Radio stations in Belfast

Stáisiúin raidió i mBéal Feirste

Click on the radio station name to listen online. Local stations should give strong reception. The other stations, highlighted in light gray, will give weaker reception. Reception can vary within a town or city, in particular, more stations will be received on higher ground. Some community stations only cover part of a city. Many web-streams are limited to a UK audience only due to Broadcast licensing rules.
FM,MHz Station / Stáisiún Transmitter / Tarchuradóir
  87.80 RTÉ Radio 1 Ireland / Éire, Clermont Cairn
  88.70 BBC Radio 2 Newry, Camlough / Iúr Cinn Trá, Camloch
  88.80 BBC Radio 2 Carnmoney Hill / Cairn Monaidh
  89.30 Belfast 89FM Europa Hotel
  90.10 BBC Radio 2 Divis / Dubh Ais
  90.90 BBC Radio 3 Newry, Camlough / Iúr Cinn Trá, Camloch
  91.00 BBC Radio 3 Carnmoney Hill / Cairn Monaidh
  92.30 BBC Radio 3 Divis / Dubh Ais
  93.10 BBC Radio Ulster
BBC Radio 5 Live
Newry, Camlough / Iúr Cinn Trá, Camloch
  93.20 BBC Radio 4
BBC World Service
Carnmoney Hill / Cairn Monaidh
  94.50 BBC Radio Ulster
BBC Radio 5 Live
Divis / Dubh Ais
  95.20 RTÉ lyric fm Ireland / Éire, Clermont Cairn
  95.30 BBC Radio Ulster
BBC Radio 5 Live
Carnmoney Hill / Cairn Monaidh
  96.00 BBC Radio 4
BBC World Service
Divis / Dubh Ais
  96.70 Q Radio (Belfast) Black Mountain / Cnoc an tSléibhe Dhuibh
  97.00 RTÉ 2fm Ireland / Éire, Clermont Cairn
  97.40 Cool FM Black Mountain / Cnoc an tSléibhe Dhuibh
  98.30 BBC Radio 1 Newry, Camlough / Iúr Cinn Trá, Camloch
  98.40 BBC Radio 1 Carnmoney Hill / Cairn Monaidh
  99.70 BBC Radio 1 Divis / Dubh Ais
100.50 Q Radio (Newry & Mourne) Newry, Camlough / Iúr Cinn Trá, Camloch
100.60 BFBS Northern Ireland Lisburn / Lios na gCearrbhach
101.00 BFBS Northern Ireland Holywood / Ard Mhic, Palace Barracks
101.90 Classic FM Divis / Dubh Ais
102.50 Q Radio (Belfast) Carnmoney Hill + Bangor / Cairn Monaidh + Beannchar
102.70 RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Ireland / Éire, Clermont Cairn
103.10 Downtown Radio Newry, Camlough / Iúr Cinn Trá, Camloch
103.20 Féile FM West Belfast / Iarthar Bhéal Feirste
104.60 BBC Radio 4
BBC World Service
Newry, Camlough / Iúr Cinn Trá, Camloch
105.50 Today FM Ireland / Éire, Clermont Cairn
105.80 U105 Black Mountain / Cnoc an tSléibhe Dhuibh
106.40 Blast 106 Cornway Mill
106.50 BFBS Northern Ireland RAF Aldergrove / AFB An Garrán Fearnóige
107.10 Raidió Fáilte Belfast / Béal Feirste
DAB,MHz Station / Stáisiún Transmitter / Tarchuradóir
222.064
(11D)
Absolute Radio
BFBS Radio 1
Capital Xtra
Classic FM
Heart extra
Kiss
LBC Radio
Magic
Radio X
Smooth Extra
talkSPORT
UCB 1
Divis / Dubh Ais + Carnmoney Hill / Cairn Monaidh
225.648
(12B)
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 Asian Network
BBC World Service
Divis / Dubh Ais + Carnmoney Hill / Cairn Monaidh
227.360
(12C)
RTÉ Radio 1
RTÉ Radio 1 Extra
RTÉ 2fm
RTÉ 2XM
RTÉ lyric fm
RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta
RTÉ Choice
RTÉ Gold
RTÉ Junior
RTÉ Chill
RTÉ Pulse
Ireland / Éire, Clermont Cairn
229.072
(12D)
Absolute Classic Rock
Absolute Radio 90s
BBC Radio Foyle
BBC Radio Ulster
Cool FM
Downtown Radio
Downtown Country
Kiss Fresh
Q Radio
Black Mountain / Cnoc an tSléibhe Dhuibh + Collinward / Cuileann a' Bhaird
LW,kHz Station / Stáisiún Transmitter / Tarchuradóir
    198 BBC Radio 4
BBC World Service
Glasgow, Westerglen, 50 kW
    252 RTÉ Radio 1 Extra Ireland / Éire, Clarkestown, 500 kW
MW,kHz Station / Stáisiún Transmitter / Tarchuradóir
    549 Spirit Radio Ireland / Éire, Carrickroe, 25 kW
    720 BBC Radio 4
BBC World Service
Lisnagarvey, Blaw-Knox mast, 10 kW
    810 BBC Radio Scotland Glasgow, Westerglen, 100 kW
    909 BBC Radio 5 Live Lisnagarvey, Blaw-Knox mast, 10 kW
  1026 Downtown Radio Lisnagarvey, Blaw-Knox mast, 10 kW
  1089 talkSPORT Lisnagarvey, 13 kW
  1134 Queen's Radio Queen's Univerisity (LPAM)
  1215 Absolute Radio Lisnagarvey, 16 kW
  1341 BBC Radio Ulster
BBC Radio 5 Live
Lisnagarvey, Blaw-Knox mast, 100 kW
  1368 Manx Radio Isle of Man / Oileán Mhanann, Foxdale, 20 kW
 





 

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Divis / Dubh Ais


Coordinates: 54°36'27" N, 06°00'32" W ; Site Height: 365.8 m; Structure Height: 141.7 m
The Divis transmitting station is located in a range of hills directly overlooking Belfast to the west, in an area which for many years was controlled by the Ministry of Defence, until it was sold in 2004 to the National Trust and subsequently opened to the public. The Divis is the main high-power UHF and BBC National FM/DAB station that serves County Antrim and parts of County Down. Sited just outside Belfast, it is the primary UHF/FM main station in Northern Ireland. Divis was opened by the BBC on 21 July 1955 as the first permanent television transmitter to be established within Ireland.

       

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Black Mountain / Cnoc an tSléibhe Dhuibh


Coordinates: 54°35'13" N, 06°01'20" W ; Site Height: 301 m; Structure Height: 228.6 m
The Black Mountain transmitting station is a broadcasting and telecommunications facility, situated on land 300.8 metres (987 ft) above mean sea level to the west of the city of Belfast, in Northern Ireland. It was built in 1959 and is owned and operated by Arqiva.

     

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Lisnagarvey transmitting station


Coordinates: 54°29'23" N, 06°03'37" W ; Site Height: 44.3 m; Structure Height: 108 m
The Lisnagarvey transmitting station is a facility for mediumwave broadcasting located on the south western edge of the town of Lisburn, Northern Ireland. The station was built by the BBC for the Regional Programme to be transmitted to Northern Ireland and it went into service in 1936. It is now owned by National Grid Wireless. The station includes three radio masts, including two standard lattice masts and one diamond shaped Blaw-Knox Radiator. The two standard lattice masts have a wire slung T-antenna suspended between them. The Blaw-Knox radiator is the only one of its kind in Western Europe. The height of a Blaw-Knox radiator is related to the frequency (or wavelength) of the service transmitted, and for maximum efficiency should be exactly one half wavelength. Its height was originally 475 ft (144.8 metres), but it was shortened when the station's broadcast frequency was changed. Similar masts in Europe can be found nowadays only at Lakihegy, Hungary, at Riga, Latvia, at Vakarel, Bulgaria and at Stara Zagora, Bulgaria; in the US: WFEA tower in Manchester, New Hampshire, WBT-AM tower in Charlotte, North Carolina, WSM-AM tower in Nashville, Tennessee, WLW-AM tower in Cincinnati, Ohio.

   

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