Digital radio’s summer of sport and music

There's some great sporting and music events available on digital radio over the summer, including the Euros, the Olympics, music festivals and much more.

Here's just a few available on digital radio.

Coverage of the London 2012 Olympic Games

BBC Radio 5 Live will cover London 2012 with a new schedule, a brand new station and a record number of broadcast hours for a sporting event. Radio 5 live pundits will include Olympic medallists James Cracknell (rowing), Darren Campbell (4x 100m relay), Pippa Wilson (sailing), Steve Backley (javelin), Katharine Merry (400m) and Kriss Akabusi (400m relay and hurdles) alongside familiar 5 live voices like Nicky Campbell, Peter Allen and Colin Murray.

BBC Radio 5 Live Olympics Extra, a temporary service for the Games, will start broadcasting on Wednesday 25 July 2012 on digital radio. It will bring extra choice to listeners, offering extended commentary and a catch-up service through the night so that Radio 5 live and 5 live Olympics Extra together will allow listeners to follow the Games 24 hours a day.

Click here to find out more.

BT London Live

Bauer and Absolute Radio has have come together to celebrate the 44 days of free-to-access events at 3 sites - Hyde Park, Victoria Park, Trafalgar Square.

Stations will broadcast from the sites every day of the Games with guests, ticket giveaways, news and artist interviews.

On the opening day, Absolute, Magic and Bauer's 'In Demand' shows will be broadcasting from Hyde Park.

Johnny Vaughan be live on Absolute Radio every night from 5pm and will be re-broadcast an hour later on their digital stations. The show will feature live tracks from artists such as Tom Jones and Amy Macdonald every day.

Magic will feature Neil Fox, Verity and a mobile OB crew reporting from different areas of Hyde Park as action unfolds.

Kiss is the official station in Victoria Park and will also be running live shows including music from Alexandra Burke, Norman Jay, Soul II Soul and a host of DJs.

Click here to find out more about BT London Live.


Whatever your musical tastes, there's a festival out there for you to enjoy this summer. And what's more, you can enjoy it from the comfort of your own home or on the move.

There's extensive coverage of music festivals on digital radio this summer, whether you want to hear The Foo Fighters at Reading Festival or Adam Ant at The Silverstone Classic, there's something out there for everyone. Here's just a few:

- BBC Proms
- Reading and Leeds Festival
- The Sunflower Jam
- Rewind Festival

You can find out the latest on any festivals near you by visiting


06.06.2012 | General

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