Radio stations in London

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 Transmitter
  88.80 BBC Radio 2 Crystal Palace
  89.10 BBC Radio 2 Wrotham
  89.60 Westside Radio Southall, Windmill Business Centre
  91.00 BBC Radio 3 Crystal Palace
  91.30 BBC Radio 3 Wrotham
  91.80 Hayes FM Hayes, St Anselm's Rd
  92.00 NuSound Radio Newham, Forest Gate
  93.20 BBC Radio 4
BBC World Service
Crystal Palace
  93.50 BBC Radio 4
BBC World Service
Wrotham
  94.90 BBC Radio London Crystal Palace
  95.80 Capital (London) Croydon
  96.90 Capital Xtra (London) Crystal Palace
  97.30 LBC Radio Croydon
  98.50 BBC Radio 1 Crystal Palace
  98.80 BBC Radio 1 Wrotham
100.00 KISS 100 Croydon
100.60 Classic FM Crystal Palace
100.90 Classic FM Wrotham
102.20 Smooth (London) Croydon
103.30 London Greek Radio Alexandra Palace
103.60 The Beat Harlesden, High Street
104.40 Resonance FM London Bridge, Guys Hospital Tower
104.90 Radio X Crystal Palace
105.40 Magic Radio (London) Croydon
105.80 Absolute Radio Crystal Palace
106.20 Heart (London) Croydon
106.80 Rinse FM Bermondsey, Maydew House
107.10 Capital Xtra (London) Alexandra Palace
107.30 Reprezent Radio Lewisham, Honor Oak
107.50 Time 107.5 Havering, Romford, Lambourne House
107.80 Radio Jackie Surbiton, Tolworth Tower
DAB,MHz Station Transmitter
202.928
(9A)
Angel Vintage
Radio Caroline
Delite Radio
London Greek Radio
NTS Radio
NuSound Radio
Rainbow Radio
Reprezent Radio
Resonance FM
Resonance Extra
Rinse FM
Solar Radio
The Beat
Zone 1 Radio
Southwood Park Highgate + Honor Oak Park
213.360
(10C)
BBC Surrey
Cyber Radio
Cyber Gold
Cyber Rock
Eagle Radio
Eagle 80s
Encore Radio
Greatest Hits Radio
Heart (Sussex & Surrey)
Premier Gospel
Crystal Palace + Reigate + Stoke d'Abernon + Guildford, Hog's Back
215.072
(10D)
BBC Three Counties Radio
Capital (UK)
Connect FM
Greatest Hits Radio
Heart (Four Counties)
Hits Radio
MKFM
Smooth (Four Counties)
The Beat
Hemel Hempstead, Pimlico + Hertford, Epping Green + Chepping Wycombe
216.928
(11A)
Absolute 80s
Forces Radio BFBS
Fun Kids
Heat Radio
Jack Radio (UK)
Jazz FM
KISSTORY
Magic Chilled
Mellow Magic
Panjab Radio
Planet Rock
Premier Christian Radio
Premier Praise
Sunrise Radio
talkRADIO
talkSPORT 2
UCB 2
Union Jack
Virgin Radio
Alexandra Palace + BT Tower + Croydon + Crystal Palace + Wrotham
218.640
(11B)
Absolute Classic Rock
ஆதவன் வானொலியை
Bloomberg Radio
Chill
Dilse Radio
Gaydio
GN Radio UK
IBC ஐபிசி தமிழ்
Love Sport
Lyca Radio
Радио Матрёшка
Polish Radio London
Premier Gospel
Rathergood Radio
Voice of Islam
Alexandra Palace + BT Tower + Croydon + Wrotham
220.352
(11C)
BBC Radio Kent
Capital (UK)
Gold
Greatest Hits Radio
Heart (Kent)
Hits Radio
KMFM
Smooth (Kent)
Wrotham + Tunbridge Wells
222.064
(11D)
Absolute Radio
Absolute Radio 90s
Capital (UK)
Capital Xtra
Classic FM
Heart 80s
Heart Extra
KISS
LBC Radio
Magic Radio
Radio X
Smooth Extra
talkSPORT
UCB 1
Alexandra Palace + BT Tower + Crystal Palace + Wrotham + Rotherhithe Tunnel
223.936
(12A)
BBC Radio London
Adventist Radio
AsianFX Radio
Радио Байкал
CentreForce Radio
Chris Country Radio
Fix Radio
Hits Radio
Jazz FM
Kerrang! Radio
LBC London News
Mi-Soul Radio
Nation Radio (London)
Panda Radio
إذاعة صوت الخليج
talkSPORT
Thames Radio
The Arrow
Alexandra Palace + BT Tower + Crystal Palace + Wrotham
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
Alexandra Palace + Crystal Palace + Wrotham + Rotherhithe Tunnel
227.360
(12C)
Absolute Radio
Absolute 90s
Capital (London)
Gold
Greatest Hits Radio
Heart (London)
KISS 100
KISS Fresh
Magic Radio (London)
Magic Soul
Smooth (London)
Alexandra Palace + BT Tower + Croydon + Wrotham
229.072
(12D)
BBC Essex
Capital (UK)
Gold
Greatest Hits Radio
Heart (Essex)
Hits Radio
Radio Essex
Smooth (Essex)
Harlow, Rye Hill + Chelmsford, Bakers Wood + Benfleet
LW,kHz Station Transmitter
    183 Europe 1 Germany, Felsberg-Berus, 2000 kW
    198 BBC Radio 4
BBC World Service
Birmingham, Droitwich, 500 kW + Blackwall Tunnel + Rotherhithe Tunnel
    216 RMC France, Roumoules, 1400 kW
    234 RTL Luxembourg, Beidweiler, 2000 kW
    252 RTÉ Radio 1 Ireland, Dublin, Summerhill, 100 kW
MW,kHz Station Transmitter
    558 Love Sport Crystal Palace, 1 kW
    630 BBC Three Counties Radio
BBC Radio 5 Live
Luton, Lewsey Farm, 200 W
    648 Radio Caroline Orfordness, 1 kW
    693 BBC Radio 5 Live Birmingham, Droitwich, 150 kW
    720 BBC Radio 4
BBC World Service
Crystal Palace, 0.75 kW + Dartford Tunnel + Rotherhithe Tunnel
    765 BBC Essex
BBC Radio 5 Live
Chelmsford, 0.5 kW + Dartford Tunnel
    909 BBC Radio 5 Live Brookmans Park, 150 kW + Blackwall Tunnel + Dartford Tunnel + Rotherhithe Tunnel
    963 Sunrise Radio Lea Bridge Rd, 1 kW
    972 Sunrise Radio Glade Lane, 1 kW
  1035 Dilse Radio Crystal Palace, 1 kW
  1053 talkSPORT Birmingham, Droitwich, 500 kW
  1089 talkSPORT Brookmans Park, 400 kW + Dartford Tunnel + Rotherhithe Tunnel
  1152 LBC London News Saffron Green, 23.5 kW
  1215 Absolute Radio Brookmans Park, 125 kW + Dartford Tunnel + Rotherhithe Tunnel
  1305 Premier Christian Radio Chingford, 0.5 kW + North Looe, 0.5 kW
  1332 Premier Christian Radio East London, Bow, 1 kW
  1413 Premier Christian Radio Dartford Marshes, 0.5 kW + Heathrow Airport, 0.5 kW
  1458 Lyca Radio Brookmans Park, 125 kW
  1503 Betar Bangla East London, Bow, 0.1 kW
  1548 Gold Saffron Green, 100 kW
  1584 Panjab Radio Lea Bridge Rd, 0.2 kW
  1602 Desi Radio Southall, 0.07 kW
 





 

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Crystal Palace transmitting station


Coordinates: 51°25'27" N, 00°04'30" E ; Elevation: 110.3 m; Tower height: 219 m
The Crystal Palace transmitting station is a broadcasting and telecommunications site in the Crystal Palace area of the London Borough of Bromley, England. It's tower is the fifth-tallest structure in London (by 2015). The station was built in 1956 and is best known as the main television transmitter for the London area.

         

More info: Wikipedia ; MB21 ; TheBigTower

Croydon transmitting station


Coordinates: 51°24'35" N, 00°05'08" W ; Elevation: 114 m; Tower height: 152.6 m
The Croydon transmitting station is a broadcasting and telecommunications facility located in Upper Norwood, London, England, in the London Borough of Croydon, owned by Arqiva. It was founded in 1955 and initially used a small lattice tower. The tower present on the site today was built in 1962.

         

More info: Wikipedia ; MB21 ; TheBigTower

Alexandra Palace transmitting station


Coordinates: 51°35'39" N, 00°07'51" W ; Elevation: 93.3 m; Tower height: 65.5 m
The Alexandra Palace transmitting station in North London is one of the oldest television transmission sites in the world. What was at the time called "high definition" (405-line) TV broadcasts on VHF were beamed from this mast from 1936 until the outbreak of World War II. After the war, it was reused for television until 1956, when it was superseded by the opening of the BBC's new main transmitting station for the London area at Crystal Palace. In 1982 Alexandra Palace became an active transmitting station again, with the opening of a relay transmitter to provide UHF television service to parts of North London poorly covered from Crystal Palace. The transmitter is owned and maintained by Arqiva.

         

More info: Wikipedia ; MB21

Wrotham transmitting station


Coordinates: 51°19'15" N, 00°17'14" E ; Elevation: 219 m; Tower height: 176.6 m
The Wrotham Transmitting Station is located on the North Downs, close to the village of Wrotham in Kent, England and just north of the M20 motorway. The current mast on the site was constructed in 1981, and was built to replace the original mast of equal height that was constructed in 1951. Wrotham Transmitter is the main radio transmitter serving London for the 4 BBC national FM services and Classic FM.

         

More info: Wikipedia ; MB21

Brookmans Park transmitting station


Coordinates: 51°43'47" N, 00°10'37" W ; Elevation: 126 m; Tower height: 152 m
The Brookmans Park transmitting station is a facility for medium wave broadcasting north of London. The station was built by the BBC for a regional programme to be transmitted to the Home Counties, London and South East. The Brookmans Park Transmitting Station, situated on the A1000 road between Potters Bar and Hatfield in Hertfordshire, played a crucial part in the history of broadcasting in Great Britain, as the first purpose-built twin transmitter station in the world capable of broadcasting two radio programmes simultaneously when it was completed in October 1929. The station now is now the home to many communications companies who operate various satellite and communication services, including a busy VOR transmitter, used by airliners arriving and departing London.

         

         

More info: Wikipedia ; MB21

Saffron Green transmitting station


Coordinates: 51°39'54" N, 00°14'31" W ; Elevation: 98 m
Saffron Green transmitting station is located 1.4 miles (2 km) south of A1/M25 road junction, in county of Hertfordshire, north of London.

         

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