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
BBC Radio 1Pop music.BBC NationalDAB Joint Stereo @ 128 kbps
BBC Radio 2Pop music.BBC NationalDAB Joint Stereo @ 128 kbps
BBC Radio 3Classical music, opera, culture, and other specialist music.BBC NationalDAB Stereo @ 198 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
BBC Radio YorkMixed format.North YorkshireDAB Joint Stereo @ 128 kbps
Capital DanceDance Music.D1 NationalDAB+ Stereo @ 40 kbps (Poor Audio Quality)
Chris CountryCountry MusicLondon, North East Wales and West CheshireDAB+ Stereo @ 32 kbps
Kingdom FMPop MusicCentral ScotlandDAB Mono LSF @ 64 kbps
Like RadioPop and dance music.Birmingham (trial), Glasgow (trial), Gloucestershire, Hereford and Worcester, Portsmouth (trial), Somerset (and South Wales Coast)DAB Mono @ 80 kbps, or DAB+ Stereo (3x trial)
Northsound 1Pop music.AberdeenDAB Joint Stereo @ 112 kbps
Original 106Pop music.AberdeenDAB Mono @ 80 kbps
Union JackRock MusicSDL NationalDAB+ Stereo @ 32 kbps (Average to Poor Audio Quality)
Pop MusicSDL National, AberdeenDAB Mono @ 80 kbps
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
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 1 XtraBBC NationalDAB Joint Stereo @ 128 kbps
BBC Radio 4BBC National
BBC Radio 4 ExtraBBC National
BBC Radio 5 LiveNews and sport.BBC NationalDAB Mono @ 64 to 80 kbps
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports ExtraPart time service for sports coverage.BBC NationalDAB Mono @ 64 kbps
BBC Radio ShropshireMixed format.Wolverhampton & ShropshireDAB Joint Stereo @ 128 kbps
BBC Radio SunderlandMixed format.Tyne and WearDAB Mono LSF @ 64 kbps
BBC Radio WolverhamptonMixed format.Wolverhampton & ShropshireDAB Joint Stereo @ 128 kbps
BBC World ServiceNews.BBC NationalDAB Mono LSF @ 64 kbps
BFBS UKPop music. Aimed at forces communities.SDL NationalDAB+ Mono @ 24 kbps (Appalling Audio Quality - Do NOT Listen)
Capital (North East)Pop music.Teesside, Tyne & WearDAB Joint Stereo @ 112 kbps
Capital (UK)Pop Music.D1 NationalDAB+ Stereo @ 32 kbps (Poor Audio Quality)
Central FMPop MusicCentral ScotlandDAB Mono LSF @ 64 kbps
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
Forth 1Pop MusicEdinburghDAB Joint Stereo @ 112 kbps
Forth 2Pop MusicEdinburghDAB Joint Stereo @ 112 kbps
Fun KidsSDL NationalDAB+ [email protected] 24 kbps (Poor Audio Quality)
Future RadioMixed format community radio.Norwich (Small Scale Trial)Joint Stereo @ 160 kbps
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 80sPop music.D1 NationalDAB+ Stereo @ 40 kbps (Poor Audio Quality)
Heart (North East)Pop music.Teesside, Tyne & WearDAB Joint Stereo @ 112 kbps
Heart (West Midlands)Pop music.Wolverhampton and ShropshireDAB Joint Stereo @ 128 kbps
Heat RadioPop music.Inverness
Hits Radio UKPop music.Wolverhampton and ShropshireDAB Mono @ 80 kbps
Hot RadioSouth HampshireDAB Mono LSF @ 56 kbps
LBCTalk.D1 NationalDAB Mono LSF @ 64 kbps
LBC NewsNews based talk.D1 NationalDAB+ Mono @ 24 kbps (Appalling Audio Quality - Do NOT Listen)
Lincs FMPop MusicLincolnshireDAB Joint Stereo @ 128 kbps
Love SportSport Based Talk and Rock MusicSDL NationalDAB+ Stereo @ 24 kbps
Mearns FMMixed format community radio.AberdeenDAB Mono LSF @ 64 kbps
Metro RadioPop MusicTyne and WearDAB Joint Stereo @ 112 kbps
Radio XLAsian music.Wolverhampton and ShropshireDAB Mono @ 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
Smooth Radio (West Midlands)Easy listening music.Wolverhampton and ShropshireDAB 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
Union Jack DanceDance MusicSDL NationalDAB+ Stereo @ 32 kbps (Average to Poor Audio Quality)
Union Jack RockRock MusicSDL NationalDAB+ Stereo @ 32 kbps (Average to Poor Audio Quality)
Virgin Radio AnthemsPop MusicSDL NationalDAB+ Stereo @ 32 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