)
106.3 (North Aberdeen and Peterhead)
102.0 (Dundee)
106.6 (Perth)
11C (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire)
Original 106 Gold Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire 11C
SIBC Shetland 102.2
96.2 (Bressay)
Radio Skye Isle of Skye and Loch Alsh 102.7
106.2 (Portree and Sleat)
107.2 (Staffin)
Smooth Scotland Central Scotland 105.2 11C (Glasgow)
12D (Edinburgh)
Talksport Scotland Scotland 11D (Central Scotland and Dundee)
11C (Aberdeen)
Tay FM Tayside and North Fife 96.4 (Perth)
102.8 (Dundee)
11B
Two Lochs Radio Gairloch and Loch Ewe 106.0 (Gairloch)
106.6 (Loch Ewe)
102.2 (Ullapool)
96.8 (North West Scotland)
Relays Smooth Scotland and Magic 105.4 FM as a sustaining service
West FM Ayrshire 96.7
97.5 (Girvan)
106.7 (Rothesay)
11B

Former Scottish stations[edit]

Name Licence area FM DAB Date closed Notes
L107 Lanarkshire 107.9
107.5 (Cumbernauld)
11 November 2010
NECR Aberdeenshire 102.1 (Inverurie)
103.2 (Colpy)
97.1 (Turriff and Braemar)
102.6 (Kildrummy)
106.4 (Strathdon)
101.9 (Ballater)
11C 15 August 2018
River FM Livingston 103.4
107.7
29 January 2007
talk 107 Edinburgh 107.0 11D (Central Scotland) 23 December 2008
Waves Radio Peterhead and Fraserburgh 101.2 11C May 2023 Station closed due to financial reasons
XFM Scotland Paisley 96.3 11D (Central Scotland)
11B (Ayr)
13 September 2015 Station closed and licence returned after Ofcom refused request by Global to network 24/7 from London

Wales[edit]

Name Licence area FM MW DAB / DAB+
Bayside Radio Colwyn Bay 10D / 12D (North West Wales)
Bridge FM Bridgend and The Vale of Glamorgan 106.3 12C (South East Wales)
Capital Cymru Anglesey and Gwynedd 103.0 10D / 12D (North West Wales)
Capital North West & Wales North East Wales, North West Wales, Wirral, West Cheshire and Shropshire 96.3 (North Wales Coast and Bodfari)
97.1 (Wirral and Flintshire)
103.4 (Wrexham, West Cheshire and Shropshire)
10D (NW Wales, NE Wales and W Cheshire)
Capital South Wales Cardiff and Newport 103.2 (Cardiff)
97.4 (Newport)
12C
Radio Carmarthenshire Carmarthenshire 97.1
97.5 (Carmarthen and Llanelli)
12D (Mid and West Wales)
Dragon Radio Wales 12C (South East Wales)
12D (Mid and West Wales)
10D (North West Wales)
10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire - DAB+)
Fun Kids Soundtracks NE Wales and W Cheshire 10D (DAB+)
Greatest Hits Radio South Wales Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Llanelli 12A (Swansea)
12C (South East Wales)
Heart North and Mid Wales North, Mid Wales and West Cheshire 88.0 (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 and Carmarthen)
102.3 (Pontypool)
105.9 (Treharris and Newport)
107.3 (Bargoed)
105.2 (Abergavenny and Carmarthenshire)
106.1 (Ebbw Vale)
105.4 (Bridgend and Cardiff)
107.7 (Ceredigion)
105.7 (Pembroke)
106.2 (Fishguard)
12C (South East Wales)
12A (Swansea)
12D (Mid and West Wales)
Hits Radio South Wales Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Llanelli 96.4 12A (Swansea)
Nation 80s Wales 10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire - DAB+)
10D / 12D (North West Wales)
12C (South East Wales)
12D (Mid and West Wales)
Nation Radio Wales Wales 106.8 (South East Wales)
107.3 (South West Wales)
102.9 (Carmarthenshire)
107.1 (Pembrokeshire)
103.3 (Aberystwyth, North, Mid and West Ceredigion)
96.6 (South East Ceredigion)
97.4 (Cardigan Town)
10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire - DAB+)
10D (North West Wales)
12C (South East Wales)
12D (Mid and West Wales)
Radio Pembrokeshire Pembrokeshire 102.5
107.5 (Fishguard and Tenby)
12D (Mid and West Wales)
Smooth Wales Wales and Cheshire 1260 (Wrexham and Cheshire) 12C (South East Wales)
10D / 12D (North West Wales)
Sunshine Radio Monmouthshire See England listings
Swansea Bay Radio Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, Llanelli and Cardiff 102.1 12D (Mid and West Wales)
Also on small-scale DAB+

Former Welsh stations[edit]

Name Licence area Frequencies Date closed
Radio Hafren Mid Wales and The Borders 102.1 FM
756 AM
11 February 2015
Mountain FM South Wales DAB July 2013
Valleys Radio South Wales Valleys 999 AM
1116 AM
30 April 2009

The Channel Islands and the Isle of Man[edit]

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 FM MW DAB+
3FM Isle of Man 104.2 (Ramsey and Port St Mary)
105.0 (South and East Isle of Man)
106.2 (Peel)
106.6 (Jurby)
Bailiwick Radio Classics Channel Islands 12A
Bailiwick Radio Hits Channel Islands 12A
Channel 103 Jersey 103.7 12A
Energy FM Isle of Man 98.6
93.4 (North Isle of Man)
98.4 (Ramsey)
91.2 (Laxey)
102.4 (Peel)
105.2 (Maughold)
11C
Island FM Alderney, Guernsey and Sark 104.7 (Guernsey)
93.7 (Alderney)
12A
Manx Radio Isle of Man 97.2 (Carnane)
89.0 (Snaefell)
103.7 (Jurby)
89.5 (Peel)
1368 11C
Manx Radio FM and Manx Radio AM DAB+ channels
Soleil Radio Channel Islands 107.7 (St Helier) 12A

Community radio stations[edit]

Name Licence area Frequencies First air date
1BTN Brighton 101.4 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
14 April 2017
Radio2Funky Leicester 95.0 FM
Also on small-scale DAB
April 2020
3TFM Saltcoats 103.1 FM 18 April 2008
10Radio Wiveliscombe, Somerset 105.3 FM 2 March 2008
Abbey104 Sherborne 104.7 FM 16 February 2013
ABC-FM Portadown 100.2 FM June 2015
Academy FM (Folkestone) Folkestone 105.9 FM 31 March 2011
Academy FM (Thanet) Thanet 107.8 FM 5 April 2010
AHBS Community Radio Ashford, Kent 107.1 FM 26 December 1971
AIR 107.2 Weymouth and Portland 107.2 FM 11 May 2011
Akash Radio Leeds 1323 AM
Also on small-scale DAB+
27 June 2002
Alfred Radio Shaftesbury 107.3 FM 14 February 2022
Alive Radio Dumfries 107.3 FM 1 September 2009
ALL FM South, Central and East Manchester 96.9 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
22 May 2000
Amber Sound FM Amber Valley, Derbyshire 107.2 FM (Ripley)
98.4 FM (Belper)
4 October 2008
Ambur Radio Walsall 99.4 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
1 August 2009
Andover Radio Andover 95.9 FM 22 April 2018
Angel Radio Newport, Isle of Wight 91.5 FM 24 March 2007
Angel Vintage Portsmouth and Havant 98.6 FM
DAB 11B (Bournemouth)
DAB 11C (South Hampshire)
Also on small-scale DAB / DAB+
February 2002
Apple FM Taunton, Somerset 97.3 FM 11 May 2013
Ashdown Radio Crowborough and Uckfield 94.7 FM (Crowborough)
105.0 FM (Uckfield)
7 July 2003
Radio Asian Fever Leeds 107.3 FM 1 March 2007
Asian Star Radio Slough 101.6 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
April 2007
Awaz FM Glasgow 107.2 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
29 April 2002
Awaaz FM Southampton 99.8 FM August 2017
Awaaz Radio High Wycombe 107.4 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
24 March 2011
B Radio (Reading) Reading 95.6 FM August 2021
B Radio (Farnborough) Farnborough 106.5 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
14 February 2020
Bangor FM Bangor 107.9 FM 2004
BCB 106.6fm Bradford 106.6 FM 1 March 2002
BCfm Bristol 93.2 FM
Also on small-scale DAB
26 March 2007
BCR 103.1 FM Sheffield 103.1 FM 31 May 2008
The Beat London Harlesden, London 103.6 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
16 April 2007
Belfast 89FM Belfast 89.3 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
30 June 2015
Beverley FM Beverley 107.8 FM 20 January 2015
Beyond Radio Lancaster 103.5 FM (Lancaster and Morecambe)
107.5 FM (Carnforth)
DAB+ 11B (Morecambe Bay)
30 July 2016
BFBS Gurkha Radio Various army camps 90.8 FM (Dover)
101.4 FM (Leconfield)
101.5 FM (Blandford Forum)
104.4 FM (Holywood)
105.4 FM (Shorncliffe)
1134 AM (Abingdon, Bramcote, Catterick and Sandhurst)
1278 AM (Shorncliffe, Stafford and Tidworth)
1287 AM (Aldershot, Brecon, Hullavington, Innsworth, Maidstone and Warminster)
Also on small-scale DAB / DAB+
2000
BFBS Northern Ireland Lisburn 100.6 FM 8 May 2006
Aldergrove and Antrim 106.5 FM 5 March 2008
Holywood 101.0 FM 5 March 2008
BFBS Radio Aldershot 102.5 FM
Also on small-scale DAB
11 December 2006
Blandford Forum 89.3 FM 23 August 2012
Brize Norton 106.1 FM October 2018
Catterick 106.9 FM
87.7 FM (Leconfield)
11 May 2006
Colchester 107.0 FM 2 May 2006
Scotland 98.5 FM (Edinburgh)
87.7 FM (Inverness)
Also on small-scale DAB+
14 August 2006
Salisbury Plain 106.8 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
11 December 2006
BigglesFM Biggleswade 104.8 FM 22 April 2011
Bishop FM Bishop Auckland 105.9 FM 31 October 2009
Blackburn 102.2 FM Blackburn 102.2 FM March 2020
Black Cat Radio St Neots 102.5 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
17 April 2017
Black Country Radio Black Country 92.2 FM (Dudley)
102.5 FM (Stourbridge)
Also on small-scale DAB+
1 January 2008
Black Diamond FM East and Central Midlothian 107.8 FM 21 May 2007
Blast 106 Belfast 106.4 FM 8 July 2009
Blast 106 (Causeway Coast) Coleraine 106.4 FM October 2020
Blyth Valley Radio Southwold 105.0 FM 4 July 2009
96.5 Bolton FM Bolton 96.5 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
20 June 2009
Bounce FM Banbridge 102.4 FM July 2018
Bradford Asian Radio Bradford 1413 AM July 2016
Bradley Stoke Radio Bradley Stoke, Bristol 103.4 FM
Also on small-scale DAB
13 September 2013
Branch FM Dewsbury 101.8 FM May 2007
BRFM 95.6 FM Isle of Sheppey 95.6 FM 30 October 2006
BRfm 97.3 Blaenau Gwent 97.3 FM 18 October 2007
BRMB Birmingham 89.1 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
1 November 2005
Bro Radio Vale of Glamorgan 98.1 FM (Barry)
100.2 FM (Llantwit Major)
Also on small-scale DAB+
31 March 2009
Bute Island Radio Rothesay 96.5 FM 15 July 2009
Radio Cabin Herne Bay 94.6 FM 8 April 2017
Caithness FM Caithness 102.5 FM January 2020
Calon FM Wrexham 105.0 FM 1 March 2008
Cam FM Cambridge 97.2 FM 2 October 2010
Cambridge 105 Cambridge 105.0 FM
Also on small-scale DAB / DAB+
19 July 2010
CamGlen Radio Cambuslang and Rutherglen 107.9 FM 19 March 2015
Canalside Community Radio North East Cheshire 102.8 FM 4 December 2008
Cando FM Barrow-in-Furness and Ulverston 106.3 FM (Barrow-in-Furness)
107.3 FM (Ulverston)
November 2015
Radio Cardiff Cardiff 98.7 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
8 October 2007
Radio Caroline Suffolk, Kent and North Essex 648 AM
Also on small-scale DAB / DAB+
22 December 2017
Caroline Community Radio Maldon 94.7 FM 19 October 2020
Castledown Radio Tidworth 104.7 FM 4 November 2006
The Cat Crewe and Nantwich 107.9 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
14 February 2015
CCR 104.4 Chelmsford 104.4 FM 18 March 2017
Celtic Music Radio Glasgow 95.0 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
16 January 2008
CHAOS Radio St Austell 105.6 FM 28 January 2008
CHBN Radio Truro 100.8 FM August 2014
Chiltern Voice Amersham and Chesham 107.4 FM 27 November 2021
Cinque Ports Radio Romney 95.1 FM
100.2 FM
May 2021
Coast & County Radio Scarborough and Whitby 97.4 FM
105.5 FM
9 November 2016
Coast FM Penzance 96.5 FM
97.2 FM
30 August 2014
Community Voice FM Middlesbrough 104.5 FM 10 August 2009
Corby Radio Corby 96.3 FM 5 December 2009
Crescent Radio Rochdale 97.0 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
12 September 2006
CRFM Carlisle 102.7 FM 15 April 2024
Cross Counties Radio Lutterworth 92.0 FM
95.4 FM
31 August 2020
Cross Rhythms Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme 101.8 FM (Stoke-on-Trent)
96.6 FM (Newcastle-under-Lyme)
Also on small-scale DAB+
28 February 2002
Plymouth 96.3 FM 29 March 2007
Croydon FM Croydon 97.8 FM 11 September 2021
Crystal FM Penicuik 107.4 FM 1 December 2013
Dales Radio Yorkshire Dales 104.9 FM
103.0 FM
936 AM
11 January 2016
Dawn FM Nottingham 107.6 FM 28 March 2006
Dean Radio Cinderford 105.6 FM
95.7 FM (Lydney)
24 August 2018
Desi Radio Southall 1602 AM
Also on small-scale DAB+
May 2002
Deveron FM Banff 107.4 FM January 2015
DevonAir Radio Exmouth, Ottery St Mary, Sidmouth, Cranbrook and Exeter 106.4 FM (Exmouth)
106.1 FM (Ottery St Mary)
95.0 FM (Sidmouth)
94.6 FM (Cranbrook)
Also on small-scale DAB+
11 September 2006
Digital Hits One Weston-super-Mare 100.5 FM 1 June 2021
Diverse FM Luton 102.8 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
April 2007
Dover Community Radio (DCR FM) Dover 104.9 FM 1 May 2022
Down FM Downpatrick 105.0 FM 30 March 2006
Drive 105 Derry 105.3 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
27 January 2009
Drystone Radio South Craven 103.5 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
16 January 2009
Dunoon Community Radio Dunoon 97.4 FM 1 December 2009
East Coast FM East Lothian 107.6 FM 27 April 2013
EAVA FM Leicester 102.5 FM 5 December 2008
Eden FM Penrith 107.5 FM July 2014
Embrace Radio Northampton 104.7 FM 5 March 2022
Endeavour FM Boston 107.0 FM 22 August 2016
Erewash Sound Ilkeston 96.8 FM
103.5 FM
6 March 2010
Express FM Portsmouth 93.7 FM
Also on small-scale DAB
13 March 2006
103 The Eye Melton Mowbray 103.0 FM 1 November 2005
Raidió Fáilte Belfast 107.1 FM 15 September 2006
Fantasy Radio Devizes 97.0 FM 29 February 2012
Faza FM Nottingham 97.1 FM 25 March 2002
Felixstowe Radio Felixstowe 107.5 FM 5 September 2009
Fiesta FM Southampton 95.0 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
17 September 2018
First FM Oxford 105.1 FM 14 February 2014
Flex FM South West London 101.4 FM 1 July 2018
Forest FM East Dorset 92.3 FM (Verwood)
98.9 FM (Ferndown)
4 July 2006
FromeFM Frome 96.6 FM 16 June 2012
Funky SX Southend-on-Sea 103.7 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
1 April 2016
Fuse FM Ballymoney Ballymoney 107.5 FM 6 July 2015
Future Radio Norwich 107.8 FM
Also on small-scale DAB
6 August 2007
Gateway 97.8 Basildon 97.8 FM 28 August 2010
Gaydio Manchester and Brighton 88.4 FM (Manchester)
97.8 FM (Brighton)
Also on small-scale DAB+
18 June 2010
Glastonbury FM Glastonbury 107.1 FM 30 April 2009
GFM Gloucester 96.6 FM 21 July 2006
GLOW Radio Farnborough 106.5 FM May 2021
Gravity FM Grantham 97.2 FM 1 December 2008
Great Driffield Radio Great Driffield 107.2 FM 2 December 2018
GTFM Pontypridd 107.9 FM
100.2 FM (Mountain Ash)
107.1 FM (Aberdare)
24 May 2002
Gulshan Radio Wolverhampton 106.9 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
11 February 2016
Hailsham FM Hailsham 95.9 FM 26 May 2018
Halton Community Radio Runcorn 92.3 FM 8 August 2008
Harborough FM Market Harborough 102.3 FM 10 February 2007
Harbour Radio Great Yarmouth 107.4 FM 30 August 2017
Radio Hartlepool Hartlepool 102.4 FM 14 October 2008
Hayes FM Hayes, West London 91.8 FM 1 September 2007
HCR FM Huntingdon 104.0 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
23 April 2011
Heritage Radio Manchester 90.6 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
5 June 2016
Hillz FM Coventry 98.6 FM 1 June 2009
HitMix Radio Newcastle-under-Lyme 107.5 FM 28 November 2015
Home Radio Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire and North Lanarkshire 100.8 FM 4 May 2023
Hope FM Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch 90.1 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
1 May 2007
Hot Radio Poole 102.8 FM
DAB 11B (South Hampshire)
8 November 2008
Hull Kingston Radio East Hull 107.5 FM 6 February 2015
Radio Ikhlas Normanton, Derby 107.8 FM 8 September 2006
In2beats Bedford 106.5 FM 23 April 2011
Insanity Radio 103.2FM Egham 103.2 FM 8 March 2012
Inspiration FM Northampton 107.8 FM 24 July 2010
Inspire FM Luton 105.1 FM 10 August 2010
Ipswich Community Radio Ipswich 105.7 FM 15 August 2007
Irvine Beat FM Irvine, North Ayrshire 107.2 FM 12 August 2013
Islands FM Isles of Scilly 107.9 FM 3 September 2007
IÚR FM Newry 101.4 FM 10 October 2007
Jorvik Radio York 94.8 FM 4 November 2019
Juice Radio Preston, North East Wales and West Cheshire 103.2 FM (Preston)
DAB+ 10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire)
Also on small-scale DAB+
6 October 2008
K107FM Kirkcaldy 107.0 FM March 2014
Kane FM Guildford 103.7 FM 28 October 2011
KCC Live Knowsley 99.8 FM 1 December 2003
Keith Community Radio Keith and Moray 107.7 FM - evening opt-out of MFR January 2013
Kemet Radio Nottingham 97.5 FM 25 January 2007
Kennet Radio Newbury 106.7 FM March 2018
Koast Radio Ashington 106.6 FM December 2015
Kohinoor Radio FM Leicester 97.3 FM
Also on small-scale DAB
23 December 2008
Radio LaB 97.1FM Luton 97.1 FM May 1997
LDC Radio Leeds 97.8 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
17 June 2020
Legacy 90.1 FM Moss Side, Manchester 90.1 FM 1 October 2009
Leicester Community Radio Leicester 94.1 FM
1449 AM - LPAM
Also on small-scale DAB
Radio Leyland Leyland 104.8 FM 1 April 2019
Lincoln City Radio Lincoln 103.6 FM 19 April 2010
Link FM Sheffield 96.7 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
February 2016
Lionheart Radio Alnwick 107.3 FM 30 March 2007
Lisburn's 98FM Lisburn 98.8 FM 28 June 2012
Maritime Radio Greenwich 96.5 FM 20 April 2019
Marlow FM Marlow 97.5 FM 11 May 2011
Mearns FM Stonehaven and South Aberdeenshire 105.1 FM (Portlethen)
105.7 FM (Stonehaven)
106.2 FM (Inverbervie)
107.3 FM (Laurencekirk)
6 June 2009
107 Meridian FM East Grinstead 107.0 FM 1 March 2010
Mid Sussex Radio Burgess Hill 103.8 FM 27 October 2018
Mix 92.6 St Albans 92.6 FM 7 July 2007
MKFM Milton Keynes 95.0 FM (Wolverton)
102.1 FM (Bletchley)
106.3 FM (Milton Keynes)
DAB 10D (Herts, Beds and Bucks)
7 September 2015
Môn FM Anglesey and Gwynedd 96.8 FM
102.5 FM
12 July 2014
Moorlands Radio Staffordshire Moorlands 103.7 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
7 November 2009
Radio Newark Newark 107.8 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
2 May 2015
Nevis Radio Fort William 96.6 FM
97.0 FM
102.3 FM
102.4 FM
1 August 1994
NOTE: On air from 1994 as a commercial station until switching to a community licence in 2013
Radio Ninesprings Yeovil and South Somerset 104.5 FM (Yeovil)
103.3 FM (Wincanton)
107.6 FM (Chard)
1 October 2018
NLive Radio Northampton 106.9 FM 1 October 2016
Nomad Radio Hammersmith and Fulham 92.2 FM 1 November 2019
North Manchester FM North Manchester 106.6 FM 6 July 2009
Nova FM Newport, Shropshire 97.5 FM 1 August 2015
Nova Radio North East Newcastle upon Tyne 102.5 FM 8 June 2007
NuSound Radio Forest Gate, London 92.0 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
19 March 2007
Oban FM Oban 103.3 FM 15 July 1996[10]
Oldham Community Radio Oldham 99.7 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
17 March 2007
Radio Panj Coventry 1521 AM
Also on small-scale DAB
December 2016
Pendle Community Radio Nelson 103.1 FM 28 August 2007
Penistone FM Penistone 95.7 FM 6 June 2009
Peterborough Community Radio (PCR FM) Peterborough 103.2 FM 14 April 2017
Phoenix FM Brentwood 98.0 FM 23 March 2007
Phoenix Radio Halifax 96.7 FM 10 December 2007
Phonic FM Exeter 106.8 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
15 February 2008
Platform B Brighton 105.5 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
1 October 2018
Radio Plus Coventry 101.5 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
20 December 2010
Pride Radio Newcastle upon Tyne 89.2 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
9 July 2018
Pulse Somerset 104.4 FM 9 May 2013
Pulse FM Barrhead 98.4 FM 28 July 2009
Quality Radio Paisley 107.5 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
1 February 2019
QUAY-FM Alderney, Channel Islands 107.1 FM
DAB+ 12A (Channel Islands)
12 February 2015
Raaj FM West Bromwich 91.3 FM 31 January 2009
Rainbow Radio South London 92.4 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
August 2022
Radio Ramadhan 365 Glasgow 87.7 FM May 2019
Red Kite Radio Thame and Haddenham 107.2 FM 18 June 2017
Redroad FM South Rotherham 102.4 FM 27 March 2010
Reprezent South London 107.3 FM
Also on small-scale DAB
18 March 2011
Resonance FM London 104.4 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
1 May 2002
Radio Reverb Brighton 97.2 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
26 March 2007
Revival FM Cumbernauld 100.8 FM
93.0 FM (Glasgow)
31 August 2006
Revive FM Newham 94.0 FM 19 July 2019
Revolution Radio Northampton 96.1 FM 12 June 2021
Rhondda Radio Treorchy 106.1 FM
97.5 FM (Ferndale)
29 July 2018
Ribble FM Clitheroe 106.7 FM 25 July 2016
Rinse FM London 106.8 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
7 February 2011
Riviera FM Torbay 107.9 FM 1 April 2020
RNIB Connect Radio Glasgow 101.0 FM
Freeview 730
30 March 2007
Rossendale Radio Haslingden and Rawtenstall 104.7 FM 22 December 2018
RWSfm 103.3 Bury St Edmunds 103.3 FM 13 August 2010
Saint FM Burnham-on-Crouch 94.7 FM 1 December 2007
Salaam BCR Bury, Greater Manchester 1566 AM 2020
Salaam Radio Peterborough 106.2 FM 30 June 2016
Salford City Radio Salford 94.4 FM 30 September 2007
Radio Saltire East Lothian 106.7 FM
107.2 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
10 October 2011
Radio Sangam Huddersfield 107.9 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
8 May 2016
Seahaven FM Seaford, Newhaven, Peacehaven and Eastbourne 96.3 FM (Seaford)
95.6 FM (Eastbourne)
9 January 2011
Seaside FM Holderness 105.3 FM 5 October 2007
Sedgemoor FM Bridgwater 104.2 FM 9 June 2013
Radio Seerah Leicester 1575 AM
Also on small-scale DAB
1 February 2019
Select Radio South London 94.4 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
3 December 2021
106.9 SFM Sittingbourne 106.9 FM 26 July 2012
Sheffield Live! Sheffield 93.2 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
29 October 2007
Sheppey FM 92.2 Isle of Sheppey 92.2 FM 18 April 2017
shmuFM Aberdeen 99.8 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
1 October 2007
Sine FM Doncaster 102.6 FM 26 September 2009
Siren FM Lincoln 107.3 FM 11 August 2007
Skyline Community Radio Hedge End and Botley 102.5 FM 7 January 2006
Somer Valley FM Midsomer Norton and Radstock 97.5 FM
Also on small-scale DAB
12 January 2009
Soundart Radio Totnes 102.5 FM 17 December 2008
Sound Radio Rhyl, Abergele and Prestatyn 103.1 FM 8 February 2021
Source FM Falmouth 96.1 FM 28 February 2009
Spark Sunderland Sunderland 107.0 FM 26 October 2009
Speysound Radio Badenoch and Strathspey 107.1 FM 4 December 2009
Spice FM Newcastle upon Tyne 98.8 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
8 August 2008
Stafford FM Stafford 107.3 FM 25 April 2015
Sunny Govan Radio Govan 103.5 FM 28 March 2007
Sunshine 104.9 Belfast 104.9 FM January 2019
Susy Radio Redhill and Reigate 103.4 FM 15 July 2012
Swindon 105.5 Swindon 105.5 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
15 March 2008
Switch Radio Birmingham 107.5 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
30 April 2010
Takeover Radio Sutton-in-Ashfield 106.9 FM 1 March 2010
Tameside Radio Tameside 103.6 FM 30 September 2007
Radio Tamworth Tamworth 106.8 FM 31 October 2009
TD1 Radio Galashiels 106.5 FM 30 March 2015
Tempo FM Wetherby 107.4 FM 11 September 2006
Radio Tircoed Tircoed, Swansea 106.5 FM 1 December 2008
TMCR North East Doncaster 95.3 FM 14 December 2009
Tone FM Taunton 107.8 FM 28 February 2013
Radio Tyneside Newcastle upon Tyne 93.6 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
5 July 2018
Ujima Radio Bristol 98.0 FM
Also on small-scale DAB
4 July 2008
Unity 101 Southampton 101.1 FM 8 December 2005
Unity FM Birmingham 93.5 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
2 August 2006
Unity Radio Manchester 92.8 FM Summer 2010
Vectis Radio Newport, Isle of Wight 104.6 FM 4 November 2017
Vibe 107.6 Watford 107.6 FM 8 August 2011
Vixen 101 Market Weighton 101.8 FM 10 January 2009
The Voice North Devon 106.1 FM (Barnstaple)
107.8 FM (Bideford and Ilfecombe)
DAB 10C (North Devon)
DAB 11C (Exeter and Torbay)
2 April 2012
Voice FM Southampton 103.9 FM 1 September 2011
WCR Community Radio Warminster 105.5 FM 1 April 2012
WCR FM Wolverhampton 101.8 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
30 March 2007
West Kent Radio West Kent 95.5 FM (Tonbridge)
106.7 FM (Tunbridge Wells)
15 October 2021
Westside 89.6 FM Hanwell 89.6 FM 13 September 2007
West Somerset Radio Minehead 104.4 FM 22 October 2018
106.9FM WHCR Kingston upon Hull 106.9 FM 26 March 2007
Radio Wimborne Wimborne 94.6 FM 16 October 2021
Radio Winchcombe Winchcombe 107.1 FM 18 May 2012
Winchester Radio Winchester 94.7 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
24 March 2019
Witney Radio West Oxfordshire 90.2 FM (Charlbury and Woodstock)
99.9 FM (Witney)
105.3 FM (Eynsham)
107.4 FM (Chipping Norton)
16 June 2017
Wycombe Sound High Wycombe 106.6 FM 31 October 2016
Wythenshawe FM Wythenshawe, Manchester 97.2 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
6 May 2002
Radio Wyvern Herefordshire and Worcestershire 106.7 FM (Worcester)
DAB 12A
13 January 2008
YO1 Radio North Yorkshire 102.8 FM (York)
90.0 FM (Selby)
DAB+ 10C
27 August 2018
Your FM Stockport 107.8 FM 13 September 2006
Zack FM Forest Heath 105.3 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
22 June 2009
Zetland FM Redcar 105.0 FM
Also on small-scale DAB+
31 August 2015

Former community radio stations[edit]

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

Name Licence area Frequencies Date closed
An Radio Uist 105.2 FM February 2019
Betar Bangla Hackney, London 1503 AM March 2020
BFBS Ballykinler Ballykinler 107.5 FM 4 August 2014 (due to closure of Abercorn Barracks)
Radio BGWS Farnborough 1179 AM May 2019
Boundary Sound Newark 102.6 FM 23 June 2011
Brecks FM Watton, Norfolk 106.9 FM 3 December 2017
Brick FM St Boswells 103.0 FM December 2017
Buchan Radio Peterhead 107.9 FM 24 October 2022
Burngreave Community Radio Burngreave, Sheffield 103.1 FM September 2011
Carillon Wellbeing Radio West Leicestershire 1476 AM 31 March 2024
98.8 Castle FM Leith and North Edinburgh 98.8 FM February 2016
Chelmsford Calling Chelmsford 104.4 FM February 2007
Cheshire FM Mid Cheshire 92.5 FM 27 January 2012
Chorley FM Chorley 102.8 FM 1 August 2019
Cross Rhythms Teesside Stockton-on-Tees 107.1 FM April 2019
CSR 97.4FM Canterbury 97.4 FM 8 June 2020
Demon FM Leicester 107.5 FM 3 May 2019
Diversity FM Lancaster 103.5 FM 1 April 2012
Féile FM Belfast 103.2 FM 25 March 2011
Forest of Dean Radio Cinderford 1521 AM
1503 AM (Newent)
31 December 2009
Radio Glan Clwyd Bodelwyddan 1287 AM February 2019
Hermitage FM Coalville and Ashby-de-la-Zouch 99.2 FM 31 March 2024
The Hub Mid Cornwall 106.1 FM (Truro)
106.4 FM (St Mawes and Mevagissey)
28 October 2016
Iman FM North East Sheffield and South West Rotherham 103.1 FM 4 July 2017
Indigo FM Kirkby Lonsdale 106.6 FM January 2015
Radio Jcom Leeds 1386 AM November 2016
Leisure FM Pattiswick 107.4 FM June 2022
Link FM Harold Hill 92.2 FM 28 June 2010
New Style Radio Birmingham 98.7 FM 2022
ON FM Hammersmith, London 101.4 FM January 2013
OX105 FM Oxford 105.1 FM 2 October 2013
The Park Lymington 97.9 FM 8 June 2012
Point FM Rhyl 103.1 FM 14 July 2017
Purbeck Coast FM Swanage 101.2 FM 15 February 2024
Radio Sandwell Sandwell, West Midlands 106.9 FM November 2011
Shine FM Banbridge 102.4 FM 28 August 2015
Sound Radio Hackney 1503 AM June 2007
Stroud FM Stroud 107.9 FM 12 February 2014
Radio Sunlight Medway 106.6 FM 19 February 2016
The Superstation Orkney Orkney 105.4 FM 16 November 2014
Takeover Radio Leicester 103.2 FM 2022
Radio Teesdale Barnard Castle 105.5 FM
102.1 FM (Romaldkirk)
July 2016
TGR Sound Bexleyheath 103.7 FM 22 June 2008
Tulip Radio Spalding, Lincolnshire 107.5 FM 30 January 2017
Ummah FM Reading 95.6 FM July 2016
Vibe FM Enniskillen 105.3 FM October 2009
Voice of Africa Radio Stratford, London 94.0 FM March 2016
Voice Radio Caerphilly DAB 11C (Cardiff and Newport) 20 July 2011
Wayland Radio Wayland, Norfolk 107.3 FM 27 August 2011
West Wolds Radio Pocklington 103.1 FM 30 September 2016
Radio Wirral Wirral 92.1 FM
DAB 10D
2021
XS Neath and Port Talbot 97.4 FM (Neath)
107.9 FM (Port Talbot)
13 December 2011

Small-scale DAB multiplexes[edit]

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+: The Cat, Dance Revolution, Durham On Air, Frisk Radio, Nation 80s, Nation Hits, Nation Party, Nation Xmas, Pride Radio, Radio Shields, Spice FM, Sun FM, The Toon, Radio Tyneside and xRhythms
Salisbury MUXCAST ONE (Nation Radio / BFBS) 8A 28 March 2022 DAB: Greatest Hits Radio South
DAB+: Angel Vintage, Aspen Waite Radio, BBC Radio Wiltshire, BFBS Beats, BFBS Best of British, BFBS Edge, BFBS Gurkha Radio, BFBS Rewind, BFBS Salisbury, Easy Radio, Nation 60s, Nation 00s, Nation Dance, Nation Love, Nation Radio UK, Nation Rocks, Outreach Dance, Outreach Radio and Salisbury Radio
North Birmingham Switch Radio (formerly on-air as a trial multiplex) 9A April 2022 DAB+: 45 Radio, All Hits & Giggles, Big City Radio, Black Country Radio, Blue Dot Radio, BritAsia Radio, BRMB, Radio Caroline, Radio Central, Club Asia Radio, Cosoro Radio, Darbar Sahib Radio, Delite Radio, Fun Kids Pop Hits, Gaydio, Hope FM, Like ONE, London Greek Radio, Nation Radio UK, Panjab Radio, Raja Radio, Sabras Radio, Scratch Radio, Switch Radio, Unity FM and Radio XL
Cambridge Cambridge Digital Radio (formerly on-air as a trial multiplex) 9C 5 April 2022 DAB: Angel Vintage and Cambridge 105
DAB+: Boss ATLANTIS, Radio Caroline, Caroline Flashback, Future Radio, GlitterBeam Radio, HCR FM, LASER558, News Radio UK, Radio Xtra, Reasonance Extra and Zack FM
Newcastle & Gateshead Tyneside Community Digital 8A June 2022 DAB+: 45 Radio, COG Grand Radio, Dance Revolution, Durham On Air, Frisk Radio, Gaydio, Halo Radio, News Radio UK, Panjab Radio, Pride Radio, Spice FM, Sun FM, Together Radio, Tomorrowland OWR, The Toon and Radio Tyneside
Edinburgh 2 Edinburgh DAB Ltd 9B July 2022 DAB+: 1AU Radio, 45 Radio, Awaz FM, BFBS Scotland, Celtic Music Radio, Chief Radio, Edge 1, Edge 2, Fun Kids, Funky SX, Gaydio, Heartsong Live, Like ONE, London One Radio, Nation 80s, Quality Radio, Radio Saltire, Sami Swoi Radio, Tomorrowland OWR and Voice of Islam Radio
Bradford Bradford Digital Media 8B July 2022 DAB+: Akash Radio, Allstar Radio, Radio Apni Awaz, Cosoro Radio, Culture City Radio, Dance Asia Radio, Drystone Radio, Great Yorkshire Radio, LDC Radio, Marefa Radio, My Greek Radio, Panjab Radio, Sunrise Radio Gold, Sunrise Radio (Yorkshire) and Voice of Islam Radio
Sheffield & Rotherham Shefcast Digital 9C August 2022 DAB+: 45 Radio, Angel Vintage, Cosoro Radio, Radio Essentials, Gaydio, Link FM, Rother Radio, Rotherham Radio, Radio Sangam and Sheffield Live!
Derry Foyle DAB 11C August 2022 DAB+: Drive 105, Podcast Radio, River Radio and Voice of Islam Radio
Glasgow Like DAB (formerly on-air as a trial multiplex) 10B 11 August 2022 DAB+: Awaz FM, Beat 106 Scotland, BFBS Scotland, Celtic Music Radio, DanceLand, DanceLand Anthems, Gaydio, Heartsong Live, Jambo Radio, Like COUNTRY, Like ONE, Like POP, Like RETRO, Lomond Radio, Nation 70s, Nation 80s, Nation 90s, Panacea Radio, Quality Radio, Tomorrowland OWR and Voice of Islam Radio
Blackpool Fun Coast Digital 8B 1 September 2022 DAB+: 45 Radio, Central Radio NW, Coastal Radio, Dune Radio, Fylde Coast Radio, GlitterBeam Radio, Happy Radio UK, House Party Radio, Juice Radio and Red Rose Radio
Norwich Future Digital Norfolk Ltd (formerly on-air as a trial multiplex) 9C 10 October 2022 DAB: Angel Vintage and Future Radio
DAB+: Cambridge 105, Radio Caroline, Caroline Flashback, Cosoro Radio, Eruption Radio, News Radio UK, LASER558, The Music Machine 1, The Music Machine 2, Resonance Extra, Select Radio, Skylab Radio, Slack City Radio, Solar Radio, Weather 24/7 Radio and Zack FM
Leeds Leeds Digital Media Ltd 9A 25 October 2022 DAB+: Akash Radio, Allstar Radio, Radio Apni Awaz, Culture City Radio, Dance Asia Radio, Gaydio, LDC Radio, Marefa Radio, Mighty Radio Leeds, My Greek Radio, Rangoli Radio, Radio Sangam, Sunrise Radio Gold, Sunrise Radio (Yorkshire) and Voice Of Islam Radio
Cardiff Cardiff DAB Ltd 10D 27 October 2022 DAB+: Aspen Waite Radio, Bro Radio, Radio Cardiff, Easy Radio, Gaydio, News Radio UK, Rookwood Sound, Tomorrowland OWR, Voice of Islam Radio and XL:UK Radio
Dudley & Stourbridge DigiMux Ltd 8A 29 October 2022 DAB+: Black Country Radio, Black Country Xtra, BritAsia Radio, Darbar Sahib Radio, Gaydio, Gorgeous Radio, Skylab Radio and Switch Radio
King's Lynn North Norfolk Digital Ltd 9C 31 October 2022 DAB: Greatest Hits Radio East
DAB+: BBC Radio Norfolk, BOSS Atlantis, Cambridge 105, Radio Caroline, Caroline Flashback, Future Radio, KL1 Radio, KL Country, KL Extra, LASER558, Radio West Norfolk, Radio XTRA and Reasonance Extra
Exeter ExeDAB Ltd 9A 9 November 2022 DAB+: DevonAir Radio, Radio Exe, Flashback, Phonic FM, South Devon Radio and Zest 60s
East Bristol Bristol Digital Radio CIC (formerly on-air as a trial multiplex) 9B 10 November 2022 DAB: BCfm, Bradley Stoke Radio, Somer Valley FM and Ujima Radio
DAB+: BASE Radio, Decadance Radio, Fun Kids, Fun Kids Naps, Gaydio, Hub Radio, Kool FM, KTCR, Radio Maria England and SWU.FM
West Bristol Severnside Digital Radio CIC 10D 14 November 2022 DAB: BCfm, Bradley Stoke Radio and Ujima Radio
DAB+: Decadance Radio, Fun Kids, Fun Kids Naps, Gaydio, Hub Radio, Kool FM and SWU.FM
Basingstoke Basingstoke DAB 8B 30 November 2022 DAB+: Basingstoke Community Radio, Hospital Radio Basingstoke, Outreach Dance and Outreach Radio
South Birmingham South Birmingham Digital Radio Ltd 9C 14 December 2022 DAB+: Ambur Radio, Radio Apni Awaz, Big City Radio, Blue Dot Radio, BritAsia Radio, BRMB, Brumside Radio, Club Asia Radio, Darbar Sahib Radio, Fun Kids, Gaydio, Gulshan Radio, Radio Maria England, Nation Radio UK, Non-Stop Fun Kids, Sabras Radio, Sanskar Radio, Switch Radio, Unity FM, Voice of Islam Radio and Radio XL
Coventry Coventry Community Digital Radio CIC 9B 15 December 2022 DAB: Radio Panj, Panjab Radio, Vanny Radio and Voice of Islam Radio
DAB+: All Hits & Giggles, Blue Dot Radio, BritAsia Radio, Darbar Sahib Radio, GlitterBeam Radio, Radio Plus and Radio XL
Leicester Leicester Digital Partnership CIC 9B 8 March 2023 DAB: Radio2Funky, BritAsia Radio, Darbar Sahib Radio, Kohinoor Radio FM, Leicester Community Radio, Nishaan Radio, Soar Sound and Radio Seerah
Wolverhampton Wolverhampton DAB Ltd 7D 1 April 2023 DAB: Panjab Radio
DAB+: Ambur Radio, Blue Dot Radio, BritAsia Radio, Darbar Sahib Radio, Gorgeous Radio, Skylab Radio, Unity FM, WCR FM and Radio XL
Congleton & Leek Moorlands DAB Ltd 9A 1 May 2023 DAB+: Blue Sky Radio, Cheshire's Silk Radio, Churnet Sound, Happy Radio UK, Moorlands Radio, Skylab Radio and Timeless Radio
Crewe & Nantwich South Cheshire DAB Ltd 7D 15 May 2023 DAB+: Blue Sky Radio, The Cat, Cat Xtra, Cheshire's Silk Radio and Timeless Radio
Manchester Manchester DAB CIC (formerly on-air as a trial multiplex) 7D 5 June 2023 DAB+: Radio Africana, ALL FM, Buzz MCR, Cheesy FM, Cosoro Radio, Eirewave, Gaydio, Happy Radio UK, Heritage Radio, Juice Radio, LMR Manchester, Love 80s MCR, Mom's Spaghetti, Nation 80s, Nation Radio UK, Panacea Radio, Reform Radio, Slack City Radio, Sunrise Radio (Yorkshire), Tomorrowland OWR and XS Manchester
South Durham Durham Digital Ltd 9B 29 June 2023 DAB+: Aycliffe Radio, Dance Revolution, Durham On Air, Frisk Radio, Prince Bishops Hospital Radio, The Red and Sun FM
Stoke & Newcastle-under-Lyme Alternative Broadcast Company 8A 3 July 2023 DAB+: 6 Towns Radio, Blue Sky Radio, Radio Caroline, Churnet Sound, Moorlands Radio and xRhythms
Warrington, Widnes & Runcorn Warrington, Widnes & Runcorn DAB Ltd 8B 17 August 2023 DAB+: Cheshire's Mix 56, Happy Radio UK, House Party Radio, Panacea Radio and Radio Warrington
Stockport Stockport Community SSDAB Ltd 8A 29 August 2023 DAB+: BritAsia Radio, Cheshire's Mix 56, DanceLand, DanceLand Anthems, Fun Kids, Gaydio, Happy Radio UK, Heritage Radio, Like COUNTRY, Like ONE, Like POP, Like RETRO, Panacea Radio, Pie Radio, Strawberry Radio, Tomorrowland OWR, Voice of Islam Radio and Wythenshawe FM
Preston & Chorley Preston DAB Ltd 9A 31 August 2023 DAB+: Central Radio NW, Dune Radio, Happy Radio UK, Juice Radio, Panacea Radio and Red Rose Radio
Glossop & Buxton High Peak One Digital Ltd 8B 2 October 2023 DAB+: Greatest Hits Radio Midlands, High Peak 1, Like COUNTRY, Like ONE, Like POP, Like RETRO and North Derbyshire Radio
Cheshire (Mid) Cheshire Radio Ltd 9C 12 October 2023 DAB+: Cheshire's Mix 56 and Panacea Radio
Liverpool 2 Liverpool DAB Ltd 7D 18 October 2023 DAB+: Dune Radio, Flame CCR, Fun Kids Party, House Party Radio, Love 80s Liverpool, Nation 70s, Panacea Radio, Sound Radio (Liverpool) and Zest 60s
Bolton & Bury Bolton Bury DAB Radio Ltd 10B 23 October 2023 DAB+: 96.5 Bolton FM, Gaydio, Happy Radio UK and Panacea Radio
East Lancashire BBD Digital Ltd 8A 24 October 2023 DAB+: Central Radio NW, Drystone Radio, Red Rose Radio, Radio Sangam, Sunrise Radio Gold and Sunrise Radio (Yorkshire)
Middlesbrough & Redcar Erimux Ltd 8A 27 October 2023 DAB+: Dance Asia Radio, Frisk Radio, The Red and Zetland FM
Cheshire East Cheshire East DAB Ltd 11C 1 November 2023 DAB+: Cheshire's Mix 56, Cheshire's Silk Radio, Happy Radio UK, Panacea Radio and Skylab Radio
Stirling & Falkirk Central FM Ltd 9C 1 November 2023 DAB+: Central 103.1 FM, Edge 1, Edge 2, Forth Valley Radio and Radio Royal
Oldham & Rochdale East Manchester DAB Ltd 9B 7 November 2023 DAB+: Crescent Radio, Heritage Radio, Mom's Spaghetti and Oldham Community Radio
Plymouth 2 PlymDAB Ltd 9C 8 November 2023 DAB+: Radio Exe, Flashback, Hospital Radio Plymouth, Ocean City Radio and Phonic FM
Torbay TorDAB Ltd 8B 9 November 2023 DAB+: DevonAir Radio, Radio Exe, Flashback, Palm Torbay, Ocean Youth and South Devon Radio
Wrexham Wrexham DAB Ltd 9B 11 November 2023 DAB+: DanceLand, DanceLand Anthems, Like COUNTRY, Like ONE, Like POP, Like RETRO, Nation 60s, Nation 70s, Nation 90s, Tomorrowland OWR and Wrexham Premier Radio
North Aberdeen Station House Media Unit 9C 15 January 2024 DAB+: shmuFM
Belfast & Lisburn Lagan SSDAB Ltd 9A 23 January 2024 DAB+: Belfast 89FM, DanceLand, DanceLand Anthems, Eirewave, Like COUNTRY, Like ONE, Like POP, Like RETRO, Radio Lisburn Live and Tomorrowland OWR
Nottingham Nottingham DAB Ltd 7D 26 January 2024 DAB+: Boom Light, Boom Rock, BritAsia Radio, Fun Kids, Radio Newark and Omega Radio
Winchester Winchester DAB
(initial SSDAB operator UK DAB Networks ran service from Sept 2022 - Nov 2023)
9C February 2024 DAB+: Awaaz Radio, Fiesta FM, LASER558, Outreach Dance, Outreach Radio, Voice FM, Winchester Radio and Winchester Today
Bedford In2DAB Ltd 9C 10 February 2024 DAB: Bedford Radio and In2beats
DAB+: Angel Vintage, Black Cat Radio, Diverse FM and Harpur Radio
Ludlow Murfin Media Ltd 9B 11 March 2024 DAB+: Sunshine Radio (Ludlow)
Swindon & Marlborough Community Radio Swindon Ltd 8B 15 March 2024 DAB+: Swindon 105.5
York York Digital Radio CIC 8B April 2024 DAB+: YO1 Radio

Small-scale trial DAB multiplexes[edit]

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 & Hove Radio 9A 31 July 2015 DAB+: 1AU Radio, 1BTN, 10-fi.com, 80s Rhythm, Angel Vintage, Atmosphere Radio, big beat brighton, Care Radio, Radio Caroline, Decadance Radio, Gaydio, Mi-House, Mi-Soul, Passion Radio, Platform B, Regency Radio, Resonance Extra, Radio Reverb, Select Radio, Slack City Radio, Solar Radio, Southdown Radio, Starpoint Soul, University Radio Falmer and Xtra Hot
Portsmouth Solent Wireless 7D 19 August 2015 DAB: Express FM
DAB+: 60s, 80s Rhythm, Angel Vintage +1, Atmosphere Radio, BFBS Beats, BFBS Portsmouth, Birdsong, Birdsong +1, Radio Caroline, Easy Radio Portsmouth, Flash, Fun Kids, Gaydio, Nation 70s, Nation 80s, Nation 90s, Outreach Dance, Outreach Radio, Passion Radio, Pompey Sound, Slack City Radio, Starpoint Soul, Victory and Voice FM
Aldershot & Woking BFBS Aldershot 8A 19 October 2015 DAB: Angel Vintage, BFBS Aldershot, BFBS Beats, BFBS Gurkha Radio, Radio Caroline and Radio Woking
DAB+: B Radio, Brooklands Radio, Care Radio, Outreach Dance, Outreach Radio and V2 Radio
Central London U.DAB 9A 29 October 2015 DAB: Reprezent
DAB+: Angel Vintage, Asian Star Radio, Atlantis Radio, The Beat London, Radio Caroline, CDNX, Delite Radio, Desi Radio, DOM Deliverance Radio, Fun Kids, Fun Kids Junior, Kool FM, London Greek Radio, Love Life Radio, Mixer Radio, The Music Machine 1, NuSound Radio, Podcast Radio, Rainbow Radio, Resonance FM, Resonance Extra, Rinse FM, Riverside Radio, Ruach Radio, Select Radio, Solar Radio and Tomorrowland OWR

RSL stations[edit]

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 FM
Radio Airbourne Eastbourne August 87.7 - Live coverage of Eastbourne International Airshow
Radio Badminton Badminton House May 87.9 - Live coverage of Badminton Horse Trials
Radio Brands Brands Hatch Spring 88.3 - Coverage of Brands Hatch motor racing events
BSB Radio Various race circuits Spring / Summer 87.7 - Coverage of British Superbikes Championship
Cheltenham Radio Cheltenham Racecourse March 87.7 - Coverage of Cheltenham Racecourse horse racing events
Radio Cosford RAF Cosford June 87.9 - Live coverage of Cosford Air Show
Cowes Radio Cowes August 87.7 - Live coverage of Cowes Week
Open Golf Radio Varies July 87.7 - Coverage of the Open Golf Championship
Radio Ramadan Up to 29 local RSLs across the UK During period of Ramadan and Eid 87.7
Radio Silverstone Silverstone Circuit July 87.7 - Live coverage of the British Formula One Grand Prix
Ulster Grand Prix Radio Crumlin, Co Antrim August 107.8 - Live coverage of the Ulster Grand Prix motorcycling event
Radio Wimbledon / Live @ Wimbledon Wimbledon June / July 87.7 - 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 - Live coverage of the WOMAD music festival
Worthy FM Glastonbury June 87.7 - Live coverage of the Glastonbury Festival

Student radio stations[edit]

Most universities plus a number of 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 LPFM transmitters:

Name Licence area FM
Bailrigg FM Lancaster University 95.3 - LPFM
Cam FM University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University See community radio listings
Fresh FM Petroc, Barnstaple 87.7 - LPFM
Insanity Radio 103.2FM Royal Holloway, University of London See community radio listings
Radio LaB 97.1FM University of Bedfordshire See community radio listings
Siren FM University of Lincoln See community radio listings
Source FM Falmouth University See community radio listings
Spark Sunderland University of Sunderland See community radio listings
Storm FM Bangor University 87.7 - LPFM (Ffriddoedd)
University Radio York University of York 88.3 - LPFM
Xpression FM University of Exeter 87.7 - LPFM (Moberly, Lafrowda)

Hospital radio stations[edit]

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 Licence area Frequencies
AHBS (Ashford Hospital Broadcasting Service) William Harvey Hospital, Ashford See community radio listings
Anker Radio George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton 1386 AM - LPAM
88.9 FM - LPFM
Apple FM Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton See community radio listings
BHR 87.7 Basildon University Hospital 87.7 FM - LPFM
Bridge FM Hospital Radio Carseview Centre, Ninewells Hospital and Royal Victoria Hospital, Dundee 87.7 FM - LPFM
DAB 11B (Mon-Fri 1200-1400, Sun-Thu 1800-0000)
Radio Bronglais Bronglais Hospital, Aberystwyth 87.8 FM - LPFM
Carillon Radio Loughborough Hospital and Coalville Hospital 1386 AM - LPAM (Loughborough)
1431 AM - LPAM (Coalville)
Radio Cavell Royal Oldham Hospital 1350 AM - LPAM
CHBN Radio Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro; West Cornwall Hospital, Penzance and St Michael's Hospital, Hayle See community radio listings
Chichester Hospital Radio St Richard's Hospital, Chichester 1431 AM - LPAM
Radio City 1386AM Singleton Hospital, Swansea 1386 AM - LPAM
Radio Clatterbridge Clatterbridge Hospital, Wirral 1386 AM - LPAM
Forest Gold Radio St Margaret's Hospital, Epping 99.3 FM - LPFM
Radio Glangwili Glangwili General Hospital, Carmarthen 87.7 FM - LPFM
Harrogate Hospital Radio Harrogate District Hospital 95.3 FM - LPFM
Luton & Dunstable Hospital Radio Luton and Dunstable University Hospital, Luton 1134 AM - LPAM
Hospital Radio Medway Medway Maritime Hospital, Gillingham 87.9 FM - LPFM
Mid Downs Hospital Radio The Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath 1350 AM - LPAM
Radio Mount Vernon Mount Vernon Hospital, Northolt 95.1 FM - LPFM
Hospital Radio Plymouth Derriford Hospital and Plymouth Royal Eye Infirmary 87.7 FM - LPFM
Also on small-scale DAB+
Radio Redhill East Surrey Hospital, Redhill, Surrey 1431 AM - LPAM
100.4 FM - LPFM
Stoke Mandeville Hospital Radio Stoke Mandeville Hospital 101.8 FM - LPFM
Radio Tyneside Freeman Hospital, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne and Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead See community radio listings
Withybush FM Withybush General Hospital, Haverfordwest 87.7 FM - LPFM

Television radio stations[edit]

Stations which are broadcast to the UK via satellite, cable and digital terrestrial television:

Name Format Sky Freesat Virgin Freeview
EWTN Radio Catholic religious station 0147
Khushkhabri Radio Asian Christian station 0134
RTÉ Radio 1 News, current affairs, sport and music 0137 750 917
RTÉ 2fm Pop music 0138 751
RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Irish-language programming 0140 753 729 (Northern Ireland)
RTÉ Lyric FM Classical music 0139 752
Sukh Sagar Radio Gurbani station 0133
Trans World Radio Religious programming 0128 790 733
WRN Europe Programming from international broadcasters 0122 728 920

LPAM, LPFM and other stations[edit]

Name Licence area Frequencies
Acacia Radio Kirkby-in-Ashfield 1287 AM - LPAM
BFBS Gurkha Radio Various army camps 90.8 FM - LPFM (Dover)
101.4 FM - LPFM (Leconfield)
101.5 FM - LPFM (Blandford Forum)
104.4 FM - LPFM (Holywood)
105.4 FM - LPFM (Shorncliffe)
1134 AM - LPAM (Abingdon, Bramcote, Catterick and Sandhurst)
1278 AM - LPAM (Shorncliffe, Stafford and Tidworth)
1287 AM - LPAM (Aldershot, Brecon, Hullavington, Innsworth, Maidstone and Warminster)
Also on small-scale DAB / DAB+
BFBS Radio 2 United Kingdom Online
Brill Oldies Radio Brill, Buckinghamshire 104.7 FM - LPFM
Kiss Fresh United Kingdom Online
National Prison Radio Internal radio station for UK prisons Satellite
Nitro FM Santa Pod Raceway, Northamptonshire 96.2 FM - LPFM (motor sport meetings only)
Scout Radio Gilwell Park, London 99.6 FM - LPFM

Frequencies[edit]

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[edit]

References[edit]

  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". RadioDNS.uk.
  6. ^ "Member Stations - Hospital Broadcasting Association". Hbauk.com.
  7. ^ "Student Radio Association member stations". Studentradio.org.uk.
  8. ^ "Community Radio - Community Media Association". Commedia.
  9. ^ "List of BBC national and local radio stations". BBC.
  10. ^ "Daily Record 15 Jul 1996, page 9".

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