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
  90.60 Heritage Radio Manchester One (Portland Tower)
  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 Holme Moss
  92.80 Unity Radio Manchester One (Portland Tower)
  93.00 BBC Radio 4 Bolton, Winter Hill
  93.30 BBC Radio 4 Llangollen
  93.70 BBC Radio 4 Holme Moss
  94.10 BBC Radio 4 Saddleworth
  94.40 Salford City Radio Salford
  95.10 BBC Radio Manchester Holme Moss
  95.50 BBC Radio Lancashire Burnley, Hameldon Hill
  95.80 BBC Radio Merseyside Liverpool, Allerton Park
  96.20 Greatest Hits Radio (Manchester) 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 (Manchester) 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 Radio (NW) 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 Hits Radio (Manchester) Saddleworth
103.30 Imagine Radio (Peak) Buxworth
103.60 Tameside Radio Tameside, Harrop Edge
103.90 BBC Radio Lancashire Bolton, Winter Hill
104.10 BBC Radio Sheffield Holme Moss
104.30 BBC Radio Cymru Llangollen
104.60 BBC Radio Manchester Saddleworth
104.90 Imagine Radio (S Manchester) Stockport, Romiley
105.40 Heart (NW) Bolton, Winter Hill
105.90 Greatest Hits Radio (Liverpool) Liverpool, Allerton Park
106.10 XS Manchester City Tower (Sunley Building)
106.40 Imagine Radio (Peak) Buxton
106.60 North Manchester FM The Manchester New Technology Institute
106.90 Silk 106.9 Macclesfield, Sutton Common
107.20 Greatest Hits Radio (Liverpool) Warrington, High Warren Reservoir
107.40 Greatest Hits Radio (Manchester) Bolton, Peel Tower
107.60 Capital (Liverpool) Liverpool, Liverpool Cathedral
107.80 Your FM Stockport, Ratcliffe Towers
DAB,MHz Station Transmitter
Radio Africana
Asian Star Radio
Atlantis Radio
Cheesy FM
Chris Country Radio
Cosoro Radio
Delite Radio
Radio Diamond
Fix Radio
Heritage Radio
Hope FM
Imagine Radio (S Manchester)
London Greek Radio
Love 80's (Manchester)
Max 80s
Mom's Spaghetti
Rootz 'n' Rockerz
Radio Sangam
Strawberry Radio
Sunrise Radio
Unity Radio
Voice of Islam
XS Manchester
Manchester One (Portland Tower)
BBC Radio Merseyside
Absolute Classic Rock
Capital (Liverpool)
Radio City
Country Hits Radio
Greatest Hits Radio (Liverpool)
Heart (NW)
Hits Radio (UK)
Hits Radio Pride
Smooth Radio (NW)
Wigan, Billinge Hill
Absolute Radio 80s
Absolute Radio 90s
Forces Radio BFBS
Fun Kids
Jazz FM
Mellow Magic
Planet Rock
Premier Christian Radio
Premier Praise
Scala Radio
Sunrise Radio
talkSPORT 2
Times Radio
Union Jack
Union Jack Dance
Union Jack Rock
Virgin Radio
Virgin Radio Anthems
Virgin Radio Chilled
City Tower (Sunley Building) + Bolton, Winter Hill + Emley Moor
Absolute Radio
Capital (UK)
Capital Dance
Capital Xtra
Capital Xtra Reloaded
Classic FM
Heart (UK)
Heart Dance
Heart 70s
Heart 80s
Heart 90s
LBC News
Magic Radio
Radio X
Smooth Radio (UK)
City Tower (Sunley Building) + Bolton, Winter Hill + Emley Moor + Holme Moss + Saddleworth
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
BBC Radio Manchester
Absolute Classic Rock
Asian Sound Radio
Capital (Manchester)
Country Hits Radio
Greatest Hits Radio (Manchester)
Heart (NW)
Hits Radio (Manchester)
Magic Chilled
Magic Soul
Smooth Country
Smooth Radio (NW)
City Tower (Sunley Building) + Bolton, Winter Hill
BBC Radio Stoke
Absolute Classic Rock
Country Hits Radio
Greatest Hits Radio (Staffordshire)
Hits Radio (UK)
Hits Radio Pride
Magic Chilled
Magic Musicals
Magic Soul
Signal 1
Stoke-on-Trent, Mow Cop
LW,kHz Station Transmitter
    198 BBC Radio 4 Birmingham, Droitwich, 500 kW
    252 RTÉ Radio 1 Ireland, Dublin, Summerhill, 150 kW
MW,kHz Station Transmitter
    693 BBC Radio 5 live Birmingham, Droitwich, 150 kW
    909 BBC Radio 5 live Huddersfield, Moorside Edge, 200 kW
    999 Greatest Hits Radio (Manchester) Preston, Longton, 800 W
  1053 talkSPORT Birmingham, Droitwich, 500 kW
  1089 talkSPORT Huddersfield, Moorside Edge, 100 kW
  1152 Greatest Hits Radio (Manchester) 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 Old Trafford, 1 W (On air during home games only)
  1458 Gold Ashton Moss, 5 kW
  1530 Greatest Hits Radio (W Yorkshire) Huddersfield, Vicars Lot, 740 W
  1602 Heritage Radio British Muslim Heritage Centre, 70 W



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