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Radio stations in the UK are regulated by law and Real and Smooth is committed to ensuring full and complete compliance to all sections of licensee requirements. The statutory regulator for all UK radio broadcast is OFCOM which awards licences and regulates content in accordance with the Broadcast Code.
All Real and Smooth stations strive to operate within the conditions of its licence and the Code at all times and welcomes comments about its output. Should you wish to make any comments on any aspect of our output, please click the appropriate link as identified below and we endeavour to respond to all correspondence when required within a minimum of seven working days.
OFCOM also requires that we maintain a Public File which contains information about the provision of the Licensed Services in accordance with guidelines as drawn up and from time to time revised by OFCOM. The Public File is available via our website or by post, in hard copy to any member of the public upon reasonable request.
Company Name: Real Radio Yorkshire
Registration Number: 03798969
Place of registration: Manchester
Registered Office Laser House, Waterfront Quay, Salford Quays, Manchester, M50 3XW
Managing Director: Steve South
Acting News Editor: Richard Murie
Recent News Highlights
Natalie Glanvill was recently awarded the IRN Reporter of the Year award, 2013.
We’ve looked at knife crime and how it affects children in a day of special reports.
Mon - Fri: 0600, 0630, 0700, 0730, 0800, 0830, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1630, 1700, 1730, 1800, 1830.
Saturday: 0700, 0730, 0800, 0830, 0900, 0930, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400
Sunday: 0700, 0730, 0800, 0830, 0900, 0930, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400
National bulletins sourced from Sky Radio News (London):
Mon - Fri: 1900, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300, 0000 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500
Saturday: 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300, 0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, 0600
Sunday: 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300, 0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, 0600
Traffic and Weather
We have regular traffic and travel bulletins – 4 times an hour between 6-9am and also between 4 – 7pm. There are hourly bulletins throughout the rest of the daytime output.
We update Yorkshire’s weather once an hour
Programme Director - Ricky Durkin
Recent Programming Highlights
We have recently given away £19,500 over a two week period on our Breakfast and Home Time shows with Fast Forward 500.
We’ve recently interviewed Mark Owen and Union J.
We are in the process of giving away £50,000 on Fifty Grand Friday.
Local programming can be heard weekdays from 6-10am and 4-7pm and at the weekend from 8am-12midday.
Network programming is broadcast at all other times from our sister station Real Radio North West with the exception of:
The Big Top 40 which is shared across the commercial radio network and broadcast from London.
OFCOM Localness Guidlines:
Events and Charity Coverage
From time to time, we run a Real Action campaign. We feature the work of one charity at a time within a 30 second recorded trail. Charities appeal for volunteers; financial assistance – or awareness of specific fund raising events. We also host their information on our website.
We highlight local entertainment within our Real Guide 3 times a day, Monday to Friday.
If you have a local event you want to promote, you can submit it for our Real Guide online.
If you wish to contact the station you can do so by any of the methods listed on our contact page
Should you wish to complain about the station or anything related to its output please contact either the Managing or Programme Director with the details of your complaint. Your complaint will be acknowledged and a resolution will be sorted within 10 days. You can make a further complaint if a resolution is not reached to OFCOM and/or the ASA (where applicable)
OFCOM (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. Information for consumers and information regarding this station is available on their website www.ofcom.org.uk
If listeners wish to report any Pirate Radio interference to Ofcom this can now also be done directly by accessing: http://ask.ofcom.org.uk/help/radio/pirates