FM Stations

88.0-90.2 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.

88.0 Heart (North Wales)

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

88.4 Gaydio

Independent, local, Manchester

Frequencies : FM 88.4, DAB Manchester

90.1 Legacy FM

Independent, local, South Manchester

90.2-92.4 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

90.6 Heritage Radio

Independent, Community. Manchester.

91.1 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)

92.3 Halton FM

Independent, local, Runcorn & Widnes.

92.4 BBC Radio Leeds

BBC, local, Leeds. broadcasting across West Yorkshire.

Frequencies : FM 92.4 (Main), 95.3 (Halifax), 102.7 (Keighley), 103.9 (Leeds), AM 774 Click here for the BBC Radio Leeds coverage map

92.4 – 94.6 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

92.8 Unity FM

Independent, local, Manchester.

Frequencies : FM 92.8, DAB Manchester

94.4 Salford City Radio

Independent, local, from Salford.

94.6 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

94.8-95.4 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)

95.1 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.
Click here for the BBC Radio Manchester coverage map

95.5 BBC Radio Lancashire

BBC, local, from Blackburn covering the whole county.

Click here for the BBC Radio Lancashire coverage map Frequencies : FM 95.5(E Lancs), 103.9(Cen/W Lancs), 104.5(N Lancs), AM 855(S Lancs), DAB Cen.Lancs

95.8 BBC Radio Merseyside

BBC, local, from Liverpool serving Merseyside.

Frequencies : FM 95.8, AM 1485, DAB Liverpool

96.0 BBC Radio Shropshire

BBC, local, from Shrewsbury serving the county of Shropshire. Strong across Cheshire and Merseyside. Frequencies : FM 96.0 (Main), 90.0 (Church Stretton), 95.0 (Ludlow), 104.1 (SW Shrop)

96.1 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)

96.2 Greatest Hits Radio (Greater Manchester)

Independent, local, Manchester. Classic hits network broadcasting across the UK. Formerly The Revolution.

Frequencies : FM 96.2 (Oldham/Tameside) 107.4 (North Manchester), AM 1152 (Manchester), DAB (Manchester)

96.3 Capital (North West and Wales)

Independent, local, from Wrexham. Hit music station, part of the Capital network broadcasting from Leicester Square London. Local news, drive from Wrexham. Formerly Coast 96.3 from Colwyn Bay. Frequencies : FM 103.4, 97.1, 96.3, DAB North East Wales & West Cheshire

96.4 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

96.5 Greatest Hits Radio (Lancashire)

Independent, local, Lancashire. Classic hits network broadcasting across the UK. Local news for Lancashire, Drivetime from Manchester, all other programmes networked mainly from Manchester Previously Radio Wave 96.5 Frequencies : FM 96.5 (Blackpool), AM 999 (Lancashire), DAB Central Lancs

96.5 Bolton FM

Independent, local, from Bolton.

96.7 Radio City

Independent, local, from Liverpool. Plays Chart Hits. Part of Bauer Radio’s City 1 Network. Frequencies : FM 96.7, DAB Liverpool

96.9 All FM

Independent, community radio station. Broadcasting to the whole of central and south Manchester.

96.9 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). Replaced The Bay in March 2018. Frequencies : FM 96.9 (Main), 102.3 (Kendal), 103.2 (Windermere)

97.0 Crescent Radio

Independent, community, from Rochdale. Crescent Community Radio provides a local community service for the Asian Muslim community of Rochdale.

97.1 Capital (North West and Wales)

Independent, local, from Wrexham. Hit music station, part of the Capital network broadcasting from Leicester Square London. Local news, drive from Wrexham. Formerly known as The Buzz from Birkenhead. Frequencies : FM 103.4, 97.1, 96.3, DAB North East Wales & West Cheshire

97.2 Wythenshawe FM

Independent, local access radio, from Wythenshawe, South Manchester Playing everything from golden oldies up to Hard house and Trance.

97.4 Rock FM

Independent, local, from Preston. Plays Chart Hits. Part of Bauer Radio’s City 1 Network. Frequencies : FM 97.4, DAB Central Lancs

97.7 Radio X

Independent, national. Rock and guitar-based music. Formerly XFM Manchester Frequencies : FM 97.7 (Manchester), DAB National

97.9 – 99.8 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

99.7 Oldham Community Radio

Independent, Community, from Oldham.

99.8 Capital (Lancashire)

Independent, local, Lancashire. Hit music station, part of the Capital network broadcasting from London. Local drivetime from Manchester (as Capital Manchester). Formerly The Bee and 2BR Frequencies : FM 96.3 (Chorley), 99.8 Burnley, 106.5 (Preston), 107.0 (Blackburn), DAB Central Lancashire

100.0 – 101.9 Classic FM

Independent, national. Classical Music. Frequencies : FM 101.1 (North West), 101.8 (N Lancs), DAB National

100.1/100.8 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). Replaced Lakeland Radio in March 2018 Frequencies : FM 100.1 (Kendal), 100.8 (Windermere)

100.4 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

102.0 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

102.4 Greatest Hits Radio (Wigan & St Helens)

Independent, local, Wigan. Classic hits network broadcasting across the UK. Local news for Wigan & St Helens, Drivetime from Manchester, all other programmes networked mainly from Manchester Formerly Wish FM

102.5 The Pulse

Independent, local, From Bradford . Chart and Contemporary music for West Yorkshire. Part of the Hits Radio network Frequencies : FM 102.5 (Huddersfield), 97.5 (Bradford), DAB Bradford

102.6 Signal 1

Independent, local, from Stoke-on-Trent. Plays Chart Hits. Part of the Hits Radio network Frequencies : FM 102.6 (Stoke), 96.4 (East Cheshire), 96.9 (Stafford), DAB Stoke

102.8 Canalside Community Radio

Independent, local, from Bollington. 102.8 Canalside is the community radio station for North East Cheshire, serving Macclesfield, Bollington, Poynton, Wilmslow and surrounding areas. The station began full-time broadcasting on 4th December 2008, after a number of successful RSLs

102.8 Capital (Lancashire)

Independent, local, Lancashire. Hit music station, part of the Capital network broadcasting from London. Local drivetime From Manchester. (Formerly The Bee and 2BR) Frequencies : FM 102.8 (Chorley), 99.8 (Burnley), 106.5 (Preston), 107.0 (Blackburn), DAB Central Lancashire

103.0 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

103.1 Free Radio (Shropshire)

Independent, local, from Wolverhampton. Made for Shropshire and the Black Country.

103.2 Beat Radio

Independent, local, from Preston.

103.4 Capital (North West and Wales)

Independent, local, from Wrexham. Hit music station, part of the Capital network broadcasting from Leicester Square London. Local news, drive and from Wrexham. Formerly Marcher Sound / MFM. Frequencies : FM 103.4, 97.1, 96.3, DAB North East Wales & West Cheshire

103.5 Beyond Radio

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

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

103.6 Tameside Radio

Independent, local, from Tameside.

103.7 Moorlands Radio

Independent, local, serving the Staffordshire Moorlands.

103.9 BBC Radio Lancashire

BBC, local, from Blackburn covering the whole county.

Click here for the BBC Radio Lancashire coverage map Frequencies : FM 95.5(E Lancs), 103.9(Cen/W Lancs), 104.5(N Lancs), AM 855(S Lancs), DAB Cen.Lancs

104.1 BBC Radio Sheffield

BBC, local, across South Yorkshire from Sheffield. Frequencies : FM 104.1 (Main), 88.6 (Sheffield), 94.7 (Chesterfield), AM 1035

104.3 BBC Radio Cymru

BBC, regional. Welsh Language service across the whole of Wales. This frequency covers North East Wales, but can also be heard across parts of the North West.

104.5 BBC Radio Lancashire

BBC, local, from Blackburn covering the whole county.

Click here for the BBC Radio Lancashire coverage map Frequencies : FM 95.5(E Lancs), 103.9(Cen/W Lancs), 104.5(N Lancs), AM 855(S Lancs), DAB Cen.Lancs

104.6 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.
Click here for the BBC Radio Manchester coverage map

104.7 Rossendale Radio

Independent, local, from Rossendale.

104.8 Radio Leyland

Independent, local, from Leyland.

104.9 Greatest Hits Radio (Manchester)

Independent, local, Stockport/South Manchester. Previously Imagine Radio.

105.1/105.6/105.8 Capital (Yorkshire)

Independent, local, from Yorkshire. Hit music station, part of the Capital network broadcasting from Leicester Square London. Local drive from Leeds. Previously Galaxy 105. Frequencies : FM 105.1 (West/South Yorks), 105.6 (Bradford/Sheffield), 105.8 (East Yorks)

105.4 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)

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

Independent, national, from Manchester. Plays Greatest Hits. Part of the Greatest Hits Radio Network (Previously Magic / City Gold / Radio City 2) Frequencies : FM 105.9 (Liverpool), 107.2 (Warrington), DAB (Liverpool)

106.1 XS Manchester

Independent, local, Manchester.

106.3 Dee Radio

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

106.3 Cando FM

Independent, local, Barrow. Community station.

106.4 / 106.6 Greatest Hits Radio (Derbyshire)

Independent, local, Buxton. Covering the High Peak area including Buxton, Chapel-en-le-Frith, New Mills, Whaley Bridge and Glossop. Formerly Imagine Radio/High Peak Radio Frequencies : FM 103.3 (Buxworth, Hope Valley), 106.4 (Buxton, Glossop), 106.6 (Chapel)

106.4 Capital (North East)

Independent, local, from Newcastle. Hit music station, part of the Capital network broadcasting from Leicester Square London. Local news, drive and from Newcastle.

106.5 Capital (Lancashire)

Independent, local, Lancashire. Hit music station, part of the Capital network broadcasting from London. Local drivetime from Manchester (as Capital Manchester). Formerly The Bee and 2BR Frequencies : FM 96.3 (Chorley), 99.8 Burnley, 106.5 (Preston), 107.0 (Blackburn), DAB Central Lancashire

106.6 NMFM

Independent, local, from North Manchester.

106.7 Ribble FM

Independent, local, from Clitheroe.

106.9 Silk 106.9

Independent, local, from Macclesfield. One of Cheshires two new ILR franchises. Music, News and Information for the Heart of Cheshire. Playing a mixture of Classic Hits and Today’s Best Music. Went on Air at Midday on Bank Holiday Monday 26th May 1998 with Guest Sammy McIlroy (Macclesfield Town FC Manager).

107.0 Capital (Lancashire)

Independent, local, Lancashire. Hit music station, part of the Capital network broadcasting from London. Local drivetime from Manchester (as Capital Manchester). Formerly The Bee and 2BR Frequencies : FM 96.3 (Chorley), 99.8 Burnley, 106.5 (Preston), 107.0 (Blackburn), DAB Central Lancashire

107.2 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)

107.4 Greatest Hits Radio (Greater Manchester)

Independent, local, Manchester. Classic hits network broadcasting across the UK. Local news for Manchester, Drivetime from Manchester, all other programmes networked mainly from Manchester. Previously Tower FM Frequencies : FM 96.2 (Oldham/Tameside) 104.9 (Stockport/South Manchester) 107.4 (North Manchester), DAB (Manchester)

107.5 Eden FM

Independent, Local from Penrith. Community radio station based in Penrith, Cumbria, set in the Eden Valley on the edge of the Lake District.

107.6 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

107.8 Your Radio

Independent, community, from Stockport. Previously Pure Radio

107.9 The Cat

Independent, community, from Crewe.

107.9 Mighty Radio

Independent, community, from Southport.