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Each local commercial 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 which Ofcom regulates 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 request. Any comments on the file can be made to us, or Ofcom.
Under the requirements of our licence agreement with the regulator Ofcom, we are required to keep a public file. This public file is intended to give you an understanding of our music, news and local content.
Each commercial station also has a 'Format' which governs the station's character of service. The format for The Breeze can be found on the Ofcom website.
The Breeze South West Regional Managing Director: Andrew Dickey
The Breeze Managing Editor: Gareth James
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Below are details of how often we broadcast news bulletins and whether they are local, national or international news.
Midnight - 5.00am: National/International News (on the hour, every hour)
6.00am-9.00am: Local News (every 30 minutes from 6.00am)
9.00am-7.00pm: Local News (on the hour, every hour)
8.00pm-midnight: National News (on the hour, every hour)
Midnight - 6.00am: National/International News (on the hour, every hour)
7.00am-1.00pm: Local News (on the hour, every hour)
2.00pm-midnight: National/International News (on the hour, every hour)
Recent News Stories
You can see our latest news stories in the News Centre section of our website.
Automation and Local Programming
The Breeze Breakfast Show from 6am-10am, The Breeze Drive from 3pm-7pm, and programmes between 7am-11am on weekends are local to Bath, Bristol, North Dorset, North Somerset, South Somerset, West Somerset, and West Wiltshire. Other programmes may be shared across The Breeze Network. Live programming is broadcast from 6am-10pm on weekdays. Automated programmes are sometimes broadcast in off peak hours, although these may be subject to change.
Event and Charity Support
The Breeze supports local organisations and charities and broadcasts daily 'what's on guides' whereby charity organisations are given free airtime. We also have an Events Calendar where you can add your local event.
The Breeze plays a variety of music from the past six decades and you can see our output by using our Playlist Search.
The format is the regulation document Ofcom issue. You can read or download it from the Ofcom website
Ofcom Localness Guidelines
Ofcom issue Guidelines defining what 'localness' is for a local radio station. You can read them on the Ofcom website.
How to complain to The Breeze or Ofcom
If you wish to complain about something you heard on The Breeze, you should contact the Managing Editor, Gareth James here in the first instance. Your complaint will be fully investigated and swiftly responded to. Please use the contact details above. In the unlikely event that you do not receive a satisfactory response you can then contact Ofcom here.
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