Public File

KCFM is the local radio station for Hull and East Yorkshire, 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 "KCFM” covering Hull and East Yorkshire 24 hours a day.


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. View their website here.

To report interference by illegal broadcasters to Ofcom click here.


All local radio stations have written ‘formats’, laid down by Ofcom, that they must follow at all times. For KCFM, please click here.

Operational Information

Transmission: KCFM is available on 99.8FM and digital radio across East Yorkshire.

Automation: At KCFM we make full use of broadcast playout technology in order to deliver our programmes and free up presentation staff to produce content. Programming is automated overnight from Monday - Friday 0000 to 0600 and 1800 to 2400, Saturday 0000 to 0800, 1200 to 1300 and 1700 to 2400, Sunday 0000 to 0800 and 1200 to 2400 At other times programming may be left in automation for brief periods to allow presenters to undertake training and other duties (whilst they remain on site at the broadcast centre). Typically, daytime programming is live or recorded immediately prior to transmission.

Local production: KCFM is locally produced 24 hours a day.

News Bulletin Schedule

Local news bulletins are broadcast hourly Monday to Friday from 6am - 7pm, with headlines and sport at 6.30, 7.30, 8.30am, 5.30 & 6.30pm. At weekends local bulletins are broadcast from 7am - 1pm. At other times, national news is provided by IRN.

To view news headlines 24 hours a day visit our news page click here.

Local travel information is broadcast Monday to Friday from 6am - 7pm and at weekends from 8am - 12noon, with additional updates as and when necessary.

The News team

Regional News Editor: Jim Foulger
Programme Manager: Matt Hutchinson
Group Programme Director: Neil Greenslade

You can contact KCFM’s newsroom on 01482 486086, or email

Programme Schedule

To view KCFM’s programme schedule, click here.

Our Playlist

You can see a list of songs we've played here.

Events/Charities Support or Coverage

KCFM 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

KCFM is part of Nation broadcasting and operates a complaints procedure which refers all complaints to the Group Programme Director for investigation and response. To lodge a complaint, please contact KCFM using the station contact details. Complaints can also be made to Ofcom, for details please click here.

For Ofcom Localness Guidelines please click here.

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