Public File

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.

News Bulletin Schedule including which bulletins provide local news and which provide only UK-wide bulletins.

Local Bulletins    
Monday - Friday   Hourly between 06:00 to 18:00 and also 07:30, 08:30, 17:30 and 18:30
Saturday   Hourly between 07:00 and 13:00
Sunday       Hourly between 08:00 and 13:00
National Bulletins    
Monday - Friday   Hourly 01:00 to 05:00
Saturday   Hourly 01:00 to 06:00 and 15:00 to 17:00
Sunday       Hourly 01:00 to 07:00 and 20:00 to 21:00

Recent News stories covered on air

News Team

Richard Madden

  Multi Media News & Sport

The programme schedule

The average number of hours of automated programming within weekday daytimes and within daytimes on Saturdays and Sundays:
96.9 Viking FM does not automate any of its output.

The amount of local programming per day produced by the station:
All programming on Viking FM is produced and presented locally in our studios at The Boathouse in Hull with the exception of the following networked shows:
Monday – Friday 00:00 - 06:00 & 19:00 – 00:00
Saturday 00:00 - 06:00, 1000 - 14:00 & 18:00 – 00:00
Sunday 00:00 - 06:00 & 13:00 – 19:00 & 22:00 - 00:00

Ofcom Localness Guidelines

Station Contact details:
Viking FM
The Boathouse
Commercial Road

Tel: 01482 325141
Fax: 01482 593067


Magic 1161 & Viking FM’s Cash for Kids

Cash For Kids is the official charity of Magic 1161 & Viking FM (Registered Charity no. 1122062). Cash for Kids has raised millions of pounds to help sick, disabled and disadvantaged children in Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire. Every penny raised stays in this region to support thousands of the most needy local children. Cash for Kids provides grants for individuals, other children’s charities, community groups and the health sector.

Highlights include:
Viking FM & Magic 1161’s Cash for Kids raised £445,000 in 2012, supporting over 9,000 of the neediest local children in Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire.
In the summer Cash for Kids obtained over £10,000 worth of tickets and family activities for deprived local families as part of “Family Day”.
Viking FM & Magic 1161’s Cash for Kids delivered £240,000 worth of gifts to over 7,000 local children who were at risk of waking up to nothing on Christmas morning.
To view the photos and videos of the children that we support and make a difference with Mission Christmas please visit

Katy Winterschladen
Regional Charity Manager

Charlotte Pickering
Charity Manager

Recent programme and/or news highlights:
See the News section

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

The Station's Playlist

The Station Format

How to complain to the station or to Ofcom:
If you have a complaint about something you have heard on Viking FM in the first instance you should contact us directly. Our contact details are:

Viking FM
The Boathouse
Commercial Road

Tel: 01482 325141
Fax: 01482 593067

Sales Director:    

Steve Allbones

Content Controller:    

John Harding

Station Co-ordinator    

Natalie Harvey 

Marketing Executive

Sarah Smith

Charity Manager:                    

Adrianna Paxton

If the complaint or comments are about programming heard on the station, please address them to the Content Controller.

If the complaint or comments are regarding advertising, please address them to the Sales Director.

You can comment on anything you’ve heard on Viking FM here.

Details on how to complain directly to Ofcom can be found on the Ofcom website.