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I believe most radio listening in the UK is now via digital means, so FM is a minority platform. Plus, of those FM radios, the proportion with no RDS and seek function must be pretty low nowadays, so it seems less important that everyone knows a specific frequency to tune to than it used to be.


I suspect most in car listening is still via FM (even the ones equipped with DAB), how ever thanks to RDS no one will take any notice of the frequency, and just keep pressing buttons until their desired station's name appears in the display


Or they just give you a big list of stations and you touch the one you want.

Which is frankly quite dangerous.
LL
Larry the Loafer Granada North West Today
what posted:

I suspect most in car listening is still via FM (even the ones equipped with DAB), how ever thanks to RDS no one will take any notice of the frequency, and just keep pressing buttons until their desired station's name appears in the display


Or they just give you a big list of stations and you touch the one you want.

Which is frankly quite dangerous.


Exactly. Your finger might slip and you could end up listening to Heart.
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
what posted:

Or they just give you a big list of stations and you touch the one you want.

Which is frankly quite dangerous.


Exactly. Your finger might slip and you could end up listening to Heart.


My car radio collects stations as if moves around the country, but doesn't prune them. I've got a dozen or so Hearts (and Smooths ) if I hit 'List'
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VMPhil Granada North West Today
I agree that frequencies aren’t that important. I could still tell you the FM frequencies for Greater Belfast, where I grew up, but not in the North West of England where I’ve lived for nearly two decades .

Without looking them up, here are the frequencies I know off the top of my head growing up in Liverpool…

Classic FM - 101.1 (never listen to it but have somehow remembered the frequency?!)
Century/Real (now Heart) - 105.4
City Talk (now GHR) - 105.9
Radio City - 96.7
Juice FM (now Capital) - 107.6
Radio Merseyside - 95.8


As an aside, Juice FM was a great station in the 2000s. Felt like everyone had it on, probably like what Radio City was in the 80s.
JO
Jonwo
The radio frequencies ones I know off by heart are:
BBC Radio London - 94.9
Capital FM London - 95.8
LBC- 97.3
Kiss - 100
Smooth - 102.2
Radio X - 104.9
Magic - 105.4
Absolute Radio - 105.8
Heart - 106.2

It's interesting seeing what the different frequencies are for various radio stations across the country
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
Off by heart for my part of south London.

88.8 Radio 2 (Crystal Palace relay)
89.1 Radio 2
91.0 Radio 3 (Crystal Palace)
91.3 Radio 3
93.2 Radio 4 (Crystal Palace)
93.5 Radio 4
94.9 BBC Radio London
95.8 Capital
96.9 Capital Xtra
97.3 LBC
98.5 Radio 1 (Crystal Palace)
98.8 Radio 1
100.0 Kiss
100.6 Classic FM (Crystal Palace)
100.9 Classic FM
102.2 Smooth Radio
104.4 Resonance
104.9 Radio X
105.4 Magic
105.8 Absolute
106.2 Heart
106.8 Rinse FM
107.3 Reprezent
107.8 Radio Jackie
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Jon Central (West) Midlands Today
Well, this is tedious.
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Steve in Pudsey Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)

If you really want to be a pedant, Radio 1 is on 22 different frequencies, depending which area you live in. 😏


And it really should be 97-100 as it goes up to 99.8, but that doesn’t sound as good on Jingles. Neither does Megahertz!

I agree that frequencies aren’t that important. I could still tell you the FM frequencies for Greater Belfast, where I grew up, but not in the North West of England where I’ve lived for nearly two decades.


Radio Trivia time: It started life in Belfast on 96.0 , that had been vacated by Downtown Radio a couple of years earlier, before moving to its permanent home of 99.7. Radio 4 now occupies 96.0 there


The original temporary frequency from Crystal Palace was perhaps more unusual - 104.8
Write that down in your copybook now.
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today

And it really should be 97-100 as it goes up to 99.8, but that doesn’t sound as good on Jingles. Neither does Megahertz!

I agree that frequencies aren’t that important. I could still tell you the FM frequencies for Greater Belfast, where I grew up, but not in the North West of England where I’ve lived for nearly two decades.


Radio Trivia time: It started life in Belfast on 96.0 , that had been vacated by Downtown Radio a couple of years earlier, before moving to its permanent home of 99.7. Radio 4 now occupies 96.0 there


The original temporary frequency from Crystal Palace was perhaps more unusual - 104.8


It was was wonderfully clear of anything else in South East England in 1988, and consequently the signal travelled way beyond the official limits, (basically the same as the three then London locals)
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RW
Robert Williams Founding member London London

Radio Trivia time: It started life in Belfast on 96.0 , that had been vacated by Downtown Radio a couple of years earlier, before moving to its permanent home of 99.7. Radio 4 now occupies 96.0 there


The original temporary frequency from Crystal Palace was perhaps more unusual - 104.8


It was was wonderfully clear of anything else in South East England in 1988, and consequently the signal travelled way beyond the official limits, (basically the same as the three then London locals)


In my area (Reigate), the North Downs do a good job of blocking radio and television signals coming from London, so I could only get a listenable mono signal on 104.8 by extending the telescopic aerial on my radio all the way up - it was a relief it was replaced 98.8 from Wrotham went on air just before Christmas 1989 that I could finally get a strong signal!
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commseng London London
I'm just pleased that I could have been someone's phone a friend on that - it's the first time that I have seen a question about frequencies pop up on a quiz show.
I will refrain from posting on here all those that I know.
In case it sets anyone else off (Markymark).
VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
Jon posted:
Well, this is tedious.

Each to their own. While I didn’t mean for it to be an invitation for other people to post their own lists, I certainly find those three posts a lot less tedious than some other recent threads on here.
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