Radio stations in Manchester

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
  88.40 Gaydio Manchester One (Portland Tower)
  88.60 BBC Radio 2 Bolton, Winter Hill
  88.90 BBC Radio 2 Llangollen
  89.30 BBC Radio 2 Holme Moss
  89.80 BBC Radio 2 Saddleworth
  90.10 Legacy FM Hulme, 1 Parsonage Street
  90.80 BBC Radio 3 Bolton, Winter Hill
  91.10 BBC Radio 3 Llangollen
  91.50 BBC Radio 3 Holme Moss
  91.90 BBC Radio 3 Saddleworth
  92.40 BBC Radio Leeds
BBC Radio 5 Live
Holme Moss
  92.80 Unity Radio Manchester One (Portland Tower)
  93.00 BBC Radio 4
BBC World Service
Bolton, Winter Hill
  93.30 BBC Radio 4
BBC World Service
Llangollen
  93.70 BBC Radio 4
BBC World Service
Holme Moss
  94.10 BBC Radio 4
BBC World Service
Saddleworth
  94.40 Salford City Radio Salford
  95.10 BBC Radio Manchester
BBC Radio 5 Live
Holme Moss
  95.50 BBC Radio Lancashire
BBC Radio 5 Live
Burnley, Hameldon Hill
  95.80 BBC Radio Merseyside
BBC Radio 5 Live
Liverpool, Allerton Park
  96.20 Revolution 96.2 Oldham, Civic centre
  96.50 Bolton FM Bolton, Tottington
  96.70 Radio City Liverpool, Allerton Park
  96.90 All FM Levenshulme, Bickerdike Court
  97.00 Crescent Community Radio Rochdale, Stoneyfield
  97.20 Wythenshawe FM Wythenshawe
  97.40 Rock FM Bolton, Winter Hill
  97.70 Radio X City Tower (Sunley Building)
  98.20 BBC Radio 1 Bolton, Winter Hill
  98.50 BBC Radio 1 Llangollen
  98.90 BBC Radio 1 Holme Moss
  99.30 BBC Radio 1 Saddleworth
  99.70 Oldham Community Radio Oldham, Civic centre
100.40 Smooth North West Bolton, Winter Hill
101.10 Classic FM Holme Moss
102.00 Capital Manchester City Tower (Sunley Building)
102.50 Pulse 1 Huddersfield, Vicars Lot
103.00 Key 103 Saddleworth
103.30 High Peak Radio Buxworth
103.60 Tameside Radio Tameside, Harrop Edge
103.90 BBC Radio Lancashire
BBC Radio 5 Live
Bolton, Winter Hill
104.10 BBC Radio Sheffield
BBC Radio 5 Live
Holme Moss
104.30 BBC Radio Cymru
BBC Radio 5 Live
Llangollen
104.60 BBC Radio Manchester
BBC Radio 5 Live
Saddleworth
104.90 Imagine FM Stockport, Romiley
105.40 Heart North West Bolton, Winter Hill
105.90 Radio City Talk Liverpool, Allerton Park
106.10 XS Manchester City Tower (Sunley Building)
106.40 High Peak Radio Glossop
106.60 North Manchester FM The Manchester New Technology Institute
106.90 Silk 106.9 Macclesfield, Sutton Common
107.20 Wire FM Warrington, High Warren Reservoir
107.40 Tower FM Bolton, Peel Tower
107.60 Capital Liverpool Liverpool, Liverpool Cathedral
107.80 Pure Radio Stockport, Ratcliffe Towers
DAB,MHz Station Transmitter
211.648
(10B)
Antenna Radio
Asian FX Radio
Cheesy FM
Chris Country Radio
Crackers Radio
Gaydio
London Greek Radio
Love 80's Radio
Max 80s
Manchester Business Radio
Manchester Cathedral Radio
NQR.FM
Penky Wind-Ups
Rainbow Radio
Revolution 96.2
Sunrise Radio
Timeless Radio
Unity Radio
Manchester One (Portland Tower)
213.360
(10C)
Absolute Radio 90s
BBC Radio Merseyside
Capital Liverpool
Radio City
Radio City 2
Radio City 3
Radio City Talk
Heart North West
Kiss Fresh
Smooth North West
Wigan, Billinge Hill
216.928
(11A)
Absolute 80s
Awesome Radio
Fun Kids
heat Radio
Jazz FM
Kisstory
Magic Chilled
Mellow Magic
Panjab Radio
Planet Rock
Premier Christian Radio
Premier Praise
Share Radio
Sunrise Radio
talkRADIO
talkSPORT 2
UCB 2
Union Jack
Virgin Radio
City Tower (Sunley Building) + Bolton, Winter Hill + Emley Moor
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
City Tower (Sunley Building) + Bolton, Winter Hill + Emley Moor + Holme Moss + Saddleworth
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
City Tower (Sunley Building) + Bolton, Winter Hill + Emley Moor + Holme Moss + Saddleworth
227.360
(12C)
Absolute Radio 90s
Asian Sound Radio
BBC Radio Manchester
Capital Manchester
Heart North West
Key 103
Key 2
Key 3
Kiss Fresh
Smooth North West
City Tower (Sunley Building) + Bolton, Winter Hill
LW,kHz Station Transmitter
    162 France Inter France, Allouis transmitter, 2000 kW
    198 BBC Radio 4
BBC World Service
Birmingham, Droitwich, 500 kW
    252 RTÉ Radio 1 Ireland, Dublin, Summerhill, 100 kW
MW,kHz Station Transmitter
    693 BBC Radio 5 Live Birmingham, Droitwich, 150 kW
    909 BBC Radio 5 Live Huddersfield, Moorside Edge, 200 kW
  1053 talkSPORT Birmingham, Droitwich, 500 kW
  1089 talkSPORT Huddersfield, Moorside Edge, 100 kW
  1152 Key 2 Ashton Moss, 1.5 kW
  1215 Absolute Radio Huddersfield, Moorside Edge, 100 kW
  1377 Asian Sound Radio Ashton Moss, 80 W
  1413 Manchester United Radio LPAM (On air during home games only)
  1458 Gold Ashton Moss, 5 kW
  1485 BBC Radio Merseyside
BBC Radio 5 Live
Liverpool, Wallasey, 2 kW
  1530 Pulse 2 Huddersfield, Vicars Lot, 740 W
  1548 Radio City 2 Liverpool, Bebington, 1 kW
 





 

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City Tower (Sunley Building)


Coordinates: 53°28'49" N, 02°14'19" W ; Elevation: 44 m (144 ft); Tower height: 129 m (423 ft)
City Tower (formerly the Sunley Building) is a 30-storey skyscraper situated in the Piccadilly Gardens area of Manchester. The Tower is one of Manchester's main broadcast transmission sites, hosting the antennae of local FM radio stations Radio X, Capital FM, Real Radio XS on FM and Digital Audio Broadcasting multiplexes for Manchester.

         

More info: Wikipedia ; MB21

Holme Moss transmitting station


Coordinates: 53°31'58" N, 01°51'28" W ; Elevation: 524 m (1719 ft); Tower height: 228.6 m (750 ft)
Holme Moss transmitting station is a broadcasting and telecommunications facility located in in the south Pennines of England, on the border between the High Peak District of Derbyshire and the West Yorkshire district of Kirklees. The base of the station is 524 metres (1719 ft) above sea level and the mast another 228.6 metress (750 ft) on top of that. This gives a maximum aerial height of 752 m (2467 ft) which is one of the highest in the UK. The mast weighs 140 tons and is held up by 5 sets of stay levels. At 250 kW ERP on the national radio channels, it is one of the most powerful FM sites in the country. These transmissions cover North West England (mainly Greater Manchester and Cheshire) and most of Yorkshire, however signals can be heard as far South as London and as far North as Scotland.

         

More info: Wikipedia ; MB21 ; TheBigTower

Winter Hill transmitting station


Coordinates: 53°37'32" N, 02°30'54" W ; Elevation: 438 m (1437 ft); Tower height: 309.48 m (1015 ft)
The Winter Hill transmitting station is a broadcasting and telecommunications site on Winter Hill, at the southern boundary of the Borough of Chorley, and above Bolton in Greater Manchester, England. The main mast structure has a diameter of 2.75 metres (9 ft) and is 309.48 metres (1015 ft) tall, which makes it one of the tallest structures in the United Kingdom.

         

More info: Wikipedia ; MB21 ; TheBigTower