High Peak Radio's Public File
High Peak Radio is one of the success stories of the UK’s vibrant local broadcasting scene. Helping to maintain that success, the Office of Communications regulates what we do in the interests of High Peak people. As part of our commitment to Ofcom, we publish a "Public File". Here it is!
News Bulletin Schedule
High Peak Radio broadcasts hourly news bulletins 24 hours a day, plus at half past the hour during the weekday breakfast and drivetime shows.
Bulletins containing High Peak, UK and world news together with the latest weather information are broadcast from our studios in Chapel-en-le-Frith between 6.30am and 6.30pm weekdays, and between 7am and 1pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Other bulletins of national and world news are syndicated and provided by Independent Radio News.
Recent News Stories Covered On Air
We've followed the latest developments in the Federal Mogul pensions crisis, and the public enquiry into Backdale Quarry. We recently covered the 50-year anniversary of the Chapel train crash.
To keep in touch with the latest local news, we strongly recommend you listen daily on 106.4, 103.3 or 106.6 FM.
The News Team
You can contact High Peak Radio's News Team on 01298 813144 or email
News Editor - Roger Price
Journalist - Lissa Cook
The Programme Schedule
High Peak Radio's programme schedule can be found here
The average number of hours of automated programming within weekday daytimes and within daytimes on Saturdays and Sundays is 3.
The amount of local programming per day produced by the station
As we have such a strong focus on the High Peak, almost all our output is locally-produced and presented from our studios in Chapel-en-le-Frith or from outside broadcast locations across the High Peak. Our licence allows five hours a week of exceptions to this rule, notably including the hugely popular The Big Top 40 Show.
Ofcom Localness Guidelines
Ofcom, the government regulator with responsibility for local radio, has produced localness guidelines that this station adheres to. These guidelines can be read here
In addition all local radio stations have written "formats" that they must follow at all times. High Peak Radio's is unusual in that Ofcom's document (drawing on experience gained in more urban areas with more stations) seeks to invent a focus on 25-54 year-old listeners, whilst we have always aimed to serve the whole High Peak population. We promise to carry on doing so! You can read our Format here
Station Contact Details
Events/ Charities Support or Coverage
The High Peak Helpline supports a big range of local non-profit events and organizations. Find out more, visit our helpline page here
Recent Programme and/or News Highlights
To be honest, most of our best stuff is on the radio rather than the web, but here are some of the more visual highlights
Any other issues or areas of interest likely to impact on localness
There are no current issues that impact on the localness of the station.
The Station's Playlist
Here’s a typical hour of High Peak Radio’s music output (as at September 2012)
|The Only Way Is Up||Yazz|
|All I Need Is A Miracle||Mike and The Mechanics|
|Bad Medicine||Bon Jovi|
|My Wicked Heart||Diana Vickers|
|I Want To Be Free||Toyah|
|Glory Of Love||Peter Cetera|
|Love is Contagious||Taja Sevelle|
|Wide Awake||Katy Perry|
|You Belong With Me||Taylor Swift|
How to complain to the station or to Ofcom
If you have a complaint to make about High Peak Radio, in the first instance you should write to Roger Price at High Peak Radio, PO Box 106, High Peak SK23 0DJ. Roger can also be contacted by email on
or by telephone on 01298 813144.
If you are unhappy with the response you receive, you can complain directly to the regulator, Ofcom. To visit their website for more information click here