Public File

    Public File

    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

    Below are details of how often we broadcast news bulletins and whether they are local, national or international news.

    Monday to Friday

    Local, National and International News

    0700, 0730, 0800, 0830, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1630, 1700, 1730, 1800, 1830

    National and World News

    1900, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300, 0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, 0600

    Saturday 

    Local, National and International News

    0800, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200

    National and International News

    1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300, 0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, 0600, 0700

    Sunday 

    Local, National and International News

    0700, 0800, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200

    National and International News

    1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300, 0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, 0600

     

    3. Recent News

    To view some of our latest news articles, please view here 

     

    4. The News Team

    If you have any queries about News, contact our team here

    5. The Programme Schedule

    View of programme schedule here

    6. Automation and Local Programming

    Sometimes it is necessary to pre-record (sometimes called Automation) programmes on the station. Currently we only automate maximum 5 hours during the weekday day times.

    None of our programmes are networked from off site, apart from Roger Twiggy Day's Vinyl Countdown, with all other content being produced locally.

    7. Events and Charities we support

    We work closely with a number of charities and community hroups such as Edda Community Arts, The Learning Rooms, Live 2 Learn and also Queenscourt Hopsice in Southport for who we host their regular night walk.

     

    8. Coverage Highlights

    There are a number of key evenrs we get involved with every year, including the Southport Airshow every year. We also host the Southport Hesketh Round Tanle Bonfire and firewoeks display, as well as the Formby Christmas Lights Switch-On.

    On air we pride ourselves in locally relevant content for Southport, Sefton and the Liverpool City Region - local travel, weather, news and sport alongside great music and entertainment.

     

    9. Music Playlist

    We play a wide range of music from the past fifty years. From  the late 1950s classics to modern day contempory artists

     

    10. The Format

    The format is the regulation document Ofcom issue. 

    A service focussed on Southport, Sefton and the Liverpool city region playing a variety of music from the past six decades with local news and information.

     

    11. Ofcom Localness Guidelines

    Ofcom issue guidelines defining what "localness" is for a Local Radio station. You can read them on the Ofcom website.

     

    12. Contact Us

     

    Telephone: 01704 321400

    Studio Phone: 01704 321800

    Text: 60777 starting your text with 'SAND'

     

    Managing Director: Andy Hilbert

    andy@sandgrounderradio.co.uk

    Station Editor: Neil Newton

    neilnewton@sandgrounderradio.co.uk

     

     

    13. How to Complain

    If you have a complaint about something you have heard on Sandgrounder Radio in the first instance you should contact our Station Editor, Neil Newton. Tel: 01704 321800 or email Neil:
    neilnewton@sandgrounderradio.co.uk

    You can also complain to Ofcom. To do this either telephone them on 020 7981 3040 or visit the Complaints Area on the Ofcom Website www.ofcom.org.uk