What is DAB?
DAB is short for Digitial Audio Broadcasting. DAB is a way of broadcasting radio and, in-car especially, DAB has dramatic advantages over conventional radio.
As of 2018 over 35 countries are running DAB services. Norway was the first country to turn off national FM analog radio, in 2017. It is expected that the UK will follow at some point, but we do not have a turn off date just yet!
DAB takes up less space on the airwaves, so there is room for lots of exciting new stations and for old favourites, such as BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC World Service, that have only been available in poor quality on AM.
Now, with DAB you can listen to your old favourites in high quality or listen to something new!
National BBC DAB coverage
- BBC National Stations:
Radio 5 live
Radio 5 live Sports Extra
BBC 6 Music
BBC Radio 4 Extra
BBC Radio 1 Extra
BBC Asian Network
BBC World Service
Commercial Digital 1 National Stations:
Absolute Radio extra
- Local Stations
Vary by region. Check your local DAB Stations here
Check coverage in your area here
Vary by region. Check your local DAB stations here
Check all UK stations available on DAB here
UK coverage map here
Current transmitters here
Future transmitters here
World DAB here