Public File

Signal 1 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 Signal 1's programmes are broadcast from our studios in Stoke-on-Trent

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


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.


Station Format

To view the stations format click here


Contact Details

Post: Signal 1, Stoke Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2SR
Tel: 01782 441 300
Online: www.signal1.co.uk


Events / Charities Support or Coverage

Signal Radio has its own fundraising appeal called "The Feel The Love Fund” which raises thousands of pounds for local charities and appeals throughout Staffordshire and Cheshire.  We raise money for other charities with a number of events throughout the year, including "Bring A Pound Day” for the Dougie Mac Hospice and "Christmas Jumper Day" for The Donna Louise.


Recent Programme and / or News Highlights

We keep our website up to date with all the latest happenings at Signal 1, if you want to know what we’re up to, then please visit the homepage at signal1.co.uk


The Station’s Playlist

A list of the type of songs we play can be found here.


How to Complain to the Station or to Ofcom: 

If you have a complaint to make about Signal 1, in the first instance please submit your complaint using the one of the following methods:

Online: Contact Us  
Post: Signal 1, Stoke Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2SR
Tel: 01782 441 300

If you are unhappy with the response you receive, you can complain directly to the regulator, Ofcom. Their website has full details about how to do this: http://www.ofcom.org.uk/complain


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John Isherwood playing Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody