Public File - North East
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
Head of Global’s Newsroom: Tim John
Regional News Editor: Bethan Davies who can be contacted at
Telephone (Global Switchboard): 020 7766 6000
To see a copy of the latest Capital FM Schedule, click here
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 North East's 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.
Station contact details:
Post: Capital North East, 7th Floor, Wellbar Central, 36 Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4TD
Tel: 0333 999 1056
Events / charities support or coverage
Capital FM supports Global's Make Some Noise, an appeal operated by Global Charities which 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 www.capitalfm.com/northeast
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
To view the station format click here.
Comment or complain about the station
If you would like to comment or make a complaint about Capital, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 https://www.ofcom.org.uk/complaints