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Public File

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, twenty fours hours a day. Bulletins are locally produced and presented between 0600-1900 weekdays, and 0800-1200 weekends.

3. Recent News
Some recent examples of local news stories our team have covered include…

  • The new onsite drug testing facilities for Bestival
  • How Poole Town Centre's level crossing is the most dangerous in Dorset
  • A well-known takeaway food delivery company is now serving Bournemouth Beach - and have launched a new campaign to cut down on rubbish

4. The News Team
If you have any queries about News, contact one of our journalists by calling 02380 384 100 or email newseditor@celador.co.uk

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.

7. Community
Some recent examples of community integration include;

  • Max and Jason have recorded and released a single to raise money for Bournemouth Food Bank.
  • Fire presenters DJ'd at Bournemouth Sevens and offered a DJ slot to a recent prize winner.
  • Members of Fire Radio staff have spent time with the Student Radio Association, helping young local talent find a platform in radio.
  • Fire Breakfast have worked with a large range of local businesses to be part of the show, including a branding opportunity with Yellow Buses, putting Max and Jason into the community every day.

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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