Public File - Happy Hits Radio UK

Public File

Happy Hits Radio Public File

Happy Hits Radio 00’s, Happy Hits Radio 90’s, Happy Hits Radio Ten’s, Happy Hits Radio DANCE & Happy Hits Radio XMAS are national radio stations across the UK, and each radio station in the UK, both national and local, has requirements in respect of its music and 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, that we follow, such as music and news. It is intended to give you a better understanding of our output.

Note: Listen Again services, online versions of the station including variances as well as video content & TV supplied by Happy Hits UK has no requirement for a public file.

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. Ofcom has published reports and regulations on commercial radio, which we abide by.

We are not currently licensed by Ofcom for broadcast in the United Kingdom, but follow the rules regardless as we want to provide a fair and professional service.

Format

All radio stations have written ‘formats’, laid down by Ofcom, that they must follow at all times. We follow a commercial radio music format although are not obliged to do so.

Operational Information

Happy Hits Radio stations are available 24 hours a day and aimed at the UK audience aged between 15-50.

Happy Hits Radio Group is run and operated by Pink Pinewood Ltd.

News

We run national news, weather and sport bullietns 7 days a week. Weekdays, between 6am – 7pm and weekends 6am – 11am. Sport bulletins are provided 6 days a week (Mon-Sat) between 6am – 9am & 5 days a week between 3pm – 7pm.

Happy Hits Radio Dance & Happy Hits Radio XMAS do not run news, weather or sport bulletins.

The Programme Schedule

Our schedule can be found for each station at happyhits.co.uk.

DAB
Happy Hits Radio is not available on Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) but we are committed to a Digital Britain. We are currently expressing interest in DAB broadcasting in the UK and FM broadcasting in The Republic of Ireland.

In the meantime, we recommend if you don’t have a Digital Radio already, get one capable of picking up DAB+, if you have Digital Radio already, check it has the Digital Tick, it means the radio is future ready, check getdigitalradio.com for more information.

Competitions
Happy Hits Radio often runs competitions. All competitions will be subject to their own Terms & Conditions which can be located at any time at happyhits.co.uk/win. Competitions are only open to residents in England, Wales and Scotland unless otherwise stated.

Local Radio:

Happy Hits Radio UK is available in the part of the UK that matters to you most, be that at home, at work or on the go. We have no future plans of launching, buying or otherwise engaging in the provision of “true local radio” (defined as “radio that provides local content”). Some parts of the UK may be lucky enough to find us on their DAB radio, but these will mostly form as a part of a trial multiplex if there is one participating in your area.

Complaints:

If you would like to complain about anything you hear on Happy Hits Radio, please email [email protected]. Ofcom will not uphold complaints about Happy Hits Radio at this time.