Public File


1 What is the Public File?

2 News Bulletins

3 Recent News

4 The News Team

5 The Programme Schedule

6 Automation and Local Programming

7 Events and Charities we support

8 Coverage Highlights

9 Music Playlist

10 The Format

11 Ofcom Localness Guidelines

12 Contact Us

13 How to Complain

  1. What is the Public File?

Each local commercial radio station in the UK has requirements in respect 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 media regulator.

The Public File contains details of elements Ofcom regulate over, 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 the community we serve.

The Public File is available as a print out on request. Any comments on the file can be made to us or Ofcom.

  1. News Bulletins

Below are details of how often we broadcast news bulletins and whether they are local, national or international news.

Monday to Friday

Local, National and World News

0630, 0700, 0730, 0800, 0830, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, The Isle of Wight Today 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1630, The Isle Of Wight Tonight 1700, 1730 , 18.00. 18.30.

National and World News

0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, 0600, 1900, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300


Local, National and World News

0800, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300

National and World News

0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, 0600, 0700, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300


Local, National and World News

0800, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300,

National and World News

0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, 0600, 0700, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1900, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300

  1. Recent News

To view some of our latest news articles, please view the local news page –

  1. The News Team

If you have any queries about the News on Isle of Wight Radio, contact one of our journalists via [email protected] or call 01983 821777.

  1. The Programme Schedule

To view today’s Programme Schedule, please click

  1. Automation and Local Programming

Sometimes it is necessary to pre-record (sometimes called Automation) programmes on the station. Currently we automate approx 16 hours a day Monday – Friday, the majority of which will be overnight.

  1. Events and Charities we support

Isle of Wight Radio is also a huge supporter of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice. With regular fundraising, sponsor and partner for Walk the Wight (biggest charity event in the South) which raised over £300,000 in 2012 and is on target to do the same in 2016 . Other major charity events over the years have seen Isle of Wight Radio be involved with car washes, Go Orange Day for the inshore lifeboats and the Isle of Wight Toy Appeal, Isle of Wight Youth Trust plus many more.

If you have a charitable event you would like to promote, you can call the Guide Hotline (01983) 898969 and leave your very own message at anytime of the day or night or add your event on-line.

  1. Coverage Highlights

Isle of Wight Radio covers all the Island’s main events live including Cowes Week, the Isle of Wight Festival, Walking Festival, Race for Life, Bestival and many more… Our news coverage is extensive with more than 100 local bulletins a week covering all the Island’s biggest news stories.

  1. Music Playlist

To give you an idea of our music, below is a couple of hours from May 2016.

Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves – Eurythmics, 22 – Taylor Swift, Everybody’s Changing – Kean, Ibiza – Mike Posner, Apologize – Timberland/One Republic, Bloostream – Ed Sheeran, Tainted Love – Soft Cell, Don’t Walk Away – Jade, Lush Life – Zara Larsson, Whole Again – Atomic Kitten, Rolling in the Deep – Adele, You Got The Love – The Source/Candi Staton, Don’t Stop Belivin’ – Journey, One More Night – Maroon 5, In Demand – Texas, Just Like Fire – Pink, She Drives Me Crazy – Fine Young Cannibals, Wake Me Up – Avicii, Crush – Jannifer Paige, Together Forever – Rick Astley, No – Meghan Trainor, Too Lost In You – Sugababes, You Don’t Own Me – Grace, It’s My Life – Dr Alban, Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson.

  1. The Format

The format is the regulation document Ofcom issue. You can read or download it from Ofcom at:

  1. Ofcom Localness Guidelines

Ofcom issue Guidelines defining what “localness” is for a Local Radio station. You can read them on the Ofcom website:


  1. Contact Us

You can contact us by:

Isle of Wight Radio

Dodnor Park


Isle of Wight

PO30 5XE

Tel: (01983) 822557

News: (01983) 82177

[email protected]

  1. How to Complain

If you have any complain about the radio station, for example, something you have heard – an advertisement or news story – in the first instance contact the station using the above details.

If you are not satisfied with the response you can contact Ofcom (the industry regulator) on 020 7981 3040 or via their website;