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", 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.
The Public File is available as a print out on request. Any comments on the file can be made to us or Ofcom. Just go to www.ofcom.org.uk
A number of Spectrum Radio Network programmes carry regular news bulletins for the communities they serve.
For the latest programme schedules, click here
Sometimes it is necessary to pre-record Programmes on the station. This is sometimes called Automation. The majority of our programmes broadcast during peak hours are live.
The Spectrum Radio Network plays music from around the globe. Check each programme’s mini site for details
The format is the regulation document Ofcom issue. You can read or download it from Ofcom.
Ofcom issue Guidelines defining what "localness" is for a Local Radio station. You can read them on the Ofcom website.
You can find contact details for The Spectrum Radio Network here
If you have any complaints about the radio station, for example something you have heard - an advertisement or news story - in the first instance contact the station. We want to hear from you and we should be able to resolve the issue quickly.
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If you are not satisfied with our response you can contact Ofcom (the industry regulator) on 020 7981 3040 or via their website.