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 (excluding 1400)



0900 to 1300 (North of England bulletins at 0700/0800)



0900 to 1200 (North of England bulletins at 0700/0800)

National Bulletins


National bulletins will feature overnight at at other times when relevant.

Recent News stories covered on air

News Team
John Pickford
Adam Philips
Rebecca Barratt

The programme schedule

The average number of hours of automated programming within weekday daytimes and within daytimes on Saturdays and Sundays:

The amount of local programming per day produced by the station:
The following programming on Rock FM is produced and presented locally in our studios at St Paul's Square in Preston.
Monday to Friday 0600-1400/1500-1900
Saturday 1400-1800
Sunday 1200-1600
Other programming comes from various Bauer Radio studios in the UK.

Ofcom Localness Guidelines

Station Contact details:
Rock FM
St Paul's Church
St Paul's Square

Tel: 01772 477 700

Recent programme and/or news highlights:
See the News section
Cash for Kids Day

Any other issues or areas of interest likely to impact on localness:
Cash For Kids Christmas Appeal

The Station's Playlist


The Station Format

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

Rock FM
St Paul's Church
St Paul's Square
Tel: 01772 477 700

Your main contacts at Rock FM are:



Sales Director


Hilary Pickering

Content Controller


Paul Webster



Lorraine Hudson

Charity Manager


Nikki Thompson



Rebecca Barrett



Billy McKendrick

Web Editor


Sean Baldwin



Joanne Driver

Sponsorship & Promotions


Michaela Anderson

Boom Radio / Day@Rock FM


Caroline Greer




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 Rock FM here.

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