Branded as The UK’s No. 1 Hit Music Station, Capital is in fact not one station but a network of twelve independent commercial stations, ten owned by Global and two operated under licence by Communicorp UK. It first aired in 1973 in London and now aims for a target age group of 15-34 years, playing music from the last two years. The weekly audience averages 7.4 million.
To reach such a large audience, Capital broadcasts on various platforms. FM frequencies vary depending on the area of the country and the networked station, being in the range 95-108 MHz. Since September 2016, it’s also broadcast on the Digital One national DAB multiplex plus through other multiplexes for regional stations. Capital is also available via your television from several providers as well as through the internet.
In summary, you can access Capital as follows:
- AM radio: Not available.
- FM radio: Broadcasts vary depending on your area so scan for the channel in the range 95-108 MHz until you get a strong signal.
- DAB radio: Scroll through the channels and select by name for either national or regional transmissions.
- Sky: Channel 0109.
- Freeview: Channel 724.
- Freesat: Channel 719.
- Virgin Media: Channel 958.
- Online: Use the Capital FM app for the London area or the Global Player app elsewhere.