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Each local commercial radio station in the UK has certain 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
Automation & Local Programming
During weekday daytime Monday to Friday Wire FM is fully live apart from 1 hour of our programming which is automated.
We are locally programmed from 6am till 7pm every weekday. On Saturday from 6am till 6pm and Sunday from 8am till 12 noon.
Wire FM runs a charity fund supporting positive futures for young people in the Wire FM area. We run fundraising activity throughout the year to support individuals and organisations in our area and enhance local life.
News & Sport
Wire FM news bulletins are broadcast weekdays between the hours of 6am & 6.30pm, in addition to news and sport headlines at 6.30am, 7.30am, 8.30am, 4.30pm, 5.30pm & 6.30pm.
On weekends locally produced news is broadcast on a Saturday between 8am & 1pm and on Sundays between 8am & 12 noon. Sky News Radio is broadcast at other times.
Claire Hannah (News Editor)
Please address all complaints in the first instance to the Programme Director, should you feel that we do not sufficiently address your concern you may also take your complaint to Ofcom (contact details are below).
Senior Programmer UTV
Wigan WN5 8HJ
Ofcom localness guidelines click here
Ofcom contact information click here
Wire FM Format click here