Freesat Radio

This page was last updated on: May 17 2018

These are the radio station listings found on the Freesat Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).
All the BBC’s national radio stations along with many commercial stations are available on the Freesat EPG. All the radio stations on Freesat can be received on any digital satellite receiver.
Bitrates for some stations along with sound quality are better on satellite than on DAB.

Freesat maintains an electronic programme guide (EPG) which provides information about upcoming programmes and a list of stations.
Radio stations available on Freesat are assigned a three digit logical channel number which can be entered on a remote control to access the channel and determines in what order channels are listed.
The EPG differs depending on the viewer’s location due to limited regional availability of certain channels or conditions relating to their must-carry status.

Radio on Freesat
EPG
Station
Bitrate
Audio
Description
700
BBC Radio 1
192 kbps Joint Stereo Youth orientated Popular music and speech.
701
BBC Radio 1Xtra
160 kbps Joint Stereo Urban music, hip-hop, grime and dancehall.
702
BBC Radio 2
192 kbps Joint Stereo Adult-oriented Pop Music
703
BBC Radio 3
192 kbps Joint Stereo Classical Music.
704
BBC Radio 4 FM
192 kbps Joint Stereo News & Speech.
705
BBC Radio 4 LW
96 kbps Mono News & Speech.
706
BBC Radio 5Live
96 kbps Mono Live news and sport.
707
BBC Radio 5SX
96 kbps Mono Additional sports coverage.
708 BBC 6 Music 160 kbps Joint Stereo Classic, Alternative,Funk, Indie, Jazz, Hip Hop.
709 BBC Radio 4 Extra 160 kbps Joint Stereo Comedy, Drama, and Children’s programming.
710 BBC Asian Network 128 kbps Joint Stereo South Asian orientated.
711 BBC World Service 96 kbps Mono English language version of the World Service
712 BBC Radio Scotland 128 kbps Joint Stereo Scotland’s national radio station.
713 BBC Radio Nan Gàidheal 128 kbps Joint Stereo Scottish Gaelic language station.
714 BBC Radio Wales 128 kbps Joint Stereo Wales’s national English language radio station.
715 BBC Radio Cymru 128 kbps Joint Stereo Wales’s national Welsh-language radio station.
716 BBC Radio Ulster (NI) 128 kbps Joint Stereo One of two national stations in NI.
717 BBC Radio Foyle (NI) 128 kbps Joint Stereo One of two national stations in NI.
718 BBC  London (London) 96 kbps Mono Local radio for London.
718 BBC Radio Cymru 2 (Wales) 128 kbps Joint Stereo Welsh-language radio station.
719 Capital FM 160 kbps Joint Stereo Hit radio, news, speech, showbiz.
720 Capital XTRA 160 kbps Joint Stereo Urban & Dance Music
721
Classic FM
192 kbps Joint Stereo Classical Music.
722
Gold
128 kbps Joint Stereo Golden oldies.
723 Radio X 160 kbps Joint Stereo Rock music.
724
Absolute Radio
128 kbps Joint Stereo Adult contemporary music, with national news.
726
Absolute 80s
128 kbps Joint Stereo Adult contemporary music from the 1980s.
728
Jazz FM
128 kbps Joint Stereo Jazz Music.
730
Planet Rock
160 kbps Joint Stereo A national Classic Rock station owned by Bauer.
731
talkSPORT
64 kbps Mono Sport & Talk.
732
Smooth Radio
160 kbps Joint Stereo Relaxing Music Mix.
733
Heart
160 kbps Joint Stereo Rhythmic AC & Hot AC.
734
LBC
128 kbps Joint Stereo News & Talk.
735
BBC Radio Cymru 2 (Not Wales)
128 kbps Joint Stereo Welsh-language radio station.
750
RTE Radio 1
192 kbps Joint Stereo Irish public-service station.
751
RTE 2FM
192 kbps Joint Stereo Pop music programming aimed at a young audience.
752
RTE Lyric fm
192 kbps Joint Stereo Classical Music.
753
RTE R na G
192 kbps Joint Stereo Irish-language radio service from RTÉ.
786
BFBS Radio
128 kbps Joint Stereo Contemporary music.
790 TWR 96 kbps Mono Christian programming.

 

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