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Public File

Each local commercial radio station in the UK has requirements in respect of its music and local content, such as news, speech levels etc. These requirements are set out in the station “Format”, a document issued by Ofcom, the UK’s radio regulator.

This Public File contains details of the elements that Ofcom regulate, 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 our local community. 

PLAYLIST

Coast Radio plays music from the 60s to today and specialist programming in the evenings. 

PROGRAMME SCHEDULE

You can find all our program information on our website. 

This includes details of all the shows for the coming week as well as a link to the presenters page. 

PRE-RECORDED OUTPUT

We may air pre-recorded shows. 

THE AMOUNT OF LOCAL PROGRAMMING PER DAY PRODUCED BY THE STATION.

  1. At least 10 hours a day during daytime weekdays (must include breakfast).

  2. At least 4 hours daytime Saturdays and Sundays.

OFCOM LOCALNESS GUIDELINES

Ofcom, the government regulator with responsibilities for local radio, has produced localness guidelines that this station adheres to. These guidelines can be read here: http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/broadcasting/radio/localness/localness-guidelines

In addition, all local radio stations have written ‘formats’ that they must follow at all times. 

NEWS BULLETIN SCHEDULE

Coast Radio broadcasts national news, and weather bulletins hourly 24/7, and Local news. 

THE NEWS TEAM

Contact us by email at news@coastradio.scot

EVENTS / CHARITIES SUPPORT

Coast Radio supports many local charities – email events@coastradio.scot or add your event to our calendar on our website.

COMMENT OR COMPLAIN ABOUT THE STATION

If you would like to comment or make a complaint about Coast Radio, please email  manager@coastradio.scot or call 01779 745112 providing details of your comment or complaint, and our programming team will help with your enquiry.

For our full contact details, please see our Contact Us page

If you are unhappy with the response you receive, you can complain directly to the regulator, Ofcom https://www.ofcom.org.uk/tv-radio-and-on-demand/how-to-report-a-complaint. 

CONTACT OFCOM

Ofcom can be contacted via post as follows:

Ofcom
Riverside House
2a Southwark Bridge Road
London
SE1 9HA

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