Each local community 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 “Key Commitments”, a document issued by Ofcom, the UK’s radio regulator. This Public File contains details of the the commitments that Ofcom regulate, such as music and speech. It is intended to give you a better understanding of our output and what we are doing for our community.
Recent news stories covered on air
The latest local, UK and world news headlines are available in the news section of our website.
The news team
You can contact NE1’s News Team via the news section of our website.
The programme schedule
Details of NE1’s programming can be found on the schedule. This includes details of all the shows for the coming week as well as individual links to all the presenter pages.
The average number of hours of automated programming within weekday daytimes and within daytimes on Saturdays and Sundays.
The approximate number of hours of automated programming is around 25 hours a week Monday-Friday, and approximately 8 hours over Saturday and Sunday.
The amount of local programming per day produced by the station
Ofcom states that we must provide locally-produced output for a minimum of 13 hours per day, but it is around 18 hours at present.
Ofcom Key Commitments
Ofcom, the government regulator with responsibility for local radio, has produced guidelines that this station adheres to. These guidelines can be read here.
If you have a complaint to make about NE1, in the first instance please contact Brett Sterling, Station Manager. Brett can be contacted by telephone on (0191) 810 1025.
If you are unhappy with the response you receive from NE1, you can complain directly to the regulator, Ofcom. Their website has full details about how to do this. Click here to find out more.
Station contact details
We love hearing from our listeners! If you’d like to contact us for any reason, you can do so via our contact us page which will give you all the information you need.
Recent programmes and / or News
We try to keep our website as up to date as possible with all the latest happenings at NE1, so if you want to know what’s happening, please visit the homepage at www.ne1fm.co.uk If you have any enquiries, then our contact us page contains details of how to get in touch with us.If you are unhappy with the response you receive, you can complain directly to the regulator, Ofcom. Their website has full details about how to do this: www.ofcom.org.uk/complain