Frequency Finder - England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland

Welcome to Frequency Finder, a website providing details of all radio stations in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland with features on radio transmission and history. All listings include frequencies, coverage areas, format and ownership. Transmission details, historical notes and maps are also included. A list of external resources completes the site.

Acknowledgements and Disclaimer
The information presented here is sourced from the Ofcom website, Radio Today, DAB Ensembles Worldwide, personal observations, emails received, internet forum postings, Kiwi web SDRs, Digital bit rate, broadcasters' websites, historical documents and numerous other places. Individual entries are typically based on multiple sources. See External Resources for a full list.
Frequency Finder is maintained as a hobby; it is not a business or a public service. While every effort is made to ensure that the information presented here is correct, 100% accuracy cannot be guaranteed. If you spot an error or omission, please report it.

BBC Radio Stations
PDF, Last updated 27/06/2021
Independent Radio Stations (A to Z)
PDF, Last updated 10/07/2021
Irish Radio Stations
PDF, Last updated 06/04/2021
DAB Multiplexes and Transmitters
PDF, Last updated 10/07/2021
FM Transmitters by Region
PDF, Last updated 10/07/2021
AM Transmitters by Region
PDF, Last updated 10/07/2021
Radio on TV - Channel Listings
PDF, Last updated 06/04/2021
FM Transmitters in Frequency Order
PDF, Last updated 10/07/2021
AM Transmitters in Frequency Order
PDF, Last updated 10/07/2021
The digital updates list
has been discontinued
The FM and AM updates list
has been discontinued
External Resources
Including the main sources used here
Technical Features Help
Silent Digital Radio Stations explains why you might be receiving silent stations on your digital radio
Introduction to DAB (PDF) includes how DAB works, sound quality, reception and other digital radio
Why other countries have more FM stations (PDF)
AM Radio in Other Countries (PDF)
Matching Future DAB Coverage to FM (PDF)
Possible Future Local DAB Transmitters (PDF)
Reception advice and Unlisted stations (PDF)
Station Type Colour Codes (PDF)
Contact Frequency Finder
Radio History Frequency Finder Opinion
History of Radio Transmission (PDF)
UK and Ireland Radio Stations in 1966 (PDF)
UK and Ireland Radio Stations in 1977 (PDF)
UK and Ireland Radio Stations in 1984 (PDF)
UK and Ireland Radio Stations in 1995 (PDF)
Radio 1 Transmission History (PDF)
Classic Radio 1 Schedules (1967-2004, PDF)
Virgin Radio Launch (PDF)
Eduational Radio: The BBC's Virtual Fifth Network (PDF)
International Broadcasting on MW and LW in Europe (PDF)
AM Transmitters from 1978 to Present in Frequency Order (PDF)

The Future of DAB Radio (PDF - Updated 18/04/2021)
The Future of FM Radio (PDF - Updated 03/01/2019)
The Future of AM Radio (PDF - Updated 18/04/2021)