Every local commercial radio station in the British Isles has requirements in respect of its music and speech content, such as the amount of local news and information. These requirements are set out in the station "Format", a document issued by Ofcom, the communications regulator.
This Public File contains details of the elements that Ofcom regulate, such as music tracks and local news. It is intended to give you an overview of our output and what we are doing for the Guernsey community.
News Bulletin Schedule
Island FM broadcasts local news at the following times:-
Weekdays, on the hour and half hour 6.00am–9am, then hourly until 10pm.
Weekends, on the hour 8am–12pm.
News is made up of a mix of Bailiwick stories, items of Channel Island interest, mainland UK and world stories.
Click here for the latest news.
Giulia Heath – News Editor
You can contact the news team by email [email protected] or by calling 01481 242000.
To see a copy of the latest Programme Schedule click here.
Automated and Network Programming
The majority of Island FM's output is produced and presented from our studios in St Sampsons.
Some of our off-peak programmes are recorded shortly before transmission, between 6pm and 10pm on weekdays.
Weekday output from 2pm to 6pm is presented from our studios in Jersey.
On Saturdays, our programmes after 6pm are recorded.
On Sunday, our programmes after 2pm are recorded.
Ofcom Localness Guidelines
Ofcom has produced localness guidelines that Island FM adheres to. These guidelines can be read here: http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/broadcasting/radio/localness/localness-guidelines
In addition, all local radio stations have written 'formats' that they must follow at all times. You can read ours here: http://www.ofcom.org.uk/static/radiolicensing/html/radio-stations/analogue/analogue-main.htm
Station Contact Details
Guernsey GY2 4QQ
Tel: 01481 24 2000
Recent Programming Highlights
Island FM is proud to serve the bailiwick with news, information and competitions.
Catch up on all current station content by visiting our homepage.
Recent News Highlights
Island FM provides up to date local news for Guernsey, Herm, Sark and Alderney.
Find out more via our dedicated local news section.
To view the station format click here: http://www.ofcom.org.uk/static/radiolicensing/html/radio-stations/analogue/analogue-main.htm
How To Complain
If you would like to comment or make a complaint about Island FM, please email [email protected] providing details of your comment or complaint, and our programming team will help with your enquiry.
If you are unhappy with the response you receive, you can complain directly to the regulator, Ofcom https://www.ofcom.org.uk/tv-radio-and-on-demand/how-to-report-a-complaint