Public File

Background

Each local community 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

Mearns FM plays music from the 60s to today and specialist programming in the evenings. 

PROGRAMME SCHEDULE

You can find details of all the programmes broadcast on Mearns FM 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 prerecorded shows. 

THE AMOUNT OF LOCAL PROGRAMMING PER DAY PRODUCED BY THE STATION

We provide original content for at least 8 hours per day.

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

Mearns FM broadcasts national news and weather bulletins hourly 24/7.

THE NEWS TEAM

news@mearnsfm.org.uk

EVENTS / CHARITIES SUPPORT

Mearns FM supports many local charities – email events@mearnsfm.org.uk

COMMENT OR COMPLAIN ABOUT THE STATION

If you would like to comment or make a complaint about Mearns FM, please email chairman@mearnsfm.org.uk , or call 01569 766406 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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