Digital radio campaign

"Share The Love"

Radio lovers of Britian, we need your help!

If you know someone who's missing out on exclusive shows, stations and the very best of music and sport it's time to fill the void in their radio lives.

So why not jingle their bells and share the gift of digital radio with someone you love.  

What is digital radio?

If you love'll love the benefits of digital listening:

  • More of what you love: more radio stations catering for fans of all types of music, sport and chat.
  • Better reception: no hiss, crackle, fading or station overlap that you get with AM or even FM radio.
  • Easy and quick tuning: no need to remember frequencies, fiddle with a dial to get a good signal, or retune your car radio when on the move.
  • Display screen on the radio: gives you information about what you're listening to (such as song details, news headlines, email addresses).

How do I get digital radio?

You can listen to digital radio in a number of ways:

  • Digital radio set: as with traditional sets, there are many kinds to choose from – portable, hand-held, hi-fi tuners, car radios, etc. Please check that you can receive digital radio in your area by entering your postcode in the box below. The BBC national radio stations are available to 94% of the UK population.
  • Digital TV: all digital TV platforms (digital terrestrial, satellite, cable, broadband)
  • Online: with speakers or headphones plugged into your computer.
  • Mobile: listen on FM or if you have a connected phone you can listen to BBC digital radio stations via the IP connection. You can also listen to the BBC stations on an IOS or android phone with the new BBC iPlayer Radio app.
  • On the Move: There are also a range of digital radios for your car. Some manufacturers offer a digital radio as standard and others may offer it is an option. You can also purchase a small adaptor which can be fitted to your dashboard and connects to your existing radio. Some radios will require professional installation. Always check with your car dealer/retailer, or visit for more information.


The next phase of the BBC’s digital radio network coverage plan will bring 2 million people into the coverage area with an additional 162 transmitters. This will extend and improve coverage of the BBC’s national radio stations on DAB from 93% to 97% of the UK population by the end of 2015.

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The BBC has announced the launch of 'Radio 2 Eurovision', a pop-up digital radio station to celebrate this year’s Eurovision Song Contest and complement the output on BBC Radio 2 and TV networks BBC One and BBC Three. The BBC’s first digital pop-up station since Olympics Extra in 2012, it will offer the most comprehensive coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest to date, from Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 May 2014, aiming to satisfy the most enthusiastic Eurovision fan.

Radio 2 Eurovision will air from midday to midnight over the four days of transmission, except on the big day Saturday 10 May, when it will be simulcast with Radio 2 from 10am to 1pm with Graham Norton’s regular weekly show, when he will be live on air from this year’s host city, Copenhagen.

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Postcode checker

Check if your local transmitter is working by entering your postcode into the box below and click "submit". The results will be displayed via the BBC managed RTIS website.

Postcode checker (DAB)

Check if you can receive digital radio by entering your postcode into the box below and click "submit". The results will be displayed via the Digital Radio industry "Get Digital Radio" website.

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