The Voice Public File
The Voice has obligations with regard to its programmes, including its music and local content. These obligations are set out in the station Key Commitments which forms part of this station's Public File. The Public File is also available in hard copy by post upon request by any member of the public, and serves as one indicator of each station's output. Comment on the contents of the Public File should be made to The Voice or to the industry regulator, Ofcom.
The information and links below comprise the Public File for The Voice. As a community radio station, The Voice is not required to maintain a public file, but has decided to do so for the sake of transparency to its community. More information about the Public File obligation can be found at www.ofcom.org.uk
Key Commitments: Key Commitments are regulatory documents issued to Ofcom licence holders, they outline what is required of each radio station's programming. The Key Commitments for The Voice is available on the Ofcom website, and can be viewed by clicking here.
The Voice Studios, Belle Meadow Court, Albert Lane, Barnstaple, EX32 8RJ.
The Old Post Office 22 Pilton Street Pilton, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1PJ
Registered in England & Wales: 07374719
Telephone: Main Switchboard:
Sales - Commercial Manager
Operational Information :
Transmission: The Voice broadcasts on 106.1 from Petroc College in Barnstaple and on 107.8 Ilfracombe Holiday Park in Ilfracombe and Holmacott Farm in Holmacott. The Voice is also available on DAB, Digital Radio.
For coverage map please click here.
Automation: The Voice automates some of its programming. On average this amounts to around one hour of daytime output.
Local production: All programming on The Voice is produced and presented locally from our studios in Barnstaple with the exception of The Vinyl Countdown and The Exmoor Radio Show, which are pre-recorded shows that are broadcast on other radio stations around the UK. You can read more about Ofcom's localness guidelines here.
Local Information and Support:
Regular traffic news and weather reports are on air throughout daytime hours. We also provide our What's On Guide as additional services to our listeners.
News Contact Information:
The Voice does not have a dedicated news team. We include local news stories as editorial articles within our regular daytime programmes.
See our latest stories.
During live hours, we carry national and international news on the hour from Sky News and during automated hours, we carry national and international news on the hour from Radio News Hub. Some evening hours do not carry a regular news bulletin.
Ofcom, the Office of Communications are the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communication industry with responsibilities across television, radio, telecommunications and wireless communications services.
For more info on Ofcom click here. For more information on Ofcom's Localness Guidelines click here.
To complain to Ofcom visit the Complaints Area on the Ofcom website.
The Voice plays a melodic adult contemporary style of music which allows us to play a big variety of songs. There are categories that represent music from the 70's, 80's, 90's and the 2000 decades, as well as recurrent songs and the latest ‘playlisted' music which highlights the most popular music of today.
An example of a workday hour is as follows:
Phil Collins - You Can't Hurry Love
Dean Lewis - Be Alright
Hot Chocolate - So You Win Again
Gwen Stefani & Akon - Sweet Escape
Tom Grennan - Found What I've Been Looking For
Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper - Shallow
Ed Sheeran - Lego House
A1 - Take On Me
Charli XCX & Troye Sivan - 1999
Catatonia - Mulder & Scully
Rebecca Ferguson - Nothing's Real But Love
You can view the current on-air schedule here.