Public File

Each local commercial radio station in the UK has obligations with regards to its programmes, including its music and local content . These obligations are set out in the station format. This Public File is also available in hard copy by post upon request by any member of the public, and serves as one indicator of the station’s output. It contains details of the elements that Ofcom regulate, such as music tracks, local news etc. It is intended to give the listener a better understanding of our output and what we are doing for our local community.

News Bulletin Schedule

During the weekdays Radio XL broadcasts news bulletins in English, on the hour, 24 hours a day. Hindi/ Urdu daily news times are 08:00, 13:00, 18:00 and 21:00. These bulletins contain a mix of local, national and world stories, along with sport, weather and entertainment news.

At the weekend, the schedule is the same for the english news bulletins. Hindi/ Urdu news times differ slightly, going out at 08:00, 09:00 and 21:00 on Saturday, and 08:00, 09:00, 13:00, 18:00 and 21:00 on Sunday.

Recent News Stories covered on air

Recent stories we’ve covered:

-Following the bomb found in a local Walsall Mosque, We interviewed Councillor Mohammed Nasir on the issue.

-We talked with Lord Liuetenant Paul Sabapathy about nominating asians for the Queens honours listing and nominating asian voluntary organizations for the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.

- Dr Satya Sharma came in for interview to discuss organ donation and how one can donate as well as the religious questions it raises.

- We also explored the real ‘beauty contests’ when Miss Personality Black Country Kiran Chopra came in for interview.

Contact The News Team

Call 0121 753 5353 or e-mail the team on news@radioxl.net

The Programme Schedule

Radio XL’s programme schedule can be found on the ‘Shows’ page. This includes details of all the shows for the coming week as well as quick links to all the presenter pages. The average number of hours of automated programming are within weekday daytimes and within daytimes on Saturdays and Sundays. We are proud to broadcast live from the Radio XL studios in Birmingham, 24 hours a day.

Ofcom Localness Guidelines

Ofcom, the government regulator with responsibilities for local radio, has produced localness guidelines that this station adheres to. These guidelines can be read here: www.ofcom.org.uk/radio/ifi/rbl/car/localness.

In addition all local radio stations have written formats that they must follow at all times.You can read ours here:www.ofcom.org.uk/static/radiolicensing/amfm/analogue-main.htm.

Station Contact Details

We love hearing from our listeners! If you’d like to contact us for any reason, you can do so via our contact us page, which will give you all the information you need, be it events, charities, supoort or coverage. Radio XL has been working very closely with all sorts of charity. All information can be found here.

Recent Programme and/or News Highlights

We keep our website up to date with all the latest happenings at Radio XL, so if you want to know what we’re up to, then please visit the homepage at www.radioxl.net. If you have any specific questions, then our Contact Us section details how to get in touch with us.

Any other issues or areas of interest likely to impact on localness

There are no current issues that impact on the localness of the station.

The Station’s Playlist

Our stations full playlist can be requested by email to sangeeta@radioxl.net.

Complaints

If you have a complaint to make about this station, in the first instance you should contact the programme controller at the address below. If you are unhappy with the response you receive, you can complain directly to the regulator, Ofcom. Their website has full details about how to do this: www.ofcom.org.uk/complain

How to complain to the station or to Ofcom:

If you have a complaint to make about Radio XL, in the first instance you should write to the programme controller, Sangeeta. Sangeeta can be contacted by email on sangeeta@radioxl.net.

If you are unhappy with the response you recieve, you can complain directly to our regulator Ofcom, their website has full details about how to do this: www.ofcom.org.uk/complain/