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Q Radio (Belfast) 

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 90 890 140

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 QHQ,
1st Floor Fountain Centre,
College Street,
Belfast,
BT1 6ET 

Email : robert.walshe@goqradio.com

RECENT NEWS STORIES

Three of Belfast’s best known pubs are finally up for grabs.

The Botanic Inn, King’s Head and Madison’s Bar are up for sale – weeks after it was announced they would be going on the market.

Around 320 staff are employed at the three premises.

They’re being sold by commercial property firm Lambert Smith Hampton.

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New bus lanes are on their way to West Belfast.

They’ll be in operation on the Falls Road from the 2nd of November.

They’ll be used during peak travelling times as part of the Belfast Rapid Transit scheme.

Motorists are being advised to drive with care, until they’re familiar with the new arrangements.

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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

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