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 & Sunday
Local, National & World News
0800, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200
National & World News
0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, 0600, 07:00 then 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
Chris Baker & Sophie Squires
Tel: 01752 389539
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.
Our Weekday Breakfast and Afternoon Drivetime shows are locally produced and presented live from our Studios on Plymouth Hoe along with our Saturday breakfast show.
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 Director - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: 01752 389533
Neil Walker - Programme Manager - email@example.com
Tel: 01752 389535
Or write to us at:
3 Crescent Avenue Mews
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
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.
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
"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."
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:
Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)
For further details concerning complaints and disputes click here
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