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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: 26 March 2017 at 13:56

News

Ashford woman arrested for attempted murder
24th March 2017 11:30

A woman has been arrested by Kent Police on suspicion of attempted murder following an incident in Ashford in the early ours of this morning.

Kent Police says it was called at 1.45am on Friday 24th March to assist South East Coast Ambulance Service with a medical emergency in Hunter Avenue, Asfhrod. A 55-year-old man had suffered stab wounds.

Officers seized a knife from the scene and the man was taken to a local hospital for treatment on his injuries, which are not belie ... read more

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Property fund donations for Ashford community groups
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Gig Guide

Roy Ryan - Dramatic Actor.† Baritone-Tenor.† Comedian. †Musician.
Venue: Bauhaus Cafe
Thu 30/03/2017 18:00-20:00 | Cost: Free admission

SeaMonkeys at the George Hotel, Ashford
Venue: The George Hotel
Fri 31/03/2017 21:00-23:00 | Cost: Free admission

Dimension X (Classic Melodic Rock Band)
Venue: The Windmill Inn
Fri 31/03/2017 21:00-23:00 | Cost: Free admission

Live Jazz with Dulcie May Moreno and Stephen Bridgland
Venue: Bauhaus Cafe
Thu 06/04/2017 18:00-20:00 | Cost: Free admission

Kent Senior Cup Final for Ashford United
Venue: Gallagher Stadium, Maidstone
Sun 09/04/2017 15:00-00:00 | Cost: Free admission

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