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       0530 to 2000
Saturday/Sunday   0600 to 1300
National Bulletins    
Monday - Friday   2100 to 0500
Saturday/Sunday   1300 to 0500

Recent News stories covered on air

The News team

Jason Beck – News Editor
Michael Coombes
Liz Allaway
Charlotte Butt

The programme schedule

The average number of hours of automated programming within weekday daytimes and within daytimes on Saturdays and Sundays:
Monday to Friday - 0000-0530 (27.5 hours)
Saturdays – 1800-0600 (12 hours)
Sundays – 1800-0530 (11½ hours)

The amount of local programming per day produced by the station:
24 hours, 7 days a week

Ofcom Localness Guidelines

Station Contact details:
Wave 105
5 Manor Court
4 Barnes Wallis Road
Segensworth East
PO15 5TH

Events/charities support or coverage:
Wave 105 Cash for Kids

Recent programme and/or news highlights:
See the News section
(Programming) Wave 105 Cash for Kids Auction Day - £43k raised in a day
(News) White Ribbon Day - Domestic violence / Portsmouth FC exciting administration / Queen visiting HMS Ark Royal

Any other issues or areas of interest likely to impact on localness:
No, we do not take any networking. We are a 24/7 local commercial radio station

The Station's Playlist

The Station Format

How to complain to the station or to Ofcom:
Ofcom is the regulator for the UK communications industries, with responsibilities across television, radio, telecommunications and wireless communications services.

If you have a complaint about something you have heard on Wave 105 in the first instance you should contact us directly. Our contact details are:

Wave 105
5 Manor Court
4 Barnes Wallis Road
Segensworth East
PO15 5TH

Telephone - 01489 48 1057

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 Wave 105 here.

You may also take your complaint to Ofcom. Details on how to complain directly to Ofcom can be found on the Ofcom website.