DAB Stations

The Following DAB Multiplexes are available in various parts of the North West of England:

NATIONAL MULTIPLEX (BBC)

The BBC National Multiplex broadcasts across the UK on Block 12B and is run by the BBC.

BBC Radio 1

BBC, national. Chart / Contemporary music.

Frequencies : FM 98.9 (North West), 98.2 (C Lancs), 99.6 (N Lancs), 98.5 (N Wales), various other relays on 97.7 – 99.8, DAB National

BBC Radio 1 Xtra

BBC, national. Chart / Contemporary music.

Frequencies : FM 98.9 (North West), 98.2 (C Lancs), 99.6 (N Lancs), 98.5 (N Wales), various other relays on 97.7 – 99.8, DAB National

BBC Radio 2

BBC, national. Adult Contemporary and Easy Listening, with Specialist programming in the evenings and weekends.

Frequencies : FM 89.3 (North West), 88.6 (C Lancs), 90.0 (N Lancs), various other relays on 88.0 -90.2. DAB National.

BBC Radio 3

BBC, national. Classical and Jazz. Frequencies : FM 91.5 (North West), 90.8 (C Lancs), 92.2 (N Lancs), various other relays on 90.2 – 92.4, DAB National

BBC Radio 4

BBC, national. Talk radio including news, drama, comedy, science and history. Frequencies : FM 93.7 (North West), 93.0 (C Lancs), 94.4 (N Lancs), various other relays on 92.4 – 94.6, DAB National

BBC Radio 4 Extra

BBC, national. Radio 4 sister station

BBC Radio 5 Live

BBC, national. Talk and sport.

Frequencies : AM 909, 693, DAB National

BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra

BBC, national. Additional sports

BBC Radio 6 Music

BBC, national.

BBC Radio Asian Network

BBC, national.

BBC Radio World Service

BBC, International.

NATIONAL MULTIPLEX (DIGITAL 1)

The Digital 1 National Multiplex broadcasts nationally on Block 11D and is run by Digital 1.

Absolute Radio

Independent, national. Rock and Pop music. Classic Album tracks along with Today’s best music. Frequencies : AM 1215, 1197 (Merseyside), 1242 (Stoke-on-Trent), DAB National

Capital Dance

Independent, national. Dance music.

Capital UK

Independent, national. Pop music.

Capital Xtra

Independent, national. Dance and Urban music.

Capital Xtra Reloaded

Independent, national. Old Skool Dance and Urban music.

Classic FM

GB News Radio

Gold UK

Heart Dance

Heart UK

Heart 70s

Heart 80s

Heart 90s

Kiss

Kisstory

LBC

LBC News

Magic

Radio X

Smooth Chill

Smooth UK

Talksport

UCB1

UCB2

NATIONAL MULTIPLEX (SDL National)

The Digital 2 National Multiplex broadcasts nationally on Block 11A and is run by Sound Digital.

Absolute 80s

Independent, national. 80s Music.

Absolute 90s

Independent, national. 90s Music.

BFBS UK

Independent, national. Forces station

Boom Radio

Independent, national. 60s-80s music.

Fix Radio

Fun Kids UK

Independent, national. Children’s radio station

Jazz FM

Independent, national. Jazz music.

Mellow Magic

Independent, national. Relaxing and melodic music.

Planet Rock

Independent, national. Rock music.

Premier Christian

Independent, national. Christian music and speech.

Premier Praise

Independent, national. Christian music and speech.

Scala Radio

Independent, national. Classical music.

Sunrise Radio

Independent, national. Asian music and speech programmes.

TalkRadio-TalkTV

Independent, national. News and current affairs.

talkSPORT 2

Independent, national.

Times Radio

Independent, national. News and current affairs.

Virgin Anthems

Independent, national. Rock and pop music.

Virgin Chilled

Independent, national. Rock and pop music.

Virgin Radio

Independent, national. Rock and pop music.

Manchester Multiplex

The Manchester Multiplex broadcasts across Greater Manchester and North Cheshire on Block 12C and is run by CE Digital.

Absolute Radio Classic Rock

Independent, national. Rock music.

Absolute Radio Country

Independent, national. Country music.

Asian Sound

Independent, local, East Lancs. Music, news and information for the Asian community. Frequencies : AM 963 (East Lancs), 1377 (Manchester), DAB Manchester

BBC Radio Manchester

BBC, local, Manchester. News, sport and general talk radio from BBC North’s MediaCity:UK studios. Excellent football coverage on a Saturday afternoon. Previously known as BBC GMR.

Frequencies : FM 95.1 (Main), 104.6 (East Manchester), DAB Manchester.
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Capital (Manchester)

Independent, local, from Manchester. Hit music station, part of the Capital network broadcasting from Leicester Square London. Local news, drive from Manchester. Previously Galaxy 102.

Frequencies : FM 102.0, DAB Manchester

Greatest Hits Radio (Manchester & North West)

BBC, local, Manchester. News, sport and general talk radio from BBC North’s MediaCity:UK studios. Excellent football coverage on a Saturday afternoon. Previously known as BBC GMR.

Frequencies : FM 95.1 (Main), 104.6 (East Manchester), DAB Manchester

Heart (North West)

Independent, regional, North West. Adult Contemporary station, part of the Heart network broadcasting from Leicester Square London. Local news, drive from Manchester.
Formerly Century Radio and Real Radio.

Frequencies : FM 105.4 (North West), DAB (Manchester, Liverpool, Central Lancs)

Hits Radio Manchester

Independent, national, from Manchester. Plays Chart Hits. New national station from Manchester. Local news. Formerly Piccadilly / Key 103.

Frequencies : FM 103.0, DAB Manchester

Magic Chilled

Independent, national. Contemporary music.

Magic Soul

Independent, national. Soul music.

Smooth Country

Independent, national. Country music.

Smooth Radio (North West)

Independent, regional, North West. Easy Listening music station, part of the Smooth network broadcasting from Leicester Square London. Local news, breakfast from Manchester. Previously Jazz FM.

Frequencies : FM 100.4, DAB Manchester, Liverpool, Central Lancs

Liverpool Multiplex

The Liverpool Multiplex broadcasts across Merseyside on Block 11B and is run by Bauer Media.

Absolute Radio Classic Rock

Independent, national. Rock music.

Absolute Radio Country

Independent, national. Country music.

BBC Radio Merseyside

BBC, local, from Liverpool serving Merseyside.

Frequencies : FM 95.8, AM 1485, DAB Liverpool

Capital (Liverpool)

Independent, local, from Liverpool. Hit music station, part of the Capital network broadcasting from Leicester Square London. Local news, breakfast, drive and weekend programming from Liverpool. Formerly Juice FM.

Frequencies : FM 107.6, DAB Liverpool

Greatest Hits Radio (Liverpool/North West/North Wales)

Independent, local, Liverpool. Classic hits network broadcasting across the UK. Local news for Liverpool, Drivetime from Manchester, all other programmes networked mainly from Manchester.

Frequencies : FM 105.9 (Liverpool), 107.2 (Warrington), DAB (Liverpool)

Heart (North West)

Independent, regional, North West. Adult Contemporary station, part of the Heart network broadcasting from Leicester Square London. Local news, drive from Manchester.
Formerly Century Radio and Real Radio.

Frequencies : FM 105.4 (North West), DAB (Manchester, Liverpool, Central Lancs)

Hits Radio Pride

Independent, national, from Manchester. Pride station focusing on music for the LGBT community

Hits Radio UK

Independent, national, from Manchester. Plays Chart Hits.

Magic Chilled

Independent, national. Contemporary music.

Magic Soul

Independent, national. Soul music.

Radio City

Independent, local, from Liverpool. Plays Chart Hits. Part of Bauer Radio’s Hits Radio Network.

Frequencies : FM 96.7, DAB Liverpool

Smooth Radio (North West)

Independent, regional, North West. Easy Listening music station, part of the Smooth network broadcasting from Leicester Square London. Local news, breakfast from Manchester. Previously Jazz FM.

Frequencies : FM 100.4, DAB Manchester, Liverpool, Central Lancs

Lancashire Multiplex

The Central Lancashire Multiplex broadcasts to Preston, Blackpool, Blackburn and surrounding parts of Central Lancashire on on Block 11B and is run by Bauer Media.

Absolute Radio Classic Rock

Independent, national. Rock music.

Absolute Radio Country

Independent, national. Country music.

BBC Radio Lancashire

BBC, local, from Blackburn covering the whole county.

Frequencies : FM 95.5(E Lancs), 103.9(Cen/W Lancs), 104.5(N Lancs), AM 855(S Lancs), DAB Cen.Lancs

Capital (Lancashire)

Independent, local, Lancashire. Hit music station, part of the Capital network broadcasting from London. Local drivetime from Manchester (as Capital Manchester).

Frequencies : FM 96.3 (Chorley), 99.8 Burnley, 106.5 (Preston), 107.0 (Blackburn), DAB Central Lancashire

Greatest Hits Radio (Lancashire)

Independent, local, Liverpool. Classic hits network broadcasting across the UK. Local news for Lancashire, Drivetime from Manchester, all other programmes networked mainly from Manchester.

Heart (North West)

Independent, regional, North West. Adult Contemporary station, part of the Heart network broadcasting from Leicester Square London. Local news, drive from Manchester.
Formerly Century Radio and Real Radio.

Frequencies : FM 105.4 (North West), DAB (Manchester, Liverpool, Central Lancs)

Hits Radio UK

Independent, national, from Manchester. Plays Chart Hits.

Magic Chilled

Independent, national. Contemporary music.

Magic Soul

Independent, national. Soul music.

Rock FM

Independent, local, from Preston. Plays Chart Hits. Part of Bauer Radio’s Hits Radio Network.

Frequencies : FM 97.4, DAB Central Lancs

Smooth Country

Independent, national. Country music.

Smooth Radio (North West)

Independent, regional, North West. Easy Listening music station, part of the Smooth network broadcasting from Leicester Square London. Local news, breakfast from Manchester. Previously Jazz FM.

Frequencies : FM 100.4, DAB Manchester, Liverpool, Central Lancs

North East Wales & West Cheshire Multiplex

The North East Wales & West Cheshire Multiplex broadcasts across North East Wales & West Cheshire on Block 10D and is run by Muxco.

BBC Radio Cymru

BBC, regional. Welsh Language service across the whole of Wales.

BBC Radio Cymru 2

BBC, regional. Welsh Language service across the whole of Wales.

BBC Radio Wales

BBC, regional, for Wales. English Language service.

Frequencies : AM 657 (Wrexham), 882 (Wales), FM 91.1 (North Wales Borders) 94.8 (North Wales Coast), 95.4 (North East Wales)

Breezy Radio

Capital (North West)

Independent, local, . Hit music station, part of the Capital network broadcasting from London. Local drivetime from Manchester (as Capital Manchester).

Country Line Radio

Dee Radio

Independent, local, Chester. Contemporary music, with local news and information for Chester.

Dragon Radio

Fun Kids Junior

Heart (North Wales)

Independent, local, Wrexham. Adult Contemporary station, part of the Heart network broadcasting from Leicester Square London. Local drivetime programming from Wrexham.

Fun Kids Junior

Hope FM

In Demand Radio

Liverpool Live

Love 80s Liverpool

Nation Radio

Sandgrounder Radio

Zest Liverpool

Stoke Multiplex

The Stoke Multiplex broadcasts across Staffordshire & Cheshire on Block 12D and is run by UTV Bauer.

Absolute Radio Classic Rock

Independent, national. Rock music.

Absolute Radio Country

Independent, national. Country music.

Absolute Radio 60s

Independent, national. Country music.

Absolute Radio 70s

Independent, national. Country music.

BBC Radio Stoke

BBC, local, from Stoke covering North and Mid Staffordshire and South Cheshire.

Frequencies : FM 94.6 (Main), 104.1 (Stafford), AM 1503, DAB Stoke

Greatest Hits Radio (Staffs)

Independent, local, Stoke. Classic hits network broadcasting across the UK. Local news for Staffordshire, Drivetime from Manchester, all other programmes networked mainly from Manchester.

Hits Radio Pride

Independent, national, from Manchester. Pride station focusing on music for the LGBT community

Hits Radio UK

Independent, national, from Manchester. Plays Chart Hits.

Kerrang

Independent, national. Rock music.

Magic Chilled

Independent, national. Contemporary music.

Magic Musicals

Independent, national. Contemporary music.

Magic Soul

Independent, national. Soul music.

Signal 1

Independent, local, from Stoke-on-Trent. Plays Chart Hits.

Frequencies : FM 102.6 (Stoke), 96.4 (East Cheshire), 96.9 (Stafford), DAB Stoke

Morecambe Bay Multiplex

The Morecambe Bay Multiplex broadcasts across parts of North Lancs and South Cumbria on Block 11B and is run by MuxCo and Nation.

Bay Trust Radio

Independent, Local, Lancaster

BBC Radio Cumbria

BBC, local, from Carlisle serving the county of Cumbria. Frequencies : FM 96.1 (South Cumbria), 95.2 (Kendal), 104.2 (Windermere), AM 837 (South Cumbria)

Beyond Radio

Independent, local, from Lancaster. Community radio for Lancaster and Morecambe.

Frequencies: 103.5 (Lancaster), 107.5FM (Carnforth), DAB (Morecambe Bay)

Cando FM

Independent, local, Barrow. Community station.

Fun Kids UK

Independent, national. Children’s radio station

Heart (North Lancs and Cumbria)

Independent, local, Manchester. Adult Contemporary station, part of the Heart network broadcasting from Leicester Square London. Local news, drive from Manchester (Heart North West).

Frequencies : FM 96.9 (Main), 102.3 (Kendal), 103.2 (Windermere)

Nation 80s

Smooth Radio (Lake District)

Independent, local, Lake District. Easy Listening music station, part of the Smooth network broadcasting from Leicester Square London. Local news, breakfast, from Kendal (as Smooth North West).

Frequencies : FM 100.1 (Kendal), 100.8 (Windermere)

Trial Manchester Multiplex

The Trial Manchester Multiplex broadcasts across Manchester on Block 10B and is run by Niocast Digital.

45 Radio

Asian Star Radio

Cheesy FM

45 Radio

Cosoro Radio

CountryLine Radio

Delite Radio

Fix Radio

Gaydio

Independent, local, Manchester

Frequencies : FM 88.4, DAB Manchester

Happy Radio

Independent, local, for South Manchester and Cheshire. Featuring former Piccadilly presenters Spence McDonald, Darren Proctor, Steve Penk and Chelsea Norris.

Hope FM

LGR

Like ONE

Love 80s

Mom's Spaghetti

Nation Radio UK

Pie Radio

Podcast Radio

Radio Africana

Radio Diamond

Radio Sangam

RootznRockerz

Strawberry Radio

Sunrise Radio

Strawberry Radio

Unity FM

Independent, local, Manchester.

Frequencies : FM 92.8, DAB Manchester

Voice of Islam

106.1 XS Manchester

Independent, local, Manchester.