Rutland Radio is the local radio station for Stamford and Rutland, and each local commercial radio station in the UK has 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. It is intended to give you a better understanding of our output and what we are doing for our local community. It is relevant only to "Rutland Radio” covering Stamford and Rutland. You can also listen to us online 24 hours a day.
Ofcom, the Office of Communications, is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, with responsibilities across television, radio, telecommunications and wireless communications services. They have a website at http://www.ofcom.org.uk
To report interference by illegal broadcasters to Ofcom please use the following link http://ask.ofcom.org.uk/help/radio/pirates
All local radio stations have written ‘formats’, laid down by Ofcom, that they must follow at all times. For Rutland Radio, please click here.
Transmission: Rutland Radio is available on 107.2 and 97.4 FM in Rutland and Stamford, you can also listen to us online.
Automation: The average number of automated hours between Monday - Friday, 6am -7pm, are 4 hours per day. On a Saturday we are automated for an average of 3 hours and on a Sunday we are automated for an average of 6 hours.
Local production: Rutland Radio is locally produced 24 hours a day except for 30 minutes on a Sunday morning with the Farming Programme.
Some of Rutland Radio's daytime programmes are presented "live assist" or "automated".
Local News bulletins are broadcast Monday to Friday hourly 7am-7pm, with headlines and sport at 6.30, 7.30, 8.30am. At relevant times additional news bulletins may be broadcast. Bulletins between 8pm and 6am are syndicated and provided by IRN. To view National News headlines 24 hours a day visit our national news page click here.
At weekends Local Bulletins are broadcast from 8am - 1pm.
Local travel information is broadcast between 6am-10am and 3pm-7pm Monday to Friday, weekends hourly between 8.15 and 11.15am, with additional updates throughout the day as and when necessary.
Rutland Radio have previously won the Gold Award in the Radio Authority Nations & Regions for small local station in the East Midlands. We welcome any comments or questions you may have. For details on how to get in touch please refer to our contact us page.
Local programming highlights include, Dig It Live! A night of free gardening advice, Rutland 20 – celebrating 20 year of the rebirth of the county, and the A to Z of Stamford and Rutland, every place in the area visited in one year.
Kathy Green - News Manager
Andy Marsh - Senior Journalist
Aaron Renfree - Journalist
Heather Cartwright - Journalist
Lilli Keen - Journalist
You can contact Rutland Radio's newsroom on 01572 757588, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the Rutland Radio programme schedule, click here.
Information about the music we play is shown in our new music pages.
Rutland Radio supports charity and non profit making events by providing coverage on our What's On Guide. To send in details or to view events happening in the area click here.
If you’ve any further questions, you can find all our contact details by clicking here
Rutland Radio is part of the Lincs FM Group and operates a complaints procedure which refers all complaints to the Group Director of Programming for investigation and response. To lodge a complaint please contact Rutland Radio using the normal station contact details. Complaints can also be made to Ofcom, for details please click here.
For Ofcom Localness Guidelines please click here