Under the Communications Act 2021, the Communications and Utilities Regulatory Authority licenses and regulates the content of programme services provided from places in the Isle of Man.
There are three radio stations broadcasting from the Isle of Man. These are Manx Radio, 3FM and Energy FM. Manx Radio is the only national public service radio station in the Island and broadcast on both the FM and AM network. As the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Manx Radio hold an additional broadcasting obligation which specifies that 40% of its output should be speech content. For more information on Manx Radio's broadcasting obligation please click this link.
The two fully commercial stations in the Island are 3FM and Energy FM. Both networks operate on the FM frequency only.
Other radio services that Island residents have access to include Classic FM and BBC national stations which transmit on traditional frequencies as well as DAB. In the Island DAB services operate on Douglas, Port St Mary and Ramsey transmitters.
|Name of Station||Commercial/ Public Service||Frequency||AM/FM|
|Manx Radio||Public Service Broadcaster||
FM 89, 89.5, 97.2, 103.7
|AM & FM|
|3FM||Commercial||104 -106||FM Only|
|Energy FM||Commercial||98.6, 91.2, 93.4, 98.4, 102.4 and 105.2||FM Only|
|BBC National Stations||Public Service Broadcaster||
Radio One - 97-99
Radio Two - 88-91
Radio Three - 90 -93
Radio Four - 92-95 FM, 103-105 FM (with local variations for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland)
Radio Five - 909/693
Radio Five - MW