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Public File

Public 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”, 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.

2.News Bulletins
Our local news coverage is comprehensive
Mon – Fri
Local, National and World News 0600, 0700, 0800, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2000, 2100,2200,2300,
Headlines 0630, 0730, 0830 1630, 1730
Extended Local News Output – 1300 and 1700hrs including Sport
National and World News 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500
Local and World
0600, 0700, 0800, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500,1600,1700,1800
National and World News
1900, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300, 0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, 0600
Local and World
0700, 0800, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300
National and World
1600, 1900, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300, 0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, 0600

3. Recent News
To view some of our recent news articles, please view

4. The News Team
If you have any queries about our news coverage, contact one of our journalists at

5. The Programming Schedule

Monday – Friday

0000-0600 Non Stop Central
0600-1000 Joe & Gemma @ Breakfast
1000-1400 Tony McQue
1400-1500 Hall of Fame
1500-1900 Liam McCann
1900-2200 Stuart McCully
2200-0000 – Late Night Central


0600-1000 Saturday Breakfast
1000-1400 Brian Woolfson
1400-1800 Paula Cameron
1800-2200 Stuart McCully
2200-0800 Non Stop Central


0600-1000 Damian Richards
1000-1400 Brian Woolfson
1400-1600 Gemma McLean
1600-1900 The Big Top 40
1900-2200 Liam McCann
2200-1200 Non Stop Central

6. Automation and Local Programming
Sometimes it’s necessary to pre-record (sometimes referred to as automation) programmes on the station. Currently we automate 8 hours a week. The Big Top 40 is distributed from London but is live. All programmes (with the exception of The Big Top 40) are from our premises in Stirling.

7. Events and Charities we Support
We support various causes through association.

8. Coverage Highlights
We are often invited to attend locally organised events such as fetes, car boot sales and coffee mornings. We always endeavour to raise the profile of these events through our Central Events on air and online.
For more details of events in your area see our events section on this site.

9. Music Playlist
Here is a small sample of a typical music hour at 103.1 Central 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

11. Ofcom Localness Guidelines
Ofcom issue Guidelines defining what “localness” is for a Local Radio station. You can read them on the Ofcom website:

12. Contact Us
To contact Central FM Limited
The Studio
9 Munro Road
Email –

13. How to Complain
If you have any complaint 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: 01786 577024 Email:
If you are not satisfied with the response you can contact Ofcom (the industry regulator) on 020 7981 3040 or via their website;

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