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 over which 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 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
Fire radio is committed to broadcasting a mixture of local, national and world news. News bulletins are aired on the hour, fourteen hours a day on weekdays and five hours a day at weekends. Our bulletins are locally produced and presented.
3. Recent News
Some recent examples of local news stories our team have covered include…
A robbery at Ladbrokes bookmakers in Bournemouth.
Dorset County Council elected a new leader – Cllr Robert Gould took over from Cllr Spencer Flower who recently stood down.
A suspected acid attach in Christchurch where the victim had a liquid substance thrown onto his face.
4. The News Team
If you have any queries about News, contact one of our journalists by calling 08454 662 106 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
5. The Programme Schedule
Click here to see our full schedule.
6. Automation & Local Programming
We are live Monday - Friday between 6am - 10am and 3pm – 7pm. The rest of Fire’s programmes are pre-recorded / automated. All programming is produced within Ofcom's approved license area for Hampshire & Dorset. More information can be found here.
Some recent examples of community integration include;
- Max and Jason have recorded and released a Christmas single to raise money for Bournemouth Food Bank.
- Fires presenters with be DJing at the BH Live Fire & Ice skating events throughout December and January.
- Max and Jason hosted the Miss Dorset awards at the Hilton in Bournemouth.
- Fire Breakfast have worked with a large range of local businesses to be part of the show, from spray tanning to getting Jason a birthday tattoo live on air.
8. Coverage Highlights
It is our intention to support and cover local events and groups. You can submit your events by going to our Events page.
9. Music Playlist
Fire has a playlist which focuses on popular dance and R&B hits from the last 3 decades.
To see our playlist from the past 7 days go to our Playlist page.
10. The Format
The format is the regulation document Ofcom issue. You can read or download it from Ofcom here.
11. Ofcom Localness Guidelines
Ofcom issue Guidelines defining what ‘localness’ is for a Local Radio station. You can read them on the radio section of the Ofcom website.
12. Contact Us
To contact the studio click here
Gareth James (Managing Editor) click here
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 above details.
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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