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.
|Monday – Friday||0600 to 1900|
|Saturday||0700 to 1400|
|Sunday||0800 to 1400|
|Monday - Friday||0000, 2200|
The News team
Alan Smith – Head of News and Sport
Gavin Butler – Senior Broadcast Journalist
Lorraine Welsh – Broadcast Journalist
Craig Hamilton – Broadcast Journalist
The average number of hours of automated programming within weekday daytimes and within daytimes on Saturdays and Sundays:
Monday – Friday 7pm to 6am (networked)
Saturday 10am to 2pm and 10pm to 8am (networked)
Sunday 4pm – 7pm and 10pm to 6am (networked)
The amount of local programming per day produced by the station:
Monday to Friday – 13 hours
Saturday – 12 hours
Sunday – 11 hours
Station Contact details:
6 North Isla Street
Sales, Advertising, Sponsorship & Promotions: 01382 423 204
News team: 01382 423 215
Cash For Kids: 01382 423 263
Travel Club: 01382 423 264
To speak to anyone else please call 01382 200800.
Gary Robinson – Station Director – email@example.com
Richard Allan – Programme and Music Manager – firstname.lastname@example.org
Alan Smith – Head of New s and Sport – email@example.com
John Murphy – Sales Director – firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
Snow coverage - 5am on Wednesday 1st December 2010, Breakfast Presenter Stuart Webster was travelling in heavy snow between Perth and Dundee when his car hit the central reservation. Undeterred with no damage, he managed to dig the car out of the snow with the help of a passing motorist and continued his journey, only to then to hit a snow drift and drive into a deep ditch injuring his knee.
Once again, he managed to get out of his car and decided to WALK to get to Tay. Fortunately the motorist who had previously stopped to help once again came to Stuart's aid and gave him a lift. Stuart made it to air at 7am.
Feedback from a listener:
Can I say a huge thank you to Radio Tay for the excellent and informative service you have all delivered during the last 2 weeks. Although Radio Tay FM is our usual station, it has now become a priority to have the radio on at work, home and in the car to stay up to date will the latest travel and weather information so thank you to everyone involved and take care during this very cold spell.
Any other issues or areas of interest likely to impact on localness:
The Station Format
Tay FM 25 – 44 Contemporary Pop Music
How to complain to the station or to Ofcom:
In the first instance contact: email@example.com
Details on how to complain directly to Ofcom can be found on the Ofcom website.