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Compare all free radio stations in the UK
Choose from six options: ■ Compare overview ■ Freeview/Freesat ■ Freeview/Sky ■ Freesat/Sky ■ National_DAB/Freesat ■ National DAB/SkyTo help you decide which free radio service you want to use to watch your favourite radio stations consult the lists below, or click on Detailed comparison to compare two free digital services with each other.
Which radio stations are on all free digital services?
Absolute Radio, BBC Asian Network, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 4 Extra, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra, BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Radio Cymru , BBC Radio London , BBC Radio nan Gaidheal , BBC Radio Scotland , BBC Radio Ulster , BBC Radio Wales , BBC World Service, Capital, Classic FM, Heart, LBC, Smooth Radio, talkSPORT
Which radio stations are on most services?
Not on Freeview
Absolute 80s, BFBS Radio, Capital Xtra, Gold, Radio X
Full Freeview, Freesat, Watch online, National DAB radio
BBC Radio Foyle
Full Freeview, Sky (no card), Watch online, National DAB radio
Which radio stations are on three services?
Channels on Sky (no card), Watch online, National DAB radio
Absolute 70s, Absolute 90s, Absolute Classic Rock, LBC London News
Channels on Freesat, Sky (no card), Watch online
BBC Radio 4 LW, TWR
Channels on Full Freeview, Watch online, National DAB radio
Channels on Full Freeview, Sky (no card), National DAB radio
Channels on Freesat, Sky (no card), National DAB radio
Which radio stations are on two services?
Channels on both Full Freeview and National DAB radio
BBC Berkshire , BBC Devon , BBC Kent , BBC Leeds , BBC Manchester , BBC Newcastle , BBC Norfolk , BBC Nottingham , BBC Solent , BBC Solent for Dorset , BBC WM , Kerrang!, Premier Radio
Channels on both Full Freeview and Watch online
KISS FRESH, The Hits radio
Channels on both Freesat and Sky (no card)
RTE 2FM, RTE Lyric FM, RTE Radio 1, RTE Raidio na Gaeltachta
Channels on both Sky (no card) and Watch online
Sky News Radio
Channels on both Sky (no card) and National DAB radio
Which radio stations are on just one service?
Channels just on National DAB radio
Amazing Radio, Chill, Punjabi Radio, UCB Bible, UCB Gospel, UCB Inspirational
Channels just on Full Freeview
BBC Bristol , BBC C&W , BBC Cambridge , BBC Cornwall , BBC Cumbria , BBC Derby , BBC Essex , BBC Gloucestershire , BBC H&W , BBC Humberside , BBC Lancashire , BBC Leicester , BBC Lincolnshire , BBC Merseyside , BBC Northampton , BBC Oxford , BBC Sheffield , BBC Shropshire , BBC Somerset , BBC Stoke , BBC Suffolk , BBC Surrey , BBC Sussex , BBC Tees , BBC Three Counties , BBC Wiltshire , BBC York , RNIB Connect, RTE Raidio na Gaeltachta (NI) , Trans World Radio
Channels just on Sky (no card)
Desi Radio, EWTN Radio, Jazz FM, Kanshiradio, Liberty Radio, NewsTalk, Panjab Radio, Radio Khush Khabri, Solar Radio, Sukh Sagar Radio, UCB Ireland, WRN English
Channels just on Watch online
MOJO Radio, Q, Smash Hits!, StarBeats Radio
Thursday, 1 November 2012
7:15 PM Doncaster
Can you tell me why I have lost the DAB
reception of LBC radio,not just on one radio but three in the postcode area of DN5 7EX,afer having no problems before.Also if i need to boost reception what can I do?
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Helen's: Freeview map terrain plot frequency data R&TI Service digitaluk trade DAB coverage
Thursday, 17 December 2015
6:01 PM Brighton
Is there a reason why I have lost the DAB reception on my didital radio for BBC Radio Sussex from 16th Dec.. I have not had any problems before that. Postcode BN41 2YJ.
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Virginia's: Freeview map terrain plot frequency data R&TI Service digitaluk trade DAB coverage
Virginia Ford: Hi, we also found we had lost BBC Radio Sussex this morning.
I did a web search and found that the transmission frequency has.changed.
I did a re-tune both automatic and manual, but found I was getting absolutely no signal from the new multiplex, 10B.
Suggest you do a re-tune, hope you have better luck than me!
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Virginia Ford: Hi Virginia,i have also lost all DAB sussex stations they have messed up the frequencies on these DAB. BBCsussex can now only be received on FM anologue as the Whitehawk transmitter has insufficient power for DAB,its will also affect freeview over Christmas in the Brighton and Hove areas.I was assured when i phoned BBC Sussex ,that the problem would be resolved,but they have made no effort to try and solve this and looking at the updates on the Whitehawk transmitter website they say there are no problems,perhaps they dont listen to radio, instead of getting on with solving the problem or maybe the tecnology is too clever for them to understand how these transmitters work.If they ever decide to switch off anologue we wont be able to hear any radio yhe old saying goes if its not broke dont mend it.Im missing my beloved Smooth Sussex station ,instead of shifting the frequncies change all these to FM VHF long live anologue from an avid radio fan.
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Sunday, 12 June 2016
3:19 PM Norwich
Terry Avey: Hi,Terry.If you and Virginia Ford are both trying to listen to the Sussex local DAB stations, known as the Sussex Coast local multiplex, we wonder if you have realised that this group of stations changed frequency from channel 11B to channel 10B. This should NOT mean that your DAB radios are unable to receive them, but simply that you should have carried out a retune when the changes took place. The frequency of channel 10B is 211.648 megaHertz, however, you don't have to know that unless you wanted to do a manual tune. An automatic scan - preferably a FULL SCAN should be carried out. This should result in your being able to pick up ALL stations available in the Sussex coast area which will include BBC National, Digital One, Sound Digital AND the Sussex Coast stations. What's more, Brighton is one of the cities that has a small-scale DAB trial taking place over the next 9 months and this gives you a FURTHER TEN STATIONS, and these are on Channel 9A (202.928 MHz). As I have already said above, a full rescan will give you all available channels regardless of which channels they are actually on, as long as you make sure it's a full scan, sometimes called a pan-Europe or 'whole of Band III' scan. A full scan is the opposite of a quick scan! Don't do a quick scan!!! It's not a case of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it', because the frequency changes were necessary to accommodate more choice of stations on DAB radio. Hope this helps, Richard, Norwich, Sunday 12th. June at 3:15 p.m.
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Richard's: Freeview map terrain plot frequency data R&TI Service digitaluk trade DAB coverage
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
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