Heart 102.4 Public File

Heart 102.4 - Public File 

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.

1. News Bulletin Schedule

Heart in Gloucestershire (Heart) broadcasts news bulletins on the half-hour between 0600 and 0900 and hourly from 0900 and 1800 on weekdays.

From 0600 - 1900 we broadcast bulletins containing a full mix of local, national and world stories, along with weather and entertainment news.

At the weekend, bulletins containing local, national and world news are broadcast on Heart between 0800 and 1200.

Local, national and international News and weather is also featured online at Heart .co.uk 

2. Recent News stories covered on air

Click on the link at the bottom of the page to see today's news from Heart.

3. Contact details for the News team

Duncan Cook - 01452 572430

Kate Justice - 01452 572430

 You can e-mail the news team via the link at the foot of the page.

4. The programme schedule

Heart’s programme schedule can be found by clicking the link at the bottom of the page.

5. Automated Programming

The following programmes are automated on Heart 1024:

‘Club Classics’ Show Fri/Sat 12am – 1 am)

6. Local Programming

On weekdays, “Heart Breakfast” show (6-10am), and “Drivetime” show (4-7pm), are produced locally. The rest of the daily output is broadcast across “The Heart Network” from various locations outside Gloucestershire.

At weekends, the programme airing between 8am-12pm is produced locally. The rest of the daily output is broadcast across “The Heart Network” from various locations outside Gloucestershire.

7. Ofcom Localness Guidelines and how to complain to Ofcom

Ofcom, the government regulator with responsibilities for local radio, has produced localness guidelines that Heart  adheres to. These guidelines can be read by following the link at the bottom of the page.

In addition all local radio stations have written ‘Station Format’ that they must follow at all times. You can read Heart’s format by clicking on the link below. If you have a complaint to make about this station, in the first instance you should contact the programme controller at the address below. If you are unhappy with the response you have received, you can complain directly to the regulator, Ofcom. Their website has full details about how to do this and can be found by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.

8. Station Contact details

Heart 102.4’s Programme Controller is Marcus Langreiter.

Our address is:

Heart 102.4
The Mall

9. Events/charities support or coverage

Heart regally supports and community and charity actively in Gloucestershire. Recently we have been involved with Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, The Pied Piper Appeal Walk-a-thon and Gloucestershire Motor Show, and we have support a charity film screening in aid of local charity Linc.

Our own Charity Have a Heart has raised over £307,000 to support the Starlight Children’s Foundation to provide new Have a Heart Starlight Fun Centres to Hospitals nationwide including hospitals in Gloucestershire.

Over 110 Heart Listeners have returned from a trip of a lifetime, walking along the Great Wall of China in aid of Heart's charity, Have a Heart.

In March 2011 Have a Heart's next big overseas challenge begins - the Inca Trail Trek 2011


Programme Controller Email


Programme Schedule


News Email



Today's News


Charity Activity along with Have a Heart


Current Playlist