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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.
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 96-103 broadcasts locally produced news bulletins hourly between 0600 and 1900 weekdays, and 0600 and 1200 at weekends. In addition to these, news containing nationally produced content, is broadcast hourly at all other times with the exception of during the Big Top 40 Show.
See the latest local news stories here.
The Heart 96-103 News team
Regional News Editor: James Hoxey
Senior Broadcast Journalist: Alison Law
Senior Broadcast Journalist: James Andrews
Broadcast Journalist: Charlotte Morgan
Telephone: 01489 587 650
Heart 96-103's Programme Schedule
Heart 96-103 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.
Sunday evenings 1900 to 2200 are pre-recorded.
The amount of local programming per day produced by the station
Heart 96-103's peak time weekday output from 6am-10am & 4pm-7pm, weekends from 6am-10am (Saturday), 12pm-4pm (Sunday) as well as off-peak programming such as Toby Anstis, Matt Wilkinson, Club Classics, Sian Welby, Fia Tarrant, Emma Bunton, Rochelle Humes, Kevin Hughes, Rich Clarke and The Big Top 40 Show are all produced and presented from our studios in London. These are owned and operated by Heart 106.2’s parent company, Global Radio Holdings Limited.
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
In addition, all local radio stations have written 'formats' that they must follow at all times. You can read ours here: http://www.ofcom.org.uk/static/radiolicensing/html/radio-stations/analogue/analogue-main.htm
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 or email contact@
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 96-103's Playlist
Our playlist can be found here
You can read the station’s format here: http://www.ofcom.org.uk/static/radiolicensing/html/radio-stations/analogue/analogue-main.htm
Station Contact Details
Studio Telephone Number 0345 481 11 11
Station Contact Number 01489 587 600
Traffic & Travel Number 0345 815 55 55
Text Number 82122
Text Messages: Start your message with SOUTH
News Contact Number 01489 587 600
Sales Contact Number 01489 587 610
PC Contact Number 01489 587 631
Comment or Complain about the station
If you would like to comment or make a complaint about Heart 96-103, please email email@example.com providing details of your comment or complaint, and our programming team will help with your enquiry.
Heart TV is licensed and regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom) under Television Licensable Content Service License No. 1658. The licensee operating Heart TV is Global Music Television Ltd, which is a subsidiary of Global Radio UK Ltd. Both companies are based at 30 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LA. Heart TV can be contacted in the following ways:
• via post at 30 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LA • via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
• or via telephone number: 020 7766 6000 Ofcom can be contacted via post as follows: Ofcom, Television Broadcast Licensing (5th Floor), Riverside House, 2a Southwark Bridge Road, London, SE1 9HA
In addition, viewers can correspond with Ofcom via its website at: http://ask.ofcom.org.uk/
Heart TV may from time to time offer viewers the opportunity to enter competitions using Premium Rate Telephony Services.
If you think there is a problem with our Premium Rate Services or would like to make a complaint, please call our customer service line on: 03333 212196
Calls to this number will be charged at 5p per minute from a BT landline plus any network extras. Calling this number from a mobile phone may cost considerably more. Global Radio Ltd do not make any profit from calls to this number.
Alternatively, you can write to us. Please send your query to: Premium Rate Manager, Global Radio Limited, 30 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7LA.
Global Radio, the parent company of Heart TV is registered with the Premium Rate Services regulator, PhonepayPlus. Our registration number is: ORG832-96388-41101.