Radio 5 Live is the BBC’s station for sport, news and phone-ins, covering most major sports events in the UK. Although a national service, it is not broadcast on FM, the only analogue frequencies being 693, 909 and 990 kHz on AM. It’s also available on DAB, over the internet and through television providers such as Freeview, Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.
Sometimes it is possible to hear 5 Live on FM by listening to BBC local radio stations at particular times. These stations broadcast their own programmes for most of the time but at night, typically between midnight and 5 a.m., some local radio stations switch to 5 Live output. So, if the stations are broadcasting over an FM channel, 5 Live is available there for a short time.
5 Live’s sister channel 5 Live Sports Extra operates part time to broadcast additional sport coverage. It also doesn’t output on FM, being exclusively digital, via various TV providers and through the internet.
For a complete list of ways to listen to BBC Radio 5 Live, see this article: