Public File, AHBS Community Radio
Each local radio station in the UK has obligations with regard to it’s programmes, including the music and local content. These obligations are set out in the Station format which forms part of the station's Public File. The Public File is also available in hard copy by post upon request by any member of the public and serves as one indicator of each licensed station's output. Comment on the contents of the Public File should be made to the station or to the industry regulator, Ofcom.
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. Visit the Ofcom website.
If you'd like to complain about anything you hear on AHBS Community Radio you can contact the editor (email firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ofcom.
AHBS Community Radio
Telephone: Contact the studio on 01233 616226
Formats are documents issued to Ofcom licence holders, they outline what is required of a radio station's programming. The format for AHBS Community Radio is detailed in our Key Commitments document.
Local production & automation
The majority of the programming is produced locally in Ashford. AHBS Community Radio automates some aspects of programming using computer technology, however at least four hours is produced live locally each day. Weekday daytime, from 1100 to 1500 hrs, is an automated service during which we concentrate on topical community information and musical variety.
To view our current programme schedule please click on the link above.
News, local and community information
Normally the national & international news headlines are broadcast at least 4 times per day. Local news and community information feature regularly throughout daytime programmes, with opportunities for longer form local features, interviews and debates broadcast as part of the regular "Radio Forum" series (hour long programmes) and "Radio Forum Shorts" series (approximately 2-4 minutes in duration). Similarly local news and community information feature on our website and Social Media pages on a daily basis. Each hour during daytime we prominently feature the activities of many local charities and community groups. This information is both proactively sourced and the public submission by email and though the website is regularly encouraged on-air.
More information on Ofcom's local guidelines can be found here: www.ofcom.org.uk/radio/ifi/rbl/car/localness
The Office of Communication publishes information on the license details and key commitments for AHBS Community Radio (CR201):