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The Breeze is part of the Greatest Hits Radio Network, and like each local commercial station in the UK has obligations with regard to its programmes, including its music and local content. These obligations are set out in the station Format which forms part of our Public File.
The Public File is just one indicator of our output. Just ask us if you’d like a hard copy. If you have any comments on it, let us know or, if necessary, contact our regulator, Ofcom.
Except in special or exceptional circumstances (which may include some bank holiday periods,) the station broadcasts news bulletins hourly from 0600 until 1900, with additional headlines in weekday breakfast and evening drive periods. Bulletins contain a mix of local/regional, national and world stories, along with sport, weather and entertainment news.
At the weekend, bulletins containing local/regional, national and world news, along with sport, weather and entertainment news, are broadcast between 0700 and 1300.
Additionally, at other times, bulletins containing national and world news, prepared by Sky, may be broadcast in some hours.
Our news pages online show some of our most recent stories, and the news team is managed by the Group News Editor, Jonathan Richards – firstname.lastname@example.org
You can contact the news team at email@example.com
The news operation is based at our studios in Bristol for the most part and during peak times. From time to time, some content is prepared from other Bauer Radio newsrooms.
The station broadcasts twenty-four hours a day, with programmes as listed per the schedule on our website.
Programming within weekday daytimes is currently automated between 00:00-06:00 and 10:00-00:00. All weekend programming is currently automated. These shows may be live in times of adverse weather or other relevant circumstances.
The station broadcasts local programming from our studios in Bristol, weekdays 06:00-10:00, whilst other programmes are generally broadcast from our studios in Manchester, Liverpool, London, Birmingham, Southampton as well as here in the South West – with occasional programmes broadcast from our studios in Glasgow.
Our main South West Studios are based at:
Bristol BS3 2JH
Guidelines on localness have been published by our regulator OFCOM, and are available here: http://stakeholders.ofcom.org.uk/broadcasting/radio/localness/localness-guidelines
To contact the radio station generally, use our ‘contact us’ page and we’ll make every effort to reply to any emails which raise substantive issues. Should you prefer to speak to programme management, please contact Gareth James, Group Managing Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also contact the station during office hours on 0117 966 1065
Events/Charities support or coverage
The station supports a number of local organisations and charities throughout the year.
Our ‘What’s On Guides’ give charities and non-profit making organisations the opportunity to promote events and fundraising activity free of charge.
Recent Programme and/or News Highlights
Our website covers much of the programming we’re proud of (general and, where appropriate, news).
Check our news pages to see the latest stories we are covering.
We aim that our radio stations belong to the areas they serve through the information services it provides. Any suggestions or thoughts on our output are always much valued.
The Breeze is licensed to play ‘mainstream music’. It plays, accordingly, a mix of songs from the 70s, 80s and 90s – featuring artists such as Blondie, Queen, David Bowie, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Prince and ABBA.
As outlined at the head of this document, the station is governed by a Format, which forms part of our licence. Our Format is available on the Ofcom website.
How to complain
Live, entertaining radio always carries some risk. We try to get things right, and not all programmes will be to everyone’s taste. Where we do make mistakes, we’ll try to take appropriate action as quickly as we can. Please do get in touch with any comments – praise or complaints and we’ll consider them carefully.
To speak to us directly, our weekday office hours phone numbers are above. Should you have any difficulties, please speak to our Group Managing Editor, Gareth James – email@example.com
If you feel we have not taken the right action regarding a broadcast after contacting us, you may refer the matter to our regulator, Ofcom.
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