List of radio stations in the United Kingdom

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This is a list of radio stations in the United Kingdom.

Radio broadcasting transmission by radio waves intended to reach a wide audience

Radio broadcasting is transmission by radio waves intended to reach a wide audience. Stations can be linked in radio networks to broadcast a common radio format, either in broadcast syndication or simulcast or both. The signal types can be either analog audio or digital audio.


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.

NameFormatFM frequenciesOther frequenciesDABFreeviewFreestSkyVirgin
Absolute 80s Music from the 1980s11A7260200951
Absolute Radio Adult-orientated pop/rock Music105.8 FM (London)1197, 1215, 1233, 1242 and 1260 MW11D (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
12A (Scotland)
Absolute Radio 90s Music from the 1990s11A0201((Tuned House Radio))
BBC Asian Network News, features and music for British Asians837 MW (Leicestershire)
1449 (Peterborough)
1458 (Birmingham & West Midlands)
828 (Wolverhampton)
BBC Radio 1 Youth-orientated pop music and talk97.7 - 99.8 FM12B7007000101901
BBC Radio 1Xtra Urban music, hip hop, drum'n'bass12B7017010137907
BBC Radio 2 Adult-orientated pop music (classics & current) and talk88.1 - 90.2 FM12B7027020102902
BBC Radio 3 classical and serious music, drama90.2 - 92.4 FM12B7037030103903
BBC Radio 4 FMNews, documentary, drama, comedy92.5 - 96.1 FM
103.5 - 104.9
BBC Radio 4 LWNews, documentary, drama, comedy198 LW
720 MW in London plus Plymouth 774, Hayle (Cornwall) 756, Newcastle 603, Carlisle 1485, Aberdeen 1449, Enniskillen 774, Lisburn 720, Derry 720 and Glasgow 720
BBC Radio 4 Extra Comedy, drama and discussion12B7087080131910
BBC Radio 5 Live News and sport909, 693, 990 MW12B7057050105905
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra Extended coverage of sporting fixtures12B7067060144908
BBC Radio 6 Music Young adult-orientated music12B7077070120909
BBC World Service News and features12B7107110115906
Capital Hit music95.8 FM (London)11D (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
12A (Scotland)
Classic FM Classical music99.9-101.9 FM11D (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
12A (Scotland)
Kiss Dance and RnB100.0 FM (London),
101.0 and 97.2 FM (Severn Estuary/South Wales),
105.6, 106.1, 106.4, 107.7 (East Anglia)
11D (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
12A (Scotland)
Kisstory Old school dance tunes and anthems11A714
LBC News, talk and phone-ins97.3 FM (London)11D (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
12A (Scotland)
Magic 105.4 FM Adult contemporary105.4 FM (London)11D (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
12A (Scotland)
Panjab Radio Punjabi music and entertainment558 AM (London)11A0130
Planet Rock Classic rock11A7300110924
Premier Praise Christian radio station11A
Premier Radio Christian radio station1305, 1332 and 1413 MW (London)
1566 MW (Guildford)
Radio X Modern rock music104.9 FM (London), 97.7 (Manchester)

11D (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
12A (Scotland)

Scala Radio Classical music11A
Sunrise Radio Asian music and speech963/972 MW in London11A
talkRADIO Talk and phone-ins11A
talkSPORT Sport and phone-ins1053, 1089, 1071, 1107 MW11D (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
12A (Scotland)

Also available on local DAB in London and Scotland
talkSPORT 2 Sports programming and commentaries11A
UCB 1 Christian radio station11D (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
12A (Scotland)
UCB 2 Christian radio station11A
Virgin Radio Adult-orientated pop/rock music11A

National digital (DAB+) stations

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

NameFormatDAB+ channelsFreeviewFreesatSkyVirginNotes
Capital Xtra Hip hop and RnB11D (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
12A (Scotland)
7200144959Available in South London on 96.9 FM and in North London on 107.1 FM
Capital Xtra Reloaded Old school Hip hop and RnB11D (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
12A (Scotland)
Forces Radio BFBS Music station for UK Forces11A
Fun Kids Children's radio station11A
Heart 70s Music from the 1970s11D (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
12A (Scotland)
Heart 80s Music from the 1980s11D (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
12A (Scotland)
Heart 90s Music from the 1990s11D (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
12A (Scotland)
Heart Dance Dance music11D (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
12A (Scotland)
Heart Extra Adult contemporary music11D (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
12A (Scotland)
60% of programming shared with Heart London on 106.2 FM
Jack Radio Music from female artists11A
Jazz FM Jazz music11A
Smooth Extra Adult contemporary music11D (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
12A (Scotland)
014660% of programming shared with Smooth Radio London on 102.2 FM
Union Jack Music from British artists11A
Virgin Radio Anthems Guitar-based classics11A
Virgin Radio Chilled Soft adult contemporary and acoustic music11A

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:

NameFormatAnalogue availabilityDAB channelsFreeviewFreesatSkyVirgin
Absolute Classic Rock Classic rockMW 1152, 990 and 1017
West Midlands and Shropshire
Birmingham (11C), Coventry (12D), Dundee (11B), Edinburgh (12D), Glasgow (11C), Humberside (10D), Inverness (11B), London (11B), Lancashire (12A), Leeds (12D), Liverpool (10C), Manchester (12C), Northern Ireland (12D), South Yorkshire (11C), Tyne and Wear (11C) and Teesside (11B) and Wolverhampton (11B)7250203952
Absolute Radio 00s Music from the 2000snoneInverness (11B) and Tayside (11B)
Absolute Radio 60s Music from the 1960snoneInverness (11B) and Tayside (11B)
Capital Hit musicSee England, Scotland and Wales lists for local FM / DAB networkDigital feed of Capital London available in Reading and Basingstoke (12D), Cambridge (11C), Southend and Chelmsford (12D), Exeter/Torquay (11C), North Devon (10C), Hereford and Worcester (12A), Herts, Beds and Bucks (10D), Kent (11C), Lincolnshire (12A), Northamptonshire (10C), Norwich (10B), Oxfordshire (10B), Peterborough (12D), Plymouth (12D), Somerset (10B), Swindon (11C) and Bath and West Wiltshire (10D)
Also available on Digital One multiplex
Chris Country Country musicnoneSuffolk (10C)
Also available on DAB+ in London (12C)
Country Hits Radio Country musicnoneAyr (11B), Birmingham (11C), Edinburgh (12D), Glasgow (11C), Humberside (10D), Inverness (11B), Lancashire (12A), Leeds (12D), Liverpool (10C), London (12C), Manchester (12C), South Yorkshire (11C), Tayside (11B), Teesside (11B) and Tyne and Wear (11C)
Fun Kids Junior Children'snoneDAB+: NE Wales and W Cheshire (10D) and Surrey (10C)
Greatest Hits Radio Classic HitsFM in Liverpool and West Midlands
AM in Northern England
Digital version of Greatest Hits Radio Liverpool available in Bath and West Wiltshire (10D), Bristol (11B), Cambridge (11C), Cardiff and Newport (11C), Cornwall (11B), Derbyshire (10B), Essex (12D), Exeter/Torquay (11C), Herts, Beds and Bucks (10D), Kent (11C), London (12C), Manchester (12C), North Devon (10C), Northern Ireland (12D), Norfolk (10B), Northamptonshire (10C), Northern Ireland (12D), Nottingham (12C), Oxfordshire (10B), Peterborough (12D), Plymouth (12D), Reading/Basingstoke (12D), South Hampshire (11C), Sussex (10B) and Swindon (11C)
Heart 80s, 90s and TodaySee England, Scotland and Wales lists for local FM / DAB networkDigital feed of Heart London on Derbyshire (10B), Hereford and Worcester (12A), Leicester (11B), Lincolnshire (12A) and Nottingham (12C)72807330111918
Hits Radio Hit musicFM 103.0 ManchesterAyr (11B), Bath and West Wiltshire (10D), Birmingham (11C), Bristol (11B), Cambridge (11C), Cardiff and Newport (11C), 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), Liverpool (10C), London (12C), Manchester (12C), North Devon (10C), Northern Ireland (12D), Norfolk (10B), Northamptonshire (10C), Nottingham (12C), Oxfordshire (10B), Peterborough (12D), Plymouth (12D), Reading/Basingstoke (12D), South Hampshire (11C), South Yorkshire (11C), Sussex (10B), Swindon (11C) Tayside (11B), Teesside (11B), Tyne and Wear (11C) and Wolverhampton (11B)711
Hope FM ChristiannoneLincolnshire (12A), North Yorkshire (10C), NE Wales / W Cheshire (10D - DAB+) and Hereford and Worcester (12A)
Magic Chilled Soft adult contemporarynoneBirmingham (11C), Dundee (11B), Edinburgh (12D), Glasgow (11C), Humberside (10D), Inverness (11B), Lancashire (12A), Liverpool (10C), Leeds (12D), Manchester (12C), Northern Ireland (12D), South Yorkshire (11C), Teesside (11B) and Tyne and Wear (11C)
Magic Soul Classic soulnoneEdinburgh (12D), Glasgow (11C), Humberside (10D), Inverness (11B), Lancashire (12A), Leeds (12D), Liverpool (10C), London (12C), Manchester (12C), Northern Ireland (12D), Tayside (11B), Teesside (11B) and Tyne and Wear (11C)
Premier Gospel Gospel musicnoneLondon (11B) and Surrey (10C)
Smooth Country Country musicnoneBirmingham (11C), Berkshire and North Hampshire (12D), Cambridge (11C), Cornwall (11B), 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)
Total Access Hit musicnoneBradford and Huddersfield (11B), Stoke-on-Trent (12D) and Swansea (12A)

Local and regional analogue and digital (DAB) stations

Local radio stations from the BBC, in England:

BBC Local Radio

NameLicence areaFM frequenciesMW frequenciesDAB channelsFreeview (regional)Notes
BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Coventry and Warwickshire94.8 (Coventry and North Warwickshire), 103.7 (South Warwickshire)
104.0 (Nuneaton)
BBC Essex Essex95.3 (South Essex), 103.5 (North and Mid Essex)729 (North Essex), 765 (Mid Essex)12D (Southend and Chelmsford)734
BBC Hereford and Worcester Herefordshire and Worcestershire94.7 (Herefordshire), 104.0 (Worcestershire), 104.4 (Redditch), 104.6 (Wyre Forest)738 (Worcestershire), 1584 (North Herefordshire)12A720
BBC Newcastle Tyneside, Wearside and Northumberland95.4 (Tyneside, Wearside, County Durham and South Northumberland), 96.0 (North Northumberland)
103.7 (Tyne Valley), 104.4 (Gateshead and West Newcastle)
BBC Radio Berkshire Berkshire, North Hampshire and South Oxfordshire104.1 (West Berkshire and North Hampshire), 104.4 (Reading and Wokingham)
95.4 (East Berkshire), 94.6 (Henley-on-Thames and Maidenhead)
BBC Radio Bristol Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset94.9 (Bristol and South Gloucestershire), 104.6 (Bath)
103.6 (Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset)
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire Cambridgeshire95.7 (Peterborough and Huntingdonshire)
96.0 (Cambridge and Cambridgeshire)
1026 (Cambridgeshire)11C (Cambridge)
12D (Peterborough)
BBC Radio Cornwall Cornwall and Scilly95.2 (East Cornwall), 96.0 (Isles of Scilly), 103.9 (West Cornwall)630 (West Cornwall), 657 (Cornwall)11B721
BBC Radio Cumbria Cumbria95.6 (Cumbria), 96.1 (Morecambe Bay), 95.2 (South Lakes)
104.1 (West Cumbria), 104.2 (Windermere)
756 (North Cumbria), 837 (South Cumbria), 1458 (West Cumbria)721
BBC Radio Derby Derbyshire and East Staffordshire104.5 (Derby, South Derbyshire and East Staffordshire), 95.3 (North and Mid Derbyshire), 96.0 (Buxton)111610B735
BBC Radio Devon Devon103.4 (Devon), 94.8 (North Devon), 95.7 (Plymouth), 95.8 (Exeter), 96.0 (Okehampton), 104.3 (South Devon)801 (Barnstaple and North Devon), 990 (Exeter and East Devon)11C (Exeter and Torbay)
10C (North Devon)
12D (Plymouth)
BBC Radio Gloucestershire Gloucestershire104.7 (Gloucestershire), 95.0 (Stroud), 95.8 (Cirencester)141310C735
BBC Radio Guernsey Guernsey93.2 (Guernsey), 99.0 (Alderney)1116 (Guernsey)721
BBC Radio Humberside East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire95.910D721
BBC Radio Jersey Jersey88.81026719
BBC Radio Kent Kent96.7 (West Kent), 97.6 (Folkestone), 104.2 (East Kent)11C719
BBC Radio Lancashire Lancashire95.5 (East Lancashire), 103.9 (Central Lancashire), 104.5 (North Lancashire)o855 (South Lancashire)12A720
BBC Radio Leeds West Yorkshire92.4, 95.3 (Halifax), 102.7 (Keighley), 103.9 (Leeds)77412D (Leeds)
11B (Bradford and Huddersfield)
BBC Radio Leicester Leicestershire and Rutland104.911B721
BBC Radio Lincolnshire Lincolnshire94.9, 104.7 (Grantham)12A722
BBC Radio London Greater London94.912A721Also on Sky 0152, Freesat 718 and Virgin Media 937
BBC Radio Manchester Greater Manchester and North Cheshire95.1 (Manchester and North Cheshire), 104.6 (Saddleworth and Tameside)12C719
BBC Radio Merseyside Liverpool, the Wirral and West Cheshire95.8148510C722
BBC Radio Norfolk Norfolk95.1 (East Norfolk), 95.6 (North Norfolk), 104.4 (West Norfolk)855 (East Norfolk), 873 (West Norfolk)10B719
BBC Radio Northampton Northamptonshire104.2 (Northampton), 103.6 (Corby)10C734
BBC Radio Nottingham Nottinghamshire103.8, 95.5 (Mansfield), 95.1 (Newark)12C720
BBC Radio Oxford Oxfordshire95.210B722
BBC Radio Sheffield South Yorkshire and North Midlands104.1, 88.6 (Sheffield), 94.7 (Chesterfield)103511C734
BBC Radio Shropshire Shropshire96.0 (Central and North Shropshire), 95.0 (Ludlow), 90.9 (Church Stretton), 104.1 (Clun)11B721
BBC Radio Solent Hampshire and Isle of Wight96.1 (Hampshire, Isle of Wight and East Dorset)999 (Hampshire, Isle of Wight and East Dorset)11C (South Hampshire)722
BBC Radio Solent for Dorset Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Dorset103.8 (West Dorset)1359 (West Dorset)11B (Bournemouth)734Opt-out programming from BBC Solent from 0630 to 0900 weekdays and 0800 to 1100 Saturdays
BBC Radio Stoke North Staffordshire and South Cheshire94.6 (North Staffordshire and South Cheshire), 104.1 (Stafford)150312D734
BBC Radio Suffolk Suffolk95.9, 103.9 (South East), 104.6 (North West), 95.5 (Lowestoft)10C720
BBC Radio York North Yorkshire95.5 (Scarborough), 103.7 (North Yorkshire) and 104.3 (Northallerton)666 (York), 1260 (Scarborough)10C720
BBC Somerset Somerset95.5156610B722
BBC Surrey Surrey, North East Hampshire and North Sussex104.0 (East Surrey and North Sussex), 104.6 (West Surrey and North East Hampshire)10C722
BBC Sussex East Sussex and West Sussex95.0 (Newhaven), 95.1 (Horsham), 95.3 (Brighton), 104.5 (East Sussex), 104.8 (West Sussex)10B720
BBC Tees Teesside, County Durham and North Yorkshire95.0 (Teesside), 95.8 (Whitby)11B722
BBC Three Counties Radio Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire90.4 (East Hertfordshire), 92.1 (South Hertfordshire), 94.7 (Aylesbury), 95.5 (North Bedfordshire and North Hertfordshire), 98.0 (High Wycombe), 103.8 (South Bedfordshire, West Hertfordshire and Mid Buckinghamshire), 104.5 (North Buckinghamshire)630 (Luton), 1161 (Bedfordshire)10D (Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire)720
BBC Wiltshire Wiltshire103.6 (Swindon), 103.5 (South Wilts), 104.3 (West Wilts), 104.9 (Marlborough)10D (Bath and West Wiltshire)
11C (Swindon)
BBC WM Birmingham, West Midlands and South Staffordshire95.611B (Black Country and Shropshire)
11C (Birmingham)

BBC Nations Radio

BBC radio stations serving Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland:

NameLanguageAreaFM frequenciesAM frequenciesDAB channelsFreesatSky DigitalVirginFreeview (regional)Notes
BBC Radio Cymru WelshWales92.4 - 94.6, 96.8, 103.5 - 104.911C (Cardiff & Newport)
12A (Swansea)
10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire)
10D/12D (North West Wales)
7150152 (Wales), 0154 (outside Wales)936720
BBC Radio Cymru 2 WelshWalesUnavailable11C (Cardiff & Newport)
12A (Swansea)
10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire)
10D/12D (North West Wales)
718 (Wales), 735 (outside Wales)0154 (Wales only)721Music-based programming on weekdays 0630-0830, Saturdays 0700-0900 and Sundays 0800-1000
BBC Radio Foyle EnglishDerry93.179212D7170152933720Opt-out service from BBC Radio Ulster with over 30 hours per week of local programming including on weekdays from 0700-0900 and from 1300-1700
BBC Radio nan Gàidheal Scottish GaelicScotland103.5 - 104.911D (Central)
11B (Inverness)
11C (Aberdeen)
11B (Ayr)
11B (Perth and Dundee)
7130139934720Over 90 hours a week of programming in Scots Gaelic with programming from BBC Radio Scotland relayed at other times
BBC Radio Orkney EnglishOrkney Islands93.7Local programming includes Around Orkney weekdays from 0730-0800 and lunchtime news bulletin on weekdays at 1230
BBC Radio Scotland EnglishScotland92.4 - 94.6810, 585 (Dumfries)11C (Glasgow)
12D (Edinburgh)
11B (Inverness)
11C (Aberdeen)
11B (Ayr)
11B (Perth and Dundee)
7120116930719Regional 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 Shetland EnglishShetland Isles92.7Local programming includes lunchtime news bulletin on weekdays at 1230 and Good Evening Shetland on weekdays from 1730-1800
BBC Radio Ulster EnglishNorthern Ireland92.4 - 94.6134112D7160118932719
BBC Radio Wales EnglishWales90.2 - 92.3, 93.9 - 95.9, 103.7, 103.9657, 882 (main), 112511C (Cardiff & Newport)
12A (Swansea)
10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire)
10D/12D (North West Wales)

Local commercial radio


NameLicence areaAnalogue frequencies &/or digital availabilityDAB channels
Absolute Radio London London 105.8 FM12C
Absolute Radio Classic Rock West Midlands 1152 AM (Birmingham)
990 AM (Black Country), 1017 (Shropshire)
11C (Birmingham)
11B (Wolverhampton)
Also Freesat 725, Sky Digital 0203 and Virgin Media 952
Absolute Radio 70s Tayside DAB only11B
Adventist World Radio London DAB only12A
Alpha Radio Tees Valley 103.2 FM (Darlington), 102.6 (Richmond)10C (North Yorkshire)
Ashbourne Radio Ashbourne, Wirksworth and Uttoxeter 96.7 FM, 101.8 (Wirksworth), 101.8 (Uttoxeter)
Asian Sound East Lancashire and Greater Manchester 963 AM (East Lancashire), 1377 (Manchester)12C (Manchester), 11B (Bradford and Huddersfield)
Athavan Radio London DAB only11B
Banbury Sound Banbury and Brackley 107.6 FM, 95.9 (Brackley)
The Beach East Norfolk and North East Suffolk 103.4 FM Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft, 97.4 Halesworth
Bloomberg Radio London DAB only11B
The Breeze South Hampshire 107.8 FM (Southampton), 107.4 (Portsmouth), 107.2 (Winchester)
Basingstoke 107.6 FM (Basingstoke), 97.1 (Haslemere), 101.6 (Four Marks & Hindhead), 101.8 (Petersfield), 102.0 (Alton)
Bristol 107.2 FM
Bath 107.9 FM
Cheltenham107.5 FM
Somerset 102.4 FM (West Somerset), 100.8 (Porlock), 107.4 (Bridgwater)
Warminster 107.5 FM
Andover 106.4 FM
Newbury 105.6 FM (Newbury), 107.4 (Hungerford)
North Dorset96.6 (Blandford Forum), 97.4 (Yeovil)
North Somerset 107.7 FM (Weston-super-Mare)
South Somerset and West Dorset 105.6 FM, 106.6 (Chard and Ilminster)
Torbay 105.5 FM
Reading 107.0 FM12D
Capital Capital Midlands 102.2 FM Birmingham
96.2 FM (Nottingham), 96.5 (Mansfield), 102.8 (Derby), 105.4 (Leicestershire)
11C (Birmingham), 11B (Wolverhampton), 12D (Coventry)

12C (Nottingham), 10B (Derbyshire), 11B (Leicester)

Capital London 95.8 FM12C
Also Freeview 724, Sky Digital 0109, Freesat 719, Virgin Media 958 and Digital One DAB
Capital Manchester and Lancashire 102.0 FM (Manchester)

99.8 (Burnley), 107.0 (Blackburn), 106.5 (Preston), 96.3 (Chorley)

Manchester (12C)
Central Lancashire (12A)
Capital North East 105.3 FM, 106.4, 105.6 (Newcastle), 105.8 (Hexham)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 FM, 105.6 (Bradford),
105.6 (Sheffield), 105.8 (Humberside)
Bradford and Huddersfield (11B)
Humberside (10D)
Leeds (12D)
North Yorkshire (10C)
South Yorkshire (11C)
Capital Liverpool 107.6 FM10C
Capital Xtra London 96.9 FM (South London), 107.1 (North London)Also Digital One DAB, Sky Digital 0144, Freesat 720 and Virgin Media 959
CFM Cumbria and South West Scotland96.4 FM (Carlisle), 102.5 (Penrith), 102.2 (Workington), 103.4 (Whitehaven)
Compass FM Grimsby 96.4 FM12A
Dearne FM Barnsley 102.0 FM, 97.1 (Penistone)
Dee 106.3 Chester 106.3 FM10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire)
Dilse Radio London 1035 AM11B
Dream 100 FM Tendring 100.2 FM
Durham Radio Durham 102.8 (Durham), 106.8 (Brusselton)
Eagle 70s Surrey DAB only10C
Eagle Radio Guildford 96.4 FM10C
Encore Radio Surrey DAB only10C
Fire Radio Bournemouth 107.6 FM11B
Fix Radio London DAB only2A
Fosse 107 NW and SW Leicestershire 107.9 FM (Hinckley/Nuneaton), 107.0 Loughborough
Free Radio Birmingham, |Black Country and Shropshire 96.4 FM (Birmingham), 97.2 (Black Country), 103.1 (Shropshire)11C (Birmingham), 11B (Wolverhampton and Telford)
Coventry and Warwickshire, |Herefordshire and Worcestershire 97.0 FM (Coventry), 102.9 (Leamington), 96.7 (Kidderminster), 97.6 (Hereford), 102.8 (Worcester)12D (Coventry and Warwickshire), 12A (Herefordshire and Worcestershire)
Gem 106 East Midlands 106.0 FM11B (Leicester)
12C (Nottingham)
10B (Derby)
Gold UK 1548 AM (London)
945 AM (Derby)
999 AM (Nottingham)
1458 AM (Manchester)
1332 AM (Peterborough)
Also Sky 0121, Freesat 722, Virgin Media 923 and Digital One DAB+

Gold is a national network with local advertising

12C (London DAB+)
10B (Derby), 12C (Nottingham), 11B (Leicester)
11C (Manchester)
10C (Northampton)
11C (Cambridge), 12D (Peterborough)
Greatest Hits Radio East Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire 1161 AM10D
Lancashire 999 AM12A
Liverpool, North West & North Wales FM 105.910C
Manchester 1152 AM12C
North East 1152 AM11C
South Yorkshire 990 AM (Doncaster), 1305 (Barnsley), 1548 (Sheffield and Rotherham)11C
Teeside 1170 AM11B
West Midlands 105.2 FM (Birmingham), 1359 AM (Coventry and Warwickshire), DAB (Hereford and Worcester)11C (Birmingham)
11B (Wolverhampton)
Yorkshire 828 AM12D
Hallam FM South Yorkshire 97.4 FM (Sheffield), 102.9 (Barnsley), 103.4 (Doncaster)11C
Heart 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 (Southend-on-Sea), 97.5 (Southend Town), 101.7 (Harlow, East Hertfordshire and West Essex), 102.6 (Chelmsford), 96.6 FM (Northampton), 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)
Heart Hertfordshire 96.6 FM (Watford), 106.9 FM (Hertford, Hitchin and Letchworth), 106.7 (Stevenage)
London 106.2 FM12C
Also Sky 0111, Freesat 733, Freeview 728, Virgin Media 918
North East England 100.7 FM (Teesside), 101.8 (Newcastle), 101.2 (Sunderland)
96.4 (Hexham), 96.2 (Fenham)
11B (Teesside), 11C (Tyne and Wear)
North West England 105.4 FM, 96.9 FM (Morecambe Bay), 102.3 (Windermere), 103.2 (Kendal)Manchester (12C), Liverpool (10C) and Central Lancashire (12A)
Heart South 95.9 FM (Thanet), 96.1 (Ashford), 97.0 (Dover), 102.8 (East Kent), 103.1 (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)
Heart West 102.4 FM (Gloucester), 103.0 (Stroud), 96.3 FM (Bristol), 96.5 (Taunton), 97.1 (Yeovil), 102.6 (Yeovil and Taunton), 103.0 (Bath), 103.0 (Weston-Super-Mare), 96.2 FM (Barnstaple), 96.4 (Torbay), 96.6 (Tavistock), 97.0 (Plymouth), 97.3 (Ilfracombe), 100.5 (Totnes), 100.8 (Dartmouth), 101.2 (Kingsbridge), 101.9 (Ivybridge), 105.1 FM (East Cornwall), 107.0 (West Cornwall), 96.5 (Marlborough), 97.2 (Swindon), 102.2 (Wiltshire)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 FM11C (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)
heat Radio UK Freeview onlyFreeview 716
High Peak Radio Peak District 103.3 FM (Whaley Bridge), 103.3 (Hope Valley), 106.4 (Buxton),
106.4 (Glossop), 106.6 (Chapel-en-le-Frith)
Hits Radio Greater Manchester
UK (DAB only)
103.0 FM (Manchester), DAB (Nationwide)12C
Also Freeview 711
Imagine FM South Manchester and Cheshire 104.9 FM
Ipswich 102 Ipswich102.0 FM10C
Isle of Wight Radio Isle of Wight 107.0 FM, 102.0 (Ryde), 102.0 (Ventnor), 102.0 (Cowes)
Jack FM Oxfordshire 106.8 FM, 106.4 (Bicester)10B (Oxfordshire)
Jack FM 2 Oxford 107.9 FM10B (Oxfordshire)
Jack FM 3 Oxfordshire DAB only10B (Oxfordshire)
Jazz FM London DAB only12A
Also Sound Digital DAB+, Sky 0202, Freesat 729
KCFM Hull 99.8 FM10D (Humberside)
Kerrang! Radio Tayside DAB only11B
Also Freeview 722
Kiss London
East Anglia
Severn Estuary
100.0 (London)
106.1 (Norwich), 106.4 (Suffolk & 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 0178, Virgin Media 963

KissFresh UK DTT onlyFreeview 712
KLFM Kings Lynn 96.7 FM
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 FMAlso Digital One DAB, Freeview 732, Sky 0112, Freesat 734, Virgin 919
LBC London News London 1152 AM12C
Like Radio Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire DAB only12A (Herefordshire and Worcestershire), 10C (Gloucestershire)
Lincs FM Lincolnshire 102.2 FM, 96.7 (Grantham), 97.6 (Scunthorpe)12A
London Greek Radio North London 103.3 FM
Love 80s North West Wales and West CheshireDAB only10D
Love Sport Radio North London 1584 AM11B
Lyca Radio 1458 London 1458 AM11B
Magic 105.4 FM London 105.4 FM12C
Also on Digital One DAB, Freeview 715, Sky 0180, Virgin Media 928
Mansfield 103.2 FM Mansfield 103.2 FM
Matryoshka Radio London DAB only11B
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
Minster FM York 104.7 FM (York), 102.3 (Thirsk), 103.5 (Northallerton)10C
Mi-Soul London DAB only12A
Mix 96 Aylesbury 96.2 FM
More Radio Sussex 107.8 FM (Hastings), 106.4 (Haywards Heath), 106.8 (Lewes), 107.5 (Eastbourne), 107.7 (Worthing)10B
Nation Radio London London DAB only12A
North Norfolk Radio North Norfolk 96.2 FM, 103.2 (Cromer), 103.2 (Wells next-the-Sea)
Panjab Radio London 558 AMAlso on Sound Digital DAB and Sky 0130
Peak FM North Derbyshire 107.4 FM (Chesterfield), 102.0 (Matlock)
Pirate FM Cornwall 102.2 FM (East), 102.8 (West)11B
Selected programmes broadcast on DAB only as Pirate 2
Pirate 80s Cornwall and Plymouth DAB onlyCornwall (11B), Plymouth (12D)
Polish Radio London London DAB only11B
Premier Radio London 1332 AM (Central London), 1305 (North and South London),
1413 (East and West London), 1566 (West Surrey and North East Hampshire)
Also on Digital One DAB and Freeview 725
Pulse 1 Bradford, Halifax, and Huddersfield 97.5 FM (Bradford) 102.5 (Halifax and Huddersfield)11B
Pulse 2 Bradford, Halifax and Huddersfield 1278 AM (Bradford), 1530 (Halifax and Huddersfield)11B
Pulse 80s Bradford, Halifax and Huddersfield DAB only11B
Radio Aire Leeds and West Yorkshire 96.3 FM12D
Radio Caroline Suffolk 648 AM
Radio City Merseyside 96.7 FM10C
Radio City Talk 1548 AM11B
Radio Essex Essex 105.1 FM (Southend), 107.7 (Chelmsford)12D
Radio Exe Exeter 107.3 FM
Radio Jackie South-West London and North Surrey 107.8 FM
99.9 Radio Norwich Norwich 99.9 FM
Radio Plymouth Plymouth, South East Cornwall and West Devon 106.7 FM
Radio UP Northamptonshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire DAB only10C (Northamptonshire), 12D (Peterborough), 10D (Herts, Beds & Bucks)
Radio Wave 96.5 Blackpool and the Fylde 96.5 FM
Rathergood Radio London DAB only11B
Revolution 96.2 Oldham 96.2 FM
Ridings FM Wakefield 106.8 FM
Rock FM Central Lancashire 97.4 FM12A
Rother FM Rotherham 96.1 FM
Rugby FM Rugby 107.1 FM
Rutland Radio Rutland 107.2 FM, 97.4 (Stamford)
Sabras Sound Leicester 1260 AM11B
SAM FM South Coast 106.0 FM (Solent), 106.6 (Winchester), 106.6 (Poole)
Bristol 106.5 FM (Bristol), 107.7 (Swindon)
Sanskar Radio Leicestershire DAB only11B
Signal 1 North Staffordshire and Cheshire 102.6 FM, 96.9 (Stafford), 96.4 (Cheshire)12D
Signal 2 1170 AM12D
Signal 80s DAB only12D
Signal 107 Wolverhampton, Shropshire and North Worcestershire 107.7 FM (Wolverhampton), 106.5 (Shrewsbury), 107.1 (Oswestry), 107.4 (Telford), 107.2 (Kidderminster)
Silk 106.9 Macclesfield 106.9 FM
Smooth Radio London 102.2 FM (London)
792 AM (Bedford), 828 (Luton)
828 AM (Bournemouth)
945 AM (Eastbourne), 1323 (Brighton)
1251 AM (Bury St Edmunds), 1170 (Ipswich)
774 AM (Gloucestershire)
1242 AM (Medway), 603 (East Kent)
1152 AM (Norwich and Great Yarmouth)
1152 AM (Plymouth)
1170 AM (Portsmouth), 1557 AM (Southampton)
1557 AM (Northampton)
1359 AM (Chelmsford), 1431 (Southend)
1161 AM (Swindon)
936 AM (West Wiltshire)

Smooth Radio's AM/DAB feed includes local travel reports and local advertising
12C (London)
11B (Bristol and Bath)
10D (Bath and West Wiltshire)
11B (Bradford and Huddersfield)
11B (Bournemouth)
11C (Cambridge)
11B (Cornwall)
11C (Exeter and Torbay)
10C (Gloucestershire)
12A (Hereford and Worcester)
10D (Herts, Beds and Bucks)
10D (Humberside)
11C (Kent)
12D (Leeds)
12A (Lincolnshire)
10C (Northamptonshire)
10C (North Yorkshire)
10B (Norwich)
10B (Oxfordshire)
12D (Peterborough)
12D (Plymouth)
12D (Reading and Basingstoke)
11C (South Hampshire)
12D (Southend & Chelmsford)
11C (South Yorkshire)
10C (Suffolk)
10B (Sussex Coast)
11C (Swindon)
10B (Somerset)

Also on Sky 0128, Freesat 732, Virgin Media 916, Freeview 718

West Midlands 105.7 FM (West Midlands)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), 10C (Northamptonshire), 12D (Peterborough)
Lake District 100.1 FM (Kendal), 100.8 (Windermere), 101.4 (Keswick)
North East England 97.5 FM (North East England), 101.2 (Hexham), 107.5 (Newcastle), 107.7 (Teesside)11B (Teesside), 11C (Tyne and Wear)
North West England 100.4 FM (North West England)12C (Manchester), 10C (Liverpool), 12A (Central Lancashire)
Spectrum Radio London DAB only12A
Spire FM Salisbury 102.0 FM
Spirit FM West Sussex 96.6 FM (Chichester), 102.3 (Littlehampton), 106.6 (Midhurst),
Star Radio 107.9/1 Cambridge and Ely 107.9 FM (Cambridge), 107.1 (Ely), 107.3 (Saffron Walden)
Stray FM Harrogate and Southern Yorkshire Dales 97.2 (Harrogate), 107.1 (Ilkley)

107.1 (Pateley Bridge), 107.8 (Skipton)

Suffolk First Suffolk DAB only10C
Sun FM Sunderland 103.4 FM
Sunrise Radio London 963 AM (London), 972 (West London)Also on Sound Digital DAB
Sunrise Radio Yorkshire Bradford 103.2 FM11B
Sunshine Radio (AM) Ludlow 855 AM, 105.9 FM (Ludlow)
Sunshine Radio (FM) Herefordshire and Monmouthshire 106.2 FM (Hereford), 107.0 (Monmouth), 107.8 (Abergavenny)10C (Gloucestershire), 12A (Hereford & Worcester)
talkSPORT London London DAB only12A
Local opt-out of talkSPORT UK with local traffic reports and advertising
TFM Teesside 96.6 FM11B
Programmes shared 24/7 with Metro Radio
Time 107.5 East London and West Essex107.5 FM
Touch FM Coventry 96.2 FM
South East Staffordshire 101.6 FM (Tamworth), 102.4 (Burton-upon-Trent)
Warwickshire 102.0 FM (Stratford-upon-Avon), 107.3 (Warwick)
Tower FM Bolton and Bury 107.4 FM
Town FM IpswichDAB only10C
Trax FM Doncaster and Bassetlaw 107.1 FM (Doncaster), 107.9 (Bassetlaw)11C
Viking FM 96.9 FM10D
Voice of Islam Radio London DAB only11B
Wave 105 East Dorset, South Hampshire, Isle of Wight and parts of West Sussex and Wiltshire 105.2 FM (South Hampshire, Isle of Wight, West Sussex and Wiltshire), 105.8 FM (East Dorset)11B (Bournemouth)
11C (South Hampshire)
Wessex FM Dorchester and Weymouth 96.0 FM (Bridport), 97.2
Wire FM Warrington 107.2 FM
Wish FM Wigan and St Helens 102.4 FM
Radio X London
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 AM11B (Wolverhampton)
XS Manchester Greater Manchester 106.1 FM
Yorkshire Coast Radio Scarborough, Whitby and Bridlington 96.2 FM (Scarborough), 103.1 (Whitby), 102.4 (Bridlington)10C (North Yorkshire)

Former English stations

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

NameLicence areaAnalogue frequenciesDAB channelsNotes
Airport Information Radio Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport 1584 AMBoth stations closed in June 1991 after just one year on air.
Abbey FM Barrow in Furness 107.3 FMStation put into administration on 30 January 2009
Buzz FM Birmingham 102.4 FMLost licence and was replaced by Choice FM 102.2 on 1 January 1995
Centre Radio Leicestershire 97.1 FM and 1260 AMCeased trading and closed on 6 October 1983
Channel Travel Radio Kent channel ports107.6 FMLicence returned to the Radio Authority on 28 September 2000
Devonair Radio Exeter and Torquay 666/954 AM and 97.0/96.4 FMLost licence and was replaced by Gemini Radio on 1 January 1995
Dune FM Southport 107.9 FMStation received winding-up order and transmitter was seized by OFCOM on 9 August 2012
Fen Radio 107.5 Wisbech 107.5 FMLicence returned to Ofcom on 31 July 2008
Liberty Radio London 963/972 AMLost licence and was replaced by Club Asia on 3 July 2003
Mersey 106.7 Liverpool 106.7 FMLicence revoked by Ofcom on 1 April 2009
Mix 107 High Wycombe 107.4 FM, 107.7Licence returned to Ofcom on 1 July 2009
Oak FM NW and SW Leicestershire 107.0 FM (Loughborough)
107.9 (Hinckley)
Closed down on 28 July 2016 due to station owner being put into administration
Pennine FM Huddersfield 107.9 FMLicence returned to Ofcom on 5 April 2010
Radio Victory Portsmouth 95.0 FM and 1170 AMLost licence and was replaced by Ocean Sound on 28 June 1986
Star 107.9 Stroud 107.9 FMLicence returned to Ofcom on 29 September 2006
Sunset Radio Manchester 102.0 FMStation went into liquidation in October 1993
Sunrise Radio East Midlands Leicestershire 1260 AMLost licence and was replaced by Sabras Radio on 7 September 1995
Sunshine 1530 Worcestershire 1530 AMClosed on 6 April 2010 following problem with transfer of broadcast licence
South 107.3 Lewisham 107.3 FMClosed down on 3 April 2009
Time 106.6 East Berkshire, South Buckinghamshire, North Surrey and West London106.6 FMClosed down on 15 October 2015
Time 106.8 Thamesmead 106.8 FMClosed down on 3 April 2009
WNKNorth London103.3 FMClosed down Easter 1993 and broadcast hours were reallocated to London Greek Radio
Yorkshire Radio Yorkshire12CClosed down 29 July 2013

Northern Ireland

NameLicence areaAnalogue frequenciesDAB channels
Cool FM Belfast97.4 FM12D
Downtown Radio Northern Ireland1026 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)
Downtown Country Northern IrelandDAB only12D
Q97.2 North Coast Coleraine 97.2 FM, 97.6 (Ballycastle)
Q96.7/102.5 Belfast Belfast96.7 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)
104.2 River FM The Great Northwest104.2 Derry/Londonderry
Q107 Mid Antrim Ballymena 107.0 FM, 107.6 (Larne)

Former Northern Ireland stations

NameLicence areaAnalogue frequenciesDAB channelsNotes
Goldbeat 828 11DCeased broadcasting on 14 June 2018 and Radio Authority revoked the licence
Heartbeat 1521 11DCeased broadcasting on 14 June 2018 and Radio Authority revoked the licence


NameLicence areaAnalogue frequenciesDAB channels
Argyll FM Kintyre, Mid Argyll, Islay and Jura 106.5 FM (Campbeltown), 107.1 (Islay and Jura) and 107.7 (South Knapdale)
Radio Borders Borders 96.8 FM (Selkirk), 102.3 (Berwick-Upon-Tweed), 103.1 (Peebles) and 103.4 (Eyemouth)
Capital Scotland Central Scotland105.7 FM (East), 106.1 (West)11C (Glasgow), 12D (Edinburgh)
Central 103.1 FM Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, Stirling 103.1 FM11D (Central Scotland)
Clyde 1 Glasgow and West Central Scotland102.5 FM, 97.0 (Vale of Leven), 102.3 (Rothesay), 103.3 (Firth of Clyde)11C
Clyde 2 1152 AM11C
Part of The Greatest Hits Network (Scotland)
Cuillin FM Skye & Lochalsh 102.7 FM, 106.2 (Portree)
Forth 1 Edinburgh, The Lothians and Fife 97.3 FM, 97.6, 102.2 (Penicuik)12D
Forth 2 1548 AM12D
Part of The Greatest Hits Network (Scotland)
GO Radio Glasgow Central ScotlandDAB only11D
Heart Scotland Central Scotland100.3 FM (Glasgow), 103.3 (Edinburgh), 101.1 (Rosneath)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 Scotland97.4 FM (Inverness)
96.6 FM (Speyside)
102.8 (Keith)
96.7 (Wick)
96.7 (Fraserburgh) - Broadcasts as Kinnaird Radio from 1900-0000
102.5 (Caithness) - Broadcasts as Caithness FM from 1900-0000
MFR 2 1107 AM11B
Part of The Greatest Hits Network (Scotland)
Nation Radio Scotland Glasgow 96.3 FM
Northsound 1 Aberdeen and North East Scotland 96.9 FM, 97.6, 103.0 (Peterhead)11C
Northsound 2 DAB only11C
Part of The Greatest Hits Network (Scotland)
Original 106 (Aberdeen) Aberdeen and North East Scotland106.8 FM (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire), 106.3 (North Aberdeen), 106.3 (Peterhead)11C
Scottish Sun 80s Central Scotland DAB only11D
Scottish Sun Greatest Hits Central Scotland DAB only11D
Scottish Sun Hits Central Scotland DAB only11D
SIBC Shetland 102.2 FM, 96.2 (Bressay)
Smooth Glasgow Central Scotland 105.2 FM11C (Glasgow), 12D (Edinburgh)
Talksport Scotland Scotland DAB only11D (Central Scotland), 11C (Aberdeen), 11B (Ayr)
Local opt-out of Talksport UK with local traffic reports and advertising
Tay FM Tayside and north Fife 96.4 FM (Perth), 102.8 (Dundee)11B
Tay 2 1584 AM (Perth), 1161 (Dundee)11B
Part of The Greatest Hits Network (Scotland)
Two Lochs Radio Gairloch and Loch Ewe106.0 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
Wave 102 FM Dundee 102.0 FM (Dundee), 106.6 (Perth)
Waves Radio Peterhead and Fraserburgh 101.2 FM11C
West FM Ayrshire 96.7 FM, 97.5 (Girvan), 106.7 (Rothesay)11B
West Sound AM 1035 AM11B
Part of The Greatest Hits Network (Scotland)
West Sound FM Dumfries and Galloway 96.5 FM (Stranraer), 97.0 (Dumfries), 103.0 (Kirkcudbright)
Part of The Greatest Hits Network (Scotland)
YOUR Radio Dunbartonshire, Helensburgh, and Inverclyde 103.0 FM (Dumbarton), 106.9 (Helensburgh, Lomondside and Inverclyde)

Former Scottish stations

NameLicence areaAnalogue frequenciesDAB channelsNotes
River FM Livingston FM 103.4, 107.7Station closed on 29 September 2006 and licence returned to Ofcom
talk 107 Edinburgh 107.0 FM11D (Central Scotland)Station closed on 23 December 2008 and licence returned to Ofcom
L107 Lanarkshire 107.9 FM, 107.5 (Cumbernauld)Station closed on 11 November 2010 and licence returned to Ofcom
XFM Scotland Paisley 96.3 FM11D (Central Scotland), 11B (Ayr)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)
11CStation closed on 15 August 2018 and licence returned after OFCOM


NameLicence areaAnalogue frequenciesDAB channels
Bridge FM Bridgend and Vale of Glamorgan 106.3 FM12C (Cardiff and Newport)
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 and Chester 96.3 FM (North Wales Coast), 97.1 (Wirral), 103.4 (Wrexham, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Cheshire West and Chester)10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire)
Capital South Wales Cardiff and Newport 103.2 FM (Cardiff), 97.4 (Newport)12C
Radio Carmarthenshire Carmarthenshire 97.1 FM (Carmarthenshire), 97.5 (Carmarthen), 97.5 (Llanelli)10C
Dragon Radio Wales DAB only12C (Cardiff and Newport), 10C (Mid and West Wales), 10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire - DAB+)
Heart North Wales North Wales88.0 FM Wrexham, 106.9 The Vale of Clwyd, 107.3 Prestatyn, 105.7 North Wales Coast, 107.2 North West Wales/Gwynedd

102.8 Welshpool, 106.0 Newtown

Heart South Wales South and West Wales106.0 Swansea, 102.3 Pontypridd, 105.9 Merthyr Tydfil, 107.3 Bargoed, 105.2 Abergavenny, 106.1 Ebbw Vale, 105.4 South and South East Wales, 105.9 Newport

107.7 Ceredigion, 105.7 Pembrokeshire, 105.2 Carmarthenshire, 106.0 Carmarthen, 106.2 Fishguard

12C (Cardiff and Newport), 12A (Swansea)
Nation Radio 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)
12C (Cardiff and Newport), 10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire - DAB+), 10D/12D (North West Wales)
Radio Pembrokeshire Pembrokeshire 102.5 FM, 107.5 (Fishguard and Tenby)10C
Smooth Radio (Wales) Wales 1359 AM (Cardiff), 1305 (Newport), 1260 AM (Wrexham)12C (Cardiff and Newport), 10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire), 10D/12D (North West Wales)
Sunshine Radio Monmouthshire See England listings for full details
Swansea Bay Radio Swansea 102.1 FM10D/12D (North West Wales)
Swansea Sound Swansea 1170 AM12A
The Wave Swansea 96.4 FM12A
Wave 80s Swansea DAB only12A

Former Welsh stations

NameLicence areaAnalogue frequenciesReason for closure
Mountain FM South Wales DAB only (0700-1900)Closed July 2013
Valleys Radio South Wales Valleys 1116 AM, 999Station closed on 30 April 2009 and licence returned to OFCOM
Radio Hafren Mid Wales and The Borders756 AM and 102.1FMClosed 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

Tynwald legislature of the Isle of Man

Tynwald, or more formally, the High Court of Tynwald or Tynwald Court, is the legislature of the Isle of Man. It claims to be the oldest continuous parliamentary body in the world. It consists of two chambers, known as the branches of Tynwald: the directly elected House of Keys and the indirectly chosen Legislative Council. When the two chambers meet together once a month, they become Tynwald Court.

NameLicence areaAnalogue frequencies
Channel 103 Jersey 103.7 FM
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)
Manx Radio Isle of Man 97.2 FM (Carnane), 89.0 (Snafell), 103.7 (Jurby), 89.5 (Peel) and 1368 AM
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+) stations

NameLicence AreaDAB+ ChannelsNotes
Asian FX London 12A
88.3 Centreforce London 12A
Bliss Radio North West Wales and West Cheshire10D
Chris Country NE Wales and W Cheshire 10D
Cyber Rock Surrey 10C
Dragon Radio NE Wales and W Cheshire 10D
Eagle 80s Guildford 10C
Gold London 12CAlso available on 1548 AM
Love 80s Liverpool NE Wales and W Cheshire 10D
Nation Radio NE Wales and W Cheshire 10D
Nation Radio London London 12A
Radio Atlantis Surrey and Lincolnshire10C (Surrey), 12A (Lincolnshire)
Radio Newark Lincolnshire12A
Sandgrounder Radio NE Wales and W Cheshire 10D
Zest NW NE Wales and W Cheshire10D

Community radio stations

NameLicence areaAnalogue frequenciesNotes
Abbey104 Sherborne 104.7 FMOn Air: 16 February 2013
ABC-FM Portadown 100.2 FMOn Air: June 2015
Academy FM (Folkestone) Folkestone 105.9 FMOn Air: 31 March 2011
Academy FM (Thanet) Thanet 107.8 FMOn Air: 5 April 2010
Access FM Bridgwater 104.2 FMOn Air: 9 June 2013
AHBS Community Radio Ashford in Kent 107.1 FMOn Air: 19 May 2011
AIR 107.2 Weymouth and Portland 107.2 FMOn Air: 11 May 2013
Alive Radio Dumfries 107.3 FMOn Air: 1 September 2009
Akash Radio Leeds 1323 AMOn Air: August 2015
ALL FM South, Central and East Manchester 96.9 FMOn Air: 22 May 2002
Amber Sound FM Amber Valley, Derbyshire 107.2 FMOn Air: 17 September 2008
Ambur Radio Walsall 103.6 FMOn Air: 1 August 2009
Andover Radio Andover 95.9 FMOn Air: 22 April 2018
Angel Radio (Portsmouth) Portsmouth 89.3 FM
Also on DAB in South Hampshire
On Air: February 2002 (formerly 101.1 FM in Havant)
Angel Radio (Isle of Wight) Newport, Isle of Wight 91.5 FMOn Air: 24 March 2007
Apple FM Taunton, Somerset 97.3 FMOn Air: 11 May 2013
Radio Asian Fever Leeds 107.3 FMOn Air: 1 March 2007
Asian Star Slough 101.6 FMOn Air: April 2007
Awaz FM Glasgow 107.2 FMOn Air: 29 April 2002
Awaaz FM Southampton 99.8 FMOn Air: August 2017
Awaaz Radio High Wycombe 107.4 FMOn Air: 24 March 2011
Bangor FM Bangor 107.9 FMOn Air: July 2012
Bay FM Exmouth Exmouth 106.4 FMOn Air: 5 March 2013
BCB 106.6fm Bradford 106.6 FMOn Air: 1 March 2002
Bradford Asian Radio Bradford 1413 AMOn Air: July 2016
Beyond Radio Lancaster 103.5 FMOn Air: 30 July 2016
BCfm Bristol 93.2 FMOn Air: 26 March 2007
BCR 103.1 FM Sheffield 103.1 FMOn Air: 31 May 2008
The Beat London Harlesden, London 103.6 FMOn Air: 16 April 2007 (formerly BANG Radio)
Belfast 89FM Belfast 89.3 FMOn Air: 30 June 2015
Betar Bangla Hackney, London 1503 AMOn Air: 26 December 2010
Beverley FM Beverley 107.8 FMOn Air: 20 January 2015
BFBS Northern Ireland Lisburn 100.6 FMOn Air: 8 May 2006
Aldergrove and Antrim 106.5 FMOn Air: 5 March 2008
Holywood 101.0 FMOn Air: 5 March 2008
BFBS UK Bases Aldershot 102.5 FMOn Air: 11 December 2006
Blandford 89.3 FM, 1287 AM (Bovington)On Air: 23 August 2012
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 Edinbugh, 87.7 (Inverness), 87.7 (Fort George), 1287 AM (Glencourse)On Air: 14 August 2006
Salisbury Plain 106.8 FMOn Air: 11 December 2006
BFBS Brize Norton Brize Norton 106.1 FMOn Air: October 2018
Big City Radio Birmingham 89.1 FMOn Air: 1 November 2005 (formerly Aston FM)
BigglesFM Biggleswade 104.8 DMOn Air: 22 April 2011
Bishop FM Bishop Auckland 105.9 FMOn Air: 31 October 2009
Black Cat Radio St Neots 107.0 FMOn Air: 17 April 2017
Black Country Radio Stourbridge 102.5 FMOn Air: 1 January 2008 (formerly The Bridge)
Black Diamond FM East and Central Midlothian 107.8 FMOn Air: 21 May 2007
Blast 106 Belfast 106.4 FMOn Air: 8 July 2009
Blyth Valley Radio Southwold 105.0 FMOn Air: 4 July 2009
Bolton FM Bolton 96.5 FMOn Air: 20 June 2009
Bounce FM Banbridge 102.4 FMOn Air: July 2018
Branch FM Dewsbury 101.8 FMOn Air: 9 December 2007
Bradley Stoke Radio Ltd Bradley Stoke, Bristol 103.4 FMOn Air: 13 September 2013
BRFM 95.6 FM Isle of Sheppey 95.6 FMOn Air: 30 October 2006
BRfm 97.3 Blaenau Gwent 97.3 FMOn Air: 18 October 2007
Bro Radio Vale of Glamorgan 98.1 FMOn Air: 31 March 2009
Buchan Radio Peterhead 107.9 FMOn Air: 2 February 2019
Burgess Hill Radio Burgess Hill 103.8 FMOn Air: 27 October 2018
Bute Island Radio Rothesay 96.5 FM (formerly Bute FM)On Air: 15 July 2009
Radio Cabin Herne Bay 94.6 FMOn Air: 8 April 2017
Calon FM Wrexham 105.0 FMOn Air: 1 March 2008
Cam FM Cambridge 97.2 FMOn Air: 1 October 2010
Cambridge 105 Cambridge 105.0 FMOn Air: 20 July 2010
CamGlen Radio Cambuslang and Rutherglen 107.9 FMOn Air: 19 March 2015
Carillon Wellbeing Radio West Leicestershire 1476 AMOn Air: 14 January 2019
Radio Cardiff Cardiff 98.7 FMOn Air: 8 October 2007
Radio Caroline Suffolk and North Essex 648 AMOn Air: 22 December 2017
Castledown Radio Tidworth 104.7 FMOn Air: 4 November 2006
The Cat Crewe and Nantwich 107.9 FMOn Air: 14 February 2015
Celtic Music Radio Glasgow 95.0 FMOn Air: 16 January 2008
CHBN Radio Truro 100.8 FMOn Air: August 2014
CCR 104.4 Chelmsford 104.4 FMOn Air: 18 March 2017
Chorley FM Chorley 102.8 FMOn Air: 24 November 2006
City Beat 103.2 Preston 103.2 FM (formerly Preston FM)On Air: 6 October 2008
Coast FM (formerly Penwith Radio) Penzance 96.5, 97.2 FMOn Air: 5 November 2016 (Coast FM), 30 August 2014 (Penwith Radio)
Community Voice FM Middlesbrough 104.5 FMOn Air: 10 August 2009
Corby Radio Corby 96.3 FMOn Air: 5 December 2009
Crescent Radio Rochdale 97.0 FMOn Air: 12 September 2006
Cross Rhythms Stoke-on-Trent 101.8 FMOn Air: 28 February 2002
Plymouth 96.3 FMOn Air: 29 March 2007
Crystal FM Penicuik 107.4 FMOn Air: 1 December 2013
CSR 97.4FM Canterbury 97.4 FMOn Air: 4 January 2007
Darlo Radio Darlington Online OnlyOn Air: 2 April 2017
Dales Radio Yorkshire Dales 104.9, 103.0 FM, 936 AMOn Air: 11 January 2016
Dawn FM Nottingham 107.6 FMOn Air: 28 March 2006
Dean Radio Cinderford 105.6 FMOn Air: 24 August 2018
Desi Radio Southall 1602 AM
Also Sky 0169
On Air: May 2002
Deveron FM Banff 107.4 FMOn Air: January 2015
Diverse FM Luton 102.8 FMOn Air: April 2007
Down FM Downpatrick 105.0 FMOn Air: 30 March 2006
Drive 105 Derry 105.3 FMOn Air: 27 January 2009
Drystone Radio South Craven 103.5 FMOn Air: 16 January 2009
Dunoon Community Radio Dunoon 97.4 FMOn Air: 1 December 2009
East Coast FM East Lothian 107.6 FMOn Air: 27 April 2013
EAVA FM Leicester 102.5 FMOn Air: 5 December 2008
Eden FM Penrith 107.5 FMOn Air: July 2014
Endeavour FM Boston 107.0 FMOn Air: 22 August 2016
Erewash Sound Ilkeston 96.8 FMOn Air: 6 March 2010
Express FM Portsmouth 93.7 FMOn Air: 13 March 2006
103 The Eye Melton Mowbray 103.0 FMOn Air: 1 November 2005
Raidió Fáilte Belfast 107.1 FMOn Air: 15 September 2006
Fantasy Radio Devizes 97.0 FMOn Air: 29 February 2012
Faza FM Nottingham 97.1 FMOn Air: 25 March 2002
Felixstowe Radio Felixstowe 107.5 FMOn Air: 5 September 2009
Fiesta FM Southampton 95.0 FMOn Air: 17 September 2018
First FM Oxford 105.1 FMOn Air: 14 February 2014 (formerly Destiny 105)
Flame CCR Wirral 1521 AMOn Air: 19 December 2009
Flex FM London 101.4 FMOn Air: 1 July 2018
Forest FM Verwood 92.3 FMOn Air: 4 July 2006
Frome FM Frome 96.6 FMOn Air: 16 June 2012
Funky SX Southend 103.7 FMOn Air: 1 April 2016
FUSe FM Ballymoney Ballymoney 107.5 FMOn Air: 6 July 2015
Future Radio Norwich 107.8 FM (formerly 96.9 FM)On Air: 6 August 2007
Gateway 97.8 Basildon 97.8 FMOn 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 FMOn Air: 30 April 2009
GLOSS FM [1] Thornbury Online or via radio appOn Air: 19 April 2010 (formerly Thornbury FM)
GFM Gloucester 96.6 FMOn Air: 21 July 2006
Gravity FM Grantham 97.2 FMOn Air: 1 December 2008
Great Driffield Radio Great Driffield 107.2On Air: 2 December 2018
GTFM Pontypridd 107.9 FMOn Air: 24 May 2002
Gulshan Radio Wolverhampton 106.9 FMOn Air: 11 February 2016
Halton Community Radio Runcorn 92.3 FMOn Air: 8 August 2008
Harborough FM Market Harborough 102.3 FMOn Air: 5 February 2007
Harbour Radio Great Yarmouth 107.4 FM in the local area and online at Air: 30 August 2017 (started on FM frequency)
Radio Hartlepool Hartlepool 102.4 FMOn Air: 14 October 2008
Hayes FM Hayes, west London 91.8 FMOn Air: 1 September 2007
Hermitage FM Coalville and Ashby-de-la-Zouch 99.2 FMOn Air: 14 November 2009
Heritage Radio Manchester 1602 AMOn Air: 5 June 2016
Hillz FM Coventry 98.6 FMOn Air: 1 June 2009
HitMix Radio Newcastle-under-Lyme 107.5 FMOn Air: 28 November 2015
90.1 Hope FM Bournemouth and Poole and Christchurch 90.1 FMOn Air: 1 May 2007
Hot Radio Poole 102.8 FMOn Air: 8 November 2008 (formerly The Bay)
Hull Kingston Radio East Hull 107.5 FMOn Air: 6 February 2015
HCR FM Huntingdon 104.0 FMOn Air: 23 April 2011
Kane FM Guildford 103.7 FMOn Air: October 2011
Insanity Radio Egham 103.2 FMOn Air: 8 March 2012
Inspiration FM Northampton 107.8 FMOn Air: 24 July 2010
Inspire FM Luton 105.1 FMOn Air: 10 August 2010
In2beats Bedford 106.5 FMOn Air: 23 April 2011
Radio Ikhlas Normanton, Derby 107.8 FMOn Air: 8 September 2006
Ipswich Community Radio Ipswich 105.7 FMOn Air: 15 August 2007
Irvine Beat FM Irvine, North Ayrshire 107.2 FMOn Air: 12 August 2013
IÚR FM Newry 101.4 FMOn Air: 10 October 2007
Radio LaB Luton 97.1 FMOn Air: 15 October 2010
Kane FM Guildford103.7 FMOn Air: 28 October 2011
KCC Live Knowsley99.8FMOn Air: 18 June 2009
Keith Community Radio Keith and Moray 107.7 FM - evening opt-out of MFR FMOn Air: January 2013
Kemet Radio Nottingham 97.5 FMOn Air: 25 January 2007
Kennet Radio Newbury 106.7 FMOn Air: March 2018
Koast Radio Ashington 106.6 FMOn Air: December 2015
Kohinoor FM Leicester 97.3 FMOn Air: 23 December 2008
KYFM Kirkcaldy 107.0 FMOn Air: March 2014
Leisure FM Pattiswick 107.4 FMOn Air: 6 June 2010
Radio Leyland Leyland 104.8 FMOn Air: 1 April 2019
Lincoln City Radio Lincoln 103.6 FMOn Air: 19 April 2010
Link FM Sheffield 96.7 FMOn Air: February 2016
Lionheart Radio Alnwick 107.3 FMOn Air: 30 March 2007
Maritime Radio Greenwich 96.5 FMOn Air: 20 April 2019
Marlow FM Marlow 97.5 FMOn Air: 11 May 2011
Mearns FM Stonehaven and South Aberdeenshire105.7 FM (Stonehaven), 106.2 FM (Inverbervie), 107.3 FM (Laurencekirk)On Air: 6 June 2009
Meridian FM East Grinstead 107.0 FMOn Air: 1 March 2010
Miskin Radio North West KentOn Air: July 2012
MKFM Milton Keynes 106.3 FMOn Air: 7 September 2015
Also on DAB in Herts, Beds and Bucks (10D)
Mon FM Anglesey 102.5 FMOn Air: 12 July 2014
Moorlands Radio Staffordshire Moorlands 103.7 FMOn Air: 7 November 2009
Radio Newark Newark 107.8 FM
Also on DAB+ Digital Radio in Lincolnshire
On Air: 2 May 2015
NE1fm Newcastle upon Tyne 102.5 FMOn Air: 8 June 2007
New Style Radio Birmingham 98.7 FMOn Air: 14 August 2002
Nevis Radio Fort William 96.6, 97.0, 102.3, 102.4 FMOn Air: 1 August 1994

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

Lisburn's 98FM Lisburn 98.8 FMOn Air: 30 September 2011
NLive Radio Northampton 106.9 FMOn Air: 30 September 2016 (formerly NNBC)
North Manchester FM North Manchester 106.6 FMOn Air: 6 July 2009
Nova FM Newport, Shropshire 97.5 FMOn Air: 1 August 2015
NuSound Radio Forest Gate, London 92.0 FMOn Air: 19 March 2007
Oldham Community Radio Oldham 99.7 FMOn Air: 17 March 2007
Paisley FM Paisley 107.5 FMOn Air: 1 February 2019
Panj Radio Coventry 1521 AMOn Air: December 2016
Peace FM Moss Side, Manchester 90.1 FMOn Air: 1 October 2009
Pendle Community Radio Nelson 103.1 FMOn Air: 28 August 2007
Penistone FM Penistone 95.7 FMOn Air: 6 June 2009
Peterborough Community Radio (PCR FM) Peterborough 103.2 FMOn Air: 14 April 2017
Phoenix FM Brentwood 98.0 FMOn Air: 23 March 2007
Phoenix Radio Halifax 96.7 FMOn Air: 10 December 2007
Phonic FM Exeter 106.8 FMOn Air: 15 February 2008
Platform B Brighton 95.0 FMOn Air: 1 October 2018
Pulse FM Barrhead 98.4 FMOn Air: 28 July 2009
Pulse Somerset 104.4 FMOn Air: 9 May 2013
Purbeck Coast FM Swanage 101.2 FMOn Air: April 2019
Pride FM Newcastle upon Tyne 89.2 FMOn Air: 9 July 2018
QUAY-FM Alderney, Channel Islands 107.1 FMOn Air: 12 February 2015
Raaj FM West Bromwich 91.3 FMOn Air: 31 January 2009
Radio Cabin Herne Bay 94.6 FMOn Air: 8 April 2017
Radio Plus Coventry 101.5 FMOn Air: 20 December 2010
Radio Ramadhan 365 Glasgow 1530 AMOn Air: May 2019
Red Kite Radio Thame and Haddenham 107.2 FMOn Air: 18 June 2017
Redroad FM South Rotherham 102.4 FMOn Air: 27 March 2010
Reprezent South London 107.3 FMOn Air: 18 March 2011
Resonance FM London 104.4 FMOn Air: 1 May 2002
Radio Reverb Brighton 97.2 FMOn Air: 26 March 2007
Revival FM Cumbernauld 100.8 FM, 93.0 (Glasgow)On Air: 31 August 2006
Rhondda Radio Treorchy 106.1 FMOn Air: 29 July 2018
Ribble FM Clitheroe 106.7 FMOn Air: 25 July 2016
Rinse FM London 106.8 FMOn Air: February 2011
RNIB Connect Glasgow 101.0 FM
Also Freeview 730
On Air: 30 March 2007
Rossendale Radio Haslingden and Rawtenstall 104.7 FMOn Air: 22 December 2018
RWSfm 103.3 Bury St Edmunds 103.3 FMOn Air: 13 August 2010
Saint FM Burnham-on-Crouch 94.7 FMOn Air: 1 December 2007
Salford City Radio Salford 94.4 FMOn Air: 30 September 2007
Salaam Radio Peterborough 106.2 FMOn Air: 30 June 2016
Radio Saltire East Lothian FM 106.7, 107.2On Air: 2 December 2018
Radio Sangam Huddersfield 107.9 FMOn Air: 8 May 2016
Radio Scilly Isles of Scilly 107.9 FMOn Air: 3 September 2007
Seahaven FM Seaford, Newhaven and Peacehaven 96.3 FMOn Air: 9 January 2011
105.3 Seaside FM Holderness 105.3 FMOn Air: 5 October 2007
Radio Seerah Leicester 1575 AMOn Air: 1 February 2019
106.9 SFM Sittingbourne 106.9 FMOn Air: 26 July 2012
Sheffield Live! Sheffield 93.2 FMOn Air: 29 October 2007
shmuFM Aberdeen 99.8 FMOn Air: 1 October 2007
Siren FM Lincoln 107.3 FMOn Air: 11 August 2007
Sine FM Doncaster 102.6 FMOn Air: 26 September 2009
Smart Radio Great Yarmouth Online only at www.smartmediagy.comOn Air: 23 October 2017
Skyline Community Radio Hedge End and Botley 102.5 FMOn Air: 7 January 2006
Soundart Totnes 102.5 FMOn Air: 17 December 2008
Somer Valley FM Midsomer Norton and Radstock 97.5 FMOn Air: 12 January 2009
Source FM Falmouth 96.1 FMOn Air: 28 Feb 2009
Spark FM Sunderland 107.0 FMOn Air: 26 October 2009
Speysound Radio Badenoch and Strathspey 107.1 FMOn Air: 4 December 2009
Spice FM Newcastle upon Tyne 98.8 FMOn Air: 8 August 2008
Radio St Austell Bay St Austell 105.6 FMOn Air: 28 January 2008
Stafford FM Stafford 107.3 FMOn Air: 25 April 2015
Sunny Govan Radio Govan 103.5 FMOn Air: 28 March 2007
Sunshine 104.9 Belfast 104.9 FMOn Air: January 2019
Susy Radio Redhill and Reigate 103.4 FMOn Air: 15 July 2012
Swindon 105.5 Swindon 105.5 FMOn Air: 15 March 2008
Switch Radio Birmingham 107.5 FMOn Air: 30 April 2010
Takeover Radio Leicester 103.2 FMOn Air: 5 March 2002
Sutton-in-Ashfield 106.9 FMOn Air: 1 March 2010
Tameside Radio Tameside 103.6 FMOn Air: 30 September 2007
Radio Tamworth Tamworth 106.8 FMOn Air: 31 October 2009 (formerly TCR FM)
TD1 Radio Galashiels 106.5 FMOn Air: 30 March 2015
Tempo FM Wetherby 107.4 FMOn Air: 11 September 2006
10Radio Wiveliscombe, Somerset 105.3 FMOn 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 FMOn Air: 1 December 2008
3TFM Saltcoats 103.1 FMOn Air: 18 April 2008
TMCR North East Doncaster 95.3 FMOn Air: 14 December 2009
Tone FM Taunton 107.8 FMOn Air: 29 February 2013
Tudno FM Llandudno 107.8 FMOn Air: 12 July 2008
Radio Tyneside Newcastle upon Tyne 93.6 FMOn Air: 5 July 2018
Uckfield FM Uckfield 105.0 FMOn Air: 1 July 2010
Ujima Radio Bristol 98.0 FMOn Air: 4 July 2008
Unity 101 Southampton 101.1 FMOn Air: 12 December 2005
Unity FM Birmingham 93.5 FMOn Air: 2 August 2006
Unity Radio Manchester 92.8 FMOn Air: Summer 2010
Vectis Radio Newport Isle of Wight 104.6 FMOn air Autumn 2017
Radio Verulam St Albans 92.6 FMOn Air: 7 July 2007
Vibe 107.6 Watford 107.6 FMOn Air: 8 August 2011
Vixen 101 Market Weighton 101.8 FMOn Air: 20 November 2008
Voice FM Southampton 103.9 FMOn Air: 1 September 2011
The Voice North Devon 106.1 (Barnstaple), 107.8 (Bideford and Ilfecombe)On Air: March 2014
Radio Warrington Warrington 1332 AMOn Air: 20 July 2016
WCR Community Radio Warminster 106.5 FMOn Air: 1 April 2012
WCR FM Wolverhampton 101.8 FMOn Air: 30 March 2007
Westside FM Hanwell 89.6 FMOn Air: 13 September 2007
West Somerset Radio Minehead 104.4 FMOn Air: 22 October 2018
106.9FM WHCR Kingston upon Hull 106.9 FMOn Air: 26 March 2007
Radio Winchcombe Winchcombe 107.1FMOn Air: 18 May 2012
Wycombe Sound High Wycombe 106.6 FMOn Air: 31 October 2016
Wythenshawe FM Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester 97.2 FMOn Air: 22 March 2002
YO1 Radio York 102.8 FMOn Air: 27 August 2018
Your FM Stockport 107.8 FMOn Air: 13 September 2007 (formerly Pure 107.8)
Youthcomm Radio Worcester 106.7 FMOn Air: 13 January 2008
Zack FM Forest Heath 105.3 FMOn Air: 22 June 2009
Zetland FM Redcar 105.0 FMOn Air: 31 August 2015

Former community radio stations

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

NameLicence areaAnalogue frequenciesNotes
Chelmsford Calling Chelmsford 104.4 FMClosed Feb 2007
Sound Radio Hackney 1503 AMClosed June 2007
TGR Sound Bexleyheath 103.7 FMClosed 22 Jun 2008
Vibe FM Enniskillen 105.3 FMClosed October 2009
Forest of Dean Radio Cinderford 1521 AM, 1503 NewentClosed 31 Dec 2009
Link FM Harold Hill 92.2 FMClosed: 28 Jun 2010
Féile FM Belfast 103.2 FMClosed 25 March 2011
Boundary Sound Newark 102.6 FMClosed 23 June 2011
Voice Radio Caerphilly DAB 11C (Cardiff and Newport)Closed 20 July 2011
Wayland Radio Wayland, Norfolk 107.3 FMClosed 27 August 2011
Burngreave Community Radio Burngreave, Sheffield 103.1 FMClosed: September 2011
Radio Sandwell Sandwell, West Midlands 106.9 FMClosed: 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 Cheshire92.5 FMClosed 27 January 2012
Rossendale Radio Haslingden and Rawtenstall 104.7 FMClosed 5 March 2012 (returned on air in December 2018)
Diversity FM Lancaster 103.5 FMClosed 31 March 2012
The Park Lymington 97.9 FMClosed 8 June 2012
ON FM Hammersmith, London 101.4 FMClosed January 2013
OX105 FM Oxford 105.1 FMClosed 2 October 2013
Stroud FM Stroud 107.9 FMClosed 12 February 2014
BFBS Ballykinler Ballykinler 107.5 FMClosed 4 August 2014 (due to closure of the Abercorn Barracks)
The Superstation Orkney 105.4 FMClosed 16 November 2014
Indigo FM Kirkby Lonsdale 106.6 FMClosed December 2014
Shine FM Banbridge 102.4 FMClosed 28 August 2015
Radio Sunlight Medway 106.6 FMClosed 19 February 2016
98.8 Castle FM Leith and North Edinburgh 98.8 FMClosed February 2016
Voice of Africa Radio Stratford, London 94.0 FMClosed March 2016
Radio Teesdale Barnard Castle 105.5 FM, 102.1 (Romaldkirk)Closed July 2016
Ummah FM Reading 95.6 FMClosed July 2016
West Wolds Radio Pocklington 103.1 FMClosed 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 AMClosed November 2016
Tulip Radio Spalding, Lincolnshire 107.5 FMClosed 30 January 2017
Point FM Rhyl 103.1 FMClosed July 2017
IMAN FM North East Sheffield and South West Rotherham 103.1Closed July 2017
Brecks FM Watton, Norfolk 106.9 FMClosed 3 December 2017
Brick FM St Boswells 103.0 FMClosed December 2017
An Radio Uist 105.2 FMClosed February 2019
Radio Glan Clwyd Bodelwyddan 1287 AMClosed February 2019
Wirral Radio Wirral 92.1 FM, DABClosed 1 March 2018
Cross Rhythms Teeside Stockton-on-Tees 107.1 FMClosed April 2019
Demon FM Leicester 107.5 FMClosed 3 May 2019
Radio BGWS Farnborough 1179 AMClosed May 2019

Small scale trial DAB multiplexes

Small scale multiplexes licensed by OFCOM for a trial period until 31 March 2020 allowing a "more affordable way for smaller stations to broadcast on DAB digital radio":

Licence areaMultiplex operatorFrequencyOn-air dateStations
Brighton Brighton and Hove Radio9A31 July 2015DAB+: 1BTN, 11disco, 80s Rhythm, Angel Vintage, auraltime, Atmosphere Radio, Classical 1, Gaydio, Metal Meyhem Radio, Mi-House, Mi-Soul, NME1, Platform B, Radio Caroline, Radio Reverb, Resonance, Solar Radio, Totally Radio and University Radio Falmer
Portsmouth Solent Wireless 7D19 August 2015Express FM
DAB+: 45 Radio, 80s Rhythm, Atmosphere Radio, auraltime, Awaaz FM, BFBS Portsmouth, Celtic Music Radio, Chris Country, Delite Radio, Flash, Gaydio, Goldmine DAB, Little Radio, News Radio UK, Passion Radio, Radio Caroline, SAM FM, Skylab Radio, Starpoint Soul, The Breeze, Totally Radio, United DJs, Weather 24/7 Radio, 100% Dragon Hits, 100% Whatever and 60s
Manchester Niocast Digital 10B28 August 2015DAB+: Radio Atlantis, Cheesy FM, Chris Country, Cosoro Radio, Delite Radio, Fix Radio, Gaydio, Heritage Radio, Imagine Radio, London Greek Radio, Love 80s Manchester, MAX 80s, My 45 Radio, Radio Dead, Radio Diamond, Radio Sangam, Revolution 962, RootsnRockerz, Strawberry Radio, Sunrise Radio (Yorkshire), Unity Radio and XS Manchester.
Bristol Celador Radio9A5 September 2015BCfm 93.2, BSR 103.4 FM, Sam FM, Somer Valley FM, The Breeze and Ujima Radio
DAB+: Angel Vintage, BFBS Ghurka Radio, Classic Hits, Goldmine DAB, Hub Radio, NOODS Radio and Resonance Extra
Norwich Future Digital Norfolk Limited 9A9 September 2015Future Radio, Radio Norwich
DAB+: 45 Radio, Angel Vintage, Cambridge 105, Chris Country, Classical 1, Crackers Radio, NME 1, NME 2, Radio Atlantis, Radio Caroline, Resonance Extra, Skylab Radio, Spectrum Radio, Solar Radio, Totally Radio, United DJs, Weather 24/7 and Zack FM
Cambridge UKRD7A11 September 2015Angel Vintage, Cambridge 105, Chris Country, Gaydio and Star Radio
DAB+: Black Cat Radio, Crackers Radio, Cyber Radio, Cyber Rock, HCR104fm, Radio Atlantis, Resonance Extra, Visitor Radio and Zack FM
North East Birmingham Switch Radio9A14 September 2015Angel Vintage, Big City Radio, Gaydio, Gorgeous FM and London Greek Radio
DAB+: Ambur Radio, auraltime, Black Country Radio, Fresh, Like Radio, My 45 Radio, Radio Caroline, Radio Central, Radio Sangam, Solar Radio, Starpoint Soul, Switch Radio, The Beat (MKFM), Touch FM and Unity FM
Aldershot BFBS Aldershot8A19 October 2015Angel Vintage, BFBS Aldershot, BFBS Beats, BFBS Gurkha Radio, Radio Caroline, Radio Woking and The Breeze
DAB+: auraltime, Brooklands Radio, Cheesy FM and Weather 24/7
London U.DAB9A29 October 2015Rainbow Radio and Reprezent
DAB+: Angel Vintage, Atlantis, Delite Radio, Desi Radio, London Greek Radio, NME 1, NuSound Radio, Radio Caroline, Resonance, Resonance Extra, Rinse FM, Solar Radio, The Beat London and Zone 1
Glasgow Brave Broadcasting10B3 December 2015Gaydio, Nation Radio and YOUR Radio
DAB+: 45 Radio, Angel Vintage, Awaz FM Glasgow, BFBS Scotland, Celtic Music Radio, Chris Country, Crackers Radio, Delite Radio, London Greek Radio, Matryoshka Radio, News Radio UK, Paisley FM, Pride Radio, Radio Caroline, Radio Ramadhan 365, Revival 93FM, Sunrise Radio (Yorkshire), United Radio and Visitor Radio

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.

A UK Restricted Service Licence, is typically granted to radio stations and television stations broadcasting within the UK to serve a local community or a special event. Licences are granted by the broadcasting authority Ofcom.

Vaisakhi Major spring time Sikh festival, harvest a nd traditional new year festival for many Hindus

Vaisakhi, also known as Baisakhi, Vaishakhi, or Vasakhi is a historical and religious festival in Hinduism and Sikhism. It is usually celebrated on 13 or 14 April every year, which commemorates the formation of Khalsa panth of warriors under Guru Gobind Singh in 1699.

Ramadan Ninth month in the Islamic calendar, and the month of fasting for Muslims

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting (sawm), prayer, reflection and community. A commemoration of Muhammad's first revelation, the annual observance of Ramadan is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam and lasts twenty-nine to thirty days, from one sighting of the crescent moon to the next.

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:

NameLicence areaTypical air datesAnalogue frequencies
Radio Airbourne Eastbourne August87.7 FM - Live coverage of Eastbourne International Airshow
Air Festival Radio Bournemouth August87.7 FM - Live coverage of Bournemouth Air Festival
Air Tattoo Live Fairford, GloucestershireJuly87.7 FM - Coverage of the Royal International Air Tattoo
Radio Badminton Badminton House May87.9 FM - Live coverage of Badminton Horse Trials
BSB Radio Various race circuitsSpring / Summer87.7 FM - Coverage of British Superbikes Championship
Radio Cosford RAF Cosford June87.9 FM - Live coverage of Cosford Air Show
Cowes Radio Cowes August87.7 FM - Live coverage of Cowes Week
Download FM Donington Park June87.7 FM - Coverage of the Download Festival
Lincolnshire Show Radio Lincolnshire Showground June107.8 FM - Coverage of the Lincolnshire Show operated by Lincs FM
Open Golf Radio VariesJuly87.7 FM - Coverage of the Open Golf Championship
Radio Ramadan Up to 29 local RSLs across the UKDuring period of Ramadan and Eid 87.7 FM
Radio Silverstone Silverstone Circuit July87.7 FM - Live coverage of the British Formula One Grand Prix
Ulster Grand Prix Radio Crumlin, Co AntrimAugust107.8 FM - Live coverage of the Ulster Grand Prix motorcycling event
Live @ Wimbledon Wimbledon June / July87.7 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 July87.7 FM - Live coverage of the WOMAD music festival
Worthy FM Glastonbury June87.7 FM - Live coverage of the Glastonbury Festival
Summerfest Radio Haddenham, Buckinghamshire June - July87.9 FM

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 Student Radio Association (SRA) was a representative body which supported and acted on behalf of the UK student radio community, comprising radio stations that were associated with or linked to a place of education. It was a not-for-profit organisation, which existed to encourage and facilitate communication between student stations. It was dissolved by Companies House in May 2018.

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

NameLicence areaFrequencies
Bailrigg FM Lancaster University 87.7 FM - LPFM
BIRSt Bournemouth University See community radio listings for full details
Blast 1386AM Reading College 1386 AM - LPAM
BURST University of Bristol 1134 AM - LPAM
Cam FM University of Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin University See community radio listings for full details
Crush Radio University of Hertfordshire 1278 AM - LPAM
CSR 97.4FM Canterbury See community radio listings for full details
Fresh FM Petroc, Barnstaple FM 87.7 - LPFM
THIS Radio Liverpool Hope University 1350 AM - LPAM
Hub Radio University of the West of England, Bristol 1449 AM - LPAM
Insanity Radio Royal Holloway, University of London See community radio listings for full details
Knutsford AM Knutsford High School 1350 AM - LPAM
Radio LaB University of Bedfordshire See community radio listings for full details
Livewire 1350 University of East Anglia 1350 AM - LPAM
The Mouth Cockermouth School 87.7 FM - LPFM
Queen's Radio Queen's University Belfast 1134 AM - LPAM
Ramair University of Bradford 1350 AM - LPAM
RAW University of Warwick 1251 AM - LPAM
Radio Roseland The Roseland Community College, Tregony 87.7 FM - LPFM
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
Stag Radio University of Surrey 1350 AM - LPAM
Storm FM Bangor University 87.7 FM - LPFM (Ffriddoedd)
Surge University of Southampton 1287 AM - LPAM
University Radio Bath University of Bath 1449 AM - LPAM
University Radio Nottingham University of Nottingham 1350 AM - LPAM
University Radio York University of York 1350 AM - 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)
Xtreme Radio Swansea University 1431 AM - LPAM

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 Hospital Broadcasting Association (HBA) supports the 210 or so independent hospital broadcasting organisations serving hospitals, hospices and nursing homes in the UK. The vast majority of these organisations provide hospital radio services through a variety of broadcast medium as well as a few hospital television services.

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

NamePrimary licence areaFrequency
AHBS (Ashford Hospital Broadcasting Service) William Harvey Hospital, Ashford See community radio listings
Anker Radio George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton 1386 AM - LPAM
Apple FM Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton See community radio listings
Hospital Radio Basingstoke North Hampshire Hospital, Basingstoke 945 AM - LPAM
BHR 1287 Basildon University Hospital 1287 AM - LPAM
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 Brockley Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore 999 AM - LPAM
Radio Bronglais Bronglais Hospital, Aberystwyth 87.8 FM - LPFM
Canterbury Hospital Radio Kent and Canterbury Hospital 945 AM - LPAM
Carillon Radio Loughborough Hospital, Coalville Hospital, Ashby de-la-Zouch Hospital, Melton Mowbray Hospital and Oakham Hospital 1386 AM - LPAM Loughborough and Coalville, 1431 AM - LPAM Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Oakham
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
Hospital Radio Crawley Crawley Hospital 1287 AM - LPAM
Epsom Hospital Radio Epsom Hospital and St Helier Hospital, Epsom Wired
Radio Glangwili Glangwili General Hospital, Carmarthen 87.7 FM - LPFM
Hospital Radio Gwendolen Leicester General Hospital, Leicester 1287 AM - LPAM
HBS Radio Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Weston Park Hospital, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield 1431 AM - LPAM
Hemel Hospital Radio Hemel Hempstead Hospital, Hemel Hempstead 1350 AM - LPAM
Inverness Hospital Radio Raigmore Hospital, Inverness See community radio listings
Kingstown Radio Hull Royal Infirmary Hospital, Hull 1350 AM - LPAM
Radio LonsdaleFurness General Hospital, Barrow-in-FurnessWired/internet
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
NH Sound Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny 1287 AM - LPAM
Radio Nightingale Rotherham General Hospital, Rotherham 945 and 1350 AM - LPAM
Hospital Radio Plymouth Derriford Hospital and Plymouth Royal Eye Infirmary 87.7 FM - LPFM
Radio Redhill East Surrey Hospital, Redhill, Surrey 1431 AM - LPAM
Radio Wey Ashford Hospital and St Peter's Hospital, Chertsey, Surrey Wired / Internet
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)
Seaside Hospital Radio Worthing Hospital and Southlands Hospital, Shoreham-by-Sea 846AM - LPAM (Southlands Hospital)
Stoke Mandeville Hospital Radio Stoke Mandeville Hospital 1575 AM - LPAM
Radio City 1386 AM Singleton Hospital, Swansea 1386 AM - LPAM
Trust AM Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Doncaster, Bassetlaw District General Hospital, Worksop, Montagu Hospital, Mexborough 1278 AM - LPAM (Bassetlaw), Internet
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
Radio West Suffolk West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds See community radio listings
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:

NameFormatEPG numberComments
BFBS Radio UK forces radioSky 0211, Freesat 786
EWTN Radio Catholic religious stationSky 0147
Kanshi Radio Asian stationSky 0205
Khush Khabri Radio Asian Christian stationSky 0151Formerly Asian Gold Radio
Newstalk Commercial speech stationSky 0210FM 106-108 in Republic of Ireland
Rainbow Radio Ghanaian radio stationSky 0207FM 87.5 in Accra, Ghana
RTÉ Radio 1 News, current affairs, sport and musicSky 0160, Freesat 750,
Virgin 917
FM 88.2—90.0 in the Republic of Ireland
RTÉ 2FM Pop musicSky 0164, Freesat 751FM 90.0-92.0 in Republic of Ireland
RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Irish-language programmingSky 0165, Freesat 753FM 92.0-94.0 in Republic of Ireland
RTÉ Lyric FM Classical musicSky 0166, Freesat 752FM 96.7-99.6 in Republic of Ireland
Solar Radio Soul, jazz and funkSky 0129
Spectrum Radio International radio stationSky 0185
Sukh Sagar Radio Gurbani stationSky 0150
StarBeats Radio Caribbean musicSky 0184
Trans World Radio Religious programmingSky 0138, Freesat 790
UCB Ireland Christian station aimed at Republic of IrelandSky 0214
WRN Europe Programming from international broadcastersSky 0122, Freesat 728,
Virgin 920

LPAM, LPFM and other stations

NameLicence areaFrequencies
BFBS Gurkha RadioLPAM in UK1134 AM Bramcote, 1134 Sandhurst, 1134 Catterick, 1251 York
1278 Shorncliffe, 1278 Stafford, 1287 Maidstone, 1287 Brecon, 1287 Blandford
BFBS Radio 2Online in UK
National Prison Radio Internal radio station for UK prisonsSatellite
Radio Silverstone Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire 87.7 FM - LPFM (motor sport meetings only)
Radio Donington Donington Park, Castle Donington 87.7 FM - LPFM (motor sport meetings only)
Radio Brands Brands Hatch, Kent 87.7 FM - LPFM (motor sport meetings only)
Radio Knockhill Knockhill Racing Circuit, Dunfermline 87.7 FM - LPFM (motor sport meetings only)
Nitro FM Santa Pod Raceway, Northamptonshire 96.2 FM - LPFM (motor sport meetings only)
Radio Thruxton Thruxton Circuit, Andover 1602 AM - LPAM (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)
60 North FM Shetland Islands Tourist Radio87.7 FM - six LPFM transmitters
Sout al Khaleej London 12A DAB (available on 100.8 FM in Doha, Qatar)
Acacia Radio Annesley Woodhouse 1287 AM - LPAM
Brill AM Brill 1449 AM - LPAM
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.

See also

Radio enjoys a huge following in the United Kingdom. There are around 600 licensed radio stations in the country. For a more comprehensive list see List of radio stations in the United Kingdom.

Digital radio in the United Kingdom

In the United Kingdom, the roll-out of digital radio is proceeding since engineering test transmissions were started by the BBC in 1990 followed by a public launch in September 1995. The UK currently has the world's biggest digital radio network, with 103 transmitters, three national DAB ensembles and 48 local and regional DAB ensembles broadcasting over 250 commercial and 34 BBC radio stations across the UK. In the capital, London there are already more than 64 different digital stations available. In addition to DAB and DAB+, radio stations are also broadcast on digital television platform as well as internet radio in the UK. Digital radio ensemble operators and stations need a broadcasting licence from the UK's media regulator Ofcom to broadcast.

Licensed radio broadcasting in Ireland is one element of the wider Media of Ireland, with 85% of the population listening to a licensed service on any given day.

Related Research Articles

Digital audio broadcasting Digital radio standard

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Low-power broadcasting Type of broadcasting station

Low-power broadcasting refers to a broadcast station operating at a low electric power to a smaller service area than "full power" stations within the same region, but often distinguished from "micropower broadcasting" and broadcast translators. LPAM, LPFM and LPTV are in various levels of use across the world, varying widely based on the laws and their enforcement.

BBC Radio Northampton

BBC Radio Northampton is the BBC Local Radio service for the English county of Northamptonshire. It broadcasts from its studios in Broadcasting House, Abington Street, Northampton on 104.2FM (Northampton) and 103.6FM

Independent Local Radio

Independent Local Radio is the collective name given to commercial radio stations in the United Kingdom. As a result of the buyouts and mergers permitted by the Broadcasting Act 1990, and deregulation resulting from the Communications Act 2003, most commercial stations are now neither independent nor local. The same name is used for Independent Local Radio in Ireland.

Minster FM

Minster FM is an independent commercial local (ILR) radio station based in Dunnington, York, England. It covers the central part of North Yorkshire, including the city of York and surrounding areas such as Selby, Tadcaster, Thirsk, Northallerton and Goole.

Mendip transmitting station

The Mendip transmitting station is a broadcasting and telecommunications facility on the summit of Pen Hill, part of the Mendip Hills range in Somerset, England, at 305 metres (1,001 ft) above sea level. The station is in St Cuthbert Out civil parish in Mendip district, approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) northeast of the centre of Wells. It has a 281.6 metres (924 ft) tall mast, which was built in 1967 and weighs around 500 tonnes, and is the tallest structure in South West England. The mast broadcasts digital television, FM analogue radio and DAB digital radio, and had broadcast analogue colour television from 1967 until 2010. It has become a Mendip landmark, providing a method of identifying the hills from a distance.

FM broadcasting Transmission of audio through frequency modulation

FM broadcasting is a method of radio broadcasting using frequency modulation (FM) technology. Invented in 1933 by American engineer Edwin Armstrong, wide-band FM is used worldwide to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. FM broadcasting is capable of better sound quality than DAB/+ radio, and AM broadcasting under normal listening conditions, so it is used for most music broadcasts. Theoretically wideband AM can offer equally good sound quality, provided the reception conditions are ideal. FM radio stations use the VHF frequencies. The term "FM band" describes the frequency band in a given country which is dedicated to FM broadcasting.

Digital One is a national commercial digital radio multiplex in the United Kingdom, owned by Arqiva. As of March 2010, the multiplex covered more than 90% of the population from 137 transmitters. Coverage was extended to Northern Ireland in July 2013.

Digital Audio Broadcasting in Ireland is one form of digital radio transmission in the state. It was launched to the public on 30 November 2006, with trials taking place in 1998, 2001 and 2006. Currently, 56% of Ireland's population - mainly in Counties Cork, Limerick and the North East - can receive permanent DAB services. Geographic coverage on a portable or car radio is much less. In contrast, all the RTE stations on the DAB multiplex are also available nationwide via Saorsat and about 99% geographic coverage is possible via DVB. Generic DVB receivers do need mains, but are typically cheaper than DAB radios. Many portable DAB radio sets have 1/10th to 1/50th of the running time of an AM/FM set, typically giving only 6 hours use. There are also in-dash DVB Terrestrial receivers for cars, though it's illegal for the driver to watch the TV channels.

Oxford transmitting station Telecommunications site near Oxford, England

The Oxford transmitting station is a broadcasting and telecommunications facility, situated on land 129.5 metres (425 ft) above Ordnance Datum to the north east of the city of Oxford, in Oxfordshire, England. It has a guyed steel lattice mast which is 154.4 metres (507 ft) in height to the top of the main steel structure. The UHF television antenna, which consist of a vertical array of transmitting panels, is mounted above the steel structure. The total height of the mast to the top of this UHF antenna is 165.7 metres (544 ft). It is owned and operated by Arqiva.

Countries using DAB/DMB

The radio technology known as Digital Audio Broadcasting, and its TV sibling, Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (DMB), is being operated in several regions worldwide, either in the form of full services, or as feasibility studies.

The Ministry of Sound Radio (MoS) began service as a UK-based radio station operating since 1999. It was accessible on the Ministry of Sound website as streaming audio until March 2016.


GLOSS FM is an online community radio station in the United Kingdom, broadcasting to Thornbury and District, South Gloucestershire. Its strapline is "Your Local Station". It originally started broadcasting to the South Gloucestershire area on 19 April 2010. It was an extension of Thornbury FM, a smaller station broadcasting to just Thornbury which had started on 19 November 2005. In November 2009, the station relocated its transmitter which increased its coverage area. After an open competition GLOSS FM was chosen as the station's new name in order to be more relevant to all listeners. GLOSS FM legally broadcast under the terms of Ofcom's Restricted Service Licence regime until the spring of 2011. This restricted the station to a maximum of two 28-day broadcasts per year in addition to its webcasts which were broadcast continually. In this year the station closed after an unsuccessful licence bid for a permanent FM frequency which was rejected by Ofcom due to "no suitable FM frequency available" in the area - an assertion which they have since indicated is not correct. After a 6 year break and several attempts to restart it, the station re-launched on 29 July 2017.

St Hilary transmitting station

The St Hilary transmitting station is a facility for telecommunications situated close to the village of St Hilary, Glamorgan in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, in the UK. It comprises a 229-metre (750 ft) guyed mast with antennas attached at various heights. The site was established in 1958 for Independent Television transmission on VHF. Current transmissions from the site include FM radio, DAB radio and mobile telephone signals.

The Voice (North Devon) radio station serving North Devon

The Voice is a local radio station serving North Devon, and based at studios in Barnstaple.

QUAY-FM is a VHF-FM broadcasting station on the island of Alderney. It holds the first Community Radio licence in the Channel Islands, granted in 2014 to the Alderney Broadcasting Company.

Ipswich 102 is a local radio station serving Ipswich. The station took over the FM frequency from Town 102 on 18 October 2018, 10 weeks after launching on DAB Digital Radio on 1 August 2018.

This is a list of notable events in the timeline of digital audio broadcasting in the UK.


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