Public Information File
The Public File contains details of elements Ofcom regulate over, 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 the community we serve.
The Public File is available as a print out on request. Any comments on the file can be made to us or Ofcom.
We broadcast news bulletins 24 hours a day on the hour, every hour (except during The Big Top 40 Show or special events).
Weekdays - we provide local news bulletins from 06:00 until 19:00 including half-hour bulletins in breakfast (6/7/8 am) and drivetime (5 pm).
Saturday and Sunday - we provide local news bulletins from 08:00 until 13:00
If you have any queries about News, contact one of our journalists via the usual 'Contact Us' details.
The Programme Schedule
Monday - Friday
00:00 : 06:00 : Salisbury's Favourite Music
06:00 : 10:00 : Martin Starke at Breakfast
10:00 : 14:00 : Mid Morning Show with Craig Hicks
14:00 : 19:00 : Drivetime with Gemma McParland
19:00 : 22:00 : The Evening Show with Kieran Williams
22:00 : 08:00 : Salisbury's Favourite Music
08:00 : 12:00 : Pat Sissons
12:00 : 16:00 : Ian Burrage
16:00 : 19:00 : Martin Starke
19:00 : 07:00 : Salisbury's Favourite Music
08:00 : 12:00 : Craig Hicks
12:00 : 16:00 : Gemma McParland
16:00 : 19:00 : The Big Top 40 Show (Network)
19:00 : 00:00 : Salisbury's Favourite Music
Automation and Local Programming
Sometimes it is necessary to pre-record (sometimes called Automation) programmes on the station. We don't use more than 4 hours of automation during our daytime weekday schedule, or 4 hours at weekends.
Some of our programmes are networked from off site. You can see which programmes are produced locally or from a network site in the schedule above.
Events and Charities we support
We have exciting news about a new charity to support from September 2012. Stay tuned to find out more!
We play a broad mix of music from the past 40 years, including the best music around today. In a typical hour on Spire FM you will hear, on average 6/7 songs from the 70's through to last year, with 4 'current' tracks from within the past few months.
The format is the regulation document Ofcom issue. You can read or download it from Ofcom on the link below:
Ofcom Localness Guidelines
Ofcom issue Guidelines defining what "localness" is for a Local Radio station. You can read them on the Ofcom website:
To contact us click 'Contact us'
How to Complain
If you have any complain about the radio station, for example, something you have heard - an advertisement or news story - in the first instance contact the station 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; Ofcom