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Public File


1 What is the Public File?

2 News Bulletins

3 Recent News

4 The News Team

5 The Programme Schedule

6 Automation and Local Programming

7 Events and Charities we support

8 Coverage Highlights

9 Music Playlist

10 The Format

11 Ofcom Localness Guidelines

12 Contact Us

13 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 etc. These requirements are set out in the station “Format”, a document issued by Ofcom, the UK media regulator.

The Public File contains details of elements Ofcom regulate over, 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 the community we serve.

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

  1. 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 and World News

0630, 0700, 0730, 0800, 0830, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, The Isle of Wight Today 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1630, 1700, 1730 , 18.00. 18.30.

National and World News

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


Local, National and World News

0800, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300

National and World News

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


Local, National and World News

0800, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300.

National and World News

0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, 0600, 0700, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1900, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300

  1. Recent News

To view some of our latest news articles, please view the local news page –

  1. The News Team

If you have any queries about the News on Isle of Wight Radio, contact one of our journalists via or call 01983 821777.

  1. The Programme Schedule

View today’s Programme Schedule, please click 

  1. Automation and Local Programming

Sometimes it is necessary to pre-record (sometimes called Automation) programmes on the station. Currently, we automate approx 16 hours a day Monday – Friday, the majority of which will be overnight.

  1. Events and Charities we support

Isle of Wight Radio is also a huge supporter of the Earl Mountbatten Hospice. With regular fundraising, sponsor and partner for Walk the Wight ( one of the biggest charity event in the South). Other major charity events over the years have seen Isle of Wight Radio be involved with car washes, Go Orange Day for the inshore lifeboats and the Isle of Wight Toy Appeal, Isle of Wight Youth Trust , Wightaid, Wessex Cancer Trust plus many more.

If you have a charitable event you would like to promote, add your event online. 

  1. Coverage Highlights

Isle of Wight Radio covers all the Island’s main events live including Cowes Week, the Isle of Wight Festival, Eklectica, Walking Festival and many more… Our news coverage is extensive with more than 100 local bulletins a week covering all the Island’s biggest news stories.

  1. Music Playlist

To give you an idea of our music, below is a couple of hours from December 2017.

Beggin - Madcon, Blank Space - Taylor Swift, Guilty - Paloma Faith, Pretty Girl - Maggie Lindemann, You Make It Real - James Marrison, Cry Me A River - Justin Timberlake, Anywhere - Rita Ora, Sugar - Maroon, King of Wishful Thinking - Go West, Black Or White - Michael Jackson, Heart Skips a Beat - Olly Murs, Such a Good Feeling - Brothers in Rhythm, I Miss You - Clean Bandit/Julia Michaels, High - Lighthouse Family, Starboy - The Weekend/Daft Punk, Stitches - Shawn Mendes, Killing Me Softly - Fugees.

  1. The Format

The format is the regulation document Ofcom issue. You can read or download it from Ofcom at:

  1. Ofcom Localness Guidelines

Ofcom issue Guidelines defining what “localness” is for a Local Radio station. You can read them on the Ofcom website:

  1. Contact Us

You can contact us by:

Isle of Wight Radio

Dodnor Park


Isle of Wight

PO30 5XE

Tel: (01983) 822557

News: (01983) 82177


  1. How to Complain

If you have any complaint about the radio station, for example, something you have heard – an advertisement or news story – in the first instance contact the station using the above details.

If you are not satisfied with the response you can contact Ofcom (the industry regulator) on 020 7981 3040 or via their website;

updated June/2020


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