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.

News Bulletin Schedule including which bulletins provide local news and which provide only UK-wide bulletins.

Local Bulletins
Monday – Friday       0600 to 1800
Saturday      0800 to 1400
Sunday      0800 to 1400
National Bulletins    
Monday - Friday   0000, 2200

Recent News stories covered on air

The programme schedule

The average number of hours of automated programming within weekday daytimes and within daytimes on Saturdays and Sundays:
Monday – Thursday 7pm to 6am (networked)
Friday 7pm - Saturday 2pm (networked)
Saturday 6pm to Sunday 12pm (networked)
Sunday 4pm – Monday 6am (networked)

The amount of local programming per day produced by the station:
Monday to Friday – 12 hours
Saturday – 4 hours
Sunday – 4 hours

Ofcom Localness Guidelines

Station Contact details:
Tay FM
6 North Isla Street

Sales, Advertising, Sponsorship & Promotions: 01382 423 204
News team: 01382 423 212
Cash For Kids: 01382 423 263

To speak to anyone else please call 01382 200800.

Cathy Kirk – Station Director –
Gary Muircroft – Content Director –
Alan Smith – Head of News and Sport –
Ann Marie Miller – Sales Director –

Events/charities support or coverage:
Daily ‘What’s On’ and ‘Entertainment’ guides. Our main attention is on our own charity ‘Cash for Kids’, however we do publicise other local charities and their events.

Recent programme and/or news highlights
See the News section

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

The Station's Playlist

The Station Format
Tay FM 25 – 44 Contemporary Pop Music

How to complain to the station or to Ofcom:
If you have a complaint about something you have heard on Tay FM in the first instance you should contact us directly. Our contact details are:

Tay FM
6 North Isla Street

Tel: 01382 200800

If the complaint or comments are about programming heard on the station, please address them to the Content Controller.

If the complaint or comments are regarding advertising, please address them to the Sales Director.

You can comment on anything you've heard on Tay FM here.

Details on how to complain directly to Ofcom can be found on the Ofcom website.