How To Retune DAB Radios For New Stations

You may find at times that new stations launch or that digital radio line-ups move around as a result of essential work to the DAB network, meaning you will need to retune your digital radio to carry on receiving your favourite stations.

In late February / early March 2016, new stations were made available on the UK's second national DAB digital radio multiplex, meaning yet more choice for UK listeners of music, debate and other types of radio broadcast.

Due to this, retuning of your DAB radio may now be necessary, but we've got a very simple guide below as to how to retune if you're not sure already.

Retune instructions

If you purchased from BuyCleverStuff in the past, you may already have your radio system's instructional manual, which will include all help to retune. If you think you have misplaced it, why not click for our full range of manuals and select the correct one for you.

Please be aware that you may lose preset stations that have been saved in your radio, so refer again to your manual on how to save these if they are lost.

Most digital radios can be re-tuned using the following simple instructions:

Identify the Auto-Tune or Auto-Scan button on your digital radio if you have one


If there is no Auto-Tune or Auto-Scan button, press the Menu button and go through the options until you find Auto-Tune or Auto-Scan. Select this option.

If none of the above actions work, then you should consult the product handbook or speak to your radio manufacturer directly. If BuyCleverStuff sell any products of the brand of radio you may have, we may be able to help, but if not, search for the manufacturer's customer support website where you may find more help.

New UK DAB stations on the new National Multiplex

Below is a list of brand new stations made available on the new national DAB multiplex, the names that will appear on your DAB radio screen when they are found, and also what type of station they are. Use our DAB coverage checker if you're not sure of what new stations you should be getting in your area.

If you haven't got DAB radio at the moment, then why not visit BuyCleverStuff to find the perfect DAB radio for you!

talkRADIONews and current affairs
talkSPORT2Live sports and sports talk
Virgin RadioRock and pop music
Share RadioBusiness and finance programmes
Mellow MagicRelaxing and melodic music
Magic ChilledA second sister channel from one of the UK’s most popular music stations
Absolute 80s80s music
Kisstory‘Old skool’ dance tunes and anthems
HeatPop music, celebrity gossip and entertainment
Planet RockClassic rock music
Sunrise RadioAsian music and speech programmes
Awesome RadioNew British Muslim lifestyle, music and speech station
UCB 2Christian music
Premier Christian RadioChristian music and speech
Premier PraiseA brand new station from one of the UK’s leading Christian broadcasting groups
Panjab RadioDelivering extra choice for British Sikhs and Panjabi speakers
Fun Kids (DAB+)National children’s radio station
Jazz FM (DAB+)Jazz music