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BBC Local Radio on Freeview

The range of BBC local radio services on Freeview has been extended to provide coverage for almost all of them.

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Here is the listing of the (new) current Freeview BBC local radio stations.   This list has been updated to show services that start on 21st June 2016.  


Freeview 719

BBC Berkshire england flagEngland - in London, South, South (Oxford)

BBC Bristol england flagEngland - in South West, West

BBC C&W england flagEngland - in West Midlands

BBC Jersey on the Channel Islands

BBC Kent england flagEngland - in South East

BBC Leeds england flagEngland - in Yorkshire

BBC Manchester england flagEngland - in North West

BBC Newcastle england flagEngland - in North East and Cumbria

BBC Norfolk england flagEngland - in East, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, Cambridge

BBC Radio Scotland scotland flagScotland

BBC Radio Ulster northernireland flagNorthern Ireland

BBC Radio Wales wales flagWales


Freeview 720

BBC Devon england flagEngland - in South West

BBC H&W england flagEngland - in West Midlands

BBC Lancashire england flagEngland - in North West

BBC Nottingham england flagEngland - in East Midlands, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

BBC Radio Cymru wales flagWales

BBC Radio Foyle northernireland flagNorthern Ireland

BBC Radio nan Gaidheal scotland flagScotland

BBC Suffolk england flagEngland - in East

BBC Three Counties england flagEngland - in London, South (Oxford), Cambridge

BBC York england flagEngland  - in Yorkshire, North East and Cumbria


Freeview 721

BBC Cornwall england flagEngland - in South West

BBC Cumbria england flagEngland - in North East and Cumbria, North West

BBC Guernsey on the Channel Islands

BBC Humberside england flagEngland  - in Yorkshire (not ^), East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

BBC Leicester england flagEngland - in East Midlands

BBC Radio London england flagEngland - in East, London, South East, Cambridge

BBC Shropshire england flagEngland - in West Midlands **/***

BBC Wiltshire england flagEngland - in South, West, South (Oxford)


Freeview 722

BBC Cambridge england flagEngland - in East, Cambridge

BBC Lincolnshire england flagEngland - in East Midlands, Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

BBC Merseyside england flagEngland - in North West

BBC Oxford england flagEngland - in South (Oxford)

BBC Solent england flagEngland - in South

BBC Surrey england flagEngland - in London, South East

BBC Tees england flagEngland - in North East and Cumbria

BBC WM england flagEngland - in West Midlands


Freeview 734

BBC Essex england flagEngland - in East, London, South East

BBC Northampton england flagEngland - in East Midlands, Cambridge

BBC Sheffield england flagEngland - in Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire

BBC Solent for Dorset england flagEngland - in South, South West, West

BBC Stoke england flagEngland - in North West, West Midlands */**


Freeview 735

BBC Derby england flagEngland - in East Midlands, West Midlands*, Yorkshire ^

BBC Gloucestershire england flagEngland - in West Midlands ***, West, South (Oxford)


West Midlands transmitters 721/734/735 split by sub-regional transmitters.  

* Sutton Coldfield, Fenton, Brierley Hill, Malvern & relays

** The Wrekin, Bromsgrove, Lark Stoke & relays

***  Ridge Hill & relays

^ Sheffield, Chesterfield & relays

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Saturday, 11 June 2016

7:41 PM

Can anyone confirm that we are still actually waiting for these?


BBC Guernsey
BBC Radio Jersey


BBC Radio Suffolk


BBC Radio Humberside
BBC Lincolnshire


BBC Radio Cumbria
BBC Tees


BBC Radio Lancashire
BBC Radio Merseyside


BBC Radio Sheffield
BBC Radio York (not on DAB yet)


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Briantist's 38,844 posts US
Richard Cooper

8:09 PM

Briantist: In the East (East sub-region), we already have Suffolk now: it began on Monday 6th. June about 1 p.m. It's on 720. Norfolk remains on 719. In this sub-region, we also now have: London on 721, Cambridgeshire on 722,which we had already, prior to 6/6/2016) and finally we have Essex on 734. All new ones started 1 p.m. 6/6/2016 from TAC and SUD. It wouldn't be right or fair for me to comment on the rest of your 'waiting list', because I feel that those that respond should be 'natives' of the regions on which they are commenting. Off topic, slightly, do you know whether there've been any developments on local DAB muxes for the Channel Islands? Can't find anything on Ofcom or elsewhere about this published since about 2011!!! By the way, for your info, Brian, BBC Radio York is now on the North Yorkshire local DAB multiplex run by Muxco, according to wohnort, which is normally pretty reliable! Richard.

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Richard Cooper's 466 posts GB

10:02 PM

Richard Cooper: Thanks. I seem to have made a copy-and-paste error with East East vs East West in the BBC document. I've corrected this page and also you can see the correct ones on Which Freeview channels does the Tacolneston transmitter broadcast? etc.

The DAB information on this site is generated by the Ofcom database (ok, spreadsheet) so the official information is still as per BBC Radio York .

There's always the Radio Freeview list here too -…ontv .

also, here's a spreadsheet version of the data as it is interesting.

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Briantist's 38,844 posts US

10:24 PM

Briantist: The following are present but nameless and yet to launch, on BBC A North West, ONID.TSID = 233A.1048:

1845 BBC Radio Stoke
1848 Radio Lancashire
1849 Radio Cumbria
1888 BBC Radio Merseyside

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js's 793 posts GB

10:29 PM

BBC Radio York is on DAB on 12A as been ceased last year

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nigel's 54 posts GB

11:00 PM

nigel: BBC Radio York is on DAB 10C and the regional Yorkshire MUX 12A as been ceased last year

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nigel's 54 posts GB
Sunday, 12 June 2016
Richard Cooper

7:19 AM

Briantist: Hi Brian. Thank you for the updating you did yesterday evening. The following link seems to provide similar info but includes an update regarding BBC East Yorks & Lincs (Hull centre), but with no proposed start dates:

BBC Local Radio on Freeview - a516digital

Also updated most recently, yesterday.


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Richard Cooper's 466 posts GB
Monday, 13 June 2016
Andrew Way
9:32 AM

Hi, re Freesat ITV HD. We have picture and sound breakup on ITV HD only, both on our Humax box and on our Sony TV. Any advice would be welcome! The dish installer was aware of the problem but had nothing of offer...
Location CT3 (East Kent)

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Andrew Way's 13 posts GB

6:47 PM

Andrew Way: Referring to the Humax Freesat box. Carry out a signal test on the box for around a minute or so whilst viewing ITV HD, paying particular attention for any fluctuations in either the strength or (more importantly) the quality of the signal. By the way, accessing the signal indications on some Humax Freesat devices is under diagnostics.

Another thing to check is that your dish has a clear view of the S/S Eastern skyline, and is not being intermittently / partially obstructed by anything such as tree foliage etc.

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jb38's 7,179 posts GB
Saturday, 18 June 2016
Richard Cooper

10:17 AM

Briantist: Hi, Brian. I thought I would let you know that another tranche of BBC Local Radio stations on Freeview goes live this coming Tuesday, 21st June, following those added this Tuesday just gone, Tuesday 14th. June. They seem to have got into the routine of a batch per week! I'm assuming they'll have "done 'em all" by the end of the month" Here's the link once again:-

BBC - Launching BBC Local Radio stations onto Freeview - Help Receiving TV and Radio

I'd been inclined to hang on until they've finished before you do further updates, unless you have plenty of time on your hands! Richard, Norwich.

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