Public File

    News Bulletin Schedule

    The Radio Plymouth news department provides our news service for Plymouth and the surrounding area.

    Below is the schedule of our bulletins.

    Monday to Friday

    Local, National & World News

    0630, 0700, 0730, 0800, 0830, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700,1800

    National & World News

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

    Saturday

    Local, National & World News

    0700, 0800, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200

    National & World News

    0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, 0600, then 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300

    Sunday

    Local, National & World News

    0800, 0900, 1000, 1100

    National & World News

    0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, 0600, 0700,  then 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300

    Recent News Stories

    The Radio Plymouth reports are broadcast from our Plymouth studios hourly during daytime and on the half hour during Breakfast. The main news stories of the day are also featured on this website every day along with the key sport and weather headlines. Click here for the latest stories that matter to Plymouth.

    The News Team

    News and speech are important elements of Radio Plymouth output. We have 1 full time journalist, a weekend journalist and regular freelancers.

    You can contact our newsroom below

    Sam Cook - News Editor - sam.cook@radioplymouth.com

    Tel: 01752 389539

    Programming

    Radio Plymouth Schedule - click here to view our programme schedule

    Average Automated Programming

    At Radio Plymouth we pride ourself on the quality of our programmes. We are committed to as much live programming as is practicable.

    Local Programming

    Our Weekday Breakfast and Afternoon Drivetime shows are locally produced and presented live from our Studios on Plymouth Hoe along with our Saturday breakfast and Sunday lunchtime shows.

    All other shows are produced and programmed from our Plymouth Studios and may be recorded or automated.

    Ofcom Localness Guidelines

    OFCOM has published guidelines on localness for Independent Local Radio stations. If you would like to read these please click here

    Station Contact Details

    Tricia Duff - Managing Directortricia.duff@radioplymouth.com

    Tel: 01752 389533

    Jon White - Programme Director - jon.white@radioplymouth.com

    Tel: 01752 389535

    Or write to us at:

    Radio Plymouth
    3 Crescent Avenue Mews
    Plymouth
    PL1 3AP

    Events / Charities Support or Coverage

    We support many local charities and non-profit making organisations through our on and off air activities, Radio Plymouth will publish all of its charitable work here.

    Recent Programme and/or News Highlights

    For a few highlights check the following -
    For an overview of some of our on-air activity click here
    For an overview of some of our news coverage click here
    For an overview of some of our promotions activity click here

    Any other areas of interest likely to impact on localness

    We do our best to be involved in as many local events as possible. We broadcast the area's most comprehensive events guide throughout the day, examples of which you can view here

    Example Rotation Tracks

    Rembrandts - I'll Be There For You

    Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk

    Lene Marlin - Sitting Down Here

    Pharrell Williams - Happy

    Human League - Don't You Want Me

    Jack Johnson - Better Together

    Taylor Swift - Shake It Off

    Abba - Mamma Mia

    Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance

    Michael Jackson - Billie Jean

    Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancin'

    Christina Aguilera - Genie In A Bottle

    Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud

    Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance (With Somebody Who Loves Me)

    The Station Format

    Ofcom say:

    "Formats have replaced the Promise of Performance as one of the main tools by which a radio station's character of service is set and monitored.

    Stations are monitored and regulated to a large degree by the spirit of the output rather than using mathematical equations. One of the criticisms of the old Promises was that there were too many percentages involved and, although many Formats do still include percentages, regulation will be carried out using programming principles rather than calculators. 

    Ofcom is a light-touch regulator and the Format can be regarded as the signpost for a station direction, leaving sensible flexibility for commercial decisions to be taken. We prefer to regulate with ears rather than slide-rules!

    Formats are part of a regulatory regime which allows radio stations to move more freely within the boundaries created at the time of licence award, and to feel comfortable making programme changes within those boundaries. For example, Bank Holiday or special event programming changes had, under the Promise of Performance, to receive special sanction. Now, as long as the programming is still aimed at the target audience, such programming is seen as a boon to the listener.

    Within the Formats are some phrases such as "full news programme" and "hits from across the years" which we know can be interpreted in different ways by different people. Our interpretation will be shaped by a variety of matters, including the overall performance of the particular station, contact with station management, technical considerations as well as the wording of the station Format. 

    Formats can be changed by agreement with Ofcom if the changes do not fall foul of the Broadcasting Act 1990. They are in place to ensure stations fulfil their remit to the listener."

    To view the Radio Plymouth format click here.

    How to complain to the station or to Ofcom

    If you are unhappy with anything you have heard on Radio Plymouth then, in the first instance, please contact Tricia Duff, Managing Director (contact details above). We will do our utmost to resolve you complaint or dispute. 

    Where appropriate we will advise you of your options should you wish to proceed further:

    OFCOM
    Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)
    Telecommunications Adjudicator

    For further details concerning complaints and disputes click here

    News

    Traffic

    • A386 Tavistock Road - Derriford, Plymouth, Devon

      Usual congestion on A386 Tavistock Road around Derriford Road (Derriford Roundabout).

    • Forder Valley Road - Plymouth, Devon

      Forder Valley Road busy but moving near the Forder Valley Interchange.

    • Embankment Road - Plymouth, Devon

      Heavy traffic on Embankment Road near Astor Park.