The Public File contains details on Yorkshire Coast Radio's 'format' and commitment to 'localness'.
Each local commercial radio station in the UK has obligations relating to it's programmes, including music and local content. These obligations are set out in the station format which forms part of the Public File.
The Public File is also available in hard copy, and is avaialable to view at Yorkshire Coast Radio's office at Unit 2B, Newchase Business Centre, Hopper Hill Road, Scarborough YO11 3YS. A copy can be obtained by writing to the same address.
We broadcast news bulletins containing a mix of local, national and international news hourly from 7am to 6pm inclusive each weekday. In addition we broadcast news headlines on the half-hour at 6.30, 7.30 and 8.30am. A 1 minute local news summary is broadcast each weekday evening following the national news at 7, 8, 9 and 10pm. Sport bulletins are broadcast at 7.30am, 8.30am, 1pm and 6pm each weekday. We broadcast a buisness news bulletin at 1pm and 6pm each weekday. Bulletins containing national and international news are broadcast on the hour at all other times.
At the weekend we broadcast news bulletins containing a mix of local, national and international news hourly from 8am until 12noon inclusive. Bulletins containing national and international news are broadcast on the hour at all other times.
2. Recent News Stories
Click here for the latest local news stories
3. News Contacts
The newsroom can be contacted by calling 01723 588988 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Programme Schedule
Click here to view our current Programme Schedule
5. Automated Programming
Some of Yorkshire Coast Radio's programming is 'automated' during off-peak hours. During daytime hours automated programming is broadcast between 12noon - 2pm on Saturday and from 12noon on Sunday.
6. Local Programming
All of Yorkshire Coast Radio's programming is broadcast locally from studios in Scarborough.
7. Localness Guidelines
The government regulator OFCOM has responsibility for radio. OFCOM has produced localness guidelines which Yorkshire Coast Radio is required to adhere to. These guidelines can be found here.
All radio stations have written formats that they must adhere to.
Click here to view the format for Yorkshire Coast Radio (Bridlington)
Click here to view the format for Yorkshire Coast Radio (Scarborough)
If you have reason to complain about Yorkshire Coast Radio, in the first instance please contact the Managing Director at the address below. If you are unhappy with the response that you receive, please contact OFCOM by following the details outlined here.
8. Station Contact Details
Yorkshire Coast Radio, Unit 2B, Newchase Business Centre, Hopper Hill Road, Scarborough YO11 3YS
General Enquiries: 01723 581700
Studio Phone In: 01723 588999
Managing Director: Chris Sigsworth
Commercial Manager: Tim Watson
Content Manager: Matthew Pells
9. Events/Charities Support & Coverage
Yorkshire Coast Radio supports many local charities and voluntary organisations, including St Catherine's Hospice, Cancer Research UK, Macmillan, Marie Curie and more. Details of events in the area, promoted by the station, can be found here.
10. Recent Programme and News Highlights
Yorkshire Coast Radio has recently broadcast live from Cancer Research UK's Race for Life in Scarborough, National Armed Forces Day, Sewerby Gala and the Road Races at Oliver's Mount, Scarborough.
11. Sample Playlist
A sample of a typical hours music on Yorkshire Coast Radio can be found here: