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 1800|
|Saturday/Sunday||0700 to 1300|
|Monday - Friday||0100 to 0500|
|Saturday/Sunday||0100 to 0600|
The News team
|Head of News
Deputy Head of News
The average number of hours of automated programming within weekday daytimes and within daytimes on Saturdays and Sundays:
Hallam FM automates some of its output using computer technology. There is however no automation during daytime hours, apart from on significant public holidays.
The amount of local programming per day produced by the station:
All programming on Hallam FM is produced and presented locally in our studios in Sheffield with the exception of the following:
Monday to Friday 1900 - 0600 Networked evening & overnight shows
Sundays 1600 - 1900 – Big Top 40
The occasional programme on significant public holidays or at other times.
Station Contact details:
900 Herries Road
Tel: 0114 209 1000
Fax: 0114 285 5472
|Head Of Sales||Rachel King|
|Programme Director||Anthony Gay|
|PA to Directors||Diane Kitching|
|Head Of News||Louise Easton|
Events/charities support or coverage:
Cash For Kids is the official charity of Hallam FM and Magic AM (Registered Charity no. 1122062). Set up in the 1970’s, Cash for Kids (formally Help A Hallam Child) has raised millions of pounds to help sick, disabled and disadvantaged children in South Yorkshire. Every penny raised stays in this region to support thousands of the most needy local children. Cash for Kids provides grants for individuals, other children’s charities, community groups and the health sector.
2010 has been the most successful year for Hallam FM & Magic AM’s Cash for Kids raising £617,000 and supporting over 14,000 of the neediest local children in South Yorkshire.
The Cash for Kids Appeal raised over £60,000 in aid of Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
In the summer Cash for Kids obtained over £59,000 worth of tickets and family activities for deprived local children and over £30,000 worth of panto tickets and family activities at Christmas.
The Cash for Kids Christmas Appeal delivered over £330,000 worth of gifts to over 9,000 local children who were at risk of waking up to nothing on Christmas morning.
Recent programme and/or news highlights:
See the News section
Hallam FM’s breakfast show, Big John @ Breakfast, has just celebrated its 10th year of marriage to the listeners of South Yorkshire. John is much loved for his sense of humour and passion for the local area.
The radio station prides itself on it’s coverage of those extra special ‘exciting’ moments that are relevant to it’s target audience. For example broadcasting the local U2 and Kings Of Leon concerts, giving away amazing prizes (holidays to Thailand, £1000 hand delivered by Big John) and contributing or creating live events and ‘outside broadcasts’ in Doncaster, Barnsley, Rotherham, Sheffield and Rotherham.
Hallam FM also lives under the skin of it’s audience thanks to it’s emotive charity appeals. The maturity and professionalism of the station’s presenters is often evident, be it in interviewing a local family touched by heartache or by describing why an issue is relevant to it’s family audience.
Any other issues or areas of interest likely to impact on localness:
The Station Format
Hallam FM broadcasts on 97.4, 102.9 and 103.4 MHz FM and on DAB Digital Radio on the South Yorkshire Multiplex. Our coverage area is South Yorkshire and the North Midlands. Hallam FM is a local ‘adult contemporary’ station, playing a relevant mix of new music and recent classics for a 25-44 year old target audience, with an agenda of family friendly entertainment.
How to complain to the station or to Ofcom:
If you have a complaint about something you have heard on Hallam FM in the first instance you should contact us directly. Our contact details are:
900 Herries Road
If the complaint or comments are about programming heard on the station, please address them to the Programme Director.
If the complaint or comments are regarding advertising, please address them to the Sales Director.
You can comment on anything you’ve heard on Hallam FM here.
Details on how to complain directly to Ofcom can be found on the Ofcom website.