Each local radio station in the UK has obligations with regard to it’s programmes, including the music and local content. These obligations are set out in the Station format which forms part of the station’s Public File. The Public File is also available in hard copy by post upon request by any member of the public and serves as one indicator of each licensed station’s output. Comment on the contents of the Public File should be made to the station or to the industry regulator, Ofcom.



Ofcom, the Office of Communications, is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, with responsibilities across television, radio, telecommunications and wireless communications services. Visit the Ofcom website.

If you’d like to complain about anything you hear on FUSE FM Ballymoney Community Radio you can contact the management (email or Ofcom.

Ofcom Localness Guidelines

Ofcom issues Guidelines defining what it terms “localness” for the local radio stations it licenses. You can read them on the Ofcom website at this address:

Local production

FUSE FM Ballymoney Community Radio broadcasts around 80 hours per week of locally-originated programmes, some of which are repeated at other times. In addition, FUSE FM Ballymoney Community Radio, has outside broadcast facilities for community events and shows. FUSE FM Ballymoney Community Radio does also commission or accept radio programmes from other sources for broadcast on an ad-hoc basis.

Automation & local programming

When FUSE FM Ballymoney Community Radio is not broadcasting live then an automation system is used. The automated output includes re-broadcasting of locally produced programmes and music playlists. FUSE FM Ballymoney Community Radio does not use a sustaining service from any other provider.