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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.
Weekdays: Capital FM broadcasts news bulletins hourly from 0500 to 19.00. These bulletins contain a mix of local, national and world stories, along with local and national sport, weather and entertainment news.
Weekends: Capital FM broadcasts news bulletins containing local, national and world news and sport are broadcast on Capital FM between 0800 and 1200 on Saturdays and Sunday.
Additionally, national bulletins are broadcast at other times of the day.
Capital FM provides local travel bulletins at morning and evening peak times and during weekends when the need arises.
Click here for the latest travel information
2. Recent News stories
Click here for news currently featured on Capital FM.
3. Contact details for the News team
Anna Tyler, Capital FM Head of News - 0115 873 1520
4. The programme schedule:
Capital FM's programme schedule can be found by clicking here
5. The average number of hours of automated programming within weekday daytimes and within daytimes on Saturdays and Sundays.
No programming is automated on Capital Monday to Friday, occasionally other automated output is broadcast on Capital FM for operational reasons.
6. The amount of local programming per day produced by the station
All of CAPITAL FM's weekday daytime output (0600-1000 and Mon-Friday 1600-1900) and peak time weekend (1200-1600,- Saturday and Sunday) output is produced and presented from our studios in Nottingham.
All other programming is also produced from Capital FM’s studios in London but shared with the following stations: Capital FM South Coast, Capital FM South Wales, Capital FM Birmingham, Capital FM Manchester, Capital FM North East and Capital FM Scotland and is localised for each area . The Big Top 40 on Sunday 1600-1900 is produced for the commercial radio industry by Capital FM's parent company Global and broadcast from Leicester Square in London to the majority of Commercial Stations in the UK.
Click here to visit our Presenter Homepage
7. Ofcom Localness Guidelines and how to complain to Ofcom
Ofcom, the government regulator with responsibilities for local radio, has produced localness guidelines that this station adheres to. These guidelines can be read here.
In addition all local radio stations have written 'formats' that they must follow at all times. You can read ours by visiting the Ofcom Website by clicking here.
If you have a complaint to make about programmes on this station, in the first instance you should contact the Programme Director at the address below. For advertising complaints contact the Managing Director. If you are unhappy with the response you have received, you can complain directly to Ofcom. Their website has full details about how to do this and can be found by clicking here.
8. Station Contact details
East Midlands Broadcast Centre Managing Director - Richard Ardis
Capital FM East Midlands Managing Editor - Dick Stone
Capital FM East Midlands Deputy Managing Editor - James Lloyd
and our address is:
CAPITAL FM, Top Floor, Chapel Quarter, Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, NG1 6HQ
You can contact Capital FM via our Contact Us page
Switchboard: 0115 873 1500
Studio phone-in: 0345 250 5555 (local call)
Capital FM News: 0115 873 1520
Capital FM Studio text number: 83958- start your message with the word HIT (Texts charged at standard rate unless otherwise stated on air)
Events / charities support or coverage
Capital FM supports Global's Make Some Noise, an appeal operated by Global Charities is a registered charity in England & Wales (1091657) & Scotland (SC041475).
10. Recent programme and/or news highlights
This website covers many of the highlights covered by Capital FM - for full details please look through our on air and photo section and Events section in which many of the activities are featured.
11. Any other issues or areas of interest likely to impact on localness
There are no current issues that impact on the localness of Capital FM.
12. The station's playlist
Capital FM plays the latest Hit Music for the East Midlands. Details on our current playlist can be found here.
Capital TV is licensed and regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom) under Television Licensable Content Service License No. 1659.
The licensee operating Capital TV is Global Music Television Ltd, which is a subsidiary of Global Ltd. Both companies are based at 30 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LA.
Capital TV can be contacted in the following ways:
Ofcom can be contacted via post as follows:
Television Broadcast Licensing
(5thFloor) Riverside House
2a Southwark Bridge Road
London SE1 9HA
In addition, viewers can correspond with Ofcom via its website.
Capital 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:
Alternatively, you can write to us. Please send your query to: Premium Rate Manager, Global, 30 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7LA.
Global, the parent company of Capital TV is registered with the Premium Rate Services regulator, PhonepayPlus. Our registration number is: ORG832-96388-41101.