How to listen to Central Radio
Wondering how to listen?
Central Radio broadcasts on DAB+ (digital radio) across Blackpool, Wyre & the Fylde coast - and soon in 2023 we’re coming to Preston, Leyland, Chorley and then later in 2023 we'll launch our service across Wigan and St Helens.
To listen on DAB+
If you’re in our broadcast area you’ll be able to pick up Central Radio on your DAB+ digital radio. Most modern radio sets and car stereos include DAB+ but you might need to retune your stereo to pick up Central Radio. You can usually find an option in the settings menu of your radio to retune, and once that’s done, you’ll find Central Radio listed as an available station.
Outside our broadcast area, or want to listen online?
Central Radio is also available via:
*our mobile apps for smartphones and tablets (both iOS and Android)
*online via our website (just use the big ‘listen live’ button at the top of the website)
*through the national RadioPlayer service
*on your smart speakers.
To download our app and have access to everything ‘Central Radio’ everywhere you go, including our listen again feature, follow the links to the right of this screen to see our apps in your App Store, or simply search your devices app store for ‘Central Radio North West’. Our apps are available for free and will work on most smartphones and tablets. It’s quite possibly the best way to listen as you’ll also have access to news, local information and exclusive competitions!
You’ll also find Central Radio in most other radio streaming apps - if you have the RadioPlayer app, just search for Central Radio. You can also listen again through the RadioPlayer app too.
If you have a smart speaker at home, you can listen that way too - simply ask “Alexa, play Central Radio North West” or “Ok Google, play Central Radio North West on RadioPlayer”.