Public File - Birmingham



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:
Broadcast Monday-Friday 05:00, 06:00, 07:00, 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00 
Broadcast weekends & Bank Holidays: 06:00, 07:00, 08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00.

Local News is broadcast at all the above times excluding 0500, (Mon-Fri). These bulletins are a national service.

Click here for current news featured on Capital FM

Birmingham News Team

The news team can be contacted at

Programme Schedule:
To see a copy of the latest Capital FM Schedule, click here

Automated Programming:
The vast majority of Capital’s programming is broadcast live from our studios. However some off-peak shows are sometimes recorded.

Amount of local programming each day produced by station:
Capital Birmingham's programming is locally produced and presented for 3 hours per day Monday-Friday.

Ofcom Localness Guidelines:
To view full details visit: -

Station Contact details:
Address: Capital Birmingham, 8th Floor, Eleven Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2LP
Tel: 0121 226 5740

Events/Charities support or coverage:
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.

We have supported the Black International Film Festival since its inception and support it through an advertising campaign, providing presenters upon request and any other help as needed. Capital FM along with it's other stations under the Global Group supports Global's Make Some Noise - To Change Young Lives across Birmingham and the UK. For more information visit the website

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.

Other areas with impact to localness:
Mediafly Radio training (Click here for full details)

The Station's Playlist:
For a full version of the current playlist simply click here. For further enquiries regarding the Capital playlists, please contact:
Dick Stone - Regional Managing Editor - 0121 226 5740

Station format:
To view the station format click here.

How to complain:
Any complaints made are logged onto the system on submission, with details being passed onto the relevant department. We aim to deal with complaints immediately and will respond to acknowledge receipt of the complaint as soon as it is received by the relevant department. If under any circumstances a solution to the complaint cannot be agreed, a further complaint can be made with OFCOM. For advertising complaints, if we cannot find a solution the complaint can be taken up with the ASA.

People who wish to complain about anything regarding the station, or its features, can do so in the following ways:

1. Submit your complaint direct to Capital FM.

Online: click here
Post: Capital Birmingham, Floor 8, Eleven Brindleyplace, Birmingham B1 2LP
Tel: 0121 226 5700

2. If the matter cannot be resolved with us, then you can submit your complaint through Ofcom. Visit for more information.

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.

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

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.