Ashbourne Radio's Public File
Ashbourne Radio is the very latest success story in the UK’s vibrant local commercial broadcasting scene. Helping to maintain that success, the Office of Communications regulates what we do in the interests of local people. Despite being the smallest, many regard us as one of the best….and who are we to argue! Ashbourne Radio operates under the same OFCOM licence as neighbouring High Peak Radio; you can find us on the OFCOM website within the High Peak Radio section. As part of our commitment to Ofcom, we publish a ‘Public File’. Here it is!
News Bulletin Schedule
Ashbourne Radio broadcasts hourly news bulletins 24 hours a day, plus at half past the hour during peak hours. Bulletins containing news for and from Ashbourne, Wirksworth, Derbyshire Dales, Staffordshire Borders, local sports news, UK and world news together with the latest weather information are broadcast between 7am and 7pm weekdays, and between 8am and 12 noon on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Recently we've followed the latest developments at JCB, the Ashbourne Arts Festival and policing in the Dales.
To keep in touch with the latest local news, listen daily on 96.7 or 101.8 FM, or online at www.ashbourneradio.co.uk.
The News Team
You can contact Ashbourne Radio News Team on 01298 813144.
News Editor - Laura Pennington
Journalists - Heather Cairney, Lissa Cook
Sport - David Rider
Music - Dave Taylor
The Programme Schedule
Ashbourne Radio's programme schedule can be found here
The average number of hours of automated programming within weekday daytimes and within daytimes on Saturdays and Sundays is 4.
The amount of local programming per day produced by the station
As we have such a strong focus on Ashbourne, the Derbyshire Dales and the Staffordshire Borders almost all our output is locally produced and presented from our studios in Ashbourne or from outside broadcast locations across the Peaks, Dales and Borders. Our licence allows five hours a week of exceptions to this rule.
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 our Format here
Station Contact Details
Events/ Charities Support or Coverage
The Community Noticeboard supports a big range of local non-profit events and organizations. Find out more visit The Community Noticeboard here
Recent Programme and/or News Highlights
To be honest, most of our best stuff is on the radio rather than the web, but here are some of the more visual highlights
Any other issues or areas of interest likely to impact on localness
There are no current issues that impact on the localness of the station.
The Station's Playlist
Here’s a typical hour of Ashbourne Radio’s music output (as at July 2010)
|California Girls||Katy Perry|
|Don't Push It, Don't Force It||Leon Haywood|
|All Together Now||Farm|
|The Man That Can't be Moved||The Script|
|Baby Jane||Rod Stewart|
|One Night In Bangkok||Murray Head|
|I've Gotta Get A Message||Bee Gees|
|Fire With Fire||Scissor Sisters|
|Band of Gold||Freda Payne|
|Hey Soul Sister||Train|
How to complain to the station or to Ofcom
If you have a complaint to make about Ashbourne Radio, in the first instance you should write to the Managing Director, Steve Jenner. Steve can be contacted by telephone on 01335 346967 or by
If you are unhappy with the response you receive, you can complain directly to the regulator, Ofcom. To visit their website for more information click here