NME 1 and NME 2: how to tune in to our brand new radio channels, where to listen, and everything you need to know

Tune in to hear the best music, news bulletins, interviews, live sessions, and more

Get ready for an even easier way to keep up with all your favourite acts from NME’s world – NME Radio is here to soundtrack your days with all the best music – new and old, classic and about to be massive. Here’s everything you need to know about NME Radio.

What is it?

NME Radio consists of two channels – NME 1 and NME 2 – curating the best tracks from the indie and alternative worlds, as well as leftfield dance, grime, hip hop and everything in between. New music fans will want to listen up – both will have an emphasis on emerging talent, giving you two new opportunities to discover even more breaking artists.

What do they play?

Tune into NME 1 for past and present favourites, or hit play on NME 2 for a selection of the best new and upfront tunes. Both stations will also soon include regular music news bulletins, gig and festival guides, interviews, live sessions, and a track of the day series.

How can you listen?


Whether you like listening to music in the car or at home, there are multiple ways to check out NME Radio. You can listen online via Radioplayer or TuneIn, on DAB if you’re in Brighton and London (NME 1 only) or Norwich*, or via the below sources:

  • Mobile/tablets and on desktop devices (including on NME.COM).
  • Smart speakers: Amazon Echo, Google Play.
  • In-car connected dashboards: Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto.
  • Smart TVs: Samsung, Panasonic, Sky NOW, Apple TV and iTunes, and Chromecast.
  • Games consoles: XBox, PlayStation.
  • Wi-fi radio sets: Sonos, Logitech, Pure, and all leading Japanese manufacturers.

*You may need to re-scan your radio to start receiving the stations.

When can you listen?

NME Audio broadcasts 24/7, meaning you can tune in to hear all the best tunes whether you’re getting ready for a night out or just getting in, waking up in a morning or getting ready for bed.