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Public File

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.

1. News.

Jack 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 Jack FM can be found HERE.

3. Contact detail for the News team.

Chris Hubbard, News Editor - 01438 810900

4. The programme schedule.

Jack FM's programme schedule can be found HERE

5. Automation.

During an average weekday our daytime programming (0600-1900) is live 0600-0900. Outside of these hours, there is usually a producer or studio manager on hand controlling the programmes, such as the links between the songs and all the other JACK programming features.

News bulletins are live and the Saturday 10am-1pm show is usually live.

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 Jack FM please call us on 01438 810900 and ask to speak to the Managing Director, Brett Harley. 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 Jacktivities (What's On). Jack's Girls also regularly visit charitable fairs, open days and fetes in the Hertfordshire towns  and villages we cover.

10. The station's playlist and the music we play.

We play what we want! Quite frankly if it's great we'll play it. It doesn't matter when a song is from. We play a whole bunch of songs from the 60's until now. All mixed up. We have a library of thousands of songs so if you don't like what your hearing just now, hang in there...

  • 16:31 Real Thing - You To Me Are Everything Download
  • 16:27 Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar Download
  • 16:23 Heaven 17 - Temptation Download
  • 16:16 Cardigans - My Favourite Game Download
  • 16:08 Supertramp - Take The Long Way Home Download
  • 16:04 Deacon Blue - Dignity Download
  • 15:54 Jack Johnson - You And Your Heart Download
  • 15:51 Thin Lizzy - Dancing In The Moonlight Download
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