Public File - East Midlands

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.

1. News

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.

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2. News team

Head of Global’s Newsroom: Tim John

Regional News Editor: Melissa Hancock (


Telephone (Global Switchboard): 020 7766 6000


3. The programme schedule:

Capital FM's programme schedule can be found by clicking here

4. 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.

5. The amount of local programming per day produced by the station
Capital East Midlands programming is locally produced for 3 hours each weekday

6. Comment or complain about the station/Ofcom Localness Guidelines

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 

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.

7. Station Contact details

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

Contact Numbers
You can contact Capital FM via our Contact Us page
Switchboard: 0115 873 1500
Studio phone-in: 0345 250 5555

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)

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. The station's playlist
Capital FM plays the latest Hit Music for the East Midlands. Details on our current playlist can be found here.