A regular "Hometime" show on Radio Ashford. A variety of music with guests and features, traffic & travel to aid your journey home.

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Public File, AHBS Community Radio

Each local radio station in the UK has obligations with regard to itís 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

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 editor@ahbs.org.uk) or Ofcom.

Contact Details

AHBS Community Radio

Telephone: Contact the studio on 01233 616226

Formats

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.

Programme Schedule

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.

Links:

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):
http://www.ofcom.org.uk/static/radiolicensing/Community/cr201.htm

Annual Report:

2013 Annual Report

Last modified: 25 October 2015 at 12:26

Printed: 25 April 2017 at 17:22

News

Man charged with robbing Ashford convenience store
24th April 2017 17:15

A man has been arrested and charged in connection with a reported robbery at a convenience store in Ashford last week police say.

The incident happened at the One Stop shop in Beaver Lane at about 10.30pm on Wednesday 19th April

It was reported that hundreds of pounds was stolen from the till after two men entered the store with their faces covered.

Reuben Garland, 23, of no fixed address, was arrested the following day and has subsequently been charged with robb ... read more

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21st April 2017 10:15

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Robbery at One Stop Shop in Beaver Lane Ashford
20th April 2017 12:15

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Gig Guide

Live Blues with Anna Stone. Anna will sing some Jazz/Blues Free Entry but please make a donation or have a drink/cake
Venue: Bauhaus Cafe
Thu 27/04/2017 18:00-21:00 | Cost: Free admission

Beer Festival All Weekend
Venue: Ashfords newest pub The Dog House
Fri 28/04/2017 21:00-23:00 | Cost: Free admission

FatBadger playing at The Dog House micro pub beer festival, playing a mix of classic and modern rock tunes
Venue: The Dog House micro pub
Sat 29/04/2017 21:00-23:00 | Cost: Free admission

Stella 'n The Loft
Venue: The Windmill Inn
Thu 04/05/2017 21:00-23:00 | Cost: Free admission

North Park Hillbillies supported by Who's Brian?
Venue: Charing Sports Pavillion
Fri 05/05/2017 20:00-23:00 | Cost: Free admission

Ashford United Family Fun Day 2017
Venue: The Homelands Stadium
Sun 07/05/2017 13:00-23:00 | Cost: Free admission

KINGSNORTH FOLK SESSION Folk-in-the-round every 2nd Wednesday from 7.30-10.30pm. If you sing, play acoustic, tell stories or poems, or listen, welcome!
Venue: Queen's Head pub, Kingsnorth TN23 3ED
Wed 10/05/2017 19:30-22:30 | Cost: Free admission

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