Public File

Last Updated: 14/04/2024

Each local commercial radio station in the UK has requirements in respect of its music and local content, These requirements can include items such as news, speech levels etc. These requirements make up 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. Please note for some of our radio broadcasts we do instead hold PRS & PPL Licensing which are separate to any Ofcom regulation.


Durham Hits broadcasts news bulletins hourly 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These bulletins contain a mix of local, national and world news, alongside sport, weather and entertainment news. Our News bulleting’s are provided to Durham Hits by Radio News Hub.

Programme Schedule:
To see a copy of the latest Durham Hits Schedule, click here

Automated Programming:
The vast majority of Durham Hits programming is broadcast live from our presenters homes However some off-peak shows are sometimes pre-recorded.

Amount of local programming each day produced by station:
Durham Hits programming is locally produced and presented for at-least 8 hours per day.

Ofcom localness guidelines

Ofcom, the government regulator with responsibility for local radio, has produced localness guidelines that this station adheres to. These guidelines can be read here.

Station contact details:

You can view our contact details by following this link.

Events / charities support or coverage

Durham Hits works with a selection of local charity’s to both offer support as-well as free advertising with on the radio.

Other areas with impact to localness:
There are no current issues that impact on the localness of the station.

The Station’s Playlist:
For a full version of the current playlist simply click here

Comment or complain about the station

If you would like to comment or make a complaint about Durham Hits please email hello@durhamhits.co.uk, providing details of your comment or complaint, and our programming team will help with your enquiry.

If you are unhappy with the response you receive, you can complain directly to the regulator, Ofcom https://www.ofcom.org.uk/complaints

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