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Absolute Radio 105.8FM Public File
Note: The version of Absolute Radio carried on digital radio, digital television, the internet, and 1215AM is our national service, which has no requirement for a public file.
Absolute Radio 105.8FM in London, 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 "Absolute Radio 105.8FM", our London service.
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. Visit the Ofcom website
If you'd like to complain about anything you hear on Absolute Radio 105.8FM, please read the FAQ.
Ofcom has published guidance on localness in commercial radio, which we abide by.
All local radio stations have written 'formats', laid down by Ofcom, that they must follow at all times. For Absolute Radio 105.8FM, ours is linked from this page on the Ofcom website.
Transmission: Absolute Radio 105.8FM is available on 105.8FM across London. It isn't on any other platform.
Automation: We do not automate our programming, and a presenter or producer is in live control of Absolute Radio 105.8FM in Golden Square 24 hours a day.
News Bulletin Schedule
Bulletins containing a mix of London, UK and world news together with sport, entertainment and weather information are compiled locally and broadcast from our Golden Square studios between 6am and 7pm weekdays, and between 8am and 12pm on Saturdays and Sundays. At relevant times additional news bulletins may be broadcast. Additional out-of-hours bulletins are syndicated and provided by Sky News.
Listen again to the latest news headlines.
Local travel information is broadcast between 6am-9am and 4pm-7pm Monday to Friday, and between 8am and 12pm on weekend mornings and from 5pm to 9pm on Sunday evenings.
Recent programme and/or news highlights
Our award-winning website keeps you up to date with the latest news and events at Absolute Radio. For a rundown of recent programme/news highlights please refer to our homepage. We welcome any comments or questions you may have. For details on how to get in touch please refer to our contact us page.
The News Team
The Programme Schedule
Absolute Radio's programme schedule is available on our website.
Events/ Charities Support or Coverage
Absolute Radio 105.8FM supports the Teenage Cancer Trust, with a variety of local London-based events.
See their website for more details.
Information about the music we play is available in our Playlist section, including recent playlist additions, songs just played, and a song search facility.