FM Radio

Here is a list of FM stations available in Southborough on 13th July 2022.

Included are French stations that are audible occasionally due to unusual atmospheric conditions – the 400kW transmitters at Lille in NE France can be very strong at these times.

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.

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

CR = Low Power Community Radio station
* = Audible only under certain conditions
Iow = from Isle of Wight


88.0
88.1  R2 Guildford
88.2
88.3  Vacant
88.4
88.5  R2 Rowridge, IoW
88.6
88.7  France Musique, Lille*
88.8  R2 Crystal Palace
88.9

89.0
89.1  R2 Wrotham
89.2
89.3
89.4  France Musique, Boulogne
89.5  Klara, Brussels*
89.6
89.7  R2 Norfolk
89.8
88.9

90.0  R2 Dover
90.1
90.2
90.3  R3 Guildford
90.4  Klara, Flanders*
90.5
90.6
90.7  R3 Rowridge, IoW
90.8
90.9

91.0  R3 Crystal Palace
91.1
91.2
91.3  R3 Wrotham
91.4
91.5
91.6
91.7
91.8
91.9  R3 Norfolk

92.0
92.1  Vacant
92.2  CR: Sheerness, Io Sheppey
92.3
92.4  R3 Dover
92.5  R4 Guildford
92.6
92.7  French Rap, Boulogne
92.8
92.9  R4 Rowridge, IoW

93.0
93.1
93.2  R4 Crystal Palace
93.3  RIRE&, Boulogne*
93.4
93.5  R4 Wrotham
93.6
93.7
93.8
93.9

94.0
94.1  R4 Norfolk
94.2
94.3
94.4  R4 Dover
94.5
94.6
94.7  CR: Ashdown, Crowborough
94.8
94.9  BBC R London (4kW)
 
95.0
95.1
95.2
95.3  BBC Essex, Southend
95.4
95.5  CR: West Kent, Bidborough
95.6
95.7  R1 Belgium Egem*
95.8 Capital Croydon (4kW)
95.9

96.0
96.1
96.2  KMFM Pembury
96.3
96.4  Greatest Hits, Guildford
96.5
96.6
96.7  BBC R Kent Wrotham
96.8
96.9

97.0
97.1
97.2
97.3  LBC Croydon (4kW)
97.4
97.5  Heart Horsham
97.6
97.7  R1 Guildford
97.8  CR: Basildon/Croydon
97.9

98.0  France Culture, Lille*
98.1 
98.2  R1 Rowridge, IoW
98.3
98.4
98.5  R1 Crystal Palace
98.6  R2 Belgium, E Egem*
98.7
98.8  R1 Wrotham
98.9

99.0
99.1
99.2
99.3  R1 Norfolk
99.4
99.5  R1 Dover
99.6
99.7  Vacant
99.8
99.9  France Culture, Boulogne

100.0  Kiss, Croydon (2kW)
100.1  R2 Belgium W Egem*
100.2  Dream 100 Essex
100.3
100.4  KMFM Gillingham
100.5
100.6  Classic FM, C Palace
100.7
100.8
100.9  Classic FM Wrotham

101.0
101.1
101.2
101.3
101.4
101.5
101.6  KMFM Wrotham
101.7
101.8  Classic FM Dover
101.9
 
102.0
102.1  Studio Brussels*
102.2  Smooth Croydon (2kW)
102.3
102.4  Heart Heathfield
102.5
102.6
102.7  Heart Reigate
102.8
102.9

103.0
103.1 Heart Maidstone
103.2
103.3  France Inter, Boulogne
103.4
103.5  BBC Essex, North
103.6
103.7  France Inter, Lille*
103.8
103.9  Europe 1, Boulogne

104.0  BBC Surrey, Reigate
104.1
104.2  BBC Kent, Dover
104.3
104.4
104.5  BBC Sussex Heathfield
104.6
104.7
104.8
104.9 Radio X, C Palace (3kW)

105.0
105.1  Radio Essex, Southend
105.2  France Info, Lille*
105.3
105.4  Magic Croydon (4kW)
105.5
105.6  KMFM Maidstone
105.7
105.8  Gt Hits C Palace (4kW)
105.9

106.0  KMFM Canterbury
106.1
106.2  Heart Croydon (4kW)
106.3
106.4  More Radio, Haywards Heath
106.5  France Info, Boulogne
106.6
106.7  CR: West Kent, Tun Wells
106.8   More Radio, Lewes
106.9

107.0  CR: East Grinstead
107.1  Capital Xtra, Alexandra Palace
107.2
107.3  Vacant
107.4
107.5  Time East London
107.6  KMFM Ashford
107.7  Radio Essex, Chelmsford
107.8
107.9  KMFM Hoo/Medway

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:
http://www.frequencyfinder.org.uk/