Rother FM 96.1 is the local radio station for Rotherham. 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 "Rother FM 96.1” covering Rotherham and surrounding area. You can also listen to us on-line 24 hours a day
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. To visit there site click here
All local radio stations have written ‘formats’, laid down by Ofcom, that they must follow at all times. For Rother FM 96.1, ours is linked from here.
Transmission: Rother FM 96.1 is available across Rotherham. You can also listen to us on-line.
Local production: Rother FM is locally produced 24 hours a day except for 31 hours on evenings 7pm to 11pm, weekends 7pm till 12pm saturday party night, 6pm till 7pm and 3 hours on a Sunday when we carry the Hit40 UK chart show.
The News Team
May Norman – News Manager
James Bolton – Senior Journalist
Nick Fromont – Journalist
Billy Bankes – Journalist
Claire Renwick – Journalist
You can contact Rother FM’s newsroom on 01302 738383, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
News Bulletin Schedule
Local News bulletins are broadcast Monday to Friday hourly 7am - 6pm, with headlines and sport at 6.30, 7.30, 8.30am and 4.30 & 5.30pm. At relevant times additional news bulletins may be broadcast. Bulletins between Midnight and 6am are syndicated and provided by IRN.
At weekends Local Bulletins are broadcast from 8am - 1pm.
To view National News headlines 24 hours a day visit our national news page here
Local travel information is broadcast between 6am-9am and 4pm-7pm Monday to Friday, with additional updates throughout the day as and when necessary.
Recent programme and/or news highlights
Station of the Year - Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards 2009 n NOMINEE
Business in Partnership with the Community Award - Rotherham Chamber Business Awards 2008 n WINNER
New Start Award - Rotherham Chamber Business Awards 2008 n HIGHLY COMMENDED
Yorkshire Station of the Year Award - Radio Academy Nations and Regions Awards 2008 n WINNER
New Start Award - Rotherham Chamber Business Awards 2007 n HIGHLY COMMENDED
Yorkshire Station of the Year Award - Radio Academy Nations and Regions Awards 2007 n WINNER
Station of the Year - Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards 2007 n NOMINEE
News Coverage Award - IRN Awards 2007 n NOMINEE
For a rundown of recent programme/news highlights please refer to our homepage at here. We welcome any comments or questions you may have. For details on how to get in touch please refer to our contact us page here
Rother FM’s programme schedule is here
Events/ Charities Support or Coverage
Rother FM supports charity and non profit making events by providing coverage on our What's On Guide. To get your event advertised or to view events happening in the area visit here
Information about the music we play is here
Station Contact Details
If you’ve any further questions, you can find all our contact details here