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Public File

Contents:

What is the Public File?

News Bulletins

Recent Local News

Programme Schedule

Automation and Local Programming

Any other issues or areas of interest, likely to impact on localness

Events & Charities we support

Coverage Highlights

Music Playlist

The Format

Ofcom Localness Guidelines

Contact Us

How to Complain

1. What is the Public File?


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.
The Public File is available on-line, and as a print out. Any comments on the file can be made to us or Ofcom.

2. News Bulletins:

Below are details of how often we broadcast news bulletins and whether they are local, national or international news.

Monday to Friday

Local, National & World News

0600, 0700, 0730L, 0800, 0830L, 0900, 0930L, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1530L, 1600, 1630L, 1700, 1730L, 1800

National & World News

0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, 1900, 2300

Saturday

National & World News

0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, 0600, 0700, 0800, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1900

Sunday

National & World News

0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, 0600, 0700, 0800, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1900 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300

(L) DENOTES LOCAL NEWS


3. Recent News:

107.8 Academy FM's most recent local stories can be found here

4. News:

You can contact 107.8 Academy FM on 01843 572538 or e-mail the team on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

5. Programme Schedule:

107.8 Academy FM's Programme Schedule can be found here

6. Automation & Local Programming:

Sometimes it is necessary to pre-record (automate) programmes on the station. Currently we automate 9 hours during weekdays (2100 to 0600), 8 hours on a Saturday (2200 to 0600) and 9 hours on a Sunday (2100 to 0600).
All output broadcast on 107.8 Academy FM – Thanet is locally produced.

7. Any other issues or areas of interest likely to impact on localness

There are no current issues that impact on the localness of the station.

8. Events & Charities we support:

107.8 Academy FM – Thanet is very active in the support of local charities, and works with a number of organisations on events through the year and will be invited in for interviews and to record community action spots.
Charities we have worked with in recent months include Kent Air Ambulance, British Heart Foundation, R.S.P.C.A., Rotary Clubs of Margate and Ramsgate, etc. 107.8 Academy FM – Thanet supports local charities and non-profit organisations through its ‘Community Action’ feature. Details are broadcast of upcoming charity events, and appeals are made for volunteers when necessary.
107.8 Academy FM – Thanet will support, attend and broadcasts from local events whenever possible, and promote them in its ‘Thanet Events’ guide feature which is on-air throughout the day, seven days a week and available on the station website.

Events we will be regularly involved with include:

  • Local Carnivals
  • Broadstairs Water Gala
  • Broadstairs Folk Week
  • Ramsgate Rocks
  • Local fetes, etc.


9. Recent Programme and/or News Highlights:

We keep our website up to date with all the latest happenings at 107.8 Academy FM, so if you want to know what we’re up to, then please visit the homepage at www.academyfmthanet.com If you have any specific questions, then our Contact Us section contains details of how to get in touch with us.


10. Music Playlist:

To give you an idea of our music, below is a couple of hours from 12th August 2017

Dancing Queen – Abba
Morning Sun – Robbie Williams
Kiss Me – Sixpence None The Riche
rI Feel For You – Chaka Khan
Love Song – Sarah Bareilles
Living On My Own – Freddie Mercury
So What – Pink
If We Ever Meet Again – Timbaland/Katy Perry
I’m Gonna Be 500 Miles – Proclaimers
Missing – Everything But The Girl
Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
Down To Earth – Curiosity Killed The Cat
Just Say Yes – Snow Patrol
Why Don’t You – Gramophonedzie
Oh Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
I’m Still Standing – Elton John
Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty
The Way Love Goes – Lemar
Drop The Pilot – Joan Armatrading
MMMBop – Hanson
Said It All – Take That
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Boystown Gang
Upside Down – Paloma Faith
Walking On The Moon – Police
For Your Babies – Simply Red
Fireflies – Owl City
Love Plus One – Haircut 100
Break Your Heart – Taio Cruz
We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place – Animals
Girls – Sugababes
Dreadlock Holiday – 10cc
Going Underground - Jam

11. The Format:

All local radio stations have written 'formats' that they must follow at all times,read 107.8 Academy FM – Thanet’s here

12. Ofcom Localness Guidelines:

Ofcom, the government regulator with responsibilities for local community radio, has produced localness guidelines that this station adheres to. These guidelines can be read here

13. Contact us:

Address:
107.8 Academy FM - Thanet
C/O The Royal Harbour Academy
Stirling Way
Ramsgate
CT12 6NB


Office:
Telephone - 01843 572538
Fax - 01843 591756


E-mail - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Studio:
Telephone: 01843 808234
Text: 01843 808234 (start the message with "academy")
Travel Line: 01843 808234
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Facebook and Twitter available

14. How to Complain:

If you have a complaint to make about this station, in the first instance you should contact the Station Manager. If you are unhappy with the response you receive, you can contact Ofcom (the industry regulator) on 020 7981 3040 or via their website www.ofcom.org.uk