We’re changing the way we broadcast on DAB Digital Radio in London and the South East.
If you listen on a DAB radio you need to re-tune from Fun Kids to Fun Kids UK if you want to keep receiving the station.
If you’re not in London, the following explains how to pick us up!
How to re-tune to Fun Kids UK
If you have a modern DAB Digital Radio for your home – or you have a DAB Digital Radio as standard in your car – you should have no trouble picking us up!
First, press ‘Autotune/Autoscan’ on your digital radio (normally holding this button down for 10 seconds makes the radio scan for everything). You should then see us in the alphabetical list as Fun Kids UK.
In some in-car digital radios you often have to tune by multiplex (bundles of stations). Just scroll to SDL National (11A) and we should be alongside stations like Absolute 80s and Planet Rock.
Remember to save us to a preset so we’re easier to find next time!
What if I can’t find Fun Kids UK?
If you can’t find Fun Kids UK on your radio, there’s a couple of things to check…
- If your radio only ever shows the short (8 character) version of a station name, providing you see two lots of Fun Kids – that means you’ll still be able to get us when we make the change.
- If your radio shows the full station names, but you can’t see Fun Kids UK, firstly try doing a ‘full retune’ or ‘full autotune’ of your radio – this does a full search and updates your radio to get all the new stations that it can pick up. Most radios do a full retune if you hold down the autotune button.
If you’ve done the retune and Fun Kids UK doesn’t show up, it’s likely to be one of two problems:
- Your radio might not be picking up our transmissions – make sure you’ve done a full retune. If we’re not there, and you can’t see Absolute 80s or Planet Rock either it means that your radio’s having trouble finding all of the radio stations it should.
- If you can see Absolute 80s and Planet Rock and not us, it might mean that your radio’s a little old, and therefore not DAB+ or Tick Mark compatible. You need to have a DAB+ radio to pick up Fun Kids UK.
If you’re keen to get a radio-like device to listen to us, look for a tick-mark or DAB+ enabled radio or alternatively, devices like the Amazon Echo Dot (at around £50) are a great way to listen to Fun Kids.
If you’re in a car make sure you’ve either looked for Fun Kids UK in an alphabetical list, or if your radio tunes by bundles of radio station, make sure you select SDL National or the 11A frequency.
If you need a new radio, we’ve listed some Fun Kids compatible DAB+ radios below.
Fun Kids UK compatible DAB+ radios
Remember, look for the tick-mark – it means you’ll get Fun Kids UK and all the other stations available on DAB+.
If you have any more questions email [email protected]