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

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

DAB frequencies:

NameFormatOwner or parent companyFM frequenciesAM frequenciesDAB Freeview Freesat Sky Virgin
Absolute Radio Adult-orientated pop/rock Music Bauer Media Group 11D / 12A7277240107915
Absolute Radio 80s Music from the 1980sBauer Media Group11A
Also available on local DAB in Inverness and North Cumbria
Absolute Radio 90s Music from the 1990sBauer Media Group11A
Also available on local DAB in Inverness and North Cumbria
BBC Radio 1 Contemporary hit music BBC FM 97.1-99.712B7007000101901
BBC Radio 1Xtra Black contemporary musicBBC12B7017010127907
BBC Radio 2 Classic and adult contemporary musicBBCFM 88.1-90.212B7027020102902
BBC Radio 3 Classical music, drama and cultureBBCFM 90.3-92.612B7037030103903
BBC Radio 4 News, documentary, drama, comedy and discussionBBCFM 92.5–96.1
FM 103.5–104.9
LW 198
MW 720 (London, Belfast and Derry)
MW 603 (Newcastle upon Tyne)
MW 756 (Redruth)
MW 774 (Plymouth and Enniskillen)
MW 1449 (Aberdeen)
MW 1485 (Carlisle)
12B704 (FM)704 (FM)
710 (LW)
0104 (FM)
0130 (LW)
904 (FM)
911 (LW)
BBC Radio 4 Extra Comedy, drama and documentary from an archival natureBBC12B7087080126910
BBC Radio 5 Live News, sport and discussionBBCMW 693
MW 909
MW 990
BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra Extended coverage of sporting fixturesBBC12B7067060131908
BBC Radio 6 Music Alternative musicBBC12B7077070120909
BBC Asian Network Music and news for British Asian communityBBCMW 1458 (Birmingham)
MW 828 (Wolverhampton)
MW 837 ((Leicester)
MW 1449 (Peterborough)
BBC World Service International news and featuresBBC12B7107110115906
Classic FM Classical music Global FM 99.9 - 101.911D / 12A7317210106922
Fix RadioMusic and programming for tradespeopleFix Radio11A
Kiss Rhythmic contemporaryBauer Media GroupFM 100.0 (London)11D / 12A7130141963
Kisstory Old school dance tunes and anthemsBauer Media Group11A714
LBC News, talk and phone-insGlobalFM 97.3 (London)11D / 12A7329740123919
Magic Adult contemporaryBauer Media GroupFM 105.4 (London)11D / 12A7150142928
Mellow Magic Mellow and calm musicBauer Media Group11A
Also available on local DAB in North Cumbria
Planet Rock Classic rockBauer Media Group11A
Also available on local DAB in North Cumbria
Premier Praise Christian radio stationPremier Christian Media Trust11A
Premier Radio Christian radio stationPremier Christian Media TrustMW 1305 (London)
MW 1413 (London)
MW 1566 (Guildford)
Scala Radio Classical musicBauer Media Group11A
Also available on local DAB in North Cumbria
Sunrise Radio Asian music and speechSunrise Radio London LimitedMW 963 (London)
MW 972 (London)
Talksport Sport and phone-ins Wireless Group MW 1053
MW 1071
MW 1089
MW 1107
11D / 12A

Also available on local DAB in Central Scotland and local DAB+ in the Channel Islands
Times Radio Talk and current affairs The Times/Wireless Group11A

Also available on local DAB in Aberdeen and local DAB+ in the Channel Islands
Virgin Radio Adult-orientated pop/rock musicWireless Group11A

Also available on local DAB+ in the Channel Islands

National digital (DAB+) stations

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

DAB frequencies:

NameFormatOwner or Parent CompanyDAB+ channelsFreeviewFreesatSkyVirginNotes
BFBS UK Music station for UK Forces British Forces Broadcasting Service 11A7860149
Boom Radio UK Music station for over 55s11AAlso available in London on DAB
Capital UK Current pop hitsGlobal11D / 12A7247190109958Available in London on 95.8 FM
Capital Dance Current dance musicGlobal11D / 12A
Capital Xtra Hip hop and R&BGlobal11D / 12A7200114959Available in South London on 96.9 FM and in North London on 107.1 FM
Capital Xtra Reloaded Old skool hip hop and R&BGlobal11A
Fun Kids Children's radio stationFolder Media11A
Also on DAB+ in Morecambe Bay
GB News Radio News channel11D / 12A
Also available in Channel Islands on DAB+
Audio relay of GB News television channel
Gold OldiesGlobal11D / 12A7220121923Available in London on 1548 MW
Heart UK Adult contemporary musicGlobal11D / 12A7287330111918Available in London on 106.2 FM
Heart 70s Music from the 1970sGlobal11D / 12A
Heart 80s Music from the 1980sGlobal11D / 12A0112921
Heart 90s Music from the 1990sGlobal11D / 12A0152
Heart 00s Music from the 2000sGlobal11D / 12A
Heart Dance Classic dance musicGlobal11D / 12A0132
Jazz FM Jazz musicBauer Media Group11A7290146Available in London on DAB and North Cumbria on DAB+
LBC News Rolling newsGlobal11D / 12A0155Available on 1152 MW and DAB in London with local weather and traffic reports
Smooth UK Adult contemporary musicGlobal11D / 12A7187320124916Available in London on 102.2 FM
Smooth Chill Chill out musicGlobal11D / 12A
talkRADIO Talk and phone-insWireless Group11AProgrammes simulcast 18 hours a day with talkTV television channel
talkSPORT 2 Sports programming and commentariesWireless Group11A
UCB 1 Christian radio stationUnited Christian Broadcasters11D / 12AAlso available on local DAB+ in the Channel Islands
UCB 2 Christian radio stationUnited Christian Broadcasters11D / 12AAlso available on local DAB+ in the Channel Islands
Virgin Radio Anthems Guitar-based classicsWireless Group11A
Virgin Radio Chilled Soft adult contemporary and acoustic musicWireless Group11A
Radio X Modern rock musicGlobal11D / 12A7230113960Available on 104.9 FM in London and 97.7 FM in Manchester

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 rocknoneBirmingham (11C), Bradford and Huddersfield (11B), Coventry (12D), Dundee (11B), Edinburgh (12D), Glasgow (11C), Humberside (10D), Inverness (11B), London (11B), Lancashire (12A), Leeds (12D), Liverpool (10C), Manchester (12C), North Cumbria (11B), Northern Ireland (12D), South Yorkshire (11C), Stoke-on-Trent (12D), Swansea (12A), Tyne and Wear (11C), Teesside (11B) and Wolverhampton (11B)7250148952
Absolute Radio 60s Music from the 1960snoneInverness (11B) and Stoke-on-Trent (12D)
Angel Vintage Music from the 1920s to 1950sFM 98.6 PortsmouthBournemouth (11B), South Hampshire (11C) and Surrey (10C)
Absolute Radio 70s Music from the 1970snoneLondon (12A - DAB+), Stoke-on-Trent (12D) and Tayside (11B)
Absolute Radio Country Country musicnoneAyr (11B), Berkshire and North Hampshire (12D), Birmingham (11C), Bournemouth (11B), Bradford and Huddersfield (11B), Bristol (11B), Edinburgh (12D), Glasgow (11C), Humberside (10D), Inverness (11B), Lancashire (12A), Leeds (12D), Liverpool (10C), London (12C), Manchester (12C), North Cumbria (11B - DAB+), North Yorkshire (10C), Plymouth (12D), South Yorkshire (11C), Stoke-on-Trent (12D), Swansea (12A), Tayside (11B), Teesside (11B) and Tyne and Wear (11C)
Capital UK Hit musicSee England, Scotland and Wales lists for local FM / DAB networkDigital feed of Capital London available in Berkshire and North Hampshire (12D), Bristol (11B), Cambridge (11C), Channel Islands (12A DAB+), Essex (12D), Exeter/Torquay (11C), Hereford and Worcester (12A), Herts, Beds and Bucks (10D), Kent (11C), Lincolnshire (12A), North Devon (10C), Norfolk (10B), Plymouth (12D), Somerset (10B), Swindon (11C) and Bath and West Wiltshire (10D)
Also available on Digital One multiplex DAB+
Centreforce Dance musicnoneLondon (12A - DAB+) and NE Wales and W Cheshire (10D - DAB+)
CountryLine Radio Country musicnoneLondon (12C - DAB+) and NE Wales and W Cheshire (10D - DAB+)
Dubai Now Arabic musicnoneLondon (11B) and Cambridge (11C)
Fun Kids Junior Children'snoneDAB+: NE Wales and W Cheshire (10D) and Surrey (10C)
GR8BRITISHRADIO Classic hitsnoneDAB+: Herts, Beds and Bucks (10D) and Surrey (10C - DAB+)
Greatest Hits Radio UK Classic HitsSee England, Scotland and Wales lists for local FM / MW networkDigital version of Greatest Hits Radio London available in Cambridge (11C), Kent (11C), Northern Ireland (12D), Northamptonshire (10C), North Cumbria (11B - DAB+), Oxfordshire (10B), Peterborough (12D)7160151
Heart UK Adult contemporary musicSee England, Scotland and Wales lists for local FM / DAB networkDigital feed of Heart London on Channel Islands (12A DAB+), Derbyshire (10B), Hereford and Worcester (12A), Leicester (11B), Lincolnshire (12A) and Nottingham (12C)
Also available on Digital One multiplex DAB+
Hits Radio UK Hit musicFM 103.0 ManchesterDigital feed of Hits Radio Manchester available in Ayr (11B), Bath and West Wiltshire (10D), Birmingham (11C), Bradford and Huddersfield (11B), Cambridge (11C), Cardiff and Newport (12C), Cornwall (11B), Coventry (12D), Derbyshire (10B), Essex (12D), Exeter/Torquay (11C), Edinburgh (12D), Glasgow (11C), Herts, Beds and Bucks (10D), Humberside (10D), Inverness (11B), Kent (11C), Lancashire (12A), Leeds (12D), London (12A), Liverpool (10C), North Devon (10C), Northern Ireland (12D), Norfolk (10B), Northamptonshire (10C), Nottingham (12C), Oxfordshire (10B), Peterborough (12D), Plymouth (12D), Reading/Basingstoke (12D), South Yorkshire (11C), Stoke-on-Trent (12D), Suffolk (10C), Sussex (10B), Swansea (12A), Swindon (11C), Tayside (11B), Teesside (11B), Tyne and Wear (11C) and Wolverhampton (11B)7110143
Hits Radio Pride Music for LGBTQ+ communityBradford and Huddersfield (11B), London (12C - DAB+), Liverpool (10C), North Cumbria (11B - DAB+), Northern Ireland (12D), South Yorkshire (11C), Stoke-on-Trent (12D) and Swansea (12A)
Hope FM Christian musicHerefordshire and Worcestershire (12A), Lincoln (12A) and North Yorkshire (10C - DAB+)
Kerrang! Radio Rock musicnoneBradford and Huddersfield (11B), Stoke-on-Trent (12D) and Tayside (11B)717
Magic at the Musicals Songs from musical theatrenoneBradford and Huddersfield (11B), Edinburgh (12D), Leeds (12D), London (12C - DAB+), North Cumbria (11B - DAB+), Stoke-on-Trent (12D), Swansea (12A), Teesside (11B) and Tyne and Wear (11C)
Magic Chilled Soft adult contemporarynoneBradford and Huddersfield (11B), Dundee (11B), Humberside (10D), Inverness (11B), Lancashire (12A), Liverpool (10C), Leeds (12D), Manchester (12C), North Cumbria (11B - DAB+), South Yorkshire (11C), Stoke-on-Trent (12D), Swansea (12A), Teesside (11B) and Tyne and Wear (11C)
Magic Soul Classic soulnoneBirmingham (11C), Bradford and Huddersfield (11B), Edinburgh (12D), Glasgow (11C), Humberside (10D), Inverness (11B), Lancashire (12A), Leeds (12D), Liverpool (10C), London (12C), Manchester (12C), North Cumbria (11B - DAB+), Northern Ireland (12D), Stoke-on-Trent (12D), Swansea (12A), Tayside (11B), Teesside (11B) and Tyne and Wear (11C)
Nation Radio UK Classic hitsnone11B (Morecambe Bay)
DAB+: Channel Islands (12A), London (12A)
Nation 80s Music from the 1980snone10C/12D (Mid and West Wales)
DAB+: London (12A), Channel Islands (12A)
Nation Hits Hit musicnone10C (Mid and West Wales)
DAB+: Channel Islands (12A)
Premier Gospel Gospel musicnoneLondon (11B) and Surrey (10C)
Radio Maria England ChristiannoneLondon (12A - DAB+) and Cambridge (11C)
Smooth Country Country musicnoneBirmingham (11C), Berkshire and North Hampshire (12D), Cambridge (11C), Cornwall (11B), Coventry (12D), Essex (12D), Exeter/Torquay (11C), Humberside (10D), Kent (11C), Lancashire (12A), London (12A), Leicestershire (11B), Manchester (12C), Nottinghamshire (12C), North Devon (10C), Norfolk (10B), Peterborough (12D), Plymouth (12D), Sussex (10B) and Swindon (11C)
Smooth UK Adult contemporarySee England, Scotland and Wales lists for local FM / MW / DAB networkDigital feed of Smooth London available in Channel Islands (12A DAB+), Hereford and Worcester (12A), Humberside (10D), Leeds (12D), Lincolnshire (12A), North Yorkshire (10C) and South Yorkshire (11C)
Also available on Digital One multiplex DAB+
Tomorrowland OWR Dance musicnoneNE Wales and W Cheshire (10D DAB+), Somerset (10B), Surrey (10C DAB+)

Local and regional analogue and digital (DAB) stations

Local radio stations from the BBC, in England:

BBC Local Radio

NameLicence areaFM (MHz)MW (kHz)DAB channelsFreeview (regional)Notes
BBC Radio Berkshire Berkshire, North Hampshire and South Oxfordshire104.1 (West Berkshire and North Hampshire), 104.4 (Reading and Wokingham)
95.4 (London and Windsor), 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)
11C (Cambridge)
12D (Peterborough)
BBC Radio Cornwall Cornwall and Scilly95.2 (East Cornwall), 96.0 (Isles of Scilly), 103.9 (West Cornwall)11B721
BBC CWR Coventry and Warwickshire94.8 (Coventry and North Warwickshire), 103.7 (South Warwickshire)
104.0 (Nuneaton)
BBC Radio Cumbria Cumbria95.6 (Cumbria), 96.1 (Morecambe Bay), 95.2 (Kendal)
104.1 (Whitehaven), 104.2 (Windermere)
756 (North Cumbria), 837 (South Cumbria), 1458 (Whitehaven)11B (North Cumbria - DAB+)
11B (Morecambe Bay - DAB+)
BBC Radio Derby Derbyshire and East Staffordshire104.5 (Derby, South Derbyshire and Uttoxeter, Staffordshire), 95.3 (Matlock), 96.0 (Buxton)111610B735
BBC Radio Devon Devon103.4 (West Devon), 94.8 (North Devon), 95.7 (Plymouth), 95.8 (Exeter), 96.0 (Okehampton), 104.3 (South Devon)11C (Exeter and Torbay)
10C (North Devon)
12D (Plymouth)
BBC Essex Essex95.3 (Clacton-on-Sea, Frinton-on-Sea, Chelmsford, Walton Harwich Dovercourt Basildon, and Southend-on-Sea), 103.5 (Colchester Saffron Walden and Braintree)12D (Southend and Chelmsford)734
BBC Radio Gloucestershire Gloucestershire104.7 (Gloucester), 95.0 (Stroud), 95.8 (Cirencester)141310C735
BBC Radio Guernsey Guernsey93.2 (Guernsey), 99.0 (Alderney)1116 (St. Peter Port)12A (DAB+)721 BBC Radio Guernsey Xtra on DAB+ and MW 1116 used as a broadcast opt-out for live coverage of the States of Guernsey.
BBC Hereford and Worcester Herefordshire and Worcestershire94.7 (Herefordshire), 104.0 (Worcester), 104.4 (Redditch, Worcestershire and Hopwood), 104.6 (Wyre Forest)12A720
BBC Radio Humberside East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire95.9 (Hull and East Yorkshire 10D721
BBC Radio Jersey Jersey88.8 (Trinity)102612A (DAB+)719BBC Radio Jersey Xtra on DAB+ and MW 1026 used as a broadcast opt-out for live coverage of the States of Jersey.
BBC Radio Kent Kent96.7 (West Kent), 97.6 (Folkestone), 104.2 (East Kent)11C719
BBC Radio Lancashire Lancashire95.5 (East Lancashire), 103.9 (Prestatyn and Bolton), 104.5 (North Lancashire)12A720
BBC Radio Leeds West Yorkshire92.4 (Huddersfield and West Yorkshire), 95.3 (West Halifax), 102.7 (Keighley), 103.9 (Leeds)12D (Leeds)
11B (Bradford and Huddersfield)
BBC Radio Leicester Leicestershire and Rutland104.911B721
BBC Radio Lincolnshire Lincolnshire94.9 (Lincolnshire), 104.7 (Grantham)12A722
BBC Radio London Greater London 94.912A721Also on Sky 0135 (London only), Freesat 718 and Virgin Media 937
BBC Radio Manchester Greater Manchester and North Cheshire95.1 (Manchester), 104.6 (Saddleworth and Tameside)12C719
BBC Radio Merseyside Liverpool, North Wales, Wirral and West Cheshire 95.810C722
BBC Radio Newcastle Tyneside, Wearside and Northumberland95.4 (Tyne and Wear, County Durham and South Northumberland), 96.0 (Northumberland)
103.7 (Tyne Valley), 104.4 (Gateshead and Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
BBC Radio Norfolk Norfolk95.1 (East Norfolk), 95.6 (North Norfolk), 104.4 (West Norfolk)873 (Kings Lynn and West Norfolk)10B719
BBC Radio Northampton Northamptonshire104.2 (Northampton), 103.6 (Corby and Kettering)10C734
BBC Radio Nottingham Nottinghamshire103.8, 95.5 (Mansfield), 95.1 (Newark-on-Trent)12C720
BBC Radio Oxford Oxfordshire95.2 (Oxford and Oxfordshire)10B722
BBC Radio Sheffield South Yorkshire and North Midlands104.1 (Barnsley), 88.6 (Sheffield), 94.7 (Chesterfield)11C734
BBC Radio Shropshire Shropshire96.0 (Telford and Shropshire), 95.0 (Ludlow), 90.0 (Church Stretton), 104.1 (Clun)11B721
BBC Radio Solent Hampshire and Isle of Wight96.1 (Southampton. Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Portsmouth)11C (South Hampshire)722
BBC Radio Solent for Dorset Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Dorset103.8 (West Dorset)11B (Bournemouth)734 Opt-out programming from BBC Radio Solent from 0700 to 0900 weekdays
BBC Radio Somerset Somerset95.51566 (Taunton)10B722
BBC Radio Stoke North Staffordshire and South Cheshire94.6 (Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire and South Cheshire), 104.1 (Stafford)12D726
BBC Radio Suffolk Suffolk95.9 (Aldeburgh), 103.9 (South East), 104.6 (North West), 95.5 (Lowestoft)10C720
BBC Radio Surrey Surrey, North East Hampshire and North Sussex104.0 (Reigate, Redhill and Crawley), 104.6 (Guildford)10C722
BBC Radio Sussex East Sussex and West Sussex95.0 (Peacehaven), 95.1 (Horsham), 95.3 (Brighton and Hove), 104.5 (Eastbourne), 104.8 (Chichester)10B720
BBC Radio Tees Teesside, County Durham and North Yorkshire95.0 (North Yorkshire), 95.8 (Whitby), 104.0 (Darlington)11B722
BBC Radio Wiltshire Wiltshire103.6 (Swindon and Witney), 103.5 (Salisbury), 104.3 (Chippenham), 104.9 (Marlborough, Wiltshire)10D (Bath and West Wiltshire)
11C (Swindon)
8A - DAB+ (Salisbury)
BBC Radio WM Birmingham, West Midlands and South Staffordshire95.611B (Black Country and Shropshire)
11C (Birmingham)
BBC Radio York North Yorkshire95.5 (Scarborough), 103.7 (York, Malton, and Pocklington) and 104.3 (Thirsk and Northallerton)10C720
BBC Three Counties Radio Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire90.4 (East Hertfordshire), 92.1 (South Hertfordshire), 94.7 (Aylesbury), 95.5 (Bedford), 98.0 (High Wycombe), 103.8 (South Bedfordshire, West Hertfordshire and Mid Buckinghamshire), 104.5 (North Buckinghamshire)10D (Herts, Beds and Bucks)720

BBC Nations Radio

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

NameAreaFM (MHz)AM (kHz)DAB channels Freesat Sky Virgin Freeview (regional)Notes
BBC Radio Scotland Scotland92.4 - 94.781011C (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 Orkney Orkney Islands93.7Local programming includes Around Orkney weekdays from 0730-0800 and lunchtime news bulletin on weekdays at 1230
BBC Radio Shetland Shetland Isles92.7Local programming includes lunchtime news bulletin on weekdays at 1230 and Good Evening Shetland on weekdays from 1730-1800
BBC Radio nan Gàidheal Scotland103.5 - 104.9990 (Aberdeen)11D (Central)
11B (Inverness)
11C (Aberdeen)
11B (Ayr)
11B (Perth and Dundee)
7130139934720Programming 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 Wales90.2-96.1, 103.7-103.9882 (South Wales)12C (Cardiff & Newport)
12A (Swansea)
10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire)
10D/12D (North West Wales)
12D (Mid and West Wales)
BBC Radio Cymru Wales92 - 10512C (Cardiff & Newport)
12A (Swansea)
10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire)
10D/12D (North West Wales)
12D (Mid and West Wales)
7150135 (Wales), 0136 (Rest of UK)936720Programming in Welsh.
BBC Radio Cymru 2 Wales-12C (Cardiff & Newport)
12A (Swansea)
10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire)
10D/12D (North West Wales)
12D (Mid and West Wales)
718 (Wales), 735 (outside Wales)0136 (Wales), 0153 (Rest of UK)913721Programming in Welsh.
Opt-out service from BBC Radio Cymru with up to 60 hours per week of music-based programming
BBC Radio Ulster Northern Ireland92.4 - 94.712D7160118932719Around 5 hours of programming per week in Irish and Ulster Scots.
BBC Radio Foyle Derry93.112D7170135 (NI), 0154 (Rest of UK)933720Opt-out service from BBC Radio Ulster with over 30 hours per week of local programming including on weekdays from 0700-0900 and from 1300-1600.

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

Local commercial radio


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

NameLicence areaAnalogue (MHz/kHz)DAB channels
Shine 879 Essex 12D
Absolute Radio 00s London 12C
Absolute Radio 10s London 12C - DAB+
Absolute Radio 20s North Cumbria 11B - DAB+
Actual Radio Essex 12D
Adventist World Radio London 12A
Asian Sound East Lancashire and Greater Manchester 963 MW (East Lancashire), 1377 (Manchester)12C (Manchester)
Athavan Radio London 11B
Atlantis Surrey 10C - DAB+
Bloomberg Radio London 11B
Boom Radio UK England 11B
Also Sound Digital DAB+
Capital Capital Midlands 102.2 FM Birmingham
96.2 (Nottingham), 96.5 (Mansfield), 102.8 (Derby), 105.4 (Leicester)
102.0 (Stratford-upon-Avon), 107.3 (Warwick)
96.2 (Coventry)
107.1 (Rugby)
107.6 (Banbury), 95.9 (Brackley)
101.6 (Tamworth), 102.4 (Burton-upon-Trent)
11C (Birmingham), 11B (Wolverhampton)
12C (Nottingham), 10B (Derbyshire), 11B (Leicester) 12D (Peterborough) 12D (Coventry), 10B (Oxfordshire)
Capital London 95.8 FM12C
Also Freeview 724, Sky Digital 0109, Freesat 719, Virgin Media 958 and Digital One DAB+
Capital Manchester and Lancashire 102.0 FM (Manchester)
107.0 (Blackburn), 99.8 (Burnley), 106.5 (Preston), 102.8 (Chorley)
12C (Manchester)
12A (Central Lancashire)
Capital North East 105.3 FM (Newcastle), 105.6 (Fenham), 105.8 (Hexham), 106.4 (Teesside)11B (Teesside)
11C (Tyne and Wear)
Capital South 103.2 FM (Southampton), 107.2 (Brighton)11C (South Hampshire), 11B (Bournemouth)
10B (Sussex)
Capital Yorkshire 105.1 (Barnsley), 105.6 (Sheffield & Bradford), 105.8 (Hull)Bradford and Huddersfield (11B)
Humberside (10D)
Leeds (12D)
North Yorkshire (10C)
South Yorkshire (11C)
Capital Liverpool 107.6 (Prestatyn and Liverpool)10C
Capital Xtra London and the whole of England 96.9 FM (South London), 107.1 (North London)Also Digital One DAB+, Sky Digital 0114, Freesat 720 and Virgin Media 959
CFM Cumbria and South West Scotland96.4 FM (Carlisle), 102.5 (Penrith), 102.2 (Workington), 103.4 (Whitehaven)11B (North Cumbria)
Colourful Radio London 11B
Chester's Dee Radio Chester 106.3 FM10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire)
Easy Radio Southampton, Portsmouth and Winchester 107.8 FM (Southampton), 107.4 (Portsmouth), 107.2 (Winchester)11C (South Hampshire)
Also 12A - DAB+ (London)
Fosse 107 NW and SW Leicestershire 107.9 FM (Hinckley/Nuneaton), 107.0 Loughborough
Free Radio West Midlands, Shropshire, Warwickshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire 96.4 FM (Birmingham), 97.2 (Black Country), 103.1 (Shropshire)
97.0 FM (Coventry), 102.9 (Leamington Spa)
96.7 (Kidderminster), 97.6 (Hereford), 102.8 (Worcester)
11C (Birmingham), 11B (Wolverhampton and Telford)
12D (Coventry and Warwickshire)
12A (Herefordshire and Worcestershire)
Gem East Midlands 106 FM11B (Leicestershire)
12C (Nottinghamshire)
10B (Derbyshire)
Get Radio Oxfordshire -10B
GenX Radio Suffolk -10C - DAB+
Gold UK 1548 MW (London)
945 MW (Derby)
999 MW (Nottingham)
1458 MW (Manchester)
1557 MW (Northampton)
1332 MW (Peterborough)
Also Sky 0121, Freesat 722, Virgin Media 923 and on Digital One DAB+
12C (London DAB+)
10B (Derby), 12C (Nottingham), 11B (Leicester)
11C (Manchester)
10C (Northampton)
11C (Cambridge), 12D (Peterborough)
Greatest Hits Radio London FM 105.8 (London)12C
Also Freeview 716
East of England NORFOLK & NORTH SUFFOLK: FM 99.9 (Norwich), 96.2 (North East Norfolk), 96.2 (Fakenham), 103.2 (North West Norfolk), 103.2 (Sheringham and Cromer), 103.4 (Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft), 97.4 (Great Yarmouth), 97.4 (Southwold)
WEST NORFOLK: 96.7 (West Norfolk)
ESSEX: 100.2 (North East Essex)
WEST NORFOLK: 9C (King's Lynn)
ESSEX: 12D (Essex)
SUFFOLK: 10C (Suffolk)
Midlands BIRMINGHAM & THE WEST MIDLANDS: 105.2 FM (West Midlands)
BLACK COUNTRY & SHROPSHIRE: 107.7 (Wolverhampton), 107.4 (Telford), 106.5 (Shrewsbury), 107.1 (Oswestry)
HEREFORD & WORCESTER: 107.2 (Kidderminster)
STAMFORD & RUTLAND: 97.4 (Stamford), 107.2 (Rutland)
STAFFORDSHIRE & CHESHIRE: 96.9 (Stafford), 96.4 (Congleton)
DERBYSHIRE: 103.3 FM (Whaley Bridge), 103.3 (Hope Valley), 106.4 (Buxton), 106.4 (Glossop), 106.6 (Chapel-en-le-Frith), 96.7 (Ashbourne), 101.8 (Wirksworth), 101.8 (Uttoxeter)
BIRMINGHAM & THE WEST MIDLANDS: 11C (Birmingham), 12D (Coventry)
HEREFORD & WORCESTER: 12A (Hereford and Worcester)
EAST MIDLANDS: 12C (Nottingham), 11B (Leicester)
North West and North East England LIVERPOOL & THE NORTH WEST: 105.9 FM (Liverpool), 107.2 (Widnes and Warrington)
LANCASHIRE: 96.5 FM (Blackpool)
WIGAN & ST HELENS: 102.4 FM (Wigan and St Helens)
GREATER MANCHESTER: 96.2 FM (Oldham), 107.4 (Bolton), 104.9 (Stockport)
NORTH EAST: 1152 MW (Tyneside)
LANCASHIRE: 12A (Lancashire)
NORTH EAST: 11C (Tyneside)
TEESSIDE: 11B (Teesside)

UK feed with local news and traffic reports

South BERKSHIRE & NORTH HAMPSHIRE: 101.6 FM (Fourmarks), 101.8 (Petersfield), 102.0 (Alton), 105.6 (Newbury), 106.4 (Andover), 107.0 (Reading), 107.4 (Hungerford), 107.6 (Basingstoke)
BUCKS, BEDS & HERTS: 96.2 (Aylesbury)
DORSET: 96.0 FM (West Dorset), 96.6 (Blandford), 97.2 (Dorchester), 97.4 (Shaftesbury), 105.8 (Poole)
SURREY & EAST HAMPSHIRE: 96.4 (Guildford), 97.1 (Haslemere), 101.6 (Hindhead),
SALISBURY: 102.0 (South Wiltshire)
WEST SUSSEX: 96.6 (Chichester), 102.3 (Littlehampton), 106.6 (NW Sussex)
BUCKS, BEDS and HERTS: 10D (Herts, Beds and Bucks)
SALISBURY: 8A (Salisbury)
SOUTH COAST: 11C (South Hampshire)
WEST SUSSEX: 10B (Sussex)
South West BATH & THE SOUTH WEST: FM 107.5 (Warminster), 107.9 (Bath)
BRISTOL & THE SOUTH WEST: 107.2 Bristol, 107.7 (Weston-super-Mare)
DEVON: 105.5 (Torbay)
GLOUCESTERSHIRE: 107.5 Cheltenham
PLYMOUTH: 106.7 (Plymouth)
SOMERSET: 100.8 (Porlock), 102.4 (Minehead), 105.6 (Yeovil), 106.6 (Chard and Ilminster), 107.4 (Bridgwater) 107.7 (Weston-super-Mare)
SWINDON: 107.7 (Swindon)
BATH & THE SOUTH WEST: 10D (Bath and W Wiltshire)
BRISTOL & THE SOUTH WEST: 11B (Bristol and Bath)
CORNWALL: 11B (Cornwall)
DEVON: 12D (Plymouth), 10C (N Devon), 11C (SE Devon)
GLOUCESTERSHIRE: 10C (Gloucestershire)
PLYMOUTH: 12D (Plymouth)
SOMERSET: 10B (Somerset)
SWINDON: 11C (Swindon)
Yorkshire GRIMSBY: FM 96.4 (Grimsby)
HARROGATE & THE YORKSHIRE DALES: 97.2 (Harrogate), 107.1 (Ilkley), 107.1 (Pateley Bridge), 107.1 (Skipton), 107.8 (Craven District)
NORTH DERBYSHIRE: 107.4 (Chesterfield), 102.0 (Matlock and Bakewell)
SOUTH YORKSHIRE: FM 96.1 (Rotherham), 97.1 (Penistone), 102.0 (Barnsley), 107.1 (Doncaster), 107.9 (North Nottinghamshire)
MW 990 (Doncaster), 1305 (Barnsley), 1548 (Sheffield and Rotherham)
WEST YORKSHIRE: FM 96.3 (Leeds), 106.8 (Wakefield)
YORK & NORTH YORKSHIRE: 102.3 (Thirsk), 103.5 (Northallerton), 104.7 (York)
YORKSHIRE COAST: 96.2 (Scarborough), 102.4 (Bridlington), 103.1 (Whitby)
LINCOLNSHIRE: 12A (Lincolnshire)
SOUTH YORKSHIRE: 11C (South Yorkshire)
WEST YORKSHIRE: 12D (Leeds), 11B (Bradford)
YORK & NORTH YORKSHIRE: 10C (North Yorkshire)
Hallam FM South Yorkshire 97.4 FM (Sheffield), 102.9 (Barnsley and Rotherham), 103.4 (Doncaster)11C
Heart East Anglia and East Midlands 97.4 FM (Newmarket & Haverhill), 102.7 (Peterborough), 103.0 (Cambridge), 96.4 FM (Bury St Edmunds), 97.1 (Ipswich), 102.4 (Norwich), 96.1 FM (Colchester), 96.3 (Basildon, Wickford and Canvey Island), 97.5 (Southend-on-Sea), 101.7 (Harlow, East Hertfordshire and West Essex), 102.6 (Chelmsford and Maldon), 96.6 FM (Northampton and Lutterworth), 96.9 (Bedford), 97.6 (Herts, Beds and Bucks), 103.3 (Milton Keynes)11C (Cambridge), 12D (Peterborough), 10B (Norwich), 10C (Suffolk), 12D (Essex), 10D (Herts, Beds and Bucks), 10C (Northamptonshire)
Hertfordshire 96.6 FM (Watford), 106.9 FM (Hertford, Hitchin and Letchworth), 106.7 (Stevenage)
London 106.2 FM12C
Also Sky 0111, Freesat 733, Freeview 728, Virgin Media 918 and on Digital One DAB+
North East England 101.8 FM (Tyne & Wear), 96.2 (Fenham), 96.4 (Hexham), 100.7 (Teesside)11B (Teesside), 11C (Tyne and Wear)
North West England 105.4 FM, 96.9 FM (Morecambe Bay), 102.3 (Windermere), 103.2 (Kendal)12C (Manchester), 11B (Morecambe Bay), 10C (Liverpool) and 12A (Central Lancashire)
South and South East of England 95.9 FM (Thanet), 96.1 (Ashford), 97.0 (Dover), 102.8 (East Kent), 103.1 (Maidstone and Medway), 96.7 FM (Winchester), 97.5 (Portsmouth), 102.3 (Bournemouth), 96.9 (Newhaven), 97.5 (Horsham), 102.0 (Hastings), 102.4 (Eastbourne), 102.7 (Reigate and Crawley), 103.5 (Brighton), 97.0 FM (Reading), 97.4 (Banbury), 102.6 (Oxford), 102.9 (Berkshire), 103.4 (Henley On Thames)11C (Kent), 11C (South Hampshire), 11B (Dorset), 10B (Sussex Coast), 10C (Surrey), 12D (Berkshire), 10B (Oxfordshire)
West of England FM 102.4 (Gloucester & Cheltenham), 103.0 (Stroud), 96.3 (Bristol), 103.0 (Weston-super-Mare), 103.0 (Bath), 102.6 (Somerset), 96.5 (Taunton), 97.1 (Yeovil), 97.0 (Plymouth), 96.6 (Tavistock), 97.0 (Exeter), 96.4 (Torbay), 103.0 (East Devon), 96.2 (Barnstaple), 97.3 (Ilfracombe), 100.5 (Totnes), 100.8 (Dartmouth), 101.2 (Soar), 101.9 (Ivybridge), 96.2 (Barnstaple) 105.1 (East Cornwall), 107.0 (West Cornwall), 97.2 (Swindon), 102.2 (Wiltshire), 96.5 (Marlborough)10C (Gloucestershire), 11B (Bristol and Bath), 10D (Bath and West Wiltshire), 10B (Somerset), 12D (Plymouth), 11C (Exeter/Torquay), 10C (North Devon), 11B (Cornwall), 11C (Swindon), 12D (West Wiltshire)
West Midlands 100.7 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)
10C (North Yorkshire)
Hits Radio Hits Radio Bristol & The South West|Bristol 106.5 FM (Bristol)11B (Bath)
Bournemouth 107.6 FM11B (Bournemouth)
Greater Manchester 103.0 FM (Manchester)12C
Also Freeview 711
In Demand Radio NE Wales and W Cheshire 10D - DAB+
Isle of Wight Radio Isle of Wight 107.0 FM, 102.0 (Cowes)
Jack FM Oxfordshire 106.8 FM, 106.4 (Witney)10B (Oxfordshire)
Jack FM 2 Oxford 10B (Oxfordshire)
Jack FM 3 Oxfordshire 107.9 FM10B (Oxfordshire)
Jazz FM London 12A
Also Sound Digital DAB+, Sky 0146, Freesat 729
Jeo Radio London MW 1584 North London12A - DAB+
Kiss London
East Anglia
Severn Estuary
100.0 (London)
106.1 (Norwich), 106.4 (Ipswich & Colchester),
105.6 (Cambridge), 107.7 (Peterborough)
101.0 (Severn Estuary), 97.2 (Bristol)
National station with local advertising
12C (London)

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

Kiss Bliss North Cumbria 11B - DAB+
Kiss Dance North Cumbria 11B - DAB+
Kiss Fresh UK DTT onlyFreeview 712
Kiss Garage North Cumbria 11B - DAB+
KMFM Kent 107.6 FM (Ashford), 106.0 (Canterbury), 105.6 (Maidstone), 100.4, 107.9 (Medway), 96.4 (Folkestone and Hythe), 106.8 (Dover), 107.2 (Thanet), 96.2 (Tonbridge), 101.6 (Sevenoaks)11C
LBC London 97.3 FMAlso Digital One DAB, Freeview 732, Sky 0112, Freesat 734, Virgin 919
LBC News London 1152 MW12C
Also on Digital One DAB+, Sky 0155
Like ONE Somerset 10B
Lincs FM Lincolnshire 102.2 FM, 96.7 (Grantham), 97.6 (Scunthorpe)12A
Liverpool Live 24/7 NE Wales and W Cheshire 10D - DAB+
London Greek Radio North London 103.3 FM
Love 80s North West Wales and West Cheshire10D - DAB+
Lyca Radio 1458 London 1458 MW11B
Lyca Gold London 1035 MW11B
Magic Radio London 105.4 FM (London)12C (London)
Also on Digital One DAB, Freeview 715, Sky 0142, Virgin Media 928
Magic at the Movies North Cumbria 11B - DAB+
Magic at the Musicals London 12C - DAB+
Mansfield 103.2 FM Mansfield 103.2 FM
Metro Radio County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear 97.1 FM (Newcastle), 102.6 (Alnwick)
103.0 (Fenham), 103.2 (Hexham)
Programmes shared 24/7 with TFM
Mi-Soul London 12A
More Radio Sussex 107.8 FM (Hastings), 106.4 (Haywards Heath), 106.8 (Lewes), 107.5 (Eastbourne), 107.7 (Worthing)10B
More Radio Retro Sussex 10B
Nation Radio East Yorkshire FM 99.8 (Hull)10D
South FM 106.0 (South Hampshire and Isle of Wight), 106.6 (Winchester), 106.6 (Bournemouth and Poole)11C (South Hampshire), 11B (Bournemouth)
Suffolk FM 102.0 (Ipswich)10C (Suffolk - DAB+)
Outreach Radio Hampshire
Panjab Radio London 558 MW11B
Also on Sky 0125
Pirate FM Cornwall 102.2 FM (East), 102.8 (West)11B
Podcast Radio Surrey 10C - DAB+
Point Blank Radio Surrey 10C - DAB+
Polish Radio London London 11B
Premier Radio London 1305 MW (N London and S London), 1413 (W London and SE London), 1566 (Guildford)Also on Digital One DAB and Freeview 725
Pulse 1 Bradford, Halifax and Huddersfield 102.5 (Huddersfield and Halifax), 97.5 (Bradford)11B (Bradford and Huddersfield), 12D (Leeds)
Sami Swoi Radio Surrey 10C - DAB+
Sandgrounder Radio NE Wales and W Cheshire 10D - DAB+
Radio Bath Bath 10D
Radio Maria England London12A - DAB+
Radio City Liverpool, Merseyside, North West and North Wales 96.7 FM10C
Radio Essex Essex 105.1 FM (Southend), 107.7 (Chelmsford)12D
Radio Exe Exeter 107.3 FM11C (Exeter/Torquay), 10C (North Devon)
Radio Jackie South-West London and North Surrey 107.8 FM
Radio UP Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire 10D (Herts, Beds & Bucks), 10C (Northamptonshire)
Release Radio Surrey 10C - DAB+
Rewind Radio Cornwall 11B
Rock FM Central Lancashire 97.4 FM12A
Sabras Sound Leicester 1260 MW
91.0 FM Leicester, 102.1 Loughborough
Sanskar Radio Leicestershire 11B
Signal 1 North Staffordshire and South Cheshire 102.6 FM (Stoke-on-Trent)12D
Cheshire's Silk 106.9 Macclesfield 106.9 FM
Smooth Radio London 102.2 FM (London)
828 MW (Dorset)
1359 (Chelmsford), 1431 (Southend)
774 (Gloucestershire)
603 (East Kent), 1242 (Medway)
1152 (Norfolk)
1152 (Plymouth)
1170 (Portsmouth), 1557 (Southampton)
1170 (Suffolk)
945 (Eastbourne), 1323 (Brighton)
936 (Chippenham), 1161 (Swindon)
MW/DAB feed includes local advertising
12C (London)
12D (Berkshire and North Hampshire)
11B (Bournemouth)
11B (Bristol and Bath)
11B (Cornwall)
11C (Devon)
12D (Essex)
10C (Gloucestershire)
10D (Herts, Beds & Bucks)
10D (Humberside)
11C (Kent)
10B (Norfolk)
10B (Oxfordshire)
12D (Plymouth)
10B (Somerset)
11C (South Hampshire)
10C (Suffolk)
10B (Sussex)
11C (Swindon)
10D (West Wiltshire)

Also Sky 0124, Freesat 732, Freeview 718, Virgin Media 916 and on Digital One DAB+
West Midlands 105.7 FM11C (Birmingham), 11B (Wolverhampton), 12D (Coventry)
East Midlands 106.6 FM (East Midlands), 101.4 (Derby), 107.4 FM (Kettering), 97.2 (Wellingborough), 106.8 (Peterborough)12C (Nottingham), 11B (Leicester), 10B (Derby), 12D (Peterborough)
Lake District 100.1 FM (Kendal), 100.8 (Windermere), 101.4 (Keswick)11B (Morecambe Bay)
North East 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)
Star Radio Cambridge and Ely 100.7 FM (Cambridge), 107.1 (Ely), 107.3 (Saffron Walden), 107.9 (Haverhill)11C (Cambridge)
Street Sounds Radio Essex 12D
Sun FM Sunderland, Tees Valley and Durham 103.4 FM (Sunderland)
103.2 FM (Darlington), 102.6 (Richmond)
102.8 (Durham), 106.8 (Brusselton)
Sunrise Radio London 963 MW (London), 972 (West London)Also on Sound Digital DAB
Sunrise Radio Yorkshire Bradford 103.2 FM8B
Sunshine Radio (AM) Ludlow 855 MW, 105.9 FM (Ludlow), 107.8 (Clee Hill)
Sunshine Radio (FM) Herefordshire and Monmouthshire 106.2 FM (Hereford), 107.0 (Monmouth), 107.8 (Abergavenny)10C (Gloucestershire), 12A (Hereford & Worcester)
The Lounge Kent 11C
TFM Teesside 96.6 FM11B
Programmes shared 24/7 with Metro Radio
This is The Coast North Yorkshire 10C - DAB+
Time 107.5 East London and West Essex107.5 FM
V2 Radio Sussex 10B
Viking FM East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire 96.9 FM10D
Virgin 80s Plus London 12A - DAB+
Voice of Islam Radio London 11B
Wave 105 South Hampshire, Isle of Wight, West Sussex and Wiltshire 105.2 FM (South Hampshire, Isle of Wight, West Sussex and Wiltshire)11B (Bournemouth)
11C (South Hampshire)
Radio X London
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 MW11B (Wolverhampton & Shropshire)
XS Manchester Greater Manchester 106.1 FM
YorkMix Radio North Yorkshire 10C - DAB+
Your Harrogate North Yorkshire 10C - DAB+
Zest NW NE Wales and W Cheshire 10D - DAB+

Former English stations

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

NameLicence areaAnalogue (kHz/MHz)DAB channelsdate closedNotes
Airport Information Radio Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport 1584 AMFebruary 1992Both stations closed in February 1992 after just over one year on air.
Abbey FM Barrow in Furness 107.3 FM30 January 2009Station put into administration on 30 January 2009
Buzz FM Birmingham 102.4 FM1 January 1995Lost licence and was replaced by Choice FM 102.2 on 1 January 1995
Centre Radio Leicestershire 97.1 FM and 1260 AM6 October 1983Ceased trading and closed on 6 October 1983
Channel Travel Radio Kent channel ports107.6 FM28 September 2000Licence returned to the Radio Authority on 28 September 2000
DevonAir Radio Exeter and Torquay 666/954 AM and 97.0/96.4 FM1 January 1995Lost licence and was replaced by Gemini Radio on 1 January 1995
Dune FM Southport 107.9 FM9 August 2012Station received winding-up order and transmitter was seized by OFCOM on 9 August 2012
Fen Radio 107.5 Wisbech 107.5 FM31 July 2008Licence returned to Ofcom on 31 July 2008
Liberty Radio London 963/972 AM3 July 2003Lost licence and was replaced by Club Asia on 3 July 2003
Mersey 106.7 Liverpool 106.7 FM1 April 2009Licence revoked by Ofcom on 1 April 2009
Mix 107 High Wycombe 107.4 FM, 107.71 July 2009Licence returned to Ofcom on 1 July 2009
Oak FM NW and SW Leicestershire 107.0 FM (Loughborough)
107.9 (Hinckley)
28 July 2016Closed down on 28 July 2016 due to station owner being put into administration
Pennine FM Huddersfield 107.9 FM5 April 2010Licence returned to Ofcom on 5 April 2010
Radio City Talk Merseyside, North West, Cheshire,North Wales1548AM10C31 May 2020Closed down 31 May 2020 due to financial issues and low listening figures
Radio Victory Portsmouth 95.0 FM and 1170 AM28 June 1986Lost licence and was replaced by Ocean Sound on 28 June 1986
Star 107.9 Stroud 107.9 FM29 September 2006Licence returned to Ofcom on 29 September 2006
Sunset Radio Manchester 102.0 FMOctober 1993Station went into liquidation in October 1993
Sunrise Radio East Midlands Leicestershire 1260 AM7 September 1995Lost licence and was replaced by Sabras Radio on 7 September 1995
Sunshine 1530 Worcestershire 1530 AM6 April 2010Closed on 6 April 2010 following problem with transfer of broadcast licence
South 107.3 Lewisham 107.3 FM3 April 2009Closed down on 3 April 2009
Time 106.6 East Berkshire, South Buckinghamshire, North Surrey and West London106.6 FM15 October 2015Closed down on 15 October 2015
Time 106.8 Thamesmead 106.8 FM3 April 2009Closed down on 3 April 2009
WNKNorth London103.3 FMEaster 1993Closed down Easter 1993 and broadcast hours were reallocated to London Greek Radio
Yorkshire Radio Yorkshire12C29 July 2013Closed down 29 July 2013

Northern Ireland

NameLicence areaAnalogue (kHz/MHz)DAB 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), 103.4 (Belfast)
Downtown Country Northern Ireland12D
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)
Q107 Mid Antrim Ballymena 107.0 FM, 107.6 (Larne)

Former Northern Ireland stations

NameLicence areaAnalogue (kHz/MHz)DAB channelsdate closedNotes
Goldbeat 828 22 May 2006Ceased broadcasting on 22 May 2006 and Radio Authority revoked the licence
Heartbeat 1521


NameLicence areaAnalogue (kHz/MHz)DAB channels
Absolute Radio 60s Inverness 11B
Absolute Radio 70s Tayside 11B
Absolute Radio 80s Inverness 11B
Absolute Radio 90s Inverness 11B
Argyll FM Kintyre, Islay and Jura 106.5 FM (Campbeltown), 107.1 FM (Machrihanish) and 107.7 FM (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)
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 Scotland11D
Heat Radio Inverness 11B
Heart Scotland Central Scotland100.3 FM (Glasgow), 101.1 (Edinburgh), 101.1 (Rosneath) 103.3 (Penicuik)11D
Heartland FM Perthshire 97.5 FM (Pitlochry)
Isles FM Isle of Lewis 103.0 FM
Kingdom FM Fife 105.4 FM (St Andrews), 106.3 (The East Neuk), 95.2 (West Fife), 96.1 (Central & East Fife), 96.6 (Kirkcaldy)11D
MFR Inverness and Northern Scotland97.4 FM (Inverness)
96.6 FM (Speyside)
102.8 (Keith)
96.7 (Wick)
96.7 (Fraserburgh)
MFR 2 1107 AM11B
Part of The Greatest Hits Network (Scotland)
Nation Radio Scotland Glasgow and Dumbartonshire 96.3 FM (Glasgow)
103.0 FM (Dumbarton), 106.9 (Helensburgh, Lomondside and Inverclyde)
Radio North Angus Arbroath and Carnoustie 96.6 FM (Arbroath), 107.5 (Carnoustie), 105.9 (Monifieth)
87.7 LPFM (Forfar, Brechin and Montrose)
11B (via Shared Access Channel)
Mon-FrI 0730-1200, Sat 0730-1800, Sun 1200-1800)
Northsound 1 Aberdeen and North East Scotland 96.9 FM, 97.6, 103.0 (Peterhead)11C
Northsound 2 11C
Part of The Greatest Hits Network (Scotland)
Original 106 Aberdeen and North East Scotland106.8 FM (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire), 106.3 (North Aberdeen), 106.3 (Peterhead)11C
Pure Radio Scotland Dundee 102.0 FM (Dundee), 106.6 (Perth)11D (Central Scotland)
SIBC Shetland 102.2 FM, 96.2 (Bressay)
Radio Skye Skye & Lochalsh 102.7 FM, 106.2 (Portree)-
Smooth Scotland Central Scotland 105.2 FM11C (Glasgow), 12D (Edinburgh)
talkSPORT Scotland Scotland11D (Central Scotland), 11C (Aberdeen)
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
Virgin 80s Plus Scotland 11D (Central Scotland), 11B (Ayr)
Waves Radio Peterhead and Fraserburgh 101.2 FM11C
West FM Ayrshire 96.7 FM, 97.5 (Girvan), 106.7 (Rothesay)11B
Westsound 1035 AM11B
Part of The Greatest Hits Network (Scotland)
Westsound Dumfries and Galloway 96.5 FM (Stranraer), 97.0 (Dumfries), 103.0 (Kirkcudbright)
Part of The Greatest Hits Network (Scotland)

Former Scottish stations

NameLicence areaAnalogue (kHz/MHz)DAB channelsdate closedNotes
River FM Livingston FM 103.4, 107.729 September 2006Station closed on 29 September 2006 and licence returned to Ofcom
talk 107 Edinburgh 107.0 FM11D (Central Scotland)23 December 2008Station closed on 23 December 2008 and licence returned to Ofcom
L107 Lanarkshire 107.9 FM, 107.5 (Cumbernauld)11 November 2010Station closed on 11 November 2010 and licence returned to Ofcom
XFM Scotland Paisley 96.3 FM11D (Central Scotland), 11B (Ayr)13 September 2015Station 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)
11C15 August 2018Station closed on 15 August 2018 and licence returned after OFCOM


NameLicence areaAnalogue frequenciesDAB channels
Bayside Radio Colwyn Bay 87.7 FM (COVID-19 RSL)10D/12D (North West Wales)
Bridge FM Bridgend and The Vale of Glamorgan 106.3 FM12C (South East Wales)
Capital Cymru Anglesey and Gwynedd 103.0 FM (Anglesey and Gwynedd)10D/12D (North West Wales)
Capital North West and Wales North Wales Coast, Wrexham, Shropshire and Chester 96.3 FM (North Wales Coast), 97.1 (Wirral), 103.4 (Wrexham, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Cheshire West and Chester, Telford and Shrewsbury)10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire)
Capital South Wales Cardiff, Swansea and Newport 103.2 FM (Cardiff and Swansea), 97.4 (Newport)12C
Radio Carmarthenshire Carmarthenshire 97.1 FM (Swansea), 97.5 (Carmarthen), 97.5 (Llanelli)12D (Mid and West Wales)
Dragon Radio Wales 12C (South East Wales)
12D (Mid and West Wales)
10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire - DAB+)
Easy Radio Swansea 102.1 FM12C (South East Wales), 10D/12D (North West Wales), 10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire - DAB+)
Greatest Hits Radio South Wales Swansea 12A (Swansea), 12C (South East Wales)
Heart North and Mid Wales North Wales88.0 FM Wrexham
106.9 Rhyl
107.3 Prestatyn
105.7 Llandudno
107.2 Porthmadog

102.8 Welshpool
106.0 Newtown

10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire - DAB+)
Heart South Wales South and West Wales106.0 Swansea
102.3 Pontypool
105.9 Treharris
107.3 Bargoed
105.2 Abergavenny
106.1 Ebbw Vale
105.4 Bridgend and Cardiff
105.9 Newport

107.7 Ceredigion
105.7 Pembroke
105.2 Carmarthenshire
106.0 Carmarthen
106.2 Fishguard

12C (South East Wales)
12A (Swansea)
12D (Mid and West Wales)
Nation Radio 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)
102 FM (Ipswich)
10C (Suffolk - DAB+)
10D (NE Wales and W Cheshire - DAB+)
10D (North East Wales)
12C (South East Wales)
12D (North West Wales)
12D (Mid and West Wales)
Radio Pembrokeshire Pembrokeshire 102.5 FM
107.5 (Fishguard and Tenby)
12D (Mid and West Wales)
Smooth Wales Wales 1260 AM (Mold)12C (South East Wales), 10D/12D (North West Wales)
Sunshine Radio Monmouthshire See England listings for full details
The Wave Swansea 96.4 FM12A (Swansea)

Former Welsh stations

NameLicence areaAnalogue (kHz/MHz)date closedReason for closure
Mountain FM South Wales DAB onlyJuly 2013Closed July 2013
Valleys Radio South Wales Valleys 1116 AM, 99930 April 2009Station closed on 30 April 2009 and licence returned to OFCOM
Radio Hafren Mid Wales and The Borders756 AM and 102.1FM10 February 2015Closed 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

NameLicence areaAnalogue frequenciesDigital frequencies
Bailiwick Classics Channel Islands DAB only12A (DAB+)
Bailiwick Hits Channel Islands DAB only12A (DAB+)
Channel 103 Jersey 103.7 FM12A (DAB+)
Energy FM Isle of Man 98.6 FM, 93.4 (North Isle of Man), 98.4 (Ramsey), 91.2 (Laxey), 102.4 (Peel), 105.2 (Maughold)
Island FM Alderney, Guernsey and Sark 104.7 FM (Guernsey), 93.7 (Alderney)12A (DAB+)
Manx Radio Isle of Man 97.2 FM (Carnane), 89.0 (Snafell), 103.7 (Jurby), 89.5 (Peel) and 1368 AM
Nation 60s Channel Islands DAB only12A (DAB+)
Nation 70s Channel Islands DAB only12A (DAB+)
Nation 90s Channel Islands DAB only12A (DAB+)
Nation Dance Channel Islands DAB only12A (DAB+)
Nation Hits Channel Islands DAB only12A (DAB+)
Nation Love Channel Islands DAB only12A (DAB+)
Nation Rocks Channel Islands DAB only12A (DAB+)
Soleil Radio Channel Islands DAB only12A (DAB+)
3FM Isle of Man 104.2 (Ramsey), 104.2 (Port St. Mary), 105.0 (South and East Isle of Man), 105.6, 106.2 (Peel)

Community radio stations

NameLicence areaAnalogue (kHz/MHz)Notes
1BTN Brighton 101.4 FMOn Air: 14 April 2017
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
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
Alfred Radio Shaftesbury 107.3 FMOn Air: 14 Feb 2022
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 FM (Ripley), 98.4 (Belper)On Air: 17 September 2008
Ambur Radio Walsall 99.4 FMOn Air: 1 August 2009
Andover Radio Andover 95.9 FMOn Air: 22 April 2018
Angel Radio (Portsmouth) Portsmouth 98.6 FM
Also on DAB in South Hampshire and Surrey
On Air: February 2002 (formerly 101.1 FM in Havant)
Angel Radio (Isle of Wight) Newport, Isle of Wight 91.5 FMOn Air: 24 March 2007
Apple FM Taunton, Somerset 97.3 FMOn Air: 11 May 2013
Ashdown Radio Uckfield 94.7 FM (Crowborough) 105.0 (Uckfield)On Air: 1 July 2010 (formerly Uckfield FM)
Radio Asian Fever Leeds 107.3 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
B Radio (Reading) Reading 95.6 FMOn Air: August 2021
B Radio (Farnborough) Farnborough 106.5 FMOn Air: 14 February 2020
Bangor FM Bangor 107.9 FMOn Air: July 2012
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 FM Lancaster, 107.5 Carnforth
Also on DAB+ in Morecambe Bay
On 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
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 Radio Aldershot 102.5 FMOn Air: 11 December 2006
Blandford 89.3 FM, 1287 AM (Bovington)On Air: 23 August 2012
Brize Norton 106.1 FM (Brize Norton)On Air: October 2018
Catterick 106.9 FM, 87.7 (Leconfield), 1287 AM (Ripon), 1287 (Topcliffe), 1287 (Dishforth)On Air: 11 May 2006
Colchester 107.0 FM, 1287 AM (Bassingbourn), 1287 (Wattisham), 1287 (Woodbridge)On Air: 2 May 2006
Scotland 98.5 FM Edinburgh, 87.7 (Inverness), 87.7 (Fort George), 1287 AM (Glencourse)On Air: 14 August 2006
Salisbury Plain 106.8 FMOn Air: 11 December 2006
BFBS Gurkha Radio Shorncliffe 105.4 FM (Shorncliffe), 90.8 (Dover)
1134 (Abingdon, Bramcote, Catterick, Sandhurst)
1278 (Shorncliffe, Stafford, Tidworth, Warminster)
1287 (Aldershot, Blandford, Brecon, Hullavington, Innsworth, Maidstone)
On Air: October 2019
Big City Radio Birmingham 89.1 FMOn Air: 1 November 2005 (formerly Aston FM)
BigglesFM Biggleswade 104.8 FMOn Air: 22 April 2011
Bishop FM Bishop Auckland 105.9 FMOn Air: 31 October 2009
Blackburn 102.2 FM Blackburn 102.2 FMOn Air: March 2020
Black Cat Radio St Neots 102.5 FMOn Air: 17 April 2017
Black Country Radio Black Country 102.5 FM (Stourbridge), 92.2 (Dudley)On Air: 1 January 2008 (formerly The Bridge)
Black Diamond FM East and Central Midlothian 107.8 FMOn Air: 21 May 2007
Blast 106 Belfast 106.4 FMOn Air: 8 July 2009
Blast 106 (Causeway Coast) Coleraine 106.4 FMOn Air: October 2020
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 FM Barry, 100.2 Llantwit MajorOn Air: 31 March 2009
Bute Island Radio Rothesay 96.5 FM (formerly Bute FM)On Air: 15 July 2009
Radio Cabin Herne Bay 94.6 FMOn Air: 8 April 2017
Caithness FM Caithness 102.5 FMOn Air: January 2020
Calon FM Wrexham 105.0 FMOn Air: 11 October 2021
(originally on air from 1 Mar 2008 - 20 Jan 2021)
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
Cando FM Barrow in Furness 106.3 FM (Barrow in Furness), 107.3 (Ulverston)
Also on DAB+ in Morecambe Bay
On Air: November 2015
Carillon Wellbeing Radio West Leicestershire 1476 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
Caroline Community Radio Maldon, Essex 94.7 FMOn Air: 19 October 2020
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
Chiltern Voice Amersham and Chesham 107.4 FMOn Air: 27 November 2021
CCR 104.4 Chelmsford 104.4 FMOn Air: 18 March 2017
Chorley FM Chorley 102.8 FMOn Air: 24 November 2006
Cinque Ports Radio Romney 100.2 FM (formerly Shoreline Radio)On Air: May 2021
City Beat 103.2 Preston 103.2 FM (formerly Preston FM)On Air: 6 October 2008
Coast & County Radio Scarborough & Whitby 97.4 FM, 105.5 FMOn air: 9 November 2016
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 Counties Radio Lutterworth 92.0 FMOn Air: 31 August 2020
Cross Rhythms Stoke-on-Trent 101.8 FM (Stoke-on-Trent), 96.6 (Newcastle-under-Lyme)On Air: 28 February 2002
Plymouth 96.3 FMOn Air: 29 March 2007
Croydon FM Croydon 97.8 FMOn Air: 11 September 2021
Crystal FM Penicuik 107.4 FMOn Air: 1 December 2013
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 FM, 95.7 (Lydney)On Air: 24 August 2018
Desi Radio Southall 1602 AMOn Air: May 2002
Deveron FM Banff 107.4 FMOn Air: January 2015
Digital Hits One Weston-super-Mare 100.5 FMOn Air: 1 June 2021
Diverse FM Luton 102.8 FMOn Air: April 2007
Dover Community Radio (DCR FM) Dover 104.9FMOn Air: 1 May 2022
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
East Devon Radio Exmouth 106.4 FM Exmouth, 95.0 Sidmouth, 94.6 Cranbrook (formerly ExmouthAiR Radio)On Air: 5 March 2013
EAVA FM Leicester 102.5 FMOn Air: 5 December 2008
Eden FM Penrith 107.5 FMOn Air: July 2014
Embrace Radio Northampton 104.7 FMOn Air: 5 March 2022
Endeavour FM Boston 107.0 FMOn Air: 22 August 2016
Erewash Sound Ilkeston 96.8, 103.5 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 South West London 101.4 FMOn Air: 1 July 2018
Forest FM East Dorset 92.3 FM Verwood, 98.9 FerndownOn 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 FMOn 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
GFM Gloucester 96.6 FMOn Air: 21 July 2006
GLOW Radio Farnborugh 106.5 FMOn Air: May 2021
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 FM, 100.2 (Mountain Ash), 107.1 (Aberdare)On Air: 24 May 2002
Gulshan Radio Wolverhampton 106.9 FMOn Air: 11 February 2016
Hailsham FM Hailsham 95.9 FMOn Air: 26 May 2018
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 FMOn Air: 30 August 2017
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 90.6 FMOn 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 FM
Also on DAB in South Hampshire
On 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
Islands FM Isles of Scilly 107.9 FMOn Air: 3 September 2007 (formerly Radio Scilly)
IÚR FM Newry 101.4 FMOn Air: 10 October 2007
Radio LaB Luton 97.1 FMOn Air: 15 October 2010
Jorvik Radio York94.8 FMOn Air: 4 November 2019
K107FM Kirkcaldy 107.0 FMOn Air: March 2014
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
LDC Radio Leeds 97.8 FMOn Air: 17 June 2020
Legacy 90.1 FM (Peace FM) [10] Moss Side, Manchester 90.1 FMOn Air: 1 October 2009
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
Lisburn's 98FM Lisburn 98.8 FMOn Air: 30 September 2011
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 Aberdeenshire105.1FM (Portlethen) 105.7 FM (Stonehaven), 106.2 FM (Inverbervie), 107.3 FM (Laurencekirk)On Air: 6 June 2009
Meridian FM East Grinstead 107.0 FMOn Air: 1 March 2010
Mid Sussex Radio Burgess Hill 103.8 FM (formerly Burgess Hill Radio)On Air: 27 October 2018
Mix 92.6 St Albans 92.6 FM (formerly Radio Verulam)On Air: 7 July 2007
MKFM Milton Keynes 106.3 FMOn Air: 7 September 2015
Also on DAB in Herts, Beds and Bucks (10D)
MônFM Anglesey and Gwynedd 96.8 & 102.5 FMOn Air: 12 July 2014
Moorlands Radio Staffordshire Moorlands 103.7 FMOn Air: 7 November 2009
Radio Newark Newark 107.8 FMOn Air: 2 May 2015
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

NLive Radio Northampton 106.9 FMOn Air: 30 September 2016 (formerly NNBC)
Nomad Radio Hammersmith and Fulham 92.2 FMOn Air: 1 November 2019
North Manchester FM North Manchester 106.6 FMOn Air: 6 July 2009
Nova FM Newport, Shropshire 97.5 FMOn Air: 1 August 2015
Nova Radio North East Newcastle upon Tyne 102.5 FMOn Air: 8 June 2007
NuSound Radio Forest Gate, London 92.0 FMOn Air: 19 March 2007
Oldham Community Radio Oldham 99.7 FMOn Air: 17 March 2007
OSTM Radio Manchester noneOn Air: 1 September 2019
Paisley FM Paisley 107.5 FMOn Air: 1 February 2019
Panj Radio Coventry 1521 AMOn Air: December 2016
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 105.5 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 FM
Also on DAB+ in Channel Islands (12A)
On Air: 12 February 2015
Radio 2 Funky Leicester 95.0 FMOn Air: April 2020
Raaj FM West Bromwich 91.3 FMOn Air: 31 January 2009
Radio Cabin Herne Bay 94.6 FMOn Air: 8 April 2017
Radio Ninesprings Yeovil and South Somerset 104.5 FM Yeovil, 103.3 Wincanton, 107.6 ChardOn Air: 1 October 2018
Radio Plus Coventry 101.5 FMOn Air: 20 December 2010
Rainbow Radio South London FM 92.4On Air: August 2022
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
Revolution Radio Northampton 96.1 FMOn Air: 12 June 2021
Rhondda Radio Treorchy 106.1 FM, 97.5 (Ferndale)On Air: 29 July 2018
Ribble FM Clitheroe 106.7 FMOn Air: 25 July 2016
Rinse FM London 106.8 FMOn Air: February 2011
Riviera FM Torbay 107.9 FMOn Air: 1 April 2020
RNIB Connect Glasgow 101.0 FM
Also Freeview 730
On Air: 30 March 2007
Rossendale Radio Haslingden and Rawtenstall 104.7 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
Seahaven FM Seaford, Newhaven, Peacehaven and Eastbourne 96.3 FM (Seaford), 95.6 (Eastbourne)On Air: 9 January 2011
105.3 Seaside FM Holderness 105.3 FMOn Air: 5 October 2007
Sedgemoor FM (formerly Access FM) Bridgwater 104.2 FMOn Air: 9 June 2013
Radio Seerah Leicester 1575 AMOn Air: 1 February 2019
Select Radio South London 94.4 FMOn Air: 3 December 2021
106.9 SFM Sittingbourne 106.9 FMOn Air: 26 July 2012
Sheffield Live! Sheffield 93.2 FMOn Air: 29 October 2007
Sheppey FM 92.2 Sheppey, Kent 92.2 FMOn Air: 18 April 2017
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
Skyline Community Radio Hedge End and Botley 102.5 FMOn Air: 7 January 2006
Somer Valley FM Midsomer Norton and Radstock 97.5 FMOn Air: 12 January 2009
Soundart Totnes 102.5 FMOn Air: 17 December 2008
Sound Radio Rhyl, Abergele and Prestatyn 103.1 FMOn Air: 8 February 2021
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
Tone FM Taunton 107.8 FMOn Air: 29 February 2013
Radio Tyneside Newcastle upon Tyne 93.6 FMOn Air: 5 July 2018
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
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 105.5 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 Wimborne Wimborne 94.6 FMOn Air: 16 Oct 2021
Winchester Radio Winchester 94.7 FMOn Air: 24 March 2019
Radio Winchcombe Winchcombe 107.1FMOn Air: 18 May 2012
Witney Radio West Oxfordshire FM 90.2 Charlbury and Woodstock, 99.9 Witney, 105.3 Eynsham, 107.4 Chipping NortonOn Air: 16 June 2017
Wycombe Sound High Wycombe 106.6 FMOn Air: 31 October 2016
Wythenshawe FM Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester 97.2 FMOn Air: 22 March 2002
Radio Wyvern Worcester 106.7 FM
Also on DAB in Herefordshire and Worcestershire (12A)
On Air: 13 January 2008 (formerly Youthcomm Radio)
YO1 Radio York 102.8 FM (York), 90.0 (Selby)
Also on DAB in North Yorkshire
On Air: 27 August 2018
Your FM Stockport 107.8 FMOn Air: 13 September 2007 (formerly Pure 107.8)
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 (kHz/MHz)Notes
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 FMMid 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 Teesside Stockton-on-Tees 107.1 FMClosed April 2019
Demon FM Leicester 107.5 FMClosed 3 May 2019
Radio BGWS Farnborough 1179 AMClosed May 2019
Betar Bangla Hackney, London 1503 AMClosed March 2020
CSR 97.4FM Canterbury 97.4 FMClosed June 2020
Leisure FM Pattiswick 107.4 FMClosed June 2022
Buchan Radio Peterhead 107.9 FMClosed 24 October 2022

Small scale DAB multiplexes

Permanent small scale multiplexes licensed by OFCOM

Licence areaMultiplex operatorChannelOn-air dateStations
Tynemouth & South Shields MUX ONE9B10 December 2021DAB+: Ambron, Angel Vintage, Dance Revolution, Durham OnAir, Easy Radio, First Choice Radio, Frisk Radio, Glitterbeam, Memory Lane, Nation Radio, Nation 80s, Nation Party, Nova Radio NE, Panjab Radio, Pride Radio, Radio Shields, Radio Tyneside, Spice Radio, Sun FM Radio, Together Radio, xRhythms.
Salisbury MUXCAST ONE (Nation Radio / BFBS)8A28 March 2022Greatest Hits Salisbury, Salisbury Radio
DAB+: BBC Radio Wiltshire; Angel Vintage, AWNSR, BFBS Beats, BFBS Best of British, BFBS Edge, BFBS Gurkha, BFBS Rewind, BFBS Salisbury, Boom Light, Easy Radio,Hot Gold, Hot Radio, Like One, Nation 60s, Nation 00s, Nation Dance, Nation Love, Nation Rocks, Nation Radio, Radio Bath, Talk Radio, Times Radio, Tomorrowland OWR and Virgin Radio.
Birmingham North Switch Radio (formerly on-air as a trial multiplex)9AApril 2022Gorgeous FM
DAB+: 45 Radio, Angel Vintage, Asian Star Radio, Big City Radio, Black Country Radio, Club Asia, Cosoro Radio, Delite Radio, Fun Kids Pop Hits, Gaydio, Hope FM, Life Radio UK, Like One, London Greek Radio, Nation Radio, Panjab Radio, Radio Caroline, Radio Central, Radio Sangam, Radio XL, Rajoradio, Scratch Radio, Switch Radio, Tomorrowland OWR and Unity FM.
Cambridge Cambridge Digital Radio (formerly on-air as a trial multiplex)9C5 April 2022Angel Vintage, Cambridge 105
DAB+: Arena Radio, BOSS Atlantis, Caroline Flashback, Glitterbeam, HCR104fm, News Radio UK, Radio Caroline, Radio Sangam, Radio Xtra, Resonance Extra, Style Radio and Zack FM
Newcastle & Gateshead Tyneside Community Digital8AJune 2022DAB+: 45 Radio, Ambron, Angel Vintage, Dance Revolution, Durham OnAir, Frisk Radio, Gorgeous Radio, GR8BRITISHRADIO, News Radio UK, Nova Radio North East, Panacea Radio, Panjab Radio, Pride Radio, Radio Tyneside, Spice Radio, Sun FM Radio, Together Radio and Tomorrowland OWR.
Edinburgh Edinburgh DAB Ltd9BJuly 2022DAB+: 45 Radio, Abacus Radio, Awaz FM, Celtic Music Radio, Chief Radio, Easy Radio, Edge Radio, Gorgeous Radio, Heartsong Live, Like One, London One Radio, Nation 70s, Nation 80s, Nation 90s, Sunoh Radio, Timeless Radio, Tomorrowland OWR and Voice of Islam.
Bradford Bradford Digital Media8BJuly 2022DAB+: Cosoro Radio, Drystone Radio, Fever Leeds, Gorgeous Radio, Great Yorkshire Radio, LDC Radio, Marefa Radio, Panjab Radio, Radio Apni Awaz, Sunrise Gold, Sunrise Radio Yorkshire and Voice of Islam
Glasgow Like DAB (formerly on-air as a trial multiplex)8BAugust 2022DAB+: Angel Vintage, Awaz FM Glasgow, BFBS Scotland, Celtic Music Radio, Easy Radio, Eirewave, Gaydio, Heartsong Live, House Party Radio, Jambo! Radio, Like ONE, Like POP, Like RETRO, Nation 70s, Nation 80s, Panacea 80s Soul, Quality Radio, Tomorrowland OWR and Voice of Islam.
Sheffield & Rotherham Shefcast Digital9CAugust 2022DAB+: Angel Radio, Cosoro Radio, Fever Radio, Radio Sangam, Sheffield Live!, RB1 Radio, Rother Radio and Vibe Yorkshire.
Derry Foyle DAB11CAugust 2022DAB+: Drive 105, Juice Radio, Podcast Radio, R-Radio and Voice of Islam.
Blackpool Fun Coast Digital8B1 September 2022DAB+: 45 Radio, Central Radio, Coastal Radio, Fylde Coast Radio, Happy Radio UK, House Party Radio, Juice Radio, Red Rose Radio, Sandgrounder Radio, Ultimate Beats and WBPL WOW Blackpool.
Winchester UK DAB Networks Ltd.9CSeptember 2022DAB+: 60s, 80s Rhythm, Awaaz Radio, B Radio, BFBS Gurkha, GR8BRITISHRADIO, Hot Winchester, Hot Gold Winchester, Like ONE, Nation 70s, Nation 80s, Nation 90s, Nation Hits, News Radio UK, Outreach Dance, Skyline Gold, Tomorrowland OWR, Voice FM Music, Winchester Radio and Winchester Today.
Norwich Future Digital Norfolk Limited (formerly on-air as a trial multiplex)9COctober 2022Angel Vintage, Future Radio
DAB+: Cambridge 105, Caroline Flashback, Cosoro Radio, News Radio UK, NME 1, NME 2, Radio Caroline, Resonance Extra, Select Radio, Skylab Radio, Slack City Radio, Solar Radio, Style Radio, Weather 24/7 and Zack FM.
Leeds Leeds Digital Media Limited9AOctober 2022DAB+: Akash Radio, Dance Asia Radio, Fever Leeds, Fresh Leeds, Gaydio, Juice Radio, LDC Radio, Marefa Radio, Mighty Leeds, Radio Rangoli, Sunrise Gold, Sunrise Radio Yorkshire and Voice Of Islam.
Cardiff Cardiff DAB Ltd10DOctober 2022DAB+: AWNSR, Gaydio, Gorgeous Radio, Like One, Nation 80s, Radio Cardiff, Tomorrowland OWR, Voice of Islam and XL:UK Radio.
Dudley & Stourbridge DigiMux8A29 October 2022DAB+: Black Country Radio, Gaydio, Gorgeous Radio, Skylab Radio and Switch Radio.
Kings Lynn North Norfolk Digital9COctober 2022Greatest Hits Radio West Norfolk
DAB+: Cambridge 105, Caroline Flashback, KL1 Radio, KL Extra, Radio Caroline and Radio West Norfolk.
Bristol East Bristol Digital Radio (formerly on-air as a trial multiplex)9BNovember 2022DAB+: Angel Vintage, BCfm, Bradley Stoke, Fun Kids Naps, KTCR, NOODS Radio, Radio Maria England, Somer Valley, Tomorrowland OWR and Ujima.
Bristol East Severnside Digital Radio12DNovember 2022DAB+: Angel Vintage, BCfm, Bradley Stoke, Fun Kids Naps, Hub Radio, NOODS Radio, Radio Maria England, Tomorrowland OWR and Ujima.
Basingstoke UK DAB Networks Ltd.8B1 December 2022Angel Vintage
DAB+: 60s, B Radio, BFBS Gurkha, Basingstoke Community Radio, Easy Radio, Hot Basingstoke, Hot Gold Basingstoke, Nation 70s, Nation 80s, Nation Radio, News Radio UK, Outreach Dance and Outreach Radio.
Birmingham South South Birmingham Digital Radio9CDecember 2022DAB+: Ambur Radio, Angel Vintage, Brumside Radio, Club Asia Radio, Fun Kids NonStop, Gaydio, Gulshan Radio, Nation Radio, Radio Maria England, Radio XL, Switch Radio, Tomorrowland OWR and Unity FM.
Coventry Coventry Community Digital Radio9B20 January 2023DAB+: Glitterbeam, Radio Panj, Radio Plus and Vanny Radio.

Small scale trial DAB multiplexes

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

Licence areaMultiplex operatorChannelOn-air dateStations
Brighton Brighton and Hove Radio9A31 July 2015DAB+: 1BTN,, 60s, 80s Rhythm, Abacus Radio, Angel Vintage, Atmosphere Radio, bigbeatbrighton, Cosoro Radio, Decadance Radio, Gaydio, Mi-Soul, Passion Radio, Platform B, Radio Caroline, Radio Reverb, Regency Radio, Resonance, Select Radio, Slack City Radio, Solar Radio, Southdown Radio, Starpoint Soul, Trickstar and University Radio Falmer
Portsmouth Solent Wireless 7D19 August 2015Express FM
DAB+: 60s, 80s Rhythm, Atmosphere Radio, B Radio, BFBS Beats, BFBS Portsmouth, Care Radio, Easy Radio Portsmouth, Flash, Gaydio, Hot Gold, Like One, Like Retro, Nation Radio 70s, Nation Radio 80s, Nation Radio 90s, Outreach Dance, Passion Radio, Pompey Sound, Radio Caroline, Soleil Radio, Slack City Radio, Starpoint Soul, Tomorrowland OWR, V2 Radio and Victory.
Manchester Niocast Digital 10B28 August 2015DAB+: Asian Star Radio, Care Radio, Cheesy FM, Cosoro Radio, Delite Radio, Eirewave, Gaydio, Happy Radio UK, Heritage Radio, Hope FM, London Greek Radio, Love 80s Manchester, Panacea Soul, Pie Radio, Podcast Radio, Radio Africana, Radio Diamond, Radio Sangam, Sami Swoi Radio, Strawberry Radio, Sunrise Radio Yorkshire, Tomorrowland OWR, Unity Radio, Voice of Islam and XS Manchester.
Aldershot and Woking BFBS Aldershot8A19 October 2015B Radio, BFBS Aldershot, BFBS Beats, BFBS Gurkha Radio, Radio Caroline and Radio Woking
DAB+: 60s, Array Radio, Brooklands Radio, Care Radio, Cheesy FM, News Radio UK and V2 Radio.
London U.DAB9A29 October 2015Reprezent
DAB+: Angel Vintage, Asian Star Radio, CDNX, Delite Radio, Desi Radio, DOM Radio, Fun Kids Junior, London Greek Radio, Mixer Radio, NME 1, NuSound Radio, Radio Caroline, Rainbow Radio, Resonance, Resonance Extra, Rinse FM, Riverside Radio, Ruach Radio, Select Radio, Solar Radio, THC Radio, The Beat London, Tomorrowland OWR and Unity DAB.

RSL stations

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

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

NameLicence areaTypical air datesAnalogue (kHz/MHz)
Radio Airbourne Eastbourne August87.7 FM - Live coverage of Eastbourne International Airshow
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
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

Student and schools radio

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

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

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

Hospital radio stations

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

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

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

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

Satellite radio stations

Stations which are broadcast to the UK via satellite:

NameFormatEPG numberComments
EWTN Radio Catholic religious stationSky 0147
Khushkhabri Radio Asian Christian stationSky 0134Formerly Asian Gold Radio
RTÉ Radio 1 News, current affairs, sport and musicSky 0137, Freesat 750,
Virgin 917
FM 88.2—90.0 in the Republic of Ireland
RTÉ 2FM Pop musicSky 0138, Freesat 751FM 90.0-92.0 in Republic of Ireland
RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Irish-language programmingSky 0140, Freesat 753FM 92.0-94.0 in Republic of Ireland
RTÉ Lyric FM Classical musicSky 0139, Freesat 752FM 96.7-99.6 in Republic of Ireland
Sukh Sagar Radio Gurbani stationSky 0133
Trans World Radio Religious programmingSky 0128, Freesat 790, Freeview 733
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; 105.4 FM (Folkestone), 90.8 (Dover)
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)
Nitro FM Santa Pod Raceway, Northamptonshire 96.2 FM - LPFM (motor sport meetings only)
Albion Radio West Bromwich Albion FC, West Bromwich 106.9 FM - LPFM (home matchdays only)
Cheltenham Radio Cheltenham Racecourse 87.7 FM - LPFM (horse racing meetings only)
Sout al Khaleej London 11B DAB (available on 100.8 FM in Doha, Qatar)
Acacia Radio Annesley Woodhouse 1287 AM - LPAM
Brill Oldies Radio Brill 104.7 - LPFM
Leicester Community Radio Leicester 1449 AM - LPAM


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

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