Q Radio Public File (Mid Antrim)

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

Q Radio broadcasts news bulletins 24 hours a day on weekdays.  These bulletins contain a full mix of local, national and world stories, along with sport, weather and entertainment news.  Local produced news is broadcast from 07.00 - 22.00 Weekdays and 09.00 - 18.00 at the weekend, bulletins containing local, national and world news these bulletins are produced and presented from our Belfast newsroom, At other times bulletins are produced from our 24 hour newsroom in London via Sky News Radio (IRN)


Head of News – Bob Huggins bob.huggins@goqradio.com

Should you wish to contact any of the reporters in our newsroom, you can email news@goqradio.com or by telephone – Tel: 028 90 890 139

Recent News Stories

Up to 30 new retail jobs are to be created near Ballymena.

A new £2.5 million filling station will open on the A26 near Glarryford in early 2016.

The 14 acre site, anchored by Applegreen, was formerly the location of the Fort Royal hotel.

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It’s emerged that a courageous Ballymena councillor blocked a railway crossing with her own car!

The situation unfolded after the barrier in Cullybackey temporarily broke down.

Councillor Beth Adger took the quick action back on the night of October the 8th.

She said she was worried some locals, who were continuing to drive across, could have been killed by an uncoming train.

The crossing is again back to normal.

The Programme Schedule
Q Radio Programme Schedule can be found here  

Automated Programming:
Q Radio automated programmes Monday to Friday 02.00 - 06.00, and Weekends from 18.00 - 07.00, occasionally other automated output is broadcast on Q Radio for operational reasons.

Amount of local programming each day produced by station:
Q Radio programming is locally produced and presented for 24 hours each weekday and 24 hours on Saturdays and Sundays.

Ofcom Localness Guidelines and how to complain
Ofcom, the government regulator with responsibilities for local radio, has produced localness guidelines that this station adheres to. These guidelines can be read here.

In addition all local radio stations have written ‘formats’ that they must follow at all times. You can read the below:

If you have a complaint to make about this station, in the first instance you should contact Q Radio at the address below.  If you are unhappy with the response you have received, you can complain directly to the regulator, Ofcom. Their website has full details about how to do this: www.ofcom.org.uk/complain/

Mr Robert Walshe
Managing Director and Head of Programmes
Q Radio
85 Ormeau Road
Belfast
BT7 1SH

email : robert.walshe@goqradio.com

Sample Playlist

Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams
Lady GaGa - Poker Face
Erasure - Sometimes
Jess Glynne – Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself
Donna Lewis - I Love you always
Ed Sheeran – Photograph

EVENTS / CHARITY SUPPORT

The ‘Q Diary’ and ‘Around The County’ features enable charities and non-profit making organizations to publicize their events. Just get in touch and tell us the details of your event, and we’ll voice it, and put it on air.
Q Diary is broadcast three times each weekday, and Around The County airs twice a day.

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