What Frequency Is BBC Radio 1 Broadcast On?

BBC Radio 1 is the UK’s most popular chart music station and the third most popular radio station in the country overall. Radio 1 broadcasts on FM, DAB and the internet, but not on AM radio.

The FM frequency for Radio 1 varies depending on your location in the country, but it will be from 97-99.7 MHz.

On DAB radio you can tune into Radio 1 just by scrolling through the stations available. It will normally be listed as “BBC Radio 1”, so it should be near the start of the list of stations. If you need to manually tune your DAB radio, you should tune it to the DAB frequency 12B.

Here’s a summary of where you can and can’t find BBC Radio 1:

  • AM radio: Not available
  • FM radio: 97-99.7 MHz
  • DAB radio: Just scroll through the stations on your radio or manually tune to 12B
  • Sky: Channel 0101
  • Freesat: Channel 700
  • Virgin Media: Channel 901
  • Online: Via the BBC website or sites like TuneIn

 

BBC Radio 1 Frequency in Major UK Cities

Here’s a list of Radio 1 frequencies for major UK cities:

CityRadio 1 Frequency (MHz)
Aberdeen98.3
Bath98.3
Belfast99.7
Birmingham97.9
Bradford98.1
Brighton99.7
Bristol98.9
Cardiff99.5
Edinburgh99.5
Glasgow99.5
Kingston-upon-Hull98.3
Leeds99.4
Leicester97.9
Liverpool98.5
London98.5
Manchester98.2
Milton Keynes98.2
Newcastle-upon-Tyne98.1
Northampton98.5
Plymouth98.1
Sheffield99.5
Southampton98.2
Swansea99.1

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