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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.
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
Heart 106.2 broadcasts a mix of local, UK and world news hourly between 0600 & 1800 on weekdays and between 0600 & 1200 on weekends. We also broadcast news headline updates at 0500, 0630, 0730 & 0830 on weekdays.
See the latest local news stories here.
The Heart 106.2 News team
Our journalists are:
Group Head of News: Tim John
Regional News Editors: Holly Jones & Simon Conway
Telephone: 020 7766 6400
Heart 106.2’s programme schedule can be found here.This includes details of all the shows for the coming week as well as quick links to all the DJ pages.
The amount of local programming per day produced by the station:
Off-peak programming such as Pandora Christie, Matt Wilkinson, Sian Welby,Fia Tarrant, Mark Wright, Club Classics, James Stewartand The Big Top 40 Show is produced at various studios owned and operated by Heart 106.2’s parent company, GlobalRadio Holdings Limited.
Sunday evenings 1900 to 2200 are regularly pre-recorded.
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
Events / Charities support
Heart supports Global’s Make Some Noise, which is run by Global Charities, part of Global, the media and entertainment group, home of 8 of the best loved and biggest commercial radio stations.
The aim of Global’s Make Some Noise is to help disadvantaged children and young people across the UK. These youngsters may be affected by illness, disability, bereavement or lack of opportunity.
Global’s Make Some Noise raises money through a variety of means, including an annual appeal day, overseas trekking challenges, running events and other on-air fundraising initiatives.
Global’s Make Some Noise is an appeal operated by Global Charities, a registered charity in England & Wales (1091657) & Scotland (SC041475), find out more about our work at makesomenoise.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Heart also acts as the media partner for Cancer Research's Race for Life series of events. Cancer Research UK is the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. We promote Race for Life across each of our Heart radio stations, supporting almost 200 events and 500,000 participants.
Heart 106.2’s Playlist
A MAINSTREAM POPULAR MUSIC-LED SERVICE FOR 25 to 44-YEAR-OLDS IN THE LONDON AREA, SUPPLEMENTED WITH NEWS, INFORMATION AND ENTERTAINMENT.
Station Contact Details
Studio Telephone Number: 0345 6051062
Station Contact Number: 0333 200 2000
Text Number: 82122
News Contact Number: 020 7766 6400
Sales Contact Number: 0207 054 8701
Managing Editor Contact Number: 0333 200 2000
Comment or Complain about the station
If you would like to comment or make a complaint about Heart 106.2, please email email@example.com details of your comment or complaint, and our programming team will help with your enquiry.
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.
Premium Rate Contesting
Heart 106.2may from time to time offer listeners the opportunity to enter competitions using Premium Rate Telephone Services.
If you think there is a problem with our Premium Rate Services or would like to make a complaint, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our customer service line on: 0333 200 2000
If you wish to write to us, please send your query to: Premium Rate Manager, Global Radio Limited, 30 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7LA.
Global Radio Services Limited, the parent company of Heart is registered with the Premium Rate Services regulator, Phone-paid Services Authority. Our registration number is: ORG832-96388-41101.