UK Medium Wave Transmitters

I've compiled this list from a variety of sources, including the Medium Wave Circle and my own observations.


Freq Station Name Transmitter Site Power (Watts) Grid Reference
198 BBC Radio 4 Droitwich 500000 SO929663
198 BBC Radio 4 Burghead 50000 NJ125685
198 BBC Radio 4 Westerglen 50000 NS868773
198 BBC Radio 4 Rotherhithe Tunnel 4 TQ355803
198 BBC Radio 4 Blackwall Tunnel 0 TQ387802
558 Spectrum Radio Crystal Palace 1000 TQ339712
585 R Scotland (Solway) Dumfries 2000 NY055714
603 BBC Radio 4 Wrekenton 2000 NZ274598
603 Capital Gold Littlebourne 400 TR203590
630 R Cornwall Redruth 2000 SW709403
630 BBC Three Counties R Lewsey Farm, Luton 200 TL043241
648 BBC World Service Orfordness 200000
657 R Wales (Clwyd) Wrexham 2000 SJ312497
657 R Cornwall Bodmin 500 SX095681
666 R York Fulford, York 500 SE604497
666 Classic Gold 666 Pearce's Hill, Exeter 340 SX931881
693 Radio 5 Live Droitwich 150000 SO929663
693 Radio 5 Live Stagshaw 50000 NY986709
693 Radio 5 Live Start Point 50000 SX814378
693 Radio 5 Live Burghead 25000 NJ125685
693 Radio 5 Live Postwick 10000 TG303086
693 Radio 5 Live Barrow 1000 SD218707
693 Radio 5 Live Southwick, Brighton 1000 TQ234051
693 Radio 5 Live Bexhill 1000 TQ724071
693 Radio 5 Live Redmoss 1000 NJ942024
693 Radio 5 Live Folkstone 1000 TR255389
693 Radio 5 Live Enniskillen 1000 H232457
720 BBC Radio 4 Lisnagarvey 10000 J258619
720 BBC Radio 4 Crystal Palace 500 TQ339712
720 BBC Radio 4 Londonderry 250 C404176
720 BBC Radio 4 Dartford Tunnel 4 TQ571769
729 BBC Essex Manningtree 200 TM123295
738 BBC Hereford & Worcester Worcester 37 SO846523
756 BBC Radio 4 Redruth 2000 SW709403
756 R Cumbria Brisco, Carlisle 1000 NY412526
756 The Magic 756 Newtown 630 SO134917
765 BBC Essex Bakers Wood, Chelmsford 500 TL660034
765 BBC Essex Dartford Tunnel 4 TQ571769
774 BBC Radio 4 Enniskillen 1000 H232457
774 BBC Radio 4 Plymouth 1000 SX490585
774 R Kent Littlebourne 700 TR203590
774 R Leeds Farnley, Leeds 500 SE241307
774 Classic Gold 774 Little Shurdington 140 SO913175
792 R Ulster (Foyle) Londonderry 1000 C404176
792 Classic Gold 792/828 Kempston, Bedford 275 TL035464
801 R Devon Barnstaple 2000 SS519298
810 R Scotland Burghead 100000 NJ125685
810 R Scotland Westerglen 100000 NS868773
810 R Scotland Redmoss 5000 NJ942024
828 Classic Gold 828 Fern Barrow, Bournemouth 270 SZ070926
828 BBC Asian Network Sedgley 200 SO905939
828 Classic Gold 792/828 Lewsey Farm, Luton 200 TL043241
828 Magic 828 Morley 120 SE283268
837 R Cumbria Barrow 1000 SD218707
837 BBC Asian Network Freemens Common 500 SK589027
855 R Norfolk Postwick 1500 TG303086
855 R Devon Plymouth 1000 SX490585
855 R Lancashire Preston 1000 SD625253
855 Sunshine 855 Villa Farm 150 SO570707
855 R Devon DRM trial Plymouth 80 SX490585
855 R Devon DRM trial North Hessary Tor 50 SX578742
873 R Ulster Enniskillen 1000 H232457
873 R Norfolk West Lynn 300 TF612188
882 R Wales Washford 100000 ST058410
882 R Wales Penmon 10000 SH615789
882 R Wales Tywyn 5000 SH581004
882 R Wales Forden 1000 SJ205000
909 Radio 5 Live Moorside Edge 200000 SE070154
909 Radio 5 Live Brookmans Park 150000 TL259050
909 Radio 5 Live Westerglen 50000 NS868773
909 Radio 5 Live Clevedon 50000 ST400697
909 Radio 5 Live Lisnagarvey 10000 J258619
909 Radio 5 Live Redruth 2000 SW709403
909 Radio 5 Live Londonderry 1000 C404176
909 Radio 5 Live Whitehaven 1000 NX974172
909 Radio 5 Live Fareham 1000 SU546058
909 Radio 5 Live Pearce's Hill, Exeter 1000 SX931881
909 Radio 5 Live Fern Barrow, Bournemouth 250 SZ070926
909 Radio 5 Live Rotherhithe Tunnel 4 TQ355803
909 Radio 5 Live Dartford Tunnel 4 TQ571769
909 Radio 5 Live Blackwall Tunnel 0 TQ387802
936 Fresh Radio Hawes 1000 SD875903
936 Classic Gold 936 Naish Hill 180 ST947686
945 Capital Gold Bexhill 700 TQ724071
945 Classic Gold GEM Quarndon 200 SK332419
954 Classic Gold 954 Beacon Hill 400 SX857619
954 Sunshine 954 Breinton 160 SO472406
963 Club Asia Lea Bridge Road 950 TQ360866
963 Asian Sound Haslingdon 200 SD795236
972 Club Asia Glade Lane 1000 TQ140796
990 R Devon Pearce's Hill, Exeter 1000 SX931881
990 Radio 5 Live Tywyn 1000 SH581004
990 Radio nan Gaidheal Redmoss 1000 NJ942024
990 Magic AM Crimpsall 250 SE566032
990 Classic Gold WABC Sedgley 90 SO905939
999 R Solent Fareham 1000 SU546058
999 Magic 999 Longton 800 SD467252
999 Valleys Radio Aberdare 300 SO034016
999 Classic Gold GEM Trowell 250 SK506398
1017 Classic Gold WABC Shrewsbury 630 SJ471112
1026 Downtown Radio Knockbrackan 1700 J372675
1026 R Jersey Trinity 1000 CI653531
1026 R Cambridgeshire Chesterton Fen, Cambridge 500 TL477608
1035 Kismat Asian Talk Radio Crystal Palace 2500 TQ339712
1035 R Sheffield Broadfield Road, Sheffield 1000 SK348849
1035 Northsound 2 Nigg 780 NJ955032
1035 West Sound Symington 320 NS377334
1053 Talk Sport Droitwich 500000 SO929663
1053 Talk Sport Postwick 18000 TG303086
1053 Talk Sport Dumfries 10000 NY055714
1053 Talk Sport Tonbridge 4000 TQ557401
1053 Talk Sport Southwick, Brighton 2200 TQ234051
1053 Talk Sport Londonderry 1000 C404176
1053 Talk Sport Plumer Barracks 1000 SX490585
1053 Talk Sport Rosemarkie 1000 NH762623
1053 Talk Sport Hull 1000 TA169258
1053 Talk Sport Pearce's Hill, Exeter 1000 SX931881
1053 Talk Sport Dundee 1000 NO431290
1053 Talk Sport Stockton 1000 NZ420218
1053 Talk Sport Fern Barrow, Bournemouth 1000 SZ070926
1071 Talk Sport Clipstone 1000 SK583642
1071 Talk Sport Wrekenton 1000 NZ274598
1089 Talk Sport Brookmans Park 400000 TL259050
1089 Talk Sport Moorside Edge 400000 SE070154
1089 Talk Sport Westerglen 125000 NS868773
1089 Talk Sport Washford 80000 ST058410
1089 Talk Sport Lisnagarvey 12500 J258619
1089 Talk Sport Redmoss 2200 NJ942024
1089 Talk Sport Redruth 2000 SW709403
1089 Talk Sport Dartford Tunnel 4 TQ571769
1107 Talk Sport Lydd 2000 TR049208
1107 Moray Firth Radio Tarbat Ness 1500 NH929839
1107 Talk Sport Occombe, Torbay 1000 SX878630
1107 Talk Sport Boston 1000 TF260448
1107 Talk Sport Fareham 1000 SU546058
1107 Talk Sport Duxhurst 1000 TQ258453
1107 Talk Sport Wallasey 500 SJ305926
1116 R Derby Burnaston 1000 SK297314
1116 Valleys Radio Ebbw Vale 1000 SO175065
1116 R Guernsey Rohais 500 CI531547
1125 R Wales Llandrindod 1000 SO050606
1134 BFBS Gurkha Radio Royal Military Academy, Nepal Lines, Sandhurst 1 SU863612
1134 BFBS Gurkha Radio Gamecock Barracks, Bramcote, Nuneaton 1 SP408885
1134 Burst Radio Bristol University 1 ST568756
1134 L&D Radio Luton 1 TL050230
1134 Queens Radio Belfast 1
1152 LBC News 1152 Saffron Green 23500 TQ216977
1152 Clyde 2 Dechmont Hill 3600 NS647578
1152 Capital Gold 1152 Langley Mill 3000 SP160968
1152 Magic 1152 Greenside 1800 NZ151627
1152 Manchester's Magic 1152 Ashton Moss (Arqiva) 1500 SJ925994
1152 Classic Gold Amber Brundall 830 TG305077
1152 Classic Gold 1152 Plumer Barracks 320 SX490585
1161 Tay AM Greenside Scalp 1400 NO431290
1161 BBC Southern Counties R Bexhill 1000 TQ724071
1161 Magic 1161 Goxhill 350 TA108246
1161 Classic Gold 1161 Blunsdon 160 SU143900
1161 BBC Three Counties R Kempston, Bedford 100 TL035464
1170 Swansea Sound Winsh-wen 580 SS681966
1170 Magic 1170 Stockton 320 NZ420218
1170 Classic Gold Amber Foxhall Heath 280 TM212445
1170 Signal 2 Sideway 200 SJ876434
1170 Capital Gold Farlington Marshes 120 SU688052
1197 Virgin AM Hoo 2000 TQ790720
1197 Virgin AM Southwick, Brighton 1100 TQ234051
1197 Virgin AM Occombe, Torbay 1000 SX878630
1197 Virgin AM Trowell 500 SK506398
1197 Virgin AM Wallasey 400 SJ305926
1197 Virgin AM Gloucester 300 SO841230
1197 Virgin AM Fern Barrow, Bournemouth 250 SZ070926
1197 Virgin AM Oxford 250 SP567105
1197 Virgin AM Chesterton Fen, Cambridge 200 TL477608
1215 Virgin AM Moorside Edge 200000 SE070154
1215 Virgin AM Brookmans Park 125000 TL259050
1215 Virgin AM Droitwich 105000 SO929663
1215 Virgin AM Washford 100000 ST058410
1215 Virgin AM Westerglen 100000 NS868773
1215 Virgin AM Lisnagarvey 16000 IJ258619
1215 Virgin AM Redmoss 2300 NJ942024
1215 Virgin AM Wrekenton 2200 NZ274598
1215 Virgin AM Redruth 2000 SW709403
1215 Virgin AM Postwick 1200 TG303086
1215 Virgin AM Plymouth 1100 SX490585
1215 Virgin AM Fareham 1000 SU546058
1215 Virgin AM Hull 320 TA169258
1215 Virgin AM Dartford Tunnel 4 TQ571769
1233 Virgin AM Kings Heath 500 SP740633
1233 Virgin AM Manningtree 500 TM123295
1233 Virgin AM Sheffield 300 SK348849
1233 Virgin AM Manor Farm 160 SU710709
1233 Virgin AM Swindon 100 SU129859
1242 Virgin AM Boston 2000 TF260448
1242 Virgin AM Stockton 1000 NZ420218
1242 Virgin AM Greenside Scalp 500 NO431290
1242 Virgin AM Sideway 500 SJ876434
1242 Capital Gold Hoo St Werburgh 320 TQ788730
1251 Classic Gold Amber Great Barton 760 TL886686
1251 BFBS Gurkha Radio Imphal Barracks, York 1 SE612502
1251 KCC Live Knowsley 1 SJ435910
1251 RaW Coventry 1 SP297763
1251 The Cat 1251am Warrington 1 SJ638912
1260 Classic Gold 1260 Mangotsfield 1600 ST672780
1260 Virgin AM Lydd 1000 TR049208
1260 Marcher Gold Farndon 640 SJ405554
1260 R York Scarborough 500 TA008879
1260 Virgin AM Guildford 500 SU959541
1260 Sabras Radio Freemens Common 290 SK589027
1278 Pulse Classic Gold 1278/1530 AM Tyersal Lane 430 SE197322
1278 BFBS Gurkha Radio Sir John Moore Barracks, Shorncliffe, Folkestone 1 TR194355
1278 Blue Bull Radio RAF Marham 1 TF723096
1278 Crush Hatfield 1 TL217073
1278 Highways Agency Radio Swanley M25 1 TQ527677
1278 Pinesbury AM Swindon 1 SU145868
1278 Radio Royal Falkirk 1 NS881797
1278 Red Sands Radio Red Sands Fort 1 TR083803
1278 Trust AM Worksop 1 SK594804
1287 Garrison Radio Catterick 5 SE175971
1287 Basildon Hospital Radio Basildon 1 TQ700872
1287 BFBS Gurkha Radio Infantry Training Centre, Brecon 1 SO062279
1287 BFBS Gurkha Radio Invicta Park Barracks, Maidstone 1 TQ757573
1287 BFBS Gurkha Radio Buckley Barracks, Wiltshire 1 ST912810
1287 BFBS Northern Ireland Palace Barracks, Holywood, Co. Down 1
1287 BFBS Northern Ireland Abercorn Barracks, Ballykinler, Co. Down 1
1287 BFBS Northern Ireland Shackleton Barracks, Ballykelly 1
1287 BFBS Northern Ireland RAF Aldergrove 1
1287 BFBS Northern Ireland St Patricks Barracks, Ballymena 1
1287 BFBS Northern Ireland Bessbrook Mill, Bessbrook, Co. Armagh 1
1287 Garrison Radio Glencorse 1 NT240624
1287 Garrison Radio Bassingbourn Barracks, Royston. Herts 1 TL336451
1287 Garrison Radio Wattisham 1 TM031515
1287 Hospital Radio Crawley Crawley 1 TQ262368
1287 Insanity Egham 1 TQ002708
1287 Nevill Hall Sound Abergavenny 1 SO287145
1287 Radio Gwendolen Leicester 1 SK622040
1287 Radio Hotspot Ipswich 1 TM167350
1287 Radio Ysbyty Glan Clwyd Rhyl 1 SJ003760
1287 Solar AM St Helens 1 SD508953
1287 Surge Southampton 1 SU421164
1287 Victoria Radio Network Kirkcaldy 1 NT279932
1296 BBC World Service DRM Orfordness 200000
1296 Radio XL Langley Mill B 10000 SP163966
1305 Premier North Looe 500 TQ229610
1305 Premier Chingford 250 TQ378965
1305 Capital Gold Christchurch 200 ST353896
1305 Magic AM Ardsley 150 SE390061
1323 Capital Gold Southwick, Brighton 500 TQ234051
1332 Premier Bow 1000 TQ374834
1332 Classic Gold 1332 Gunthorpe 600 TF187036
1332 R Wiltshire Lacock 400 ST928674
1341 R Ulster Lisnagarvey 100000 J258619
1350 Air3 Stirling 1 NS810968
1350 Cambridge University Radio Cambridge 1 TL447585
1350 Dorton Radio Sevenoaks 1 TQ548562
1350 Frequency 1350 Preston 1 SD535297
1350 Future AM 1350 Warren Hill Prison 1
1350 GU2 Guildford 1 SU985501
1350 Hemel Hospital Radio Hemel Hempstead 1 TL058069
1350 Hospital Radio Pulse Redditch 1 SP058647
1350 Hospital Radio Yare Gt Yarmouth 1 TG522026
1350 Kingstown Radio Hull 1 TA084288
1350 Knutsford AM Knutsford 1 SJ746782
1350 LCR Loughborough 1 SK515188
1350 Livewire Norwich 1 TG195074
1350 Mid Downs Radio Haywards Heath 1 TQ341229
1350 Radio Cavell Oldham 1 SD920063
1350 Radio Hope Liverpool 1 SJ407886
1350 Radio Nightingale Rotherham 1 SK437910
1350 Radio RamAir Bradford 1 SE153327
1350 Radio West Suffolk Bury St Edmunds 1 TL851627
1350 University Radio Nottingham Nottingham 1 SK543384
1350 URY York 1 SE621507
1359 R Solent for Dorset Fern Barrow, Bournemouth 850 SZ070926
1359 Classic Gold Breeze Bakers Wood, Chelmsford 280 TL660034
1359 Classic Gold 1359 Shilton 270 SP410836
1359 Capital Gold Hadfield Road 200 ST165746
1368 Manx Radio Foxdale 20000 SC292778
1368 R Lincolnshire Swan Pool, Lincoln 2000 SK956710
1368 BBC Southern Counties R Duxhurst 500 TQ258453
1368 R Wiltshire Swindon 400 SU129859
1377 Asian Sound Ashton Moss (Arqiva) 80 SJ925994
1386 Anker Radio Nuneaton 1 SP357905
1386 Blast 1386 Reading 1 SU737726
1386 Carillon Radio Coalville 1 SK440141
1386 Carillon Radio Loughborough 1 SK523197
1404 RED Colchester 1 TM029237
1413 Premier Dartford Marshes 500 TQ553769
1413 Premier Heathrow 500 TQ079773
1413 R Gloucestershire Berkeley Heath 500 ST709993
1413 R Gloucestershire Bourton on the Water 500 SP184234
1413 Fresh Radio Skipton 100 SD977515
1431 Classic Gold Breeze Rayleigh 350 TQ830904
1431 Classic Gold 1431 Manor Farm 140 SU710709
1431 Fresh Radio Giggleswick 3 SD807641
1431 Apple AM Taunton 1 ST215242
1431 Carillon Radio Ashby de la Zouch 1 SK362167
1431 Carillon Radio Oakham Hospital 1 SK854088
1431 Chichester Hospital Radio Chichester 1 SU867059
1431 Radio Redhill Redhill 1 TQ284481
1431 Source Radio Coventry 1 SP337790
1431 University Radio Falmer Brighton 1 TR346092
1431 Xtreme AM Swansea 1 SS609936
1449 BBC Radio 4 Redmoss 2000 NJ942024
1449 BBC Asian Network Gunthorpe 150 TF189032
1449 Hub Radio Bristol 1 ST620780
1449 Lyneham Radio RAF Lyneham 1 SU013787
1449 Taunton School Radio Taunton 1 ST218258
1449 University Radio Bath Bath 1 ST772648
1458 Sunrise Radio Brookmans Park 125000 TL259050
1458 BBC Asian Network Langley Mill 5000 SP160968
1458 Big 1458 AM Ashton Moss (NGW) 5000 SJ915985
1458 R Devon Occombe, Torbay 2000 SX878630
1458 R Newcastle Wrekenton 2000 NZ274598
1458 R Cumbria Whitehaven 500 NX974172
1485 R Humberside Hull 2000 TA169258
1485 R Merseyside Wallasey 2000 SJ305926
1485 BBC Radio 4 Brisco, Carlisle 1000 NY412526
1485 BBC Southern Counties R Southwick, Brighton 1000 TQ234051
1485 Classic Gold 1485 Washwater 1000 SU454625
1503 R Stoke Sideway 1000 SJ876434
1503 Sound Radio Bow 100 TQ374834
1503 Forest of Dean Community Radio Newent 5 SO720263
1521 Classic Gold 1521 Duxhurst 640 TQ258453
1521 Forest of Dean Community Radio Coleford 200 SO596117
1530 Pulse Classic Gold 1278/1530 AM Vicars Lot 740 SE071172
1530 Sunshine 1530 Cotheridge 520 SO805540
1530 BBC Essex Southend 150 TQ830904
1530 Celtic Music Radio Glasgow 55 NS537662
1548 Capital Gold Saffron Green 97500 TQ216977
1548 R Bristol Mangotsfield 5000 ST672780
1548 Forth 2 Colinswell 2200 NT221861
1548 Magic 1548 Bebington 1000 SJ351838
1548 Magic AM Skew Hill 740 SK327933
1557 Classic Gold 1557 Northamptonshire Kings Heath 760 SP740633
1557 Capital Gold Veals Farm 500 SU397095
1557 R Lancashire Oxcliffe 250 SD444613
1566 County Sound Peasmarsh 800 SU984459
1566 Somerset Sound Taunton 630 ST237253
1575 JAM 1575 Hull 1 TA077318
1575 Radio Tyneside Newcastle 1 NZ243651
1575 Stoke Mandeville Hospital Radio Aylesbury 1 SP829117
1584 R Nottingham Clipstone 1000 SK583642
1584 BBC Hereford & Worcester Woofferton 300 SO511691
1584 Tay AM Friarton Road 210 NO119213
1584 London Turkish Radio Lea Bridge Road 200 TQ360866
1602 R Kent Rusthall 250 TQ557401
1602 Desi Radio Glade Lane 70 TQ140796