Public File

Each local commercial radio station in the UK has certain 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.


Automation and Local Programming

During weekday daytimes Monday to Friday Peak FM is fully live.  We are locally programmed from 6am to 7pm every weekday, on Saturday from 10am until 6pm and Sunday from 8am till 12 noon

Charity Support

Over the last year Peak FM collected huge amounts of food and toiletries for Chesterfield Foodbank in a special appeal with multiple collection points.  Thousands of pounds were raised for the Sick Children's Trust in activity led by the Peak FM Breakfast Show.  An on-air and online campaign called "Don't Dance Alone" highlighted the issue of loneliness in North Derbyshire supported by videos, local appearances in Chesterfield, Matlock and Bakewell and was in support of Age Concern.  The news team produced several pieces of campaign journalism in specially themed weeks to draw attention to key issues in the region.  These included a Homelessness Week full of interviews with experts and case studies from homeless people.  There was a Shop Local campaign too which promoted the idea of supporting local retail outlets and market stalls.   Money was raised for Ashgate Hospice and Bluebell Wood in Peak FM's Five Mile Run.  The annual Peak FM Awards shone a spotlight on incredible people from North Derbyshire ranging from courageous children to young sporting achievers.  Peak FM's Christmas Toy Appeal ensured children who don't get ordinarily get Christmas presents received them.  Several local charities were part of the campaign. 

News Bulletin Schedule: Local, National and Extended Bulletins

Peak FM local news bulletins are broadcast weekdays between the hours of 6.30am & 6.30pm, in addition to extra headline updates at 6.30am, 7.30am, 8.30am, 4.30pm, 5.30pm and 6.30pm. On weekends locally produced news is broadcast on a Saturday between 8am & 1pm and on Sundays between 8am & 12 noon. News from IRN is broadcast at other times.

News Team

The Peak FM news team can be contacted on 01246 267132 or via email news@peakfm.co.uk

Programme Schedule

Details of Peak FM's programmes can be found on the schedule page here. This includes details of all the shows for the coming week as well as quick links to all the presenter pages.

Automated programming:

All output is broadcast live. None of our output is automated.

Amount of local programming:

Peak FM's programming is locally produced and presented for 13 hours each weekday and 8 hours on Saturdays and 4 hours on Sundays. At other times we share output from the Wireless Group GB.

Ofcom Localness Guidelines

Ofcom, the government regulator with responsibility for local radio, has produced localness guidelines that this station adheres to. These can be viewed here.

Station Format

To view the stations format click here

Station Contact Details:

Post: Peak FM, Radio House, Foxwood Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. S41 9RF

Tel: 01246 269107

Recent programme and / or news highlights

We keep our website up to date with all the latest happenings at Peak FM, if you want to know what we’re up to, then please visit the homepage at www.peakfm.co.uk

If you have any specific questions, then our contacts page contains details of how to get in touch with us.

The Station’s Playlist

The playlist is updated weekly and can be viewed here

How to complain to the station or to Ofcom:

If you have a complaint to make about Peak FM, in the first instance please submit your complaint using the one of the following methods:

Online: www.peakfm.co.uk
Post: Peak FM, Radio House, Foxwood Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. S41 9RF
Tel: 01246 267138

Alternatively contact Ofcom here https://www.ofcom.org.uk/tv-radio-and-on-demand/how-to-report-a-complaint



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