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 06:00 to 19:00 and also 06:30, 08:30, 16:30, 17:30 and 18:30
Saturday   Hourly 09:00 to 13:00 (including North of England bulletins at 07:00 to 08:00 and 14:00 to 18:00)
Sunday       Hourly 09:00 to 13:00 (including North of England bulletins at 07:00 to 08:00 and 14:00 to 16:00)
National Bulletins    
Monday - Friday   Hourly 00:00 to 05:00 and 20:00 to 23:00
Saturday   Hourly 00:00 to 08:00 and 19:00 to 23:00
Sunday       Hourly 00:00 to 08:00 to 19:00 to 23:00


Recent News stories covered on air


News Team

Jim Foulger - Head of News

Natalie Bell - Reporter

Kate Holdsworth - Breakfast News Reader


The programme schedule

The average number of hours of automated programming within weekday daytimes and within daytimes on Saturdays and Sundays:
Viking FM automates some of its output using computer technology, however other than significant public holidays, the only automation used is 2-3pm weekdays and 6-10pm Saturdays

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, 14:00-15:00 & 19:00–00:00
Saturday 00:00 - 14:00 & 18:00 – 00:00
Sunday 00:00 - 12:00 & 16:00 - 00:00

Ofcom Localness Guidelines

Station Contact details:
Viking FM
The Boathouse
Commercial Road

Tel: 01482 325141
Fax: 01482 593067

Content Controller:

Alex Vladev

Sales Manager:

Paul Corrigan

Station Co-ordinator   

Natalie Thompson

Charity Manager

Charlotte Pickering


Viking FM’s Cash for Kids

Cash for Kids is the official charity of Viking FM (Charity no. 1122062). Cash for Kids has raised millions of pounds to help sick, disabled & disadvantaged children in Yorkshire & Northern Lincolnshire.

Every penny raised stays in this region to support thousands of the most needy local children. Cash for Kids provides grants to individuals, hospices, other children’s charities. Community groups and the health sector.

Viking FM’s Cash for Kids raised over £850,000 in 2013, supporting over 15,000 local children. Mission Christmas 2013 delivered £688,895 worth gifts helping more than 12,608 children wake up to a gift on Christmas morning.

Charlotte Pickering
Charity Manager

Katy Winterschladen
Regional 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 593076
Fax: 01482 593067

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 Manager.

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.