Public File

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.

News Bulletin Schedule including which bulletins provide local news and which provide only UK-wide bulletins.

Local Bulletins


Monday – Friday


0600 to 1800



0600 to 1000

National Bulletins



Monday - Friday


1900 to 2200



1100 to 2200

Recent News stories covered on air

The programme schedule

The average number of hours of automated programming within weekday daytimes and within daytimes on Saturdays and Sundays:
2 Hours per day during weekdays; no automation at weekends

The amount of local programming per day produced by the station:
8 hours Mon-Fri (6am-2pm; 3pm-7pm)

4 hours on Saturday (2pm-6pm)

3 hours on Sunday (1-4pm)

Ofcom Localness Guidelines

Station Contact details:
Unit 40
Loreburn Shopping Centre
Tel: 01387 250 999

Events/charities support or coverage:
Cash For Kids is the main charity supported by Westsound

Recent programme and/or news highlights:
See the News section

Any other issues or areas of interest likely to impact on localness:
As a local radio station, we strive to provide listeners with as much relevant local information as possible as well as being extremely active in the community.

The Station's Playlist

The Station Format

How to complain to the station or to Ofcom:
If you have a complaint about something you have heard on West Sound FM, in the first instance you should contact us directly. Our contact details are:

Unit 40
Loreburn Shopping Centre
Tel: 01387 250 999

If the complaint or comments are about programming heard on the station, please address them to the Content Controller.

If the complaint or comments are regarding advertising, please address them to the Sales Director.

You can comment on anything you’ve heard on Westsound here.

Details on how to complain directly to Ofcom can be found on the Ofcom website.