Public File

Public File


1 What is the Public File?

2 News Bulletins

3 Recent News

4 The News Team

5 The Programme Schedule

6 Automation and Local Programming

7 Events and Charities we support

8 Coverage Highlights

9 Music Playlist

10 The Format

11 Ofcom Localness Guidelines

12 Contact Us

13 How to Complain


1. What is the Public File?

Each local commercial radio station in the UK has requirements in respect of its music and local content, such as news etc. These requirements are set out in the station "Format", a document issued by Ofcom, the UK media regulator.

The Public File contains details of elements Ofcom regulate over, 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 the community we serve.

The Public File is available as a print out on request. Any comments on the file can be made to us or Ofcom.

2. News Bulletins

Below are details of how often we broadcast news bulletins and whether they are local, national or international news.

Monday to Friday

National and International News

0500, 0600, 0700, 0800, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700,1800, 2200


National and International News

0700, 0800, 0900, 1000


National and International News

0700, 0800, 0900, 1000

3. Recent News

To view some of our latest news articles, please view our homepage here

4. The News Team

If you have any queries about News, contact our team here

5. The Programme Schedule

View of programme schedule here

6. Automation and Local Programming

Sometimes it is necessary to pre-record (sometimes called Automation) programmes on the station. Currently we automate minimum 5 hours during the weekday day times.

None of our programmes are networked from off site.

7. Events and Charities we support

We work closely with a number of charities such as Queenscourt Hopsice in Southport for who we host their regular night walk and ‘Santa Sprint’.

We also work with the Lakeside Church based on Southport Promenade, as well as ‘The Free Clothes Store’ which is also part of the church.

8. Coverage Highlights

There are a number of key events we get involved with every year, including the Southport Airshow.

On air we pride ourselves in locally relevant content for The Liverpool City Region and Fylde Coast areas - local travel, weather, news and sport alongside great music and entertainment.

9. Music Playlist

We play a wide range of music from the past fifty years. From  the late 1950s classics to modern day contemporary artists

10. The Format

The format is the regulation document Ofcom issue. 

A local radio service for the North West Coast of England. Covering The Liverpool City Region and Fylde Coast areas. Playing a variety of music from the past six decades as well as providing local news and information

11. Ofcom Localness Guidelines

Ofcom issue guidelines defining what "localness" is for a Local Radio station. You can read them on the Ofcom website.

12. Contact Us

Studio Phone: 07535 031048

Content Director: Andrew Hilbert

Operations Director: William Atherton

Commercial Director: Sammi Rudge

13. How to Complain

If you have a complaint about something you have heard on Dune Radio in the first instance you should contact our Content Director, Andrew Hilbert by email

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