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.
|Monday – Friday||0000, 0600 to 1800, 1900 and 2200|
|Saturday||0600 to 1400, 1600, 1800 and 2200|
|Sunday||0600 to 1400, 1600, 1900 and 2200|
The News team
|Paul Robertson||Head of News|
The average number of hours of automated programming within weekday daytimes and within daytimes on Saturdays and Sundays:
Forth 2 automates some of its programming using computer technology. There is however, no automation during daytime hours, apart from during significant public holidays. We do automate our overnight programming and our Sunday morning programme View from Earth.
The amount of local programming per day produced by the station:
8 hours (Monday to Friday)
8 hours (Saturday)
11 hours (Sunday)
Station Contact details:
Tel: 0131 556 9255
Your main contacts at Radio Forth are:
Station Director - Cathy Kirk
Programme Director - Brian Paige
Sales Director - Craig Lumsdaine
Head of News - Paul Robertson
Deputy News Editor - Max Steele
Sponsorship & Promotions Manager - Mike Scott
Chief Engineer - Douglas Paterson
Events Manager - Richie Jeffrey
Business Analyst Director - Derek Mckinley
Head of Music - Sam Jackson
Website and Interactive Editor - Richard Pacey
Programmes Producer - Moira Millar
Cash for Kids Managers - Lesley Fraser-Taylor
PA to the Station Director & Programme Director - Cinnamon Clark
To contact any of the above in the first instance, call 0131 556 9255.
Events/charities support or coverage:
The annual Radio Forth Awards took place on 18 November 2010. The event saw, Paulo Nutini, Alesha Dixon, Olly Murs, Flawless and Joe McElderry all appear to collect awards and perform at the ceremony.
The event is designed to give listeners a chance to recognise local community, business and sporting heroes in addition to voting for the musicians who impressed them most last year.
Award categories range from top teacher, best pub or club, leading tourist attraction, best Fringe performance to the best place to work. At the event, local winners accept their prizes alongside some of the top names in music and entertainment.
Radio Forth on the Fringe is now in its third year, being staged at the Edinburgh Playhouse to a sold-out 3000 strong audience. The event featured some of the very best in music, comedy and entertainment, bringing together a slice of all aspects of The Edinburgh Fringe.
In September we launched the first ever one Radio Forth Cash for Kids Radiothon which was broadcast on both Forth One and Forth 2 over two and a half days.
We have raised over £2,500,000 in the past year and hope to continue to increase our fundraising in the coming year. We took part in the Santa Stroll in December as part of Edinburgh’s Christmas celebrations.
Our Christmas Toy Appeal was another big success. Listeners and businesses handed in toys, ASDA, Westwoods and many others helped. We managed to collect over £72,000 worth of toys helping over 2,500 children who otherwise would have had a very bleak Christmas.
We’re now looking forward to our Burn’s Night with special speakers and an evening of stunning entertainment!
Our Easter Egg Appeal is another established success and we’re partners in the Meadows Marathon.
We have many listeners who kindly donate anything from pocket money to hundreds of pounds and our website now includes a Justgiving page which makes it very easy to donate on line.
Recent programme and/or news highlights:
See the News section
Forth 2 continues with great music from the 60s, 70s and more. Along with this we were joined by a variety of guests from the world of music and entertainment, Tony Christie, David Cassidy, Jason Donovan, Marc Almond, Gloria Hunniford, Des O’Connor, Glen Michael, Jools Holland and Errol Brown to name but a few.
Forth 2 also got into the Christmas mood – keeping everyone informed about local events happening during Edinburgh’s Christmas and giving listeners the chance to win tickets to the much sought after Hogmanay celebrations.
Regular traffic and travel reports kept everybody informed.
Any other issues or areas of interest likely to impact on localness:
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 ae above.
If the complaint or comments are about programming heard on the station, please address them to the Programme Director.
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.