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.
The following details would form part of our Public File if MKFM is successful in obtaining a full time community radio license to serve Milton Keynes.
MKFM broadcast news bulletins on the half-hour between 0600 and 0900 and hourly from 0900 to 1900 on weekdays. Bulletins between 06.00 and 18.00 inclusive contain a full mix of national and world news stories followed by a 60 second bulletin of local news for the Milton Keynes area. This is followed by an hourly weather forecast and local sport and entertainment news .
At the weekend, news bulletins containing national and world news are broadcast between 0800 and 1300 inclusive.
Sports reports are broadcast on Saturday afternoons between 1500 and 1800 during the football season.
For latest news stories, see the News section at mkfm.com
Contact details for the News team
You can call the News team on 01908 230149
Our programme schedule can be found at mkfm.com here
Programme Automation: There are 4 hours of automation between 0200 and 0600 Monday to Friday. Sunday mornings are automated between 0200 and 0800.
The amount of local programming per day produced by the station: All of our output is produced and presented from our local studios in Milton Keynes with the exception of syndicated dance music shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
Ofcom Localness Guidelines
As with all commercial radio stations in the UK, we are licensed and regulated by Ofcom and are currently working towards gaining a full time community radio license to serve Milton Keynes. You can read more about this and leave your views on this here.
Ofcom, the government regulator with responsibilities for local radio, has produced localness guidelines that all local commercial radio stations adhere to. These guidelines can be read here.
In addition all local radio stations have written ‘formats’ that they must follow at all times. You can read them here.
If you are unhappy with the response you receive, you can complain directly to the regulator, Ofcom. The Ofcom website has full details about how to do this.
Station Contact details
Our address is:
Main Switchboard Number: 01908 230149
Studio phone in number: 01908 235385
Sales: 01908 230149
Newsroom: 01908 235385
Travel news line: 01908 235385
Studio Text: 07904 107107
Events/Charities Support or Coverage
We are proud to be a part of the fastest growing city in Europe and we aim to help all charitable and non profit making groups with their local events through publicity. You can send in your events online.
The MKFM street team regularly visit many fetes, fairs, carnivals and open days across Milton Keynes and North Bucks and we will be working to promote many of these events on air.
Recent Programming and or/News highlights
Highlights from our first trial broadcast are available as a downloadable PDF file here
Any other issues or areas of interest likely to impact on localness?
There are no current issues that impact on the localness of the station.
The station's playlist
Our playlist is available here.