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Radio stations in the United Kingdom

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    Radio broadcasting in the United Kingdom began in 1920 (MZX Chelmsford), FM radio was introduced in 1955 and DAB digital radio in 1993 (trial) and 1999 (regular service). The British Broadcasting Corporation – BBC is national public broadcaster, formed in 1922 with stations in London (2LO), Manchester (2ZY) and Birmingham (5IT). Today, the BBC has five major national stations, available on AM/FM/DAB throughout the UK and another five digital-only national stations; 40 local stations in England and the Channel Islands; six regional stations for Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland; and BBC World Service in 28 languages. First private radio station launched in 1973. Broadcasting in the country is regulated by the Office of Communications – Ofcom . Currently there are three national AM or FM commercial stations, 287 local/regional commercial stations and 306 community stations in the UK, using (altogether with the BBC services) over 2000 FM, 300 MW, 3 LW and 1 SW station. On DAB digital radio there are 3 national, 6 regional and 60 local multiplexes, offering around 400 stations via over 800 transmitters. Primary language on radio is English, with some stations in minority languages.
    Area: 242 495 km²; Population: 66 million; ITU country code: G; callsign prefix: 2, G, M, VP~VQ, VS, ZB~ZJ, ZN~ZO, ZQ

    Radio stations in England

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    Radio broadcasting in England began in 1920 (MZX Chelmsford), followed in 1922 by 2MT Writtle and 2LO London. Primary language on radio is English, stations in minority languages are available in metropolitan areas.
    Area: 130 279 km²; Population: 55.6 million; ITU country code: G (as part of UK); callsign prefix: 2, 2E, G, GX, M, MX

    Radio stations in Wales / Gorsafoedd radio yng Nghymru

Cardiff radio stationsSwansea radio stationsHaverfordwest radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Wales began in 1923 (5WA Cardiff). Primary language on radio is English, with some stations in Welsh.
    Area: 20 735 km²; Population: 3.1 million; ITU country code: G (as part of UK); callsign prefix: 2C, 2W, GC, GW, MC, MW

    Radio stations in Scotland / Stèiseanan rèidio ann an Alba

Glasgow radio stationsEdinburgh radio stationsAberdeen radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Scotland began in 1923 (5SC Glasgow). Primary language on radio is English, with some stations in Scottish Gaelic.
    Area: 77 933 km²; Population: 5.4 million; ITU country code: G (as part of UK); callsign prefix: 2A, 2M, 2S, GM, GS, MM, MS

    Radio stations in Northern Ireland / Stáisiúin raidió i dTuaisceart Éireann

Belfast radio stationsDerry/Londonderry radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Northern Ireland began in 1924 (5BE Belfast). Primary language on radio is English, with some stations in Irish.
    Area: 13 562 km²; Population: 1.8 million; ITU country code: G (as part of UK); callsign prefix: 2I, GI, GN, MI, MN

    Radio stations in Isle of Man / Stashoonyn radio ayns Mannin

Douglas radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in the Isle of Man began in 1964. Manx Radio is the national public service broadcaster of the Isle of Man, broadcasting on AM and FM. There are two other local commercial FM radio stations, BBC national stations from the UK are relayed to the island on FM and DAB digital radio. Primary language on radio is English.
    Area: 572 km²; Population: 85 thou.; ITU country code: G (under UK); callsign prefix: 2D, GD, GT, MD, MT

    Radio stations in Guernsey / Stations de radio à Guernesey

St. Peter Port radio stationsSt. Anne radio stations

    First local station in Guernsey opened in 1982 (BBC Radio Guernsey), broadcasting on AM and FM. There are two other local FM radio stations, BBC national stations from the UK are relayed to the islands on FM and DAB digital radio. Primary language on radio is English.
    Area: 78 km²; Population: 65 thou.; ITU country code: G (under UK); callsign prefix: 2U, GP, GU, MP, MU

    Radio stations in Jersey / Stations de radio à Jersey

St. Helier radio stations

    First local station in Jersey opened in 1982 (BBC Radio Jersey), broadcasting on AM and FM. There is one other local FM radio station on the island, BBC national stations from the UK are relayed on FM and DAB digital radio. Primary language on radio is English.
    Area: 118 km²; Population: 105 thou.; ITU country code: G (under UK); callsign prefix: 2J, GH, GJ, MH, MJ

Radio stations in Ireland / Stáisiúin raidió in Éirinn

Dublin radio stationsCork radio stationsLimerick radio stationsGalway radio stations

    Radio broadcasting in Ireland began in 1926 (2RN Dublin), FM radio was introduced in 1966 and DAB digital radio in 2007. Ireland's national radio and television broadcaster – RTÉ (Raidió Teilifís Éireann) operates four radio networks and five digital radio channels, on LW, FM and DAB. First private radio station launched in 1989. Broadcasting is regulated by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland – BAI . Currently there are two commercial radio networks and more than 70 local and regional radio stations in Ireland; over 430 FM radio transmitters, two active AM transmitters (one LW and one MW), two DAB digital radio multiplexes witn 6 transmitters. Primary languages on radio are English and Irish.
    Area: 69 797 km²; Population: 4.8 million; ITU country code: IRL; callsign prefix: EI~EJ


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