FM Radio

Here is a list of FM stations available in Southborough on 27th August 2020.
Included are French stations audible due to unusual atmospheric conditions with the 400kW transmitter at Lille in NE France consistently strong.

A separate list of DAB and DAB+ stations can be found on this link:
https://southborough-news.com/dab-radio/

On 30th December 2019, various Belgian radio stations were audible in Southborough for one day only (again due to unusual atmospherical conditions) and these are added in italics.

CR = Low Power Community Radio station
X = Very weak signal
XXX =  Very strong signal
– = Audible only under certain conditions
* = Classical music station in Belgium

Iow = from Isle of Wight

88.1
88.5
88.7
89.1
89.4
89.5
89.7
90.0
R2 Guildford
R2 Rowridge IoW
France Musique, Lille
R2 Wrotham
Fra Mus, Boulougne
Klara*, Brussels
R2 Norfolk
R2 Dover
X
X

XXX



XX
90.3
90.4
90.7
91.3

91.9
92.1
92.2
92.4
R3 Guildford
Klara*, Flanders
R3 Rowridge IoW
R3 Wrotham

R3 Norfolk
Vacant
CR: Isle of Sheppey
R3 Dover
X

X
XXX



X
XX
92.5
92.7
92.9
93.3
93.5
94.1
94.2
94.4
R4 Guildford
Fre Rap, Boulogne
R4 Rowridge IoW
RIRE&, Boulogne
R4 Wrotham
R4 Norfolk
TF Live (Electronic)
R4 Dover 
X

X

XXX

XX
XX
94.7
94.9
95.3
95.5
95.6
95.7
95.8
France Bleu, Lille
BBC R London
BBC Essex (South)
Fra Bleu, Boulogne
CR: Isle of Sheppey
R1 Belgium, Egem
Capital R Croydon

XX
XX

X

XX
96.2

 

96.7

97.3
97.5

KMFM Pembury

 

BBC Kent Wrothm

LBC Croydon
Heart Horsham

XXX

 

XXX

XX
X

97.7
97.8
98.0
98.1

98.6
98.8

99.3
99.5
99.9
R1 Guildford
CR: Basildon
Fra Culture, Lille
R1 Rowridge IoW

R2 Belgium E Egem
R1 Wrotham

R1 Norfolk
R1 Dover
Fra Culture, Boulg
X
X

X


XXX


X
100.0
100.1
100.2
100.4
100.6
100.9

101.6
101.8
Kiss Croydon
R2 Belgium W Egem
Dream 100 Essex
KMFM Gillingham
Studio Brussels 
Classic Wrotham

KMFM Wrotham
Classic FM Dover
X

X
X

XXX

XXX
X
102.1
102.2
102.4
102.7
103.1
103.3
Studio Brussels 
Smooth Croydon
Heart Heathfield
Heart Reigate
Heart Maidstone
Fra Inter, Boulogne

X
XXX
XXX
XXX
103.5
103.7
103.7
103.9
104.0
104.2
104.5
104.9
BBC Essex(North)
France Inter, Lille
Funky Esx Southend
Europe 1, Boulogne
BBC Surrey R’gte
BBC R Kent Dover
BBC Sussex H’fld
Radio X, C Palace
XX

X

XXX
X
XXX
XX
105.1
105.2
105.4
105.6
105.8
106.0
106.2
106.4
R Essex Southend
France Info, Lille
Magic Croydon
KMFM Maidstone
Absolute C Palace
KMFM Canterbury
Heart Croydon
More R, Hayw’ds H
XX

XX
X
XX
X
XX
X
106.5
106.6
106.8
107.0
107.3
107.5
107.6
107.7
107.9
Fra Info, Boulogne
Campus, Lille 

More Radio, Lewes
CR: East Grinstead
Vacant
Time East London
KMFM Ashford
R Essex Chelmsford
KMFM Hoo:Medway





X
X
X
X

The following map is a Photoshop montage I’ve done of the service areas of the BBC FM Transmitter network for SE England.  It illustrates why so much of the FM network is needed for the four FM National Radio services.

FM Map v5

Transmitters that have overlapping reception areas need 3 or 4 MHz frequency spacing.  Most car radios retune automatically from one Radio 4 FM transmitter to the next, but all general home portable radios require manual retuning if you move or go on holiday. For the frequencies to type in or tune to click here:

Click to access FMradiotrans.pdf