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Station Format:

Station Name:

Zetland FM


Character of Service:



Licence Number:



Licensed area:

The Borough of Redcar and Cleveland



105 MHz


Service duration:

24 hours


Locally-made programming:

Studio Location:

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



Contact Details:


Zetland FM, Redcar Beacon, Redcar. TS10 3AA.


Registered office:

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


Station Manager:

Jeremy Gartland


Sales Manager:

Lesley Watt



Programme Schedule:

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 supports local charities through our hourly ‘Action Desk' feature. If you would like to broadcast an appeal please feel free to contact us: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.


Station Highlights:

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:

If you have a news story for us call 01642 919444 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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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If you have a complaint about something you have heard on Zetland FM you should contact our Station Manager Jeremy Gartland on 01642 919444 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can also complain to Ofcom. To do this either telephone them on 020 7981 3040 or visit 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



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