DAB Radio Stations – Master List

The ambition is that this will be a list of all radio stations broadcasting on DAB or DAB+ digital radio in the UK. A long way to go, but the list is building up. Stations with logos uploaded are listed first, with the rest following.

DAB+ audio quality is rated based on clarity where direct observations have been made as follows:

  • Excellent or Good: where DAB+ gives better sound quality to FM or normal DAB
  • Average: where sound quality is comparable or only slight worse than DAB or FM
  • Poor: some bubbling sounds, but tolerable
  • Appalling – Do Not Listen: where sound quality is so poor, listening to the station is uncomfortable and may give headaches.
StationGenreMultiplex (es)Format
Absolute Classic RockRock MusicManchester, Northern Ireland, Sheffield, Stoke & Stafford, Swansea & South West Wales, Tayside, Teesside, Tyne & Wear, Wolverhampton & ShropshireDAB Mono @ 80 kbps
Absolute RadioRock MusicD1 NationalDAB Mono @ 80 kbps
BBC Radio NewcastleMixed format.Tyne and WearDAB Joint Stereo @ 128 kbps
BBC Radio ScotlandMixed format.Aberdeen, Ayr, Dundee and Perth, Edinburgh, Glasgow, InvernessDAB Joint Stereo @ 128 kbps
BBC Radio TeesMixed format.TeessideDAB Joint Stereo @ 128 kbps
Central FMPop MusicCentral ScotlandDAB Mono LSF @ 64 kbps
Forth 1Pop MusicEdinburghDAB Joint Stereo @ 112 kbps
Forth 2Pop MusicEdinburghDAB Joint Stereo @ 112 kbps
Future RadioMixed format community radio.Norwich (Small Scale Trial)Joint Stereo @ 160 kbps
Heart 80sPop music.D1 NationalDAB+ Stereo @ 40 kbps (Poor Audio Quality)
Kingdom FMPop MusicCentral ScotlandDAB Mono LSF @ 64 kbps
Lincs FMPop MusicLincolnshireDAB Joint Stereo @ 128 kbps
Love SportSport Based Talk and Rock MusicSDL NationalDAB+ Stereo @ 24 kbps
Metro RadioPop MusicTyne and WearDAB Joint Stereo @ 112 kbps
Union Jack class="alignnone wp-image-532" src="https://www.digitaltv.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/union-jack.png" width="100%"/>Rock MusicSDL NationalDAB+ Stereo @ 32 kbps (Average to Poor Audio Quality)
Virgin Radio AnthemsPop MusicSDL NationalDAB+ Stereo @ 32 kbps
Virgin RadioPop MusicSDL National, AberdeenDAB Mono @ 80 kbps
Absolute Radio 60s
Absolute Radio 70s
Absolute Radio 80sSDL NationalDAB Mono @ 80 kbps
Absolute Radio 90sSDL NationalDAB Mono @ 80 kbps
Actual RadioEssexDAB Mono LSF @ 56 kbps
BBC Radio 1Pop music.BBC NationalDAB Joint Stereo @ 128 kbps
BBC Radio 1 XtraBBC NationalDAB Joint Stereo @ 128 kbps
BBC Radio 2Pop music.BBC NationalDAB Joint Stereo @ 128 kbps
BBC Radio 3BBC National
BBC Radio 4BBC National
BBC Radio 4 ExtraBBC National
BBC Radio 5 LiveBBC NationalDAB Mono @ 64 to 80 kbps
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports ExtraBBC NationalDAB Mono @ 64 kbps
BBC World ServiceBBC NationalDAB Mono LSF @ 64 kbps
BFBS UKSDL NationalDAB+ Mono @ 24 kbps (Appalling Audio Quality - Do NOT Listen)
Capital (North East)Pop music.Teesside, Tyne & WearDAB Joint Stereo @ 112 kbps
Capital (UK)D1 NationalDAB+ Stereo @ 32 kbps (Poor Audio Quality)
Capital DanceD1 NationalDAB+ Stereo @ 40 kbps (Poor Audio Quality)
Clyde 1Pop music.GlasgowDAB Joint Stereo @ 112 kbps
Clyde 2Pop music.GlasgowDAB Joint Stereo @ 112 kbps
Country Hits RadioCountry music.Berkshire & North Hampshire, North YorkshireDAB Mono @ 80 kbps
Fun KidsSDL NationalDAB+ [email protected] 24 kbps (Poor Audio Quality)
GoldD1 NationalDAB+ Stereo @ 32 kbps (Poor Audio Quality)
Gorgeous FMWolverhampton & ShropshireDAB Mono LSF @ 56 kbps
Greatest Hits Radio (North East)Pop music.Teesside, Tyne & WearDAB Joint Stereo @ 112 kbps
Heart (North East)Pop music.Teesside, Tyne & WearDAB Joint Stereo @ 112 kbps
Heat RadioPop music.Inverness
Hot RadioSouth HampshireDAB Mono LSF @ 56 kbps
Jack RadioSDL NationalDAB+ Stereo @ 32 kbps (Poor Audio Quality)
LBCD1 NationalDAB Mono LSF @ 64 kbps
LBC NewsD1 NationalDAB+ Mono @ 24 kbps (Appalling Audio Quality - Do NOT Listen)
Mearns FMMixed format community radio.AberdeenDAB Mono LSF @ 64 kbps
Smooth ChillD1 NationalDAB+ Stereo @ 32 kbps (Poor Audio Quality)
Smooth Radio (North East)Easy listening music.Teesside, Tyne & WearDAB Joint Stereo @ 112 kbps
Street Sounds RadioEssex
Talk RadioTalk.SDL NationalDAB+ Stereo @ 32 kbps
Talk SportSports based talk.D1 NationalDAB Mono LSF @ 64 kbps
Talk Sport 2Sports based talk.SDL National, AberdeenDAB+ Stereo @ 32 kbps (SDL), or DAB Mono LSF @ 64 kbps (Aberdeen)
Times RadioTalk.SDL National, AberdeenDAB Mono LSF @ 64 kbps
Virgin Radio ChilledPop music.SDL NationalDAB+ Stereo @ 32 kbps (Poor Audio Quality)
Virgin Radio GroovePop music.Central Scotland, London 2DAB Joint Stereo @ 128 kbps (Scot), or DAB+ Stereo @ 64 kbps
Waves RadioPop music.AberdeenDAB Mono LSF @ 64 kbps