Public File

Each local commercial / community radio station in the UK including Durham Hits has requirements in respect of its music and local content, such as news, speech levels, music choices etc. These requirements are set out in the station “Format”, a document issued by Ofcom and also monitored by PRS & PPL (Our licencing regulator). This Public File contains details of the elements that are regulated, 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 our local community.


Durham Hits broadcasts news bulletins hourly between 06:00 & 20:00 7 day’s per week. These bulletins contain a mix of local, national and world news, alongside sport, weather and entertainment news.

Programme Schedule

You can view a copy of the current Durham Hits schedule by clicking “On-Air at the top of this website, We keep this information updates as and when new presenters join the team.

Licensing Bodies / Regulators

As an United Kingdom based radio station we hold both PRS and PPL licenses.

Comment or complain about the station

If you would like to comment or make a complaint about Durham Hits please email: manage@durhamhits.co.uk. We will reply to your email within 1 business day. Please ensure you provide details of your comment or complaint.

Automated Programming:

As as station that is ran by volunteers, all of our live and pre-recorded shows are ran remotely, This involves a presenter connecting to our secure network and then using home applications to broadcast their stream.

Local Programming

As a proud local station over 60% of our programs are locally recording or presented live, the remaining shows are produced within the United Kingdom, All pre-recorded shows are checked prior to broadcast with checks in place for live broadcast.

The Station’s Playlist:

A copy of the current playlist can be found by clicking the “Playlist” option.

Important Contacts:

Durham Hits works on a central mailbox basis, this means if you have any comments, suggestions or other feedback please email: manage@durhamhits.co.uk We aim to get back to you within 1 business day of your email.