About radio

BBC Radio 5 Live is a national radio service owned by British Broadcasting Corporation. It was founded 28 March 1994. The radio broadcasts the latest news, interviews and discussions. An important part of the broadcast is coverage of all major sporting events in the UK. The coverage area of the radio station is the whole country on the frequency of AM and DAB (12 B). The main office is located at MediaCityUK in Greater Manchester.

Slogan: "Live news, live sport - this is Five Live"

Format: news, sport.

First air date: 28 March 1994

City: Manchester

Owner: BBC

Broadcast area: United Kingdom


  • 5 Live Breakfast 5 Live Breakfast
  • Wake Up to Money Wake Up to Money
  • 5 Live Drive 5 Live Drive


  • Tony Livesey Tony Livesey
  • Rachel Burden Rachel Burden
  • Nicky Campbell Nicky Campbell


BBC Radio 5 Live broadcasts in the following cities:

  • Brighton 693 AM
  • Exeter 909 AM
  • Worthing 693 AM
  • London 909 AM
  • Norwich 693 AM / DAB: 12 B
  • Bournemouth 909 AM
  • Londonderry 909 AM
  • Manchester DAB: 12 B