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Public File

Each local commercial radio station in the UK has certain 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.

News Bulletin Schedule:

Below are details of how often we broadcast news bulletins and whether they are local, national or international news.

Monday – Friday

Local, National and World News

(0600, 0700, 0730, 0800, 0830, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1630, 1700, 1730, 1800, 1830)

National and World News

(0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, 1900, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300)

Saturday – Sunday

Local, National and World News

(1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400)

National and World News

(0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, 0600, 0700, 0800, 0900, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300)

Recent News:

Recent stories are available from the news section of our website. Please see this for full details.

The News Team:

You can contact Cheshire’s Radio’s News Team on 01244 391050 or via email at news@silk1069.com or via Radio News Hub who compile and deliver our bulletins on 0113 226 9484 or email team@radionewshub.com

News Editor is:

Radio News Hub Editor Stephanie Otty

Overall Editorial control Chris Hurst

The Programme Schedule:

Details of Cheshire’s Silk Radio’s programmes can be found on the schedule.

Automated Programming:

Weekdays we do not automate between 0600 and 1800
Saturdays we do not automate between 1000 and 1800
Sunday we do not automate between 1000 and 1400

Amount of Local Programming:

All local programmes originate from our studios in Macclesfield with some shared programming originating at our sister station in Cheshire, Chester's Dee Radio

Station Contact Details:

Post: Cheshire’s Silk Radio, Adelaide House, Adelaide Street, Macclesfield, SK10 2QS

Tel: 01625 268 000

Web: www.silk1069.com

Director (Chris Hurst) - chris.hurst@dee1063.com

Sales Manager (Paul Edge) – paul.edge@silk1069.com

Events / Charity Support or Coverage:

Cheshire’s Silk Radio is proud to support charitable organisations and we are always keen to hear from new groups with charitable status.

We are proud to host our annual Toy Appeal in support of local children’s charities across Cheshire, which receives overwhelming support from our generous listeners each year. Further to this, we have an Easter Egg Appeal which follows the same principle.

We continue yearly to also support local charities in their fundraising ventures both online and in person.

Since the founding of Cheshire’s Silk Radio we have held the annual Cheshire’s Silk Radio Local Hero Awards. The awards highlight the real stars across the region, who have achieved greatness without the recognition they truly deserve.

We offer extensive coverage of the Cheshire County Show each year, as well as having a static stand during the event, to integrate with members of the public and take part in various activities across the two days.

Recent Programme and / or News Highlights:

Our weekly features include School of the Week and Charity of the week.

We keep our website up to date with all the latest local and national news highlights at http://www.silk1069.com/news/, if you want to know what we’re up to, then please visit the news page.

If you have any specific questions, then our Contact Us page contains details of how to get in touch with us.

The Station’s Playlist:

Our current mix includes classic hits from the 80s, 90s and now.

Examples of our core artists include:


Robbie Williams

Bruno Mars




Take That

Alicia Keys

Paloma Faith

Fleetwood Mac

The Format:

The format is the regulation document Ofcom issue. You can read or download it from Ofcom at:http://static.ofcom.org.uk/static/radiolicensing/html/radio-stations/analogue/al100840ba2silkfm.htm

Ofcom Localness Guidelines:

Ofcom issue Guidelines defining what “localness” is for a Local Radio station. You can read them on the Ofcom website:  https://www.ofcom.org.uk/tv-radio-and-on-demand/information-for-industry/radio-broadcasters/localness         

How to Complain:

If you have any complaint about the radio station, for example, something you have heard – an advertisement or news story – in the first instance contact Cheshire’s Silk 106.9 using the above details.

If you are not satisfied with the response you can contact Ofcom (the industry regulator) on 020 7981 3040 or via their website; www.ofcom.org.uk

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