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.

News Bulletin Schedule including which bulletins provide local news and which provide only UK-wide bulletins.

Weekdays Top of the Hour
1am to 5 am Sky News (2 min)
6 am to 6pm - Local news and Weather (2 min 10 secs)
* Plus at 1pm Sport bulletin ( 60 secs)
* 7 pm - Scotland News bulletin (2 mins)
8pm to midnight Sky News (2 min)

Saturday Top of the Hour
1am to 6 am Sky News (2 min)
7am and 8am Scotland News bulletin (2 mins)
9am to 1pm local news and weather (2 min 10 secs)
2pm  and  6pm Scotland News bulletin (2 min)
6pm - midnight Sky News

Sunday Top of the Hour
1am to 6 am Sky News (2 min)
7am and 8am Scotland News bulletin (2 mins)
9am to 1pm (not 12 noon) local news and weather (2 min 10 secs)
2pm, 4pm  and  6pm Scotland News bulletin (2 min)
6pm - midnight Sky News

Recent News stories covered on air

NEWS TEAM

Head of News and Sport - Lorraine Herbison
News Editor/Breakfast Newsreader - Max Steele
Afternoon Newsreader - Andrew Murray

The programme schedule

The average number of hours of automated programming within weekday daytimes and within daytimes on Saturdays and Sundays:
Forth 2  automates some of its output using computer technology. These times are:

Monday – Friday
02:00 – 06:00 – Overnights

Saturday
02:00 – 07:00 – Overnights

Sunday
02:00 – 06:00 – Overnights
13:00 – 16:00 – The 80’s Show
19:00 – 22:00 – The Country Show

The amount of local programming per day produced by the station:
All programming is produced and presented at our studios at Key 2 in Manchester and/or Clyde 2  in Glasgow with the exception of the following:
Drive time 16:00 – 19.00 am Monday – Friday which is sometimes broadcast from our Tay 2 Studios in Dundee.
The Party Show Saturday 18:00 – 22:00 broadcast from our Forth 2 studios in Edinburgh.
Tony Blackburn Sunday 16:00 – 19:00 – broadcast from our London studio’s at 1 Golden Square.

Ofcom Localness Guidelines

Station Contact details:
Forth 2
Forth House
Forth Street
Edinburgh
EH1 3LE

Email: duncan.leven@bauermedia.co.uk

Cathy Kirk – Station Director
Alan Edwards – Scotland Breakfast Presenter
Duncan Leven – Content Controller
Lorraine Herbison – Head of News

Events/charities support or coverage:
Cash For Kids is the official charity of Forth 2 (Registered Charity no. SCO41421). Set up in the 1970’s, Cash for Kids has raised millions of pounds to help sick, disabled and disadvantaged children in Edinburgh, The Lothians & Fife. Every penny raised stays in this region to support thousands of the most needy local children. Cash for Kids provides grants for individuals, other children’s charities, community groups and the health sector.

Any other issues or areas of interest likely to impact on localness:
In July  2013 the weekday breakfast show between 06:00-10:00am started to be produced and presented across Scotland from Glasgow.

The Station's Playlist

The Station Format

How to complain to the station or to Ofcom:
If you have a complaint about something you have heard on Forth 2 in the first instance you should contact us directly. Our contact details are:

Forth House, Forth Street, Edinburgh EH1 3LE

Tel: 0131 4556 9255

Email: duncan.leven@bauermedia.co.uk

If the complaint or comments are about programming heard on the station, please address them to the Content Controller.

If the complaint or comments are regarding advertising, please address them to the Sales Director.

You can comment on anything you’ve heard on Forth 2 here.

Details on how to complain directly to Ofcom can be found on the Ofcom website.