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.

Click this link to view the full licence for each respective broadcaster. 

Name of Station Commercial/ Public Service Frequency AM/FM
Manx Radio Public Service Broadcaster

FM 89, 89.5, 97.2, 103.7 


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

Classic FM Commercial  100-102 FM