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Suffolk First is the local radio station for Suffolk, 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 "Suffolk First”
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
FORMAT: Local information for Suffolk with a 60/40% split of country and non-county music
Operational Information Transmission:Suffolk First is available on the Suffolk DAB Multiplex. Automation: 100% of Suffolk First's output is automated Locally Produced: 100% of Suffolk First output is locally produced .
Suffolk First doesn't run news bulletins, however contains information including weather, travel, sport, high tides, whats ons and other key information from 6am-6pm - including Suffolk Farming daily at 7.30am & 5.30pm and the Suffolk First Farming Programme every Sunday 8am & 2pm
Programme Schedule :
Weekdays 6-10am Steve Orchard 10am - 2pm Sean Dunderdale 2-6pm John Tolson
Weekends: 6-10am Martin Samuels 10-2 Ellie Codling 2-6: Alex Brown
Our Playlist Information about the music we play is shown in our new music pages.
Events/Charities Support or Coverage Suffolk First 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 Suffolk First 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 Suffolk First using the normal station contact details. Complaints can also be made to Ofcom, for details please click here.