Every radio station in the UK licenced by OFCOM must have a 'Public File' with its commitments and licence obligations listed.
Public Information File
- 1. What is the Public File?
- 2. News Bulletins
- 3. Recent News
- 4. The News Team
- 5. The Programme Schedule
- 6. Automation and Local Programming
- 7. Events and Charities we support
- 8. Coverage Highlights
- 9. Music Playlist
- 10. The Format
- 11. Ofcom Localness Guidelines
- 12. Contact Us
- 13. How to Complain
1. What is the Public File?
Each local commercial radio station in the UK has requirements in respect of its music and local content, such as news etc. These requirements are set out in the station Format and Character of Service, a document issued by OFCOM, the UK media regulator. The Public File contains details of elements OFCOM regulate over, such as music tracks, local news etc. It is intended to give you a better understanding of our output and what we are doing for the community we serve. Any comments on the file can be made to us or OFCOM.
Our local news coverage is comprehensive.
Mon - Fri Local, National and World News
0700, 0800, 0900, 1000, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1900,
National and World News
0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, 0600, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 2200
Saturday Local, National and World News
0800, 0900, 1000, 1100
National and World News1200, 1300, 1400, 1800, 1900, 2200, 0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, 0600, 0700
Sunday Local, National and World
0800, 0900, 1000, 1100
National and World
0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, 0600, 0700, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1900, 2200,
3. Recent NewsTo view some of our recent news articles, please view www.yourradio.scot/news
4. The News Team
If you have any queries about our news coverage, contact one of our journalists at firstname.lastname@example.org
5. The Programming Schedule
Please consult our website for the latest programme schedule.
6. Automation and Local Programming
Sometimes it's necessary to pre-record (sometimes referred to as automation) programmes on the station. All programmes (except Outside Broadcasts) are originated from our studios within the OFCOM approved local area.
7. Events and Charities we Support
We also support various local causes on and off air.
8. Coverage Highlights
We are often invited to publicise locally organised events such as fetes, car boot sales and coffee mornings. Provided these are non-commercial events, we always endeavour to raise the profile of these events through the YOUR Radio Whats On guide.
Events on air and online.
For more details of events in your area www.yourradio.scot/events.
9. Music Playlist
- Here is a small sample of a typical music hour on YOUR Radio FM
- Daft Punk - Get Lucky
- Eternal - I Wanna Be The Only One
- Sam Smith - Stay With Me
- Bryan Adams - Run To You
- Chic - Good Times
- Bruno Mars - Treasure
- Paloma Faith - Only Love Can Hurt Like This
- Urban Cookie Collective - The Key, The Secret
- Killers - Human
- Clean Bandit - Rather Be
- Take That - Pray
- Feargal Sharkey - A Good Heart
10. The Format
The Format is the regulation document OFCOM issue. You can read it or download it from http://www.ofcom.org.uk/static/radiolicensing/formats/al047-3.doc
11. Ofcom Localness GuidelinesOFCOM issue Guidelines defining what localness is for a Local Radio station. You can read them on the OFCOM website: http://www.ofcom.org.uk/radio/ifi/rbl/car/localness/
12. Contact Us
To contact Brave Broadcasting Ltd t/a YOUR Radio,
78a East Princes St
13. How to Complain
If you have any complain about the radio station, for example, something you have heard an advertisement or news story in the first instance contact the station using the details below.
Tel: 01389 887111 Email: email@example.com
If you are not satisfied with the response you can contact OFCOM (the industry regulator) on 020 7981 3040 or via their website; www.ofcom.org.uk