A guide to BBC Radio in the 90s 

27 August 2023 tbs.pm/79024

 

From 27th August BBC Radio 2 will be on FM/VHF only

MARKING YOUR DIAL

Because the frequencies for BBC radio stations differ slightly around the country, we have selected Greater Manchester as an example of how simple it is to find and mark different networks on your FM dial. Look in Radio Times for your local frequencies.

TUNING ON FM/VHF

Your set may use the letters ‘VHF’ or ‘U’ to denote FM (they mean the same thing) and the numbers may not go all the way up to 108, but they always start at 88.

Using the illustration as a guide, move your tuner slowly to the right. The first station you come to will be Radio 2. When you get the clearest signal, mark the spot on the dial with the mauve marker. Carry on and you’ll soon discover Radio 3, followed by Radio 4, GMR and finally Radio 1. As before, simply stick on the colour coded stickers.

TUNING ON MEDIUM WAVE

Your dial may be marked MF, M, MW or AM and the numbers may be shown as kilohertz (kHz) or as metres (m). Tune to Radio 5 on 693 or 909 kHz. THE NEW NETWORK STARTS ON 27 AUGUST 1990.

TUNING ON LONG WAVE

Long Wave may be marked LF, L or LW. There is only one UK service on Long Wave and that’s Radio 4.

CAN WE HELP?

If you have any queries about reception or wavelength problems ring our special radio Helpline on 0345 010313 during office hours. You’ll only be charged at the local rate. Or, write to BBC Engineering Information, Broadcasting House, London W1A 1AA.

 

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