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Try this listen live link: Scottish Sun Xmas Radio

Starting the Christmas festivities - UK stations ramp up for the season of goodwill

Sunday, 22nd October 2017 [updated 9th Nov 2017]

Big radio groups are busy launching their Christmas stations. Eager to get you in the Christmas spirit for 2017, many are already available online, providing nonstop tunes around-the-clock to help you with festive preparations.

Keep checking back here for the latest news on Christmas radio stations, as further plans are announced at the beginning of November by the radio groups.

United Kingdom-based Santa Radio is available to listen to online, with 24/7 Christmas tunes, celebrity messages and even a few words from Father Christmas himself! Santa Radio is extremely popular in the UK, so give it a try. There's also Radio Santa, if you want to switch the tunes around.

Magic Christmas is making its first appearance on DAB digital radio this year - temporarily replacing Kiss Fresh on national digital radio. Look for Mag Xmas or Magic Xmas in your station list, after temporarily tuning to LBC or Capital Xtra on national digital radio.
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Try this listen live link: Magic Christmas radio stationHeart Extra Xmas listen live online link

Try this listen live link: Heart Extra Xmas online and on digital radio

Heart Extra Xmas is launching with Christmas pop and rock songs with a festive feel at midnight on Thursday 9th November 2017 - you can find out more about the station.

The Scottish Sunís Xmas Radio also looks to be making its festive appearance again this year, with 'round-the-clock festive hits up until the big day and beyond. The station is already available to listen to online and is on DAB digital radio across Central Scotland on the regional DAB digital radio bundle serving Edinburgh, Glasgow and surrounding areas and in Aberdeenshire on the local DAB digital radio bundle for Aberdeen and surrounds.
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Christmas FM launches on local DAB digital radio in Surrey, north Sussex and south London; and in North Wales and West Cheshire on 27th November. The station, broadcast from Ireland, will be available on DAB until Boxing Day.
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The Wave Christmas, Signal Christmas and Pulse Christmas all launch on local DAB digital radio and online at 12pm on 10th November across South-West Wales, Stoke & Staffordshire and Bradford & Huddersfield respectively.

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To receive DAB digital radio services, you need a newer type of radio which can pick up both DAB and DAB+ digital broadcasts over the airwaves through its built-in aerial, to make sure you've a future-proofed way of listening to DAB digital radio. We've links to good models on our pages, or scroll down the page for some quick links to both DAB and DAB+, and internet radio, receivers.

Related links:
DAB Buyers' Guide, on this website.
radio stations, on this website.

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