This is a list of national, regional and local radio stations owned by the BBC in the United Kingdom.

List of national radio stations

FM, AM, DAB, TV, and online platforms only

Radio Description
BBC Radio 1
97-99 FM
A mix of popular chart and new music aimed at a young audience.
BBC Radio 1 Dance
A mix of classic, current and future dance music.
BBC Radio 1 Relax
A mix of relaxing and meditating music.
BBC Radio 1Xtra
Hip hop, R&B, soul, gospel, bhangra and garage.
BBC Radio 2
88-91 FM
A mix of music and music-based speech programming aimed at an adult audience.
BBC Radio 3
90-93 FM
Classical, jazz, world music, arts, culture and drama.
BBC Radio 4
198 LW
92-95 FM
Spoken-word programming.
BBC Radio 4 Extra
Archive programming.
BBC Radio 5 Live
693, 909, 990 MW
News, current affairs, discussion and sport.
BBC Radio 5 Sports Extra
Additional sports coverage.
BBC Radio 6 Music
Multi-formatted music station that plays lesser-known genres with a dose of archived and live concerts.
BBC Asian Network
Station for the British Asian community.
BBC World Service
International radio station for news and current affairs, replacing BBC Radio 4 during the night, available in various ways around the world.

List of regional radio stations


Radio Description
BBC Radio Scotland
A radio station for all things Scotland.
Sister station
BBC Radio nan Gàidheal
A Scottish Gaelic language radio station.
BBC Radio Orkney
A part-time radio station for Orkney which opts out of Radio Scotland.
BBC Radio Shetland
A part-time radio station for Shetland which opts out of Radio Scotland.


Radio Description
BBC Radio Wales
A radio station for all things Wales.
Sister station
BBC Radio Cymru
A Welsh language radio station.
BBC Radio Cymru 2
A part-time Welsh language radio station which opts out at breakfast time from Radio Cymru.

Northern Ireland

Radio Description
BBC Radio Ulster
A radio station for all things Northern Ireland.
Sister station
BBC Radio Foyle
A part-time station covering Derry which opts out of Radio Ulster.

List of BBC Local Radio stations in England

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BBC East

Radio Description
BBC Radio Cambridgeshire
1 May 1982
BBC Essex
5 November 1986
BBC Radio Norfolk
11 September 1980
BBC Radio Northampton
16 June 1982
BBC Radio Suffolk
12 April 1990
BBC Three Counties Radio
24 June 1985 (as BBC Radio Bedfordshire)

BBC East Midlands

Radio Description
BBC Radio Derby
29 April 1971
BBC Radio Leicester
8 November 1967
BBC Radio Nottingham
31 January 1968

BBC London

Radio Description
BBC Radio London
6 October 1970

BBC North East and Cumbria

Radio Description
BBC Radio Cumbria
24 November 1973 (as BBC Radio Carlisle)
BBC Radio Newcastle
2 January 1971
BBC Radio Tees
31 December 1970 (as BBC Radio Teesside)

BBC North West

Radio Description
BBC Radio Lancashire
26 January 1971 (as BBC Radio Blackburn)
BBC Radio Manchester
10 September 1970
BBC Radio Merseyside
22 November 1967

BBC South

Radio Description
BBC Radio Berkshire
21 January 1992
BBC Radio Oxford
29 October 1970
BBC Radio Solent
31 December 1970

BBC South East

Radio Description
BBC Radio Kent
18 December 1970 (as BBC Radio Medway)
BBC Radio Surrey
14 November 1991
BBC Radio Sussex
14 February 1968 (as BBC Radio Brighton)

BBC South West

Radio Description
BBC Radio Cornwall
17 January 1983
BBC Radio Devon
17 January 1983
BBC Radio Guernsey
16 March 1982
BBC Radio Jersey
15 March 1982
BBC Radio Somerset
11 April 1988 (as BBC Somerset Sound)

BBC West

Radio Description
BBC Radio Bristol
4 September 1970
BBC Radio Gloucestershire
3 October 1988
BBC Radio Wiltshire
4 April 1989 (as BBC Wiltshire Sound)

BBC West Midlands

Radio Description
17 January 1990, 3 September 2005 (Original), (Relaunch)
BBC Hereford & Worcester
14 February 1989
BBC Radio Shropshire
23 April 1985
BBC Radio Stoke
14 March 1968 (as BBC Radio Stoke-on-Trent)
BBC Radio WM
9 November 1970 (as BBC Radio Birmingham)

BBC Yorkshire

Radio Description
BBC Radio Leeds
24 June 1968
BBC Radio Sheffield
15 November 1967
BBC Radio York
4 July 1983

BBC Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

Radio Description
BBC Radio Humberside
25 February 1971
BBC Radio Lincolnshire
11 November 1980

See also