On Air

Alex Lester

Public File

Radio Wave like each local commercial station in the UK has obligations with regard to its programmes, including its music and local content. These obligations are set out in the station Format which forms part of our Public File.

The Public File is just one indicator of our output. Just ask us if you’d like a hard copy. If you have any comments on it, let us know or, if necessary, contact our regulator, Ofcom.



Except in special or exceptional circumstances (which may include some bank holiday periods,) the station broadcasts news bulletins hourly from 0600 until 1900, with additional headlines in weekday breakfast and evening drive periods. Bulletins contain a mix of local/regional, national and world stories, along with sport, weather and entertainment news.

At the weekend, bulletins containing local/regional, national and world news, along with sport, weather and entertainment news, are broadcast between 0700 and 1300.

Additionally, at other times, bulletins containing national and world news, prepared by Sky, may be broadcast in some hours.

Our news pages online show some of our most recent stories – click here to read them.



The station broadcasts twenty four hours a day, with programmes as listed here.

Programme Production

Programming within weekday daytimes is not regularly automated. Our evening, daytime, weeknight and overnight programming is generally live from our network centre in Manchester, but occasional weekend programmes may be automated. These shows may be live in times of adverse weather or other relevant circumstances.

Local Programming

Except in special or exceptional circumstances (e.g. specials), Weekdays 06:00-10:00 Radio Wave's programmes are broadcast from our studios in Blackpool.

All other shows are broadcast from our Hits Radio Network centre at Hits Radio, Castle Street, Manchester, M15 4PR


Station Charity Support 

Over the years Radio Wave has been very proactive in fundraising for local charities including over £95K for the Macmillan Windmill Appeal. We raised the profile as well as funds for Donna's Dream house. We have supported The Blackpool Fylde and Wyre Society for the Blind, Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Brian House Children's Hospice, the Butterfly Group, Pinpoint Prostate Cancer Appeal and this year's charity - NSPCC.

We are very committed to LOCAL charities.

If you would like us to consider your charity then please apply in writing to the Station Director.


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