It is a regulatory requirement that community radio stations in the UK hold a Public File.
The information and links below comprise the Public File for Zetland FM. More information about the Public File obligation can be found at www.ofcom.org.uk
Character of Service:
A LOCAL RADIO SERVICE FOR THE REDCAR AND CLEVELAND AREA, HIGHLY FOCUSED ON LOCAL NEWS AND ISSUES.
The Borough of Redcar and Cleveland
Locally made programming must be produced within the licensed area
Locally made Hours:
At least 6 hours a day on weekdays.
At least 6 hours a day on Saturdays and Sundays.
Local news bulletins:
We broadcast local news bulletins on the hour from 0700 to 1000 Monday to Friday with headlines at 0830.
On Saturdays we broadcast local news bulletins on the hour from 0700 to 1100. At all other times we carry national and international news on the hour from Sky News.
Excludes advertising, programme/promotional trails & sponsor credits
Weekday breakfast and drive time, and weekend breakfast
0700 to 1900 weekdays and weekends
Zetland FM, Redcar Beacon, Redcar. TS10 3AA.
East Cleveland Community Radio Limited, Redcar Beacon, Redcar. TS10 3AA.
Registered in England & Wales No 08362780
Main Switchboard: 01642 919444
Studio/ Competition Line: 01642 919444
Monday to Friday:
0000-0200: The Quiet Storm
0200-0800: Classic Hits Overnight
0800-1100: 'The Morning Mix' with Dave Robson
1100-1300: 'Zetland FM Lunchtimes' with John Clayton
1300-1600: 'Zetland FM in the Afternoon' with Mike Long
1600-1800: 'Zetland FM Drive' with Jeremy Gartland
1800-1900: 'Nothing But Number Ones'
Monday: 'Still Got The Blues' with Harry Simpson
Tuesday: 'Back to the Sixties' with John Watson
Wednesday: 'Decades' with Richard Coupland
Thursday: 'Back to the Nineties' with Sarah Lewis
Friday: 'Friday Night at the Movies' with David McCaffrey
2200-0000: The Quiet Storm
0000-0200: The Quiet Storm
0200-0700: Classic Hits Overnight
0700-1000: 'Saturday Breakfast' with John Watson
1000-1400: 'Saturday Lunch' with Jeremy Gartland
1400-1700: 'Back to the Eighties' with Fran Garrity
1700-2000: 'The Land of the Good Groove' with Adrian Allen
2000-2200: 'The Saturday Night Party' with Mike Long
2200-0000: 'Weekend Anthems' with Simon Marshall
0000-0200: Classic Hits Overnight
0700-1000: 'Sunday Breakfast' with John Watson
1000-1400: 'Sunday Lunch' with Fran Garrity
1400-1700: 'Back to the Seventies' with Dave Robson
1700-1900: 'The Retro Chart Show' with Dave Mac
1900-2200: 'Zetland FM Country' with Richard Coupland
2200-0000: 'Sunday Late and Live' with Les Gunn
All of Zetland FM's programmes are broadcast from our studios in the Redcar Beacon, Redcar. All of Zetland FMs daytime programmes are broadcast live. From time to time we pre-record or automate programmes.
Local Information and Support:
Zetland FM brings you the latest weather forecast every hour. Travel bulletins are broadcast every thirty minutes at breakfast and drive time with hourly updates throughout the day.
In 2017 Zetland FM was shortlisted for the 'Queens Award For Voluntary Service', with members of our team invited to Buckingham Palace for a garden party reception.
In 2018 our 'Morning Mix' presenter Julie Donaldson won the Gold Award for 'Female Presenter of the Year' at the national Community Radio Awards held in Sheffield.
In 2019 our 'Morning Mix' programme won the Gold Award for 'Community Show of the Year' at the national Community Radio Awards held in Bristol.
Since 2016 Zetland FM has been involved in the local Inspiring Women Awards which take place in March and celebrate the achievements of local women in Redcar and Cleveland. Categories included the Innovation award, Inspiring Others Award and the Mo Mowlam award. Zetland FM sponsors the 'Volunteer Award'.
We support many local events including Redcar's Kick Off The Summer, Summer Sound at Guisborough Priory, Redcar Pirate Festival, Guisborough's Rock The Ground Music Event, Annual Christmas Carol Concerts in Redcar and Guisborough, The Mayor of Redcar and Cleveland's Charity Ball, presentation evenings for the National Citizen Service, Armed Forces Day and The Teesside Steel Gala. We will also switched on Christmas lights in Redcar, Marske and Saltburn - and much more!
News Contact Information:
Recent News Highlights:
Our news bulletins regularly feature witness appeals from Cleveland Police and Cleveland Fire Brigade, report on the activities of the local RNLI lifeboat and Mountain Rescue Team, and feature updates from Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council.
We carried extensive coverage of the closure of the SSI steel works at Redcar in September and October 2015, together with the subsequent aftermath on the local community. We have continued to cover the subsequent demolition and redevelopment of the former steelworks site over the past five years.
We had extensive reports on two major cases of animal abuse and cruelty.
We covered recent changes to NHS out of hours care services in the Borough.
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For more info on Ofcom http://www.ofcom.org.uk
You can also complain to Ofcom. To do this either telephone them on 020 7981 3040 or visit http://www.ofcom.org.uk/complain on the Ofcom Website
Zetland FM plays a melodic adult contemporary style of music which allows us to play a big variety of songs. There are categories that represent music from the 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and the 2000 decades, as well as recurrent songs and the latest ‘playlisted' music which highlights the best music of today - this takes the form of an A and B list with the A list being the highest rotated.
An example of a daytime hour follows:
Song 1 Spandau Ballet - Gold
Song 2 Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Song 3 Wet Wet Wet - Love Is All Around
Song 4 Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire
Song 5 Rufus/Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody
Song 6 Ellie Goulding - Love me like you do
Song 7 Blondie - Heart of Glass
Song 8 Take That - The Flood
Song 9 Bryan Adams - Heaven
Song 10 Black Eyed Peas - I Got A feelin'
Song 11 Lady Gaga - The Edge of Glory
Song 12 Queen/David Bowie - Under Pressure