Public File - East Midlands


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.


Capital FM broadcasts news bulletins hourly between 0500 & 1800 on weekdays and between 0600 & 1200 on weekends. These bulletins contain a mix of local, national and world news, alongside sport, weather and entertainment news.

Recent news stories covered can be seen on here

News team

Head of Global’s Newsroom: Tim John

Regional News Editor: Lindsey Alder


Telephone (Global Switchboard): 0115 873 1520

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 East Midlands programming is locally produced and presented for 3 hours per day Monday-Friday.

Ofcom localness guidelines

Ofcom, the government regulator with responsibility 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 here and here.

Station Contact details:

We love hearing from our listeners! If you’d like to contact us for any reason, you can do so via our contact us page which will give you all the information you need.

Our address is:
CAPITAL FM, Top Floor, Chapel Quarter, Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, NG1 6HQ
Tel: 0345 250 5555

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).

All information can be found here.

Recent Programme and/or news highlights:

We keep our website up to date with all the latest happenings at Capital, so if you want to know what we’re up to, then please visit the homepage at If you have any specific questions, then our contact us page contains details of how to get in touch with us.

Other areas with impact to localness:
There are no current issues that impact on the localness of the station.

The Station's Playlist:
For a full version of the current playlist simply click here

Station format:
To view the station format click here and here

Comment or complain about the station

If you would like to comment or make a complaint about Capital, please email, or call 0333 200 2000 (Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm) providing details of your comment or complaint, and our programming team will help with your enquiry.

If you are unhappy with the response you receive, you can complain directly to the regulator, Ofcom