DAB

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Boom Radio broadcasts across most of the UK on DAB.

Just scroll through the list of stations and find us under 'B' for Boom - you don't need any numbers or frequencies.

Our sister stations, Boom Light and Boom Rock are not on DAB nationally.

If you have difficulties in finding Boom Radio on DAB, the below may help.

 

  ARE YOU IN OUR AREA?

 

Our DAB+  signal covers around 84% of UK households - but sadly you may not be within our area. Signals may not be as good on the move in some areas.

Here's the postcode checker to see whether your area is covered by Boom.

 

  IS YOUR RADIO AN OLDER SET?

Boom uses the newer DAB+ technology which some older DAB sets may not receive. They may display our name but annoyingly still not play our station!

New DAB+ sets are now available at affordable prices, delivering a wide range of stations. Check the one you buy is DAB+ compatible - look out for the green tick mark.  All new cars sold are now equipped with DAB+.

 

POOR DAB RECEPTION?

If you're listening at home, try moving your radio to another position, near a window or extending the aerial and pointing it in another direction.

Weather conditions sometimes affect the signal temporarily, as may the use of other electrical devices nearby.

If you are on the move, the signal will differ from area to area. The strength may also depend on the sensitivity of your car radio and your direction of travel.

 

OTHER DAB STATIONS ARE FINE - BUT NOT BOOM?

You'll find actually that several other stations have the same level of reception as we do. Fun Kids and Capital Chill for example. We are all beamed to you from the same aerials.

Other stations (BBC and, for example, Classic) are on different networks and may have different levels of reception.

 

DO YOU LIVE IN LONDON AND LISTEN ON DAB?

There were some changes in January - you'll find more info here.

 

  YOU MAY NEED TO RE-SCAN!

Some radios need a quick refresh. Just press ‘scan/auto-scan’ or ‘search/auto-tune’ on your radio, then see us on the list.

If Boom is there – select our name and enjoy!

If your radio doesn't have a ‘scan/auto-scan’ or ‘search/auto’ button, press the ‘menu’ button, scroll through the options and you should see an option labelled something like that. Select that!

If that doesn't help, a full-scan may help. This time, press and hold down the ‘scan/auto-scan’ or ‘search/auto-button until the scan begins.  Or you may need to press the menu to implement the full-scan.

On some car radio sets, stations are unhelpfully listed in clusters depending on the transmitter network they on - look for 'SDL' - we are with several other stations on that network!

 

  NEED A NEW DAB RADIO?

Check out the range from our friends at PURE.

 

 

 

STILL NO DAB? THERE ARE OTHER WAYS TO HEAR US

Wherever you are – you can hear us online – on your smart speaker (Alexa or Google), phone, tablet or PC/laptop.

In your car, here are some further options.

 

 

 

How to listen

You can hear Boom Radio on DAB+ across the UK - or 'Alexa - Play Boom Radio'.

For more info - or how to find our other stations, just click the pic.

 

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