Public File

The Beach Radio

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.

News Bulletin schedule

The Beach Radio broadcasts produced news bulletins hourly 24 hours a day 7 days a week. and In addition to these, news containing nationally produced or locally produced content, is broadcast hourly at all other times with the exception of during a top 40 show, or an externally sourced show, or a live outside broadcast, produced and conducted with no interaction by any local studio.

See the latest local news stories on our home page.

The Beach Radio Programme Schedule

The Beach Radio’s programme schedule can be on our schedule page.  This includes details of all the shows for the foreseeable future.

Pre-recorded Output will be discouraged wherever possible

The amount of local programming per day produced by the local station

The Beach Pre-Recorded Output Weekdays 11pm – 7am, Weekends 11pm – 8am

The top 40 show is produced at various studios and broadcast online from 4pm – 7pm Sunday.

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

Events / Charities support

The Beach Radio supports local events by offering a service to them by means of advertisement.

Comment or Complain about the station

If you would like to comment or make a complaint about The Beach Radio please email Head.Office@TheBeachRadio.co.uk. providing details of your comment or complaint, and our programming team will help with your enquiry.

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