Public File

Station Name: 2BR

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Limited Company Name: Global Radio Media Management Limited

Limited Company Address: 30 Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7LA

Company Number: 02318655 

Telephone: 01254 350 350

Studio Phone: 033 33 444 393


Managing Director: Simon Brierley

Content Director: Olly Houldsworth


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 2BR Public File


1 What is the Public File?

2 News Bulletins

3 Recent News

4 The News Team

5 The Programme Schedule

6 Automation and Local Programming

7 Events and Charities we support

8 Coverage Highlights

9 Music Playlist

10 The Format

11 Ofcom Localness Guidelines

12 Contact Us

13 How to Complain

1. What is the Public File?

Each local commercial radio station in the UK has requirements in respect of its music and local content, such as news etc. These requirements are set out in the station "Format", a document issued by Ofcom, the UK media regulator.

The Public File contains details of elements Ofcom regulate over, such as music tracks, local news etc. It is intended to give you a better understanding of our output and what we are doing for the community we serve.

The Public File is available as a print out on request. Any comments on the file can be made to us or Ofcom.

2. News Bulletins

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

Monday to Friday

Local, National and World News

0600, 0700, 0730, 0800, 0830, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1630, 1700, 1730, 1800, 1900

National and World News

2000, 2100, 2200, 2300, 0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500

Saturday & Sunday

Local, National and World News

0800, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400

National and World News

1500, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300, 0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500

3. Recent News

To view some of our latest news articles, please view the local news page.

4. The News Team

If you have any queries about News, contact one of our journalists via the usual 'Contact Us' details.

5. The Programme Schedule


12am - 6am Proper Music Variety 

6am - 10am Tatum & Mike in the morning - Tatum McGreal and Mike Graveston

10am - 3pm Paul Winstanley 

3pm - 7pm Olly Houldsworth 

7pm - 12 am Proper Music Variety



12am - 6am Proper Music Variety

6am - 9am Tatum McGreal

9am - 1pm Ed Shepherd

1pm - 6pm Mike Graveston

6pm - 12am Proper Music Variety



12am - 9am Proper Music Variety

9am - 1pm Ed Shepherd

1pm - 6pm Paul Winstanley

6pm - 12am Proper Music Variety


6. Automation and Local Programming

Sometimes it is necessary to pre-record (sometimes called Automation) programmes on the station. Currently we only automate maximum 5 hours during the weekday day times. 

None of our programmes are networked (shared) with other radio stations, all are produced for 2BR and air on 2BR exclusively. 

7. Events and Charities we support

We work closely with local charities such as Pendleside Hospice, the Rotary Club of Burnley and Pendleside and Macmillan Cancer Support, Blackburn Lions, East Lancashire Hospice and St. Catherine's Hospice.

8. Coverage Highlights

Every year we recognise people in our community who change peoples lives for the better with our Local Hero Awards. There are awards for fund raisers, volunteers, young people, carers and family members.  We also appear at selected high profile events such as Burnley's Christmas Light Switch On, Blackburn Christmas Light's Switch on and Leyland Bonfire to name but a few.  Check out our gallery for more examples.

On air we pride ourselves in locally relevant content for Lancashire - local travel, weather, news and sport alongside great music and entertainment.

9. Music Playlist

Our complete playlist can be found here. The playlist is updated weekly and includes links to listen to a clip of each song.

10. The Format

The format is the regulation document Ofcom issue. You can read or download it from Ofcom here. Burnley & Pendle 99.8FM. Blackburn, Darwen & Hyndburn 107FMPreston, Leyland & Chorley 106.5 & 96.3FM.

11. Ofcom Localness Guidelines

Ofcom issue guidelines defining what "localness" is for a Local Radio station. You can read them on the Ofcom website.

12. Contact Us

Telephone: 01254 350 350

Studio Phone: 033 33 444 393

Text: 81222 starting your text with '2BR'

Managing Director: Simon Brierley

Content Director: Olly Houldsworth

13. How to Complain

If you have a complaint about something you have heard on 2BR in the first instance you should contact our Content Director, Olly Houldsworth. Tel: 01254 350350 or email Olly:

You can also complain to Ofcom. To do this either telephone them on 020 7981 3040 or visit the Complaints Area on the Ofcom Website