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
  88.4 Gaydio (Manchester) Manchester One (Portland Tower)
  88.6 BBC Radio 2 Bolton, Winter Hill
  88.9 BBC Radio 2 Llangollen
  89.3 BBC Radio 2 Holme Moss
  89.8 BBC Radio 2 Saddleworth
  90.1 Legacy FM Hulme, 1 Parsonage Street
  90.6 Heritage Radio Duffield Court
  90.8 BBC Radio 3 Bolton, Winter Hill
  91.1 BBC Radio 3 Llangollen
  91.5 BBC Radio 3 Holme Moss
  91.9 BBC Radio 3 Saddleworth
  92.4 BBC Radio Leeds Holme Moss
  92.8 Unity Radio Manchester One (Portland Tower)
  93.0 BBC Radio 4 Bolton, Winter Hill
  93.3 BBC Radio 4 Llangollen
  93.7 BBC Radio 4 Holme Moss
  94.1 BBC Radio 4 Saddleworth
  94.4 Salford City Radio Salford
  95.1 BBC Radio Manchester Holme Moss
  95.5 BBC Radio Lancashire Burnley, Hameldon Hill
  95.8 BBC Radio Merseyside Liverpool, Allerton Park
  96.2 Greatest Hits Radio (Manchester) Oldham, Civic centre
  96.5 Bolton FM Bolton, Tottington
  96.7 Hits Radio (Liverpool) Liverpool, Allerton Park
  96.9 All FM Levenshulme, Bickerdike Court
  97.0 Crescent Radio Rochdale, Stoneyfield
  97.2 Wythenshawe FM Wythenshawe
  97.4 Hits Radio (Lancashire) Bolton, Winter Hill
  97.7 Radio X (Manchester) City Tower (Sunley Building)
  98.2 BBC Radio 1 Bolton, Winter Hill
  98.5 BBC Radio 1 Llangollen
  98.9 BBC Radio 1 Holme Moss
  99.3 BBC Radio 1 Saddleworth
  99.7 Oldham Community Radio Oldham, Civic centre
100.4 Smooth Radio (NW) Bolton, Winter Hill
101.1 Classic FM Holme Moss
102.0 Capital (Manchester) City Tower (Sunley Building)
102.5 Hits Radio (W Yorkshire) Huddersfield, Vicars Lot
103.0 Hits Radio (Manchester) Saddleworth
103.3 Greatest Hits Radio (E Midlands) Buxworth
103.6 Tameside Radio Tameside, Harrop Edge
103.9 BBC Radio Lancashire Bolton, Winter Hill
104.1 BBC Radio Sheffield Holme Moss
104.3 BBC Radio Cymru Llangollen
104.6 BBC Radio Manchester Saddleworth
104.9 Greatest Hits Radio (Manchester) Stockport, Romiley
105.4 Heart (NW) Bolton, Winter Hill
105.9 Greatest Hits Radio (Liverpool) Liverpool, Allerton Park
106.1 XS Manchester City Tower (Sunley Building)
106.4 Greatest Hits Radio (E Midlands) Buxton
106.6 North Manchester FM The Manchester New Technology Institute
106.9 Silk 106.9 Macclesfield, Sutton Common
107.2 Greatest Hits Radio (Liverpool) Warrington, High Warren Reservoir
107.4 Greatest Hits Radio (Manchester) Bolton, Peel Tower
107.6 Capital (Liverpool) Liverpool, Liverpool Cathedral
107.8 Your FM Stockport, Ratcliffe Towers
DAB,MHz Station Transmitter
Radio Africana
The Buzz Mcr
Cheesy FM
Cosoro Radio
Gaydio (Manchester)
Happy Radio
Heritage Radio
Juice Radio
LMR - Manchester
Love 80's (Manchester)
Mom's Spaghetti Radio
Nation Radio (UK)
Nation 80s
Panacea Soul
Reform Radio
Slack City Radio
Sunrise Radio (Yorkshire)
Tomorrowland OWR
XS Manchester
Charlestown + Eccles + Longsight
BritAsia Radio
Cheshire's Mix 56
DanceLand Anthems
Pie Radio
Fun Kids Radio
Gaydio (Manchester)
Happy Radio
Heritage Radio
Like ONE
Like POP
Panacea Soul
Strawberry Radio
Tomorrowland OWR
Voice of Islam
Stockport, Ratcliffe Towers + Hyde, Werneth Low
Crescent Radio
Heritage Radio
Mom's Spaghetti Radio
Oldham Community Radio
Oldham, Rountree House + Rochdale + Ashton-under-Lyne
Bolton FM
Gaydio (UK)
Happy Radio
Panacea Soul
Bolton, Dove Mill + Bury, Tottington
BBC Radio Merseyside
Absolute Radio 80s
Absolute Radio 90s
Absolute Classic Rock
Capital (Liverpool)
Greatest Hits Radio (Liverpool)
Heart (NW)
Hits Radio (Liverpool)
Hits Radio Pride
Mellow Magic
Planet Rock
Smooth Radio (NW)
Wigan, Billinge Hill
Absolute Radio 80s
Absolute Radio 90s
Absolute Classic Rock
Absolute Country
BFBS Radio
Boom Radio
Capital Chill
Capital Xtra Reloaded
Fix Radio
Heat Radio
Jazz FM
Kerrang! Radio
Magic Chilled
Magic at the Musicals
Mellow Magic
Magic Soul
Planet Rock
Premier Christian Radio
Premier Praise
Scala Radio
Sunrise Radio (UK)
talkSPORT 2
Times Radio
Virgin Radio
Virgin Radio Anthems
Virgin Radio Chilled
Radio X Classic Rock
City Tower (Sunley Building) + Bolton, Winter Hill + Emley Moor
Absolute Radio
Capital (UK)
Capital Dance
Capital Xtra
Classic FM
GB News Radio
Heart (UK)
Heart Dance
Heart 70s
Heart 90s
Heart 00s
LBC News
Magic Radio
Radio X
Smooth Radio (UK)
Smooth Chill
Smooth Relax
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 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 Radio 80s
Absolute Radio 90s
Absolute Classic Rock
Asian Sound Radio
Capital (Manchester)
Greatest Hits Radio (Manchester)
Heart (NW)
Hits Radio (Manchester)
Planet Rock
Smooth Radio (NW)
Smooth Country
City Tower (Sunley Building) + Bolton, Winter Hill
BBC Radio Stoke
Absolute Radio 80s
Absolute Radio 90s
Absolute Classic Rock
Absoulte Radio 60s
Absoulte Radio 70s
Greatest Hits Radio (Staffordshire)
Hits Radio (Staffordshire)
Hits Radio Pride
Mellow Magic
Magic Soul
Planet Rock
Scala Radio
Stoke-on-Trent, Mow Cop
LW,kHz Station Transmitter
    198 BBC Radio 4 Birmingham, Droitwich, 500 kW
MW,kHz Station Transmitter
    693 BBC Radio 5 Live Birmingham, Droitwich, 150 kW
    909 BBC Radio 5 Live Huddersfield, Moorside Edge, 200 kW
    963 Asian Sound Radio Haslingden, Cribden Hill, 200 W
  1053 talkSPORT Birmingham, Droitwich, 500 kW
  1089 talkSPORT 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
  1566 Salaam BCR Bury




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
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