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AM and FM Radio frequencies for broadcast stations near Southampton, England

This is a list of radio and television stations you are likely to receive within about 20 km of Southampton UK. Frequencies are shown in MHz (megahertz) rather than kHz (kilohertz) because most modern scanners display MHz for all bands.

Also we noticed that quite a few British commercial radio stations do not publish their radio frequencies on their websites – or if they do they are very hard to find. But a lot of these stations are not particularly good anyway, so no surprises there I suppose. Anyway if you intend visiting sunny Southampton at some point, you might find this information useful…


Station Frequency (MHz) Modulation Signal Strength Website
BBC Radio 4 0.198 AM Weak https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4
BBC Radio 5 0.693 AM Weak https://www.bbc.co.uk/5live
BBC Radio 5 0.909 AM OK http://www.bbc.co.uk/fivelive/
BBC Radio Solent 0.999 AM OK https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/england/hampshire
TalkSport 1.053 AM Weak https://talksport.com/
TalkSport 1.089 AM Weak https://talksport.com/
TalkSport 1.107 AM OK https://talksport.com/
Absolute (formerly Virgin) 1.197 AM Weak https://absoluteradio.co.uk/
Absolute (formerly Virgin) 1.215 AM OK https://absoluteradio.co.uk/
Gold (formerly Capital Gold) 1.323 AM Weak http://www.mygoldmusic.co.uk/
Capital Gold 1.557 AM Strong http://www.mygoldmusic.co.uk/
BBC Radio 1 98.200 WFM Very Strong https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1
BBC Radio 2 88.500 WFM Very Strong https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2
BBC Radio 3 90.700 WFM Very Strong https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3
BBC Radio 4 92.900 WFM Very Strong https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4
BBC Radio Solent 96.100 WFM Strong https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/england/hampshire
Heart FM (formerly Ocean FM) 96.700 WFM Weak https://www.heart.co.uk/southcoast/
Wessex FM 97.200 WFM Very Weak https://www.wessexfm.com/
Heart FM (formerly Ocean FM) 97.500 WFM Weak https://www.heart.co.uk/southcoast/
Classic FM 100.300 WFM Very Strong https://www.classicfm.com/
Unity 101 101.100 WFM Weak http://unity101.org/
Spire FM 102.000 WFM Weak https://www.spirefm.co.uk/
Heart Dorset (formerly 2CR FM) 102.300 WFM Very Weak https://www.heart.co.uk/dorset/
Capital FM 103.200 WFM Strong https://www.capitalfm.com/southcoast/
Heart Sussex 103.500 WFM Very Weak https://www.heart.co.uk/sussex/
Wave 105 105.200 WFM Very Strong http://www.wave105.com/
SAM FM (formerly Jack FM, formerly The Coast 106, formerly Original 106 FM) 106.000 WFM Very Strong https://www.samfm.co.uk/southcoast/
Isle of Wight Radio 107.000 WFM Weak http://www.iwradio.com/
The Breeze (formerly The Quay) 107.400 WFM Very Weak https://www.thebreeze.com/

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