Public File

Lincs FM is the local radio station for Lincolnshire and Newark, and 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. It is relevant only to "Lincs FM” covering Lincolnshire and Newark. You can also listen to us on-line.

Ofcom

Ofcom, the Office of Communications, is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, with responsibilities across television, radio, telecommunications and wireless communications services. They have a website at http://www.ofcom.org.uk

To report interference by illegal broadcasters to Ofcom please use the following link http://ask.ofcom.org.uk/help/radio/pirates

Formats

All local radio stations have written ‘formats’, laid down by Ofcom, that they must follow at all times. For Lincs FM, please click here.

Operational Information

Transmission: Lincs FM is available on 102.2FM across Lincolnshire and Newark, Grantham on 96.7FM and Scunthorpe on 97.6FM. Lincs FM is also available across the County on DAB Radio. 

Automation: None of Lincs FM's locally produced weekly daytime output is automated. On a Saturday none of Lincs FM's daytime output is automated. On a Sunday on average, two hours of our daytime output is automated, and we take the Big Top 40.

Local production: Lincs FM is locally produced 24 hours a day except for 3 hours on a Sunday when we carry The Big Top 40 show.

News Bulletin Schedule

Local News Bulletins are broadcast every hour from 6am Monday to 2pm Saturday then 8am - 2pm Sunday.

Weekday bulletins from 8pm - 5am are a mix of IRN National News and a locally produced bulletin.

At weekends, IRN provides a national only bulletin from 3pm-6am Saturday/Sunday and 3pm-5am Sunday/Monday.

To view news headlines 24 hours a day visit our news page click here.

Local travel information is broadcast between 6am-10am and 3pm-7pm Monday to Friday, with additional updates throughout the day as and when necessary.

Recent programme and/or news highlights

We were nominated in 2007 as Sony radio Station of the Year with an Audience of more than 300,000. For a rundown of recent programme/news highlights please refer to our homepage. We welcome any comments or questions you may have. For details on how to get in touch please refer to our contact us page click here.

The News team

Kathy Green - News Manager
Andy Marsh - Senior Journalist
Matt Soanes - Journalist
Aaron Renfree - Journalist 

You can contact Lincs FM’s newsroom on 01522 549977, or email news@lincsfm.co.uk.

Programme Schedule

To view Lincs FM’s programme schedule, click here.

Our Playlist

You can see a list of songs we've played here and our current playlist here.

Events/Charities Support or Coverage

Lincs FM supports charity and non profit making events by providing coverage on our What's On Guide. To send in details or to view events happening in the area click here.

Station Contact Details

If you’ve any further questions, you can find all our contact details by clicking here.

How to complain

Lincs FM is part of the Lincs FM Group and operates a complaints procedure which refers all complaints to the Group Director of Programming for investigation and response. To lodge a complaint please contact Lincs FM using the normal station contact details. Complaints can also be made to Ofcom, for details please click here.

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