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How do I receive Original 106?


If you are having any problems in getting the best available Original 106 reception, don’t worry, we are here to help. Original 106 is available around the north east of Scotland on FM, DAB and online.


First check you are selecting the best frequency for your area, Original 106 broadcasts across the North-East on 106.8FM from our main transmitter at Durris near Banchory which covers most of Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. 


Supplementing our Durris FM transmitter, we also have 2 other FM transmitters that serve parts of the North East which may not be able to receive the strongest signal from Durris:


  • Peterhead which broadcasts on 106.3FM


  • Balgownie, which covers northern and central parts of Aberdeen City, also on 106.3FM


We often get asked about when Original 106 will be available on DAB digital radio. Well, the good news is that we commenced DAB digital transmissions on the 26th of June 2019 and can be received all round the north east of Scotland on the 11C block.

Want to listen online? We provide high-quality digital streams of Original 106 in the following ways. Check out the listen live tab on the homepage of this website or download the Original 106 app which gives you local news and info along with your favourite songs – its a win win!

If you have an apple device get it here:

Android users click here:



If you are using Amazon Alexa – To enable the skill on your device, say “Alexa, enable original one oh six”, that gets the skill enabled on your device….subsequently the instruction  “Alexa, play original one oh six” gets us booming out of your speaker. Bluetooth it up to your tv soundbar or other stereo bluetooth speakers and hear how amazing our live stream is. If you’re off on a long drive, bluetooth Original 106 to your car stereo and you can receive us nation-wide (depending upon mobile data availability).


Got a SONOS system?  Tune In should already be part of your music services so simply select radio by tune in and search for Original Aberdeen to find us 

Original 106 GOLD, Original 106 CHART and Original 106 COUNTRY: We are increasingly being asked about the availability of our themed online-only radio stations.  These stations aren’t yet presently available on any broadcast platform ie FM or DAB, but they are available wherever you go online, via our app and on your smart speaker – where your spoken instruction is to “play Original 106 Gold” or “play Original 106 Chart” or “play Original 106 Country”. 

Need more help or have questions? We’re happy to assist, simply email your reception questions to [email protected] and we will do our best to help!


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