Ipswich 102 is the local radio station for Ipswich, and 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. It is relevant only to "Ipswich 102” on FM. As well as FM, you can also listen to us on DAB Digital Radio and online.
Ofcom, the Office of Communications, is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, with responsibilities across television, radio, telecommunications and wireless communications services. They have a website at http://www.ofcom.org.uk.
To report interference by illegal broadcasters to Ofcom please use the following link http://ask.ofcom.org.uk/help/radio/pirates.
All local radio stations have written ‘formats’, laid down by Ofcom, that they must follow at all times. Ofcom publish all the formats, including ours, on their website.
Transmission: Ipswich 102 is available on 102FM across Ipswich. Ipswich 102 is also available across the county on DAB digital radio.
Automation: On weekdays none of Ipswich 102’s locally produced peak time output is automated. On a Saturday none of Ipswich 102’s peak time output is automated, on Sunday from time to time programmes between 12-4pm or 4-7pm may be pre-recorded.
Local production: Ipswich 102 is locally produced (from our Ipswich studios) 24 hours a day.
News Bulletin Schedule
Local News Bulletins are broadcast every hour from 6.30am to 7pm Monday to Friday, then Saturday and Sunday 8am till 1pm inclusive.
Weekday bulletins from 8pm - 6am are supplied by Radio NewsHub.
At weekends, Radio NewsHub provides a national only bulletin from 1pm-7am Saturday/Sunday and 2pm-5am Sunday/Monday.
To view news headlines 24 hours a day visit our news page.
Local travel information is broadcast twice hourly between 6am-10am and 3pm-7pm Monday to Friday, with additional updates throughout the day as and when necessary. Travel bulletins are also aired hourly on Saturday & Sunday mornings between 8am-12pm.
Recent programme and/or news highlights are available here on our website.
The News team
Jeremy Leeburn - Senior Journalist
Chloe Western - Journalist
You can contact Ipswich 102’s newsroom via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view Ipswich 102’s programme schedule click here.
You can see a list of songs we've played here.
Events/Charities Support or Coverage
Ipswich 102 supports charity and non profit making events by providing coverage on our What's On Guide. To send in details or to view events happening in the area click here.
Station Contact Details
If you’ve any further questions, you can find all our contact details by clicking here.
How to complain
Ipswich 102 and operates a complaints procedure which refers all complaints to the Station Manager - Paul Morris - for investigation and response. To lodge a complaint please contact Ipswich 102 using the normal station contact details. If you are unhappy with how we respond to a complaint, you can also complain directly to Ofcom.