Consultation: Localness on commercial radio

  • Dechrau: 22 Mehefin 2018
  • Statws: Ar gau
  • Diwedd: 03 Awst 2018

This document seeks views on some proposed changes to Ofcom’s localness guidelines for local commercial radio stations.

The current guidelines were last substantially revised in 2010, and in light of the ongoing pace of change in the media sector, we have reviewed the current guidelines. This has included some new consumer research.

We are proposing amendments to the following aspects of the localness guidelines:

  • the ‘approved areas’ within which programmes are considered to be locally-made;
  • the minimum number of locally-made hours each station should provide, and when these programmes should be scheduled.

Main documents

Supporting documents

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Responder name Type
Advisory Committee for England (PDF File, 287.7 KB) Organisation
Advisory Committee for Wales (PDF File, 150.6 KB) Organisation
Advisory Committee Scotland (PDF File, 230.2 KB) Organisation
All-Party Parliamentary Commercial Radio Group (PDF File, 287.2 KB) Organisation
Bauer Media Group (PDF File, 1.4 MB) Organisation
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