News Bulletin Schedule
The Palm FM news department provides our news service for Torbay and South Devon.
Below is the current schedule of our bulletins.
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Recent News Stories
The Palm FM Reports are broadcast from our Torquay studios as per the above schedule.
The main news stories of the day are also featured on this website every day along with the key sport and weather headlines.
Click here for the latest stories that matter to Torbay and South Devon.
The News Team
News and speech are important elements of Palm FM's output. We have a full time news editor and a full time journalists.
We also operate a work placement scheme with local schools and colleges.
|Corrina Hunt||Head of News|
|Sam Cook||Broadcast Journalist|
Palm FM Schedule - click here to view our show listings
Average Automated Programming
At Palm FM we pride ourself on the quality of our programmes. We are committed to as much live programming as is practicable.
Most of our programming is locally produced and presented.
With the exception of a few hours of programming at weekends, all other programming will produced by the station.
Ofcom Localness Guidelines
OFCOM has published guidelines on localness for Independent Local Radio stations.
If you would like to read these please click HERE.
Station Contact Details
Head of News
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Events/Charities Support or Coverage
We support numerous local charities and non-profit making organisations through our on and off air activities.
Click here to view our What's On and Community information pages.
Recent Programme and/or News Highlights
For a few highlights check the following -
For an overview of some of our on-air activity click HERE
For an overview of some of our news coverage click HERE
For an overview of some of our promotions activity click HERE
Any other areas of interest likely to impact on localness
Palm FM is fully immersed in everything that happens in Torbay and South Devon.
We broadcast the area's most comprehensive "What's on" throughout the day which you can view HERE
The Station's Playlist
Click here to view the latest A-List
Example Rotation Tracks
Charles & Eddie - Would I Lie To You
Monkees - Believer
Duran Duran - The Reflex
Earth, Wind & Fire - After The Love Has Gone
Deacon Blue - Real Gone Kid
Michael Jackson - Billy Jean
Madness - Our House
Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash
Hall & Oates - Private Eyes
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance
Pato Banton - Baby Come Back
Bananrama - Robert De-Nero's Waiting
Pointer Sisters - Jump
The Station Format
Formats have replaced the Promise of Performance as one of the main tools by which a radio station's character of service is set and monitored.
Stations are monitored and regulated to a large degree by the spirit of the output rather than using mathematical equations. One of the criticisms of the old Promises was that there were too many percentages involved and, although many Formats do still include percentages, regulation will be carried out using programming principles rather than calculators.
Ofcom is a light-touch regulator and the Format can be regarded as the signpost for a station direction, leaving sensible flexibility for commercial decisions to be taken. We prefer to regulate with ears rather than slide-rules!
Formats are part of a regulatory regime which allows radio stations to move more freely within the boundaries created at the time of licence award, and to feel comfortable making programme changes within those boundaries. For example, Bank Holiday or special event programming changes had, under the Promise of Performance, to receive special sanction. Now, as long as the programming is still aimed at the target audience, such programming is seen as a boon to the listener.
Within the Formats are some phrases such as "full news programme" and "hits from across the years" which we know can be interpreted in different ways by different people. Our interpretation will be shaped by a variety of matters, including the overall performance of the particular station, contact with station management, technical considerations as well as the wording of the station Format.
Formats can be changed by agreement with Ofcom if the changes do not fall foul of the Broadcasting Act 1990. They are in place to ensure stations fulfil their remit to the listener.
To view the Palm FM format click here
How to complain to the station or to Ofcom
If you are unhappy with anything you have heard on Palm FM then, in the first instance, please contact the Chairman in confidence by email: firstname.lastname@example.org You may also write to him: Roger Richards, Palm FM , Marble Court, Lymington Road, Torquay and we will do our utmost to resolve your complaint or dispute.
Where appropriate we will advise you of your options should you wish to proceed further you can contact any of the following:
- Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)
- Telecommunications Adjudicator
For further details concerning complaints and disputes click here