1 BBC Radio Frequency Finder For transmitter details see: Digital Multiplexes FM Transmitters by Region AM Transmitters by Region FM and AM transmitter details are also included in the Frequency -order lists. National Radios 1 to 4 are based in London. See tables at end for details of BBC FM network. Stations broadcast 24 hours a day except where stated otherwise. BBC Radio 1 Format: New Music and Contemporary Hit Music with Talk United Kingdom (BBC Mux) DABs 12B United Kingdom (see table) FM , - Satellite 0101/700, DTT 700, Cable 901 Airdate: 30/9/1967. Shared some programmes with Radio 2 until 1982. On AM until 6/1994, FM introduced 1987-1991. BBC 1 XTRA Format: Rhythmic New Music with Talk United Kingdom (BBC Mux) DABs 12B Satellite 0137/701, DTT 701, Cable 907 Airdate: 16/8/2002 BBC Radio 2 Format: Adult Contemporary, Oldies and Mixed Music with Talk United Kingdom (BBC Mux) DABs 12B United Kingdom (see table) FM - Satellite 0102/702, DTT 702, Cable 902 Airdate: 1945 as Light Programme, R2 from 30/9/1967.
2 Also on AM until 27/8/1990. BBC Radio 3 Format: Classical Music with, World and Jazz Music and Talk United Kingdom (BBC Mux) DABs 12B United Kingdom (see table) FM - , Satellite 0103/703, DTT 703, Cable 903 Airdate: 9/1946 as Third Programme with Network 3 (later), Radio 3 from 30/9/1967. Also on AM until 2/1992. BBC Radio 4 FM Format: Talk, News and Entertainment with Christian and Childrens (01:00 - 05:35: relays BBC World Service) United Kingdom (BBC Mux) DABs/m 12B United Kingdom (see table) FM , Satellite 0104/704, DTT 704, Cable 904 Airdate: Home Service: 14/11/1922, Radio 4 from 30/9/1967 BBC Radio 4 LONG WAVE Opt out of Radio 4 FM: Sport, News and Christian. United Kingdom (BBC Mux) DABm 12B for Parliament & Daily Service opt-outs only; Sport is simulcast on 5 Live Extra england and wales AM 198 London AM 720 Plymouth and East Cornwall AM 774 West Cornwall AM 756 North Cumbria AM 1485 North East england AM 603 Central and South scotland AM 198 Aberdeen and East Grampian AM 1449 Northern scotland AM 198 Central & East Northern ireland AM 720 Derry AM 720 Fermanagh and South Tyrone AM 774 Satellite 0143/710 (mono) BBC Radio 4 EXTRA Format: Entertainment england , scotland , wales , N ireland (BBC Mux) DABm 12B Satellite 0131/708, DTT 708, Cable 910 Airdate: 15/12/2002 as BBC 7.
3 R4 Extra from 2/4/2011 BBC Radio 5 LIVE Format: News, Sport and Talk; Based Manchester United Kingdom (BBC Mux) DABm 12B London and South East england AM 909 South East Kent AM 693 East Sussex Coast AM 693 Brighton and Worthing area AM 693 South Hampshire and Wight AM 909 Bournemouth AM 909 Devon, Cornwall and Dorset AM 693 Exeter area AM 909 West Cornwall AM 909 South wales and West england AM 909 North Dyfed and SW Gwynedd AM 990 The Midlands AM 693 Norfolk and Suffolk AM 693 Yorkshire, NW england & wales AM 909 South Cumbria & N Lancashire AM 693 West Cumbria AM 909 North East, Cumbria & Borders AM 693 Central scotland AM 909 Aberdeen and East Grampian AM 693 North scotland AM 693 Central & East Northern ireland AM 909 Derry area AM 909 Fermanagh and South Tyrone AM 693 AM Reception towards the edge of coverage areas is distorted after dark, particularly on 909. Satellite 0105/705, DTT 705, Cable 905 (all mono) Airdate: 27/8/1990 as Radio 5, present format from 28/3/1994 BBC 5 LIVE SPORTS EXTRA Format: Sport, Based: Manchester Hours: Irregular United Kingdom (BBC Mux) DABm 12B Satellite 0144/706, DTT 706, Cable 908 (all mono) Airdate: Pilot 1997, Full service 2/2/2002 BBC 6 MUSIC Format: Rock and Mixed Music, Based: London and Manchester United Kingdom (BBC Mux) DABs 12B Satellite 0120/707, DTT 707 Cable 909 Airdate: 11/3/2002 BBC ASIAN NETWORK Format: Asian United Kingdom (BBC Mux) DABm 12B Birmingham area AM 1458 Wolverhampton area AM 828 Leicestershire AM 837 Peterborough area AM 1449 Plus evenings only on BBC R Leeds & Sheffield AM transmitters Satellite 0119/709, DTT 709, Cable 912 01:00 - 05:00: relays BBC South Asian World Service Airdate: Regional 11/1996, National 28/10/2002 BBC WORLD SERVICE Radio Format.
4 News, Talk United Kingdom (BBC Mux) DABm 12B Satellite 0115/711, DTT 710, Cable 906 (all mono) Airdate: 1932 as Empire Service RADIOS 1, 2, 3 AND 4 FM FREQUENCIES (98% stereo coverage, ~100% mono) Area R1 R2 R3 R4 SOUTH AND SOUTH EAST england London & South East england London area Purley & Coulsdon, London Caterham, Surrey Leatherhead area, Surrey West Surrey & NE Hampshire Reading High Wycombe Newbury & West Berkshire West Berkshire & East Wilts Basingstoke East Kent Folkestone area Hastings Bexhill Newhaven & Seaford, Sussex Brighton and Worthing area Central Southern england Ventnor, Isle of Wight Salisbury, Wiltshire Weymouth, Dorset SOUTH WEST england West Dorset Lyme Regis, Dorset Devon and East Cornwall Axminster & Seaton, Devon Tiverton, Devon Exeter Okehampton, Devon North Devon Combe Martin, Devon Teignmouth area, Devon Torbay Dartmouth area, Devon South Devon Ivybridge.
5 Devon Plymouth Bodmin area, Cornwall West Cornwall Isles of Scilly Channel Islands Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire Minehead, Somerset Chard, Somerset Weston-super-mare, Avon Bristol Bath Trowbridge area, Wiltshire Frome, Somerset Chippenham, Wiltshire Calne, Wiltshire Marlborough area, Wiltshire Swindon area Cirencester, Gloucestershire Chalford & Stroud, Gloucs Nailsworth & Stroud, Gloucs Gloucester & Cheltenham Herefordshire & Gloucester Ludlow, Shropshire wales South wales Abergavenny & Usk Valley Blaenavon & Abersychan Pontypool & Cwmbran, Gwent Newbridge area, Gwent Abertillery, Gwent Ebbw Vale & Tredegar, Gwent Rhymney area, Mid Glam Aberdare area, Mid Glam Ferndale, Mid Glamorgan Porth area, Mid Glamorgan Rhondda Valley, Mid Glam Vale of Neath, West Glam Croeserw, West Glamorgan Llangeinor, Pontycymer, M Glam Ogmore Vale, Mid Glamorgan Cwmafan, West Glamorgan Swansea Valley, West Glam Swansea area Carmarthenshire Carmarthen Pembrokeshire Ceredigion and SW Gwynedd Newcastle Emlyn area, Dyfed Lampeter & Teifi Valley, Dyfed Machynlleth, Dyfed Barmouth area, Gwynedd Dolgellau, Gwynedd BBC Radio Frequency Finder ( )
6 Area R1 R2 R3 R4 Porthmadog area, Gwynedd Ffestiniog area, Gwynedd North Gwynedd & NW Clwyd Deiniolen & Llanberis, Gwynd Conwy & Llandudno, Gwynedd Colwyn Bay area, Clwyd Betws-y-Coed & Llanrwst Clwyd, Merseyside, W Cheshire Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant, Clwyd Llanfyllin, Powys Welshpool, Powys Newtown, Powys Llanidloes, Powys Central Powys Brecon, Powys Llyswen area, Powys Hay on Wye area CENTRAL AND EASTERN england Midlands Oxon, Bucks, Berks, S Midlands Milton Keynes and West Beds Northampton Cambs, Beds, S Lincs, E Nthnts Cambridge area Norfolk and Suffolk North East Essex & South Suffolk NORTHERN england Lincolnshire & E Yorkshire Grantham, Lincolnshire North West and Yorkshire Buxton, Derbyshire Matlock & Bakewell, Derbyshire Chesterfield Sheffield & Rotherham Leeds Otley & Ilkley area, West Yorks Bradford Keighley area, West Yorks West Halifax Hebden Bridge, West Yorks Todmorden, West Yorks Walsden, West Yorkshire Cornholme, West Yorkshire Upper Tame Valley, Gt Mancs Haslingden area, Lancs Darwen, Lancashire West, South & Central Lancs Burnley & Colne Valley, Lancs Whalley, Lancashire Barnoldswick area, Lancs South Cumbria & NW Lancs Windermere & Ambleside, Cumb Kendal, Cumbria Wensleydale, North Yorks Thirsk & Northallerton area Scarborough area, N Yorks Whitby, North Yorkshire Cleveland, S Durham, N Yorks North East england Weardale, County Durham Hexham & Tyne Valley, Nthmb West Tyneside.
7 Tyne & Wear North Northumberland Berwick-upon-Tweed North Cumbria & N Isle of Man Keswick, Cumbria Whitehaven area, Cumbria Isle of Man scotland South West scotland Stranraer, D & G Wigtown Bay area, D & G Border Region Eyemouth and Border coast Innerleithen, Border Peebles, Border region Penicuik, Lothian Central scotland Ayrshire Kirkconnel & Sanquhar, D & G Patna & Dalmellington, Ayrshire Girvan, Ayrshire West Kilbride area, Strathclyde Campbeltown, Strathclyde Largs, Rothesay, Clyde Mouth Greenock & Firth of Clyde Dumbarton & Alexandria South West Central Region Crieff area, Tayside Perth area East Tayside and North Fife Blairgowrie & Rattray, Tayside Pitlochry & Aberfeldy, Tayside South East Grampian Region Grampian Region Area R1 R2 R3 R4 Dee Valley, Grampian North West Grampian Inverness & Moray Firth area Speyside, Highland Kingussie, Highland Thurso & Wick area, Highland Orkney Shetland Isle of Lewis Ness of Lewis Ullapool, Highland E Lewis, N Skye & W Highland Skye, Harris, East N & S Uist Portree, Skye North Uist South Uist Mallaig, Highland Tobermoray area, Highland Oban area, Highland Ballachulish, Highland Kinlochleven, Highland Corran and Onich, Highland Fort William area, Highland Fort Augustus area, Highland Strachur & Inveraray, Strathclyde South Knapdale, Strathclyde North Islay South Islay NORTHERN ireland East & Central Northern ireland Newtownabbey.
8 N ireland Larne, Northern ireland Ballycastle, Northern ireland North Northern ireland Derry area Fermanagh and South Tyrone South East Northern ireland Warrenpoint, Northern ireland Kilkeel, Northern ireland Marginal reception of all networks is available outside fully covered areas. BBC Radio Frequency Finder ( ) Local and Regional Local and regional stations transmit 24 hours a day, relaying Radio 5 Live or the World Service overnight. STATION Map reference Format Regional Coverage (AM/FM) Programme sharing information (where relevant) DAB Coverage area DAB channel FM/AM Coverage area FM/AM Frequency Airdate and historical notes m = mono, s = stereo. FM and DAB+ transmissions are stereo unless indicated otherwise. All AM transmissions are mono * denotes frequencies previously relayed correponding FM or AM service. Maps show combined DAB/FM/AM coverage within the editorial area england Stations in england carry regional programmes at times in the evenings and weekends.
9 BBC Radio BERKSHIRE 1 Mixed Format South East 850 000 Berkshire and North Hampshire DABs 12D Henley & Marlow FM East Berkshire FM West Berkshire FM Reading FM DTT 719 21/1/1992 (9/4/1996-14/2/2000 Thames Valley FM with Radio Oxford) BBC Radio BRISTOL 2 Mixed Format South West 980 000 Bristol, Bath and Avon DABs 11B Avon FM Weston-Super-Mare FM Bath FM DTT 719 4/9/1970 BBC Radio CAMBRIDGESHIRE 3 Mixed Format East 650 000 South and Central Cambridgeshire DABs 11C North Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon, S Lincs DABs 12D North Cambridgeshire FM S & Central Cambridgeshire FM Cambridgeshire AM 1026 DTT 722 1/5/1982 BBC Radio CORNWALL 4 Mixed Format South West 460 000 Cornwall DABs 11B East Cornwall & West Devon FM Isles of Scilly FM West Cornwall FM West Cornwall AM 630 Central Cornwall AM 657 DTT 721 17/1/1983 BBC Radio CUMBRIA 6 Mixed Format North 490 000 Kendal, Cumbria FM North Cumbria FM South Cumbria FM West Cumbria FM Keswick FM Windemere & Ambleside FM North Cumbria AM 756 South Cumbria AM 837 West Cumbria AM 1458 DTT 721 24/11/1973 (North, R Carlisle until 17/1/1983), 1982 (South, as R Furness)
10 BBC Radio DERBY 7 Mixed Format Midlands 770 000 South and Central Derbyshire, SE Staffordshire DABs 10B Matlock & Bakewell, Derbys FM Buxton FM South Derbyshire & East Staffs FM S Derbyshire & E Staffs AM 1116 DTT 735 29/4/1971 BBC Radio DEVON 8 Mixed Format South West 1 030 000 North and Central Devon DABs 10C East Devon, Exeter and Torbay DABs 11C Plymouth and South Devon DABs 12D North Devon FM Plymouth area FM Exeter area FM Okehampton, Devon FM Devon and East Cornwall FM Torbay FM North Devon AM 801 Exeter and East Devon AM 990 DTT 720 17/1/1983 BBC COVENTRY AND WARWICKSHIRE 5 Mixed Format Midlands 1 100 000 Coventry and Warwickshire DABs 12D Coventry & N Warwickshire FM South & Central Warwicks FM Nuneaton, Warwickshire FM DTT 719 17/1/1989 (as BBC CWR, became opt-out of WM in 1995, separate station from 2004) 23 6 36 40 15 13 17 28 21 22 19 32 7 26 18 39 29 25 12 5 3 24 33 37 9 10 27 20 2 38 1 4 8 31 30 34 35 15 BBC Radio Frequency Finder ( ) BBC ESSEX 9 Mixed Format East 1 530 000 Most of Essex DABs 12D South East Essex FM Central and North Essex FM North East Essex AM 729 Essex and East Herts AM 765 DTT 734 6/11/1986 BBC Radio GLOUCESTERSHIRE 10 Mixed Format South West 450 000 Gloucestershire DABs 10C Stroud area, Gloucestershire FM Cirencester area, Gloucs FM Gloucester, Cheltenham area FM East Gloucestershire AM 1413 West Gloucestershire AM 1413 DTT 735 3/10/1988 BBC HEREFORD AND WORCESTER 12 Mixed Format Midlands 600 000 Herefordshire and Worcestershire DABs 12A Herefordshire FM Worcestershire FM Redditch area FM Kidderminster area FM Worcester AM 738 North Herefordshire AM 1584 DTT 720 14/2/1989 BBC Radio HUMBERSIDE 13 Mixed Format North 850 000 East Yorkshi