BBC Radio 5 Live

BBC Radio 5 Live is the BBC's national radio service that broadcasts mainly news, sport, discussion, interviews and phone-ins. It is the principal BBC radio station covering sport in the United Kingdom, broadcasting virtually all major sports events staged in the UK or involving British competitors.

BBC Radio 5 Live
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom and Internationally via Satellite and BBC Sounds
FrequencyMW: 693 kHz, 909 kHz, 990 kHz and on selected BBC Local Radio stations' frequencies overnight.
DAB: 12B
Freeview: 705
Freesat: 705
Sky (UK only): 0105
Virgin Media: 905
Virgin Media Ireland: 911
Astra 2E (28.2°E) satellite
Intelsat 901 (18°W) satellite
Programming
Language(s)English
FormatNews and sport
Ownership
OwnerBBC
BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
History
First air date
28 March 1994
Links
Webcast
WebsiteBBC Radio 5 Live on BBC Sounds

Radio 5 Live was launched in March 1994 as a repositioning of the original Radio 5, which was launched on 27 August 1990.[1] It is transmitted via analogue radio in AM on medium wave 693 and 909 kHz and digitally via digital radio, television and on the BBC Sounds service. Due to rights restrictions, coverage of some events (in particular live sport) is not available online or is restricted to UK addresses.

The station broadcasts from MediaCityUK in Salford in Greater Manchester[2] and is a department of the BBC North division.