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Public File

Public File
Contents:
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
14. Recruitment

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 0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500
Saturday & Sunday
Local, National and World News
0700, 0800, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300
National and World News
1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800, 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 www.centralfm.co.uk/news/
4. The News Team
If you have any queries about our news coverage, contact one of our journalists at
news@centralfm.co.uk
5. The Programming Schedule
Monday – Friday
0000-0600 Non-Stop Central
0600-1000 Central FM Breakfast Show with Alan & Shaz
1000-1400 Tony McQue
1400-1500 Hall of Fame
1500-1900 Kevin John
1900-2200 The Decades: 70s @ 7, 80s @ 8 and 90s @ 9
2200-0000 – Late Night Central
Saturday
0700-1000 Daimen Richards
1000-1400 Brian Woolfson
1400-1800 Stuart Smith
1800-2200 The Non-Stop Party
2200-0800 Non-Stop Central
Sunday
0800-1000 Daimen Richards
1000-1200 Retro Charts with Brian Woolfson
1200-1400 Brian Woolfson
1400-1800 John Mulgrew
1800-1200 Non-Stop Central
6. Automation and Local Programming
Sometimes it’s necessary to pre-record (sometimes referred to as automation) programmes on the station. All of our shows are produced at our studios 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

The B-52s - Love Shack
Whitney Houston - So Emotional
Jonas Brothers - Waffle House
Simply Red - Holding Back The Years
Wham! - Freedom
Mariah Carey - Fantasy
Taylor Swift - Blank Space
John Parr - St Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)
Bananarama - Venus
Andrew Gold - Lonely Boy
Lizzo - About Damn Time
Deacon Blue - Chocolate Girl

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 Guidelines
Ofcom 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 Central FM Limited
The Studio
9 Munro Road
Stirling
FK7 7UU
Email – first.surname@centralfm.co.uk

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: alan.edwards@centralfm.co.uk
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

14. Recruitment
If you respond to a recruitment advert via text then we will only use your number to contact you regarding vacancies that were advertised when you applied.

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