Public File - Happy Hits Radio UK

Public File

Happy Hits Radio Public File

Happy Hits Radio is a national radio station 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 has no requirement for a public file.


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.


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 Round Pegger Ltd.


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.

The Programme Schedule

Our schedule can be found at

Happy Hits Radio is available on Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) in selected areas.

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 for more information.

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

Local Radio:

Happy Hits Radio UK is available across the UK and on-air in Colchester, Essex.

Some other parts of the UK may be lucky enough to find us on their DAB radio soon, but these will mostly form as a part of a trial multiplex if there is one participating in your area.


If you would like to complain about anything you hear on Happy Hits Radio, please email [email protected]. You can also direct your complaint to Ofcom.