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 including which bulletins provide local news and which provide only UK-wide bulletins.
|Monday – Friday||0700 to 1900|
|Saturday/Sunday||0800 to 1400|
|Monday - Friday||0600, 0630, 2200|
|Saturday/Sunday||0700, 1600 to 2200|
The average number of hours of automated programming within weekday daytimes and within daytimes on Saturdays and Sundays:
1 Hour of Automated Programming (2-3pm weekdays)
The amount of local programming per day produced by the station:
13 hours – weekdays (0600-1900)
12 hours – Saturday (0600-1000, 1400-2200)
11 hours – Sunday (0800-1600, 1900-2200)
Station Contact details:
Station Director: Lynsey Graham
Programme Controller: Keith Clarkson
Tel: 01896 759444
Fax: 0845 345 7080
Events/charities support or coverage:
Radio Borders Cash for Kids Xmas Appeal with Asda Galashiels (Dec 2010)
Radio Borders Cash for Kids Car Boot Sale (Aug 2010)
Recent programme and/or news highlights:
Bad Weather Coverage – Nov/Dec 2010.
See the News section
Any other issues or areas of interest likely to impact on localness:
As a local radio station, we strive to provide listeners with as much relevant local information as possible as well as being extremely active in the community.
How to complain to the station or to Ofcom:
If you have a complaint about something you have heard on Radio Borders, in the first instance you should contact us directly. Our contact details are above.
Details on how to complain directly to Ofcom can be found on the Ofcom website.