BBC Local Radio on Freeview


BBC Local Radio in England and BBC stations for the nations are found on Freeview channels 719-722 and 734-735, depending where you live.

Which stations you receive depends on your TV region and transmitter group. The list below describes the BBC Region and main regional news programme name to help you locate what's available in your area.

These services are also available via YouView boxes within the relevant Freeview transmission area. The local radio stations are carried on the same frequency alongside the other BBC radio stations on Freeview.

Last reviewed: 30/09/2016



Channel Islands - Channel Islands News/Spotlight
For viewers receiving Freeview from the Fremont Point transmitter group
719 BBC Radio Jersey 
721 BBC Radio Guernsey 


East - Look East
For viewers receiving Freeview from the Tacolneston or Sudbury transmitter group
719 BBC Radio Norfolk
720 BBC Radio Suffolk
721 BBC Radio London
722 BBC Radio Cambridge
734 BBC Essex

For viewers receiving Freeview from the Sandy Heath transmitter group
719 BBC Radio Norfolk
720 BBC Three Counties (3CR)
721 BBC Radio London
722 BBC Radio Cambridge
734 BBC Radio Northampton

East Midlands - East Midlands Today
For viewers receiving Freeview from the Waltham & Nottingham transmitter groups

720 BBC Radio Nottingham
721 BBC Radio Leicester
722 BBC Radio Lincolnshire 
734 BBC Radio Northampton 
735 BBC Radio Derby


East Yorkshire & Lincolnshire - Look North (Hull)
For viewers receiving Freeview from the Belmont transmitter group

719 BBC Radio Norfolk 
720 BBC Radio Nottingham 
721 BBC Radio Humberside   
722 BBC Radio Lincolnshire
734 BBC Radio Sheffield 


London - BBC London News
For viewers receiving Freeview from the Crystal Palace transmitter group

719 BBC Radio Berkshire
720 BBC Three Counties (3CR)
721 BBC Radio London
722 BBC Surrey
734 BBC Essex

North East and Cumbria - Look North (Newcastle)
For viewers receiving Freeview from the Bilsdale, Caldbeck, Chatton or Pontop Pike transmitter group

719 BBC Radio Newcastle
720 BBC Radio York 
721 BBC Radio Cumbria 
722 BBC Tees



North West - North West Tonight
For viewers receiving Freeview from the Winter Hill transmitter group

719 BBC Radio Manchester
720 BBC Radio Lancashire 
721 BBC Radio Cumbria 
722 BBC Radio Merseyside 
734 BBC Radio Stoke


Oxford - South Today (Oxford opt-out)
For viewers receiving Freeview from the Oxford transmitter group

719 BBC Radio Berkshire
720 BBC Three Counties (3CR)
721 BBC Radio Wiltshire
722 BBC Radio Oxford
735 BBC Radio Gloucestershire

South - South Today (Southampton edition)
For viewers receiving Freeview from the Rowridge, Hannington or Midhurst transmitter group

719 BBC Radio Berkshire
720 BBC Radio Sussex
721 BBC Radio Wiltshire
722 BBC Radio Solent 
734 BBC Radio Solent for Dorset


South East - South East Today
For viewers receiving Freeview from the Bluebell Hill, Dover, Heathfield or Whitehawk Hill transmitter group

719 BBC Radio Kent
720 BBC Sussex
721 BBC Radio London
722 BBC Surrey
734 BBC Essex


South West - Spotlight
For viewers receiving Freeview from the Beacon Hill, Caradon Hill, Huntshaw Cross, Redruth or Stockland Hill transmitter group

719 BBC Radio Bristol
720 BBC Radio Devon
721 BBC Radio Cornwall
722 BBC Radio Somerset
734 BBC Radio Solent for Dorset


West - Points West
For viewers receiving Freeview from the Mendip transmitter group

719 BBC Radio Bristol
721 BBC Radio Wiltshire
722 BBC Radio Somerset
734 BBC Radio Solent For Dorset 
735 BBC Radio Gloucestershire 


West Midlands - Midlands Today
For viewers receiving Freeview from the Sutton Coldfield transmitter group

719 BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire
720 BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester 
722 BBC Radio WM
734 BBC Radio Stoke 
735 BBC Radio Derby


For viewers receiving Freeview from the Wrekin, Lark Stoke and Bromsgrove transmitter group

719 BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire
720 BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester
721 BBC Radio Shropshire
722 BBC Radio WM
734 BBC Radio Stoke


For viewers receiving Freeview from the Ridge Hill transmitter group
719 BBC Radio Coventry & Warwickshire
720 BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester
721 BBC Radio Shropshire
722 BBC Radio WM
735 BBC Radio Gloucestershire



Yorkshire - Look North (Leeds)
For viewers receiving Freeview from the Emley Moor / Keighley / Idle / Oliver's Mount transmitter groups

719 BBC Radio Leeds
720 BBC Radio York 
721 BBC Radio Humberside  
722 BBC Radio Lincolnshire
734 BBC Radio Sheffield 


For viewers receiving Freeview from the Sheffield and Chesterfield transmitter groups

719 BBC Radio Leeds
720 BBC Radio York 
722 BBC Radio Lincolnshire
734 BBC Radio Sheffield 
735 BBC Radio Derby



Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
All transmitter groups

SCOTLAND
719 BBC Radio Scotland
720 BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal

WALES
719 BBC Radio Wales
720 BBC Radio Cymru

NORTHERN IRELAND
719 BBC Radio Ulster
720 BBC Radio Foyle






NOTABLE DUPLICATIONS
TV regions are different from radio coverage areas - here are some local radio stations that are being lined up to appear across more than one TV region, once roll-out is completed. These stations have been observed testing prior to appearing on the Freeview EPG-:
    • BBC Radio Norfolk - To be broadcast in both the East and East Yorks/Lincs TV regions on Freeview, meaning Freeview users in North / North West Norfolk who have to get their Freeview signal from Lincolnshire will soon be able to tune into their local radio service.
    • BBC Radio Nottingham - To be broadcast in both the East Midlands and East Yorks/Lincs TV regions, meaning Freeview users in the Mansfield area, where many aerials point towards Lincolnshire's Belmont transmitter will be able to listen to their local BBC radio station in the near future.
    • BBC Radio Derby - the BBC station "for Derbyshire and East Staffordshire" will be broadcast from transmitters serving both the East and West Midlands. This is an area where some households are on West Midlands TV and some on East Midlands TV because of topography. In Derby, which transmitter you are on can vary from street to street. However, the service will not be on Freeview for listeners in the Buxton area (North West TV region), who must continue to tune in on FM.
    • BBC Radio Sheffield - In Sheffield, many Freeview users have their aerials pointing towards Emley Moor (or a relay thereof) or the more distant Belmont transmitter - BBC Radio Sheffield will therefore be available in both the Yorkshire and East Yorks / Lincolnshire TV regions.
    • BBC Radio Stoke - The broadcast area is divided between Freeview users receiving West Midlands TV and North West regional TV, especially once you move in to southern Cheshire. BBC Radio Stoke looks set to be available via both TV regions in the near future.