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       0600 to 1900
Saturday      0800 to 1400
Sunday      0800 to 1400


Recent News stories covered on air

The programme schedule

Tay AM’s programmes are shared with other AM Stations in Scotland.

Ofcom Localness Guidelines

Station Contact details:
Radio Tay Ltd
6 North Isla St
Tel: 01382 200800

Cathy Kirk – Station Director –
Richard Allan – Programme and Music Manager –
Alan Smith – Head of News and Sport –
Craig Simpson – Sales Director –

Events/charities support or coverage:
Daily ‘What’s On’ and ‘Entertainment’ guides. Our main attention is on our own charity ‘Cash for Kids’, however we do publicise other local charities and their events.

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 Tay AM in the first instance you should contact us directly. Our contact details are:

Radio Tay Ltd
6 North Isla St

Tel: 01382 200800

If the complaint or comments are about programming heard on the station, please address them to the Programme and Music Manager.

If the complaint or comments are regarding advertising, please address them to the Sales Director.

You can comment on anything you’ve heard on Tay AM here.

Details on how to complain directly to Ofcom can be found on the Ofcom website.