Every local commercial radio station in the UK has certain requirements that it must uphold, these requirements are set out in the station format issued by Ofcom, the below details our commitments to the station format and details our music and local content, such as news, speech levels etc.
News Bulletin Schedule:
Monday – Friday
Local, National and World News
0600, 0700, 0730, 0800, 0830, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1630, 1700, 1730, 1800, 1830,1900
0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, 1900, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300
Saturday – Sunday / Bank Holidays
Local and National Mix
0800, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200
0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, 0600, 0700, 1300, 1400,1500, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300
Local News stories are available on our website daily -> here
The News Team:
Contact our News Team on
Our news editors are Karen Liu / Radio NewsHub
The Programme Schedule:
Is available HERE > http://www.rathergoodradio.com/on-air/the-rathergood-shows/
Weekdays we will not automate between 0600 and 1800
Saturdays we will not automate between 0800 and 1500
Sunday we do not automate between 0800 and 1500
All our programming will originate from our studios in Darlington
Contact Details :
11 Woodland Road, Darlington,
Tel:01325 341 801
Events and local Coverage:
We are proud to support local charities and campaigns within our coverage are, we host the toys for christmas appeals and easter egg drives alongside some other major local initiatives.
We work closely with local education facilities to provide educational days and media days to develop media courses, and enable students to learn hands on the world of media.
Ofcom, the government regulator with responsibility for local radio, has produced localness guidelines that this station adheres to you can read it here :
The Station’s Playlist:
Our current music rotation includes compromises hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s and now.
Example artists include:
Robbie Williams, Clean Bandit, Beyonce, Duran Duran, Adele, Ed Sheerhan, Maddona, Barry White.
How to Complain:
If you have any complaint about the radio station, for example, something you have heard – an advertisement or news story – in the first instance contact Rathergood Radio Radio using the above details.
If you are not satisfied with the response you can contact Ofcom (the industry regulator) on 020 7981 3040 or via their website;