News Except in special or exceptional circumstances (which may include some bank holidays) the station broadcasts news bulletins hourly from 0600 and 1900 and on ... See more the half-hour between 0600 and 0900, 1600 and 1900 on weekdays.

These bulletins contain a mix of local, national and world stories, along with sport, weather and entertainment news.

At the weekend, bulletins containing local, national and world news are broadcast between 0700 and 1300 on Saturdays and between 0700 and 1300 on Sunday.

Additionally, bulletins containing national and World news, prepared by Sky, are broadcast on several occasions from 2000 through to 05.


Some of the news stories we’ve carried recently Our news pages online show some of our most recent stories – click here to read them The News team is managed by the Group News Editor, Vicky Breakwell) vicky.




You may also contact the news team on news@brmb.


uk or on 0121 566 5420.

The local news operation is based at the station itself generally at weekday peak times, with some content prepared from a Midlands news hub at other times.

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

Programme Production No programming within daytimes is automated.

Local Programming Except in special or exceptional circumstances (e.


specials or football coverage and the like), BRMB programmes are generally broadcast from Birmingham twenty four hours a day weekdays.

At the weekends, programming remains from Birmingham, apart from programme specials which may be broadcast from other studios around the UK (e.


The Big Top 40 and ‘Sam and Mark’) Guidelines Guidelines on localness have been published by our regulator OFCOM, and are available here: www.



uk/radio/ifi/rbl/car/localness Contact To contact the radio station generally, you may use our ‘contact us’ page and we seek to reply to any emails which raise substantive issues.

Should you wish to speak to programme management about some area of output , please contact paul.




The station may also be contacted during office hours by phone on 0121 566 5200 Events/Charities support or coverage The station stages several events and charity initiatives through the year.

We have supported the Haiti appeal with some on-air appeals and this year, we re-launched the Walkathon, raising funds to build a home for the brave in Birmingham.

Around £400,000 was pledged on the day and the funds raised are still coming in towards that target.

Recent Programme and/or News Highlights Our website covers much of the programming (general and, where appropriate, news) which we are proud of.

Click here to see our home page Some recent examples of key initiatives have been the interviews and listener questions with political party leaders before the election, and our Walkathon day.

Localness We aim that our radio stations belong to the areas they serve.

Any suggestions or thoughts on our output are always much valued.

Music Our output is Contemporary and Chart-oriented.

Examples of some of the songs we play are on this playlist.

Format As outlined at the head of this document, the station is governed by a Format, which forms part of our licence.

Our Format is available here How to complain Live, entertaining radio always carries some risk.

We try to get things right, and not all programmes will be to everyone’s taste.

Where we do make mistakes, we do try to take appropriate action as quickly as we can.

Please do get in touch with any comments – praise or complaints and we’ll consider them carefully.

If you need to speak to us directly, our weekday office hours phone numbers are above.

Should you feel we have not taken the right action regarding a broadcast after contacting us, you may refer the matter to our regulator Ofcom.

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