Public File

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.

Local Bulletins
Monday – Friday       0600 to 1900
Saturday      0900 to 1300
Sunday      0900 to 1300


Northern Bulletins
Saturday      0700 to 0800, 1400 to 1800
Sunday      0700 to 0800, 1400 to 1900



National bulletins

All other times on the hour.

Recent News stories covered on air

The programme schedule

The average number of hours of automated programming within weekday daytimes and within daytimes on Saturdays and Sundays:

The amount of local programming per day produced by the station: all programming originates from TFM’s sister station Metro Radio.

Ofcom Localness Guidelines

Station Contact details:
TFM Radio
55 Degrees North
Pilgrim Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tel: 01642 888222


Lesley Kerrison     Sales Director
Mark Clancey   Head of Sales
Mark Cliffe   Content Controller


Events/charities support or coverage:
TFM Radio supports its own charity Cash For Kids

Recent programme and/or news highlights:
News coverage of bad weather / School closures etc.
See the News section

Any other issues or areas of interest likely to impact on localness:
Local programming passionate about Teesside / County Durham and North Yorkshire.

The Station's Playlist

The Station Format

How to complain to the station or to Ofcom:
If the complaint or comments are about programming heard on the station, please address them to the Content Controller.
If the complaint or comments are regarding advertising, please address them to the Sales Director.

55 Degrees North
Pilgrim Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tel: 01642 888222

Details on how to complain directly to Ofcom can be found on the Ofcom website.You can comment on anything you’ve heard on TFM here.