Each local commercial radio station in the UK has requirements of its music and local content, such as news 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, local news etc. It is intended to give you a better understanding of our output and what we are doing for our local community.
BOB fm's local news is between 6am and 7pm (weekdays) when we have local, national and international news bulletins every hour (and on the half hour at peak 'drive' periods). At other times we take Sky News Radio/IRN national/international news. At the weekend we have local news reviews, along with the national and international news provided by Sky News Radio/IRN (http://www.irn.co.uk/). To see the sort of local news we cover click HERE. To see how OFCOM class 'localness' please CLICK HERE
2. Recent News stories.
Some recent stories from BOB fm can be found HERE.
3. Contact detail for the News team.
Chris Hubbard, News Editor - 01438 810900
4. The programme schedule.
BOB fm's programme schedule can be found HERE
6. Local Programming.
Our programming all comes from our studios in Knebworth Park. We do not take any networked shows that you'd hear on any other station.
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 HERE
If you have a complaint about BOB fm please call us on 01438 810900 and ask to speak to the Programme Controller, Graham Mack. We take your complaints very seriously - and are constantly trying to improve our output to make it even more relevant to the local community. If this proves unsatisfactory you may wish to contact Ofcom.
8. Contact details
Can be found HERE
9. Events/charities support or coverage
We regularly promote and support local charities on our BOBalongs (What's On guide). The BOB Squad also regularly visit charitable fairs, open days and fetes in the Hertfordshire towns and villages we cover, and beyond.
10. The station's playlist and the music we play.