This website has now closed. Thank you for your visits over the years. The following sites provide alternative sources of information: | | |

Radio X is live on national DAB

Radio X, the new home of Chris Moyles, Vernon Kay and Johnny Vaughan, is now available nationally on DAB digital radio.

The station is available on the Digital One national DAB multiplex using the 80kbps mono slot emptied by Team Rock earlier this year.

The station officially launches on 21st September with Chris Moyles taking the reigns of the breakfast show.

How to get Radio X
DAB radios should automatically detect new stations in the background - you don't need to know the frequency the station is broadcast on.

Most DAB listeners should just tune into another national commercial station on DAB, such as Classic FM or Absolute 80s, wait a few moments, and then search for "Radio X" in the station list. Digital Radio UK has retuning advice for listeners where this approach doesn't work, available here.

Radio X's DAB signal covers around 90% of the UK population. Check whether or not you are in the coverage area here.

The station is also available on FM in London (104.9) and Manchester (97.7). It's available online via, via mobile apps including the UK Radioplayer and via Sky Channel 0113, Freesat Channel 723 and Virgin Media 960.

There are multiple streams for Radio X online and on mobile - one for London, one for Manchester and one UK stream - Chris Moyles and co are available on all of them: try another version if one fails.

What's on Radio X?
Typical schedules for the new station:

01:00 Hattie Pearson
04:00 Rich Walters
06:30 Chris Moyles
10:00 Vernon Kay
13:00 Dan O’Connell
16:00 Johnny Vaughan
19:00 Phil Clifton
22:00 X-Posure with John Kennedy

01:00 Ross Buchanan
04:00 Jack Saunders
06:30 Jon Holmes
10:00 Elis James and John Robins (Saturday)
10:00 Ricky Wilson (Sunday)
13:00 Ian Camfield
16:00 Jo Good
19:00 Dan O’Connell (Saturday)
19:00 Clint Boon (Sunday)
22:00 Lilana Bird (Saturday)
23:00 Communion Presents (Sunday)

Predecessor XFM is giving up its slots on local DAB multiplexes across the country, allowing Gold to widen its coverage. In Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire where Gold is already available, Chill has taken over the XFM slot.

In Paisley/Glasgow, XFM ceased broacasting on FM shortly after 7pm 13/09/2015. Parent company Global Radio opted to close the Scottish service down after being told by Ofcom it could not ditch the station's Scottish opt-outs in order to network the station from England 24/7. Gold replaced XFM in Central Scotland on DAB.

Updated 22/09/2015 with details of the mobile app streams


Post a Comment

IMPORTANT: This post is open for comments for a limited period (usually 14 days) following its upload date. You can comment with a Google Account (e.g. for Gmail, YouTube, Google Play)
Comment not appearing? Comments may be subject to moderation and as such may not immediately appear on the site - comments will wait in the moderation queue until they are processed. Check back later. (Comments submitted anonymously may fail the spam filters.)

Please note: Some types of comments may be removed at the discretion of a516digital. With freedom of speech comes responsibility: Keep it clean, civil and on-topic! See the "About this website" section (link at the foot of the page) for full terms and conditions about what is and what isn't acceptable on this site.