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Public File

96.2fm Revolution Radio is the local station for Oldham, Rochdale, Tameside and surrounding areas. Under the terms of our licence agreement with UK media and communications regulator Ofcom, we are required to keep a public file. This public file is intended to give you an understanding of our music, news and local content.

Each commercial station also has a 'Format' which governs the station's character of service. The format for 96.2fm Revolution Radio can be found on the Ofcom website here.

1. Contact Us

96.2fm Revolution Radio always welcomes comments and feedback from our listeners.

96.2fm Revolution Radio
PO Box 962
Oldham , 0L1 3JF

Revolution Reception: 0161 621 6500
On-Air Studio: 0161 652 0962
Revolution Travel Centre: 0161 929 3639
Fax: 0161 621 6521
E-mail: General Enquiries: [email protected]

Senior Staff

Station Director: John Evington Click Here to email John
Commercial Director: Danny Holborn Click Here to email Danny
News: Dominic Ellis Click Here to email Dominic

2. News

The Revolution broadcasts locally-compiled news bulletins on weekdays between 06:00 until 13:00. At other times we carry bulletins containing National and World news supplied by IRN, (Independent Radio News), and compiled by Sky News Radio. We also have contingencies in place to ensure that we provide coverage of breaking local stories whenever they occur.

3. Programme Schedule

Our programme schedule can be found by clicking here

4. Music

96.2fm Revolution Radio plays the best songs from today and the last 40 years. We play a wide mix of eras and genres including rock, rhythm and mainstream pop. Recent music played on Steve Penk at Breakfast.

5. Automated Programming

Occasionally we have to pre-record or automate some parts of our output. This is largely done through-the-night (10pm-6am) and at weekends. Currently 96.2fm Revolution Radio has 16 hours of live programming during weekdays, and the rest is automated or 'voice-tracked'. At the weekend the number of live programmes is around 8 hours per day.

6. Localness

The Revolution broadcasts on 96.2 to North East Manchester. This covers major conurbations including Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside boroughs and towards central Manchester. Regular local news is broadcast at peak times on the hour. Travel bulletins are scheduled in breakfast and afternoon drive programmes, and broadcast at other times when necessary live from the Revolution Travel Centre. We also run an hourly 'Revolution Noticeboard' a free publicity service for local non-profit making groups.

Ofcom, the government regulator for the industry, has produced a set of localness guidelines which can be read by clicking here.

7. Local Support and Coverage

96.2fm Revolution Radio regularly airs local event information as part of our commitment to the area we serve.

8. Recent Programme and / or News Highlights

96.2fm Revolution Radio commenced broadcasting on August 30 th 1999. Until September 2008 it was jointly owned by The Oldham Chronicle and radio group UKRD. The station is now wholly owned by the broadcaster Steve Penk. Highlights of programming regularly appear on the our website.

You can see examples of recent news stories broadcast by The Revolution here. Alternatively we'll send you live updates via Twitter.

9. How to complain to 96.2fm Revolution Radio or Ofcom

If you wish to complain about something you heard on 96.2fm Revolution Radio you should contact the Station Director, John Evington, in the first instance. Your complaint will be fully investigated and swiftly responded to. In the event that you do not receive a satisfactory response from the Station Director, you can then contact Ofcom here .

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