New national news station Times Radio hits the airwaves – find out how to listen

New national news station Times Radio hit the airwaves on Monday 29 June.

With a presenter line up that features a host of leading broadcasters, journalists, and commentators, including Mariella Frostrup, Aasmah Mir, Stig Abell, John Pienaar, Cathy Newman, and Giles Coren, Times Radio is available nationally on DAB, online and via app and smart speakers.

How to listen to Times Radio:

DAB digital radio

Times Radio should automatically appear in the list of stations on your DAB radio.  Ensure your DAB radio is fully up to date with all your available stations, including Times Radio by retuning. Retuning is an easy process. Press the auto tune or auto scan button on your DAB digital radio or go into the menu and press auto tune.  If you need help retuning, you can find further information here.*

The Times Radio app

You can download the free Times Radio app for iOS or Android so you can listen on the move on your smartphone or tablet, or via Bluetooth on your connected speaker.

On your smart speaker

You can listen on your smart speaker via TuneIn. To listen on Amazon Echo, say 'Alexa, play Times Radio'. Or on Google Home, say 'OK Google, play Times Radio'.

If it can't find it, say 'Alexa, play Times Radio on TuneIn' for Amazon Echo or 'OK Google, play Times Radio on TuneIn' for Google Home.

Initially, you may need to ask 'Alexa, play Times Radio' a couple of times, and enable the Times Radio skill in the Alexa skill store. 

Times Radio is also available on other smart speakers e.g. Apple Homepod or Bose.


You can listen online at

Find out more here.

In your car

Most new cars now come with digital radio fitted as standard, but if you don't have digital radio in your car, there are number of ways to upgrade your car stereo to listen to digital stations.

You can listen via the Times Radio app by connecting your smartphone to your car stereo with an aux in cable, a USB connection, or via Bluetooth. Find out more.

Or you can upgrade your car radio to a digital radio with an easy install adapter or a replacement digital radio. There are a range of products to choose from, with prices starting at around £99, and they often come with extra features such as Bluetooth and hands free. Go to your local car dealer, car audio specialist or Halfords and look for the Digital Radio Tick Mark.

Find out everything you need to know about upgrading your car to digital radio here.

Listen to Times Radio from 6.30am on Monday 29 June on your DAB digital radio, smart speaker, via  app or online.

*If you can’t find Times Radio on your DAB radio, then it is possible that you might not be able to receive the station on DAB at your postcode. To confirm whether Times Radio is available at your address on DAB, click on Check Your Available Stations on the top right corner of this page and then enter your postcode details into the Postcode Checker. If you don't see the station listen, don't worry. You can listen on your smart speaker, via app or online, as above.