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 – Sunday||0600 to 1800|
|Monday – Sunday||0100 to 0500|
Steve Hothersall - Head of News and Sport
The average number of hours of automated programming within weekday daytimes and within daytimes on Saturdays and Sundays:
City Talk 105.9 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 City Talk 105.9 is produced and presented locally in our studios at St John’s Beacon in Liverpool with the exception of the following:
Sundays 1600-1900 – The Vodafone Freebees Big 40, produced at Global Radio London
Station Contact details:
City Talk, 1 Houghton Street, Liverpool, L1 1RL
Tel: 0151 472 6800
Fax: 0151 472 6821
Station Director: Richard Maddock
Sales Director: Mike Sarath
PA to Directors: Lesley Marshall
News Editor: Steve Hothersall
Events/charities support or coverage:
City Talk 105.9 gives airtime and helps to raise money for our own charity “Cash For Kids”. The web page with more information can be found at www.citytalk.fm/charity
Regular traffic news and weather reports can be heard in our weekday breakfast and drive shows as well as when needed during off peak hours.
City Talk 105.9 has supported many campaigns, examples include:
- Sign Up For Faye
- Following the death of Rhys Jones we launched the In Rhys' Name... Get Guns Off Our Streets campaign
- Save our Superlambbanana
- Pete Price on Merseybeat
- Help Save Merseyside's Burns Units
Recent programme and/or news highlights:
See the News section
Any other issues or areas of interest likely to impact on localness:
How to complain to the station or to Ofcom:
If you have a complaint about something you have heard on City Talk in the first instance you should contact us directly. Our contact details are:
City Talk City Talk, 1 Houghton Street, Liverpool, L1 1RL
Tel: 0151 472 6800
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 Commercial Director.
You can comment on anything you’ve heard on City Talk here.
Details on how to complain directly to Ofcom can be found on the Ofcom website.