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    Contents:
    1. What is the Public File?
    2. News Bulletins
    3. Recent News
    4. The News Team
    5. The Programme Schedule
    6. Automation and Local Programming
    7. Events and Charities we support
    8. Coverage Highlights
    9. Music Playlist
    10. The Format
    11. Ofcom Localness Guidelines
    12. Contact Us
    13. How to Complain
    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 Ofcom regulate over, 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
    Our local news coverage is comprehensive
    Mon – Fri
    Local, National and World News 0600, 0700, 0800, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2000, 2100,2200,2300,
    Headlines 0630, 0730, 0830 1630, 1730
    Extended Local News Output – 1300 and 1700hrs including Sport
    National and World News 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500
    Saturday
    Local and World
    0600, 0700, 0800, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500,1600,1700,1800
    National and World News
    1900, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300, 0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, 0600
    Sunday
    Local and World
    0700, 0800, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300
    National and World
    1600, 1900, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300, 0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, 0600
    3. Recent News
    To view some of our recent news articles, please view www.centralfm.co.uk/news/
    4. The News Team
    If you have any queries about our news coverage, contact one of our journalists at
    news@centralfm.co.uk
    5. The Programming Schedule
    Monday – Friday
    0000-0600 Non Stop Central
    0600-1000 Joe & Gemma @ Breakfast
    1000-1400 Tony McQue
    1400-1500 Hall of Fame
    1500-1900 Liam McCann
    1900-2200 Stuart McCully
    2200-0000 – Late Night Central
    Saturday
    0600-1000 Saturday Breakfast
    1000-1400 Brian Woolfson
    1400-1800 Paula Cameron
    1800-2200 Stuart McCully
    2200-0800 Non Stop Central
    Sunday
    0600-1000 Damian Richards
    1000-1400 Brian Woolfson
    1400-1600 Gemma McLean
    1600-1900 The Big Top 40
    1900-2200 Liam McCann
    2200-1200 Non Stop Central
    6. Automation and Local Programming
    Sometimes it’s necessary to pre-record (sometimes referred to as automation) programmes on the station. Currently we automate 8 hours a week. The Big Top 40 is distributed from London but is live. All programmes (with the exception of The Big Top 40) are from our premises in Stirling.
    7. Events and Charities we Support
    We support various causes through association.
    8. Coverage Highlights
    We are often invited to attend locally organised events such as fetes, car boot sales and coffee mornings. We always endeavour to raise the profile of these events through our Central Events on air and online.
    For more details of events in your area see our events section on this site.
    9. Music Playlist
    Here is a small sample of a typical music hour at 103.1 Central FM
    Daft Punk – Get Lucky
    Eternal – I Wanna Be The Only One
    Sam Smith – Stay With Me
    Bryan Adams – Run To You
    Chic – Good Times
    Bruno Mars – Treasure
    Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This
    Urban Cookie Collective – The Key, The Secret
    Killers – Human
    Clean Bandit – Rather Be
    Take That – Pray
    Feargal Sharkey – A Good Heart
    10. The Format
    The Format is the regulation document Ofcom issue. You can read it or download it from http://www.ofcom.org.uk/static/radiolicensing/formats/al047-3.doc
    11. Ofcom Localness Guidelines
    Ofcom issue Guidelines defining what “localness” is for a Local Radio station. You can read them on the Ofcom website: http://www.ofcom.org.uk/radio/ifi/rbl/car/localness/
    12. Contact Us
    To contact Central FM Limited
    The Studio
    9 Munro Road
    Stirling
    FK7 7UU
    Email – first.surname@centralfm.co.uk
    13. How to Complain
    If you have any complaint about the radio station, for example, something you have heard – an advertisement or news story – in the first instance contact the station using the details below.
    Tel: 01786 577024 Email: joe.kilday@centralfm.co.uk
    If you are not satisfied with the response you can contact Ofcom (the industry regulator) on 020 7981 3040 or via their website; www.ofcom.org.uk