BBC Nations DAB radio

BBC local radio services are broadcast on DAB by commercial operators.

BBC Local Radio services are broadcast on digital radio by the relevant local DAB multiplex operator. In some areas there is not yet a local DAB service on air, so not every BBC station is currently available on this platform. The list of services below includes the multiplex channel number and multiplex operator. Local multiplexes are licensed by Ofcom (see the external links panel). 

Station Block Operator
     
BBC Radio Scotland    
Glasgow 11C Bauer Digital Radio
Edinburgh 12D Bauer Digital Radio
Dundee & Perth 11B Bauer Digital Radio
Aberdeen 11C SwitchDigital (Scotland)
Ayr 11B Arqiva
Inverness 11B Bauer Digital Radio
     
BBC Radio nan Gàidheal    
Central Scotland 11D SwitcDdigital (Scotland)
Dundee & Perth 11B Bauer Digital Radio
Aberdeen 11C SwitchDigital (Scotland)
Ayr 11B Arqiva
Inverness 11B Bauer Digital Radio
     
BBC Radio Cymru & BBC Radio Wales    
North West Wales 10D* MuxCo
North Wales 12D MuxCo
North East Wales 10D* MuxCo
West Wales 10C* MuxCo
Swansea 12A SwitchDigital (Wales)
South East Wales 12C NOW Digital (Southern)
     
BBC Radio Ulster/Foyle    
Northern Ireland 12D Bauer Digital Radio

*Some older radios may require a “full scan” to pick up stations in blocks 10A, 10B, 10C and 10D.

There are different ways to do this, depending on the radio model: Press "Menu" > Select "Scan Type" > Select "Full Scan" (not "Local Scan") 

Press and hold the button labelled "Auto Tune" or "Scan" to start a full scan (a short press starts a "Fast Scan").

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.