Formats and content regulation
A Format document sets out the type of broadcast output that each commercial radio station is required to deliver. It encapsulates the character of the service a station is obliged to deliver as a condition of its licence.
For community radio, the Key Commitments document serves much the same purpose.
Current formats and Key Commitments
Changes to content
You can find older format change requests on the National Archives.
We regularly listen to the radio stations that we license, in order to ensure they are fulfilling their licence obligations.
There are no recent sampling reports.