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.

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

Recent News stories covered on air

The News Team

Max Steele
Andrew Murray
Bryan Rutherford

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 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 Down to Earth.

The amount of local programming per day produced by the station:
Forth 2’s programmes are shared with other AM Stations in Scotland.

Ofcom Localness Guidelines

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

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

 

Oona McGinnis

Chief Engineer

 

Douglas Paterson

Events Manager

 

Richie Jeffrey

Business Analyst Director

 

Derek Mckinley

Head of Music

 

Sam Jackson

Website and Interactive Editor

 

Douglas Hamill

Programmes Producer

 

Moira Robertson

Cash for Kids Managers

 

Ann Marie Miller

PA to the Directors

 

Christine Kennedy


To contact any of the above in the first instance, call 0131 556 9255.

Events/charities support or coverage:

Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids has been helping local children for 30 years. To date we have raised well over £3,000,000 and have helped over 870,000 children. In the past year we have raised £300,000 to improve the lives of local children who may be disadvantaged through poverty, have helped provide medical equipment to improve the lives of disabled children and have helped with funding for local organisations who work with children.  Campaigns this year have included our on air auction, Christmas Toy Appeal & Family Day.  We are well on target to hit our target of half a million this year and this is done to the efforts from our listeners and our many corporate partners who work tirelessly to raise funds for Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids.
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.

Regular traffic and travel reports keep everybody informed.

Any other issues or areas of interest likely to impact on localness:
None

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 556 9255
Email: cathy.kirk@bauermedia.co.uk

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.