Public File

Automation and Local Programming

On Wave FM, all of our programming is produced locally and presented from our studios at Buchanan Street, Dundee. There are no arrangements for networked or syndicated programming. We do occasional outside broadcasts from around our transmission area.

It is necessary to automate some of our programmes. This is where the presenter has pre-recorded their links but may not necessarily be in the studio at the time the programme is broadcast.

The amount of locally produced programming per day on Wave FM

24 hours a day; seven days a week

Help For Kids

Wave FM also supports local charity, Help For Kids, which helps underprivileged children in the local area. More information on Help For Kids can be found by clicking here.

News Bulletin Schedule: Local, National and Extended Bulletins

Wave FM carries news on the hour 24 hours a day.


Between 06:30 and 18:00 this is local news. Outwith these hours, national news bulletins are provided by Sky News.

Between 06:00 and 09:00 and from 16:00 and 18:00 we carry news headlines on the half hour and travel news at 20 minutes and 40 minutes past the hour.

Our news bulletins are between two and three minutes in length.  Headlines (including sport) are from 40 seconds to one minute.


We broadcast local bulletins between 08:00 and 12:00, with sports headlines at 12:00. Outwith these hours, national bulletins are provided by Sky News.

Ofcom Localness Guidelines

Ofcom’s Localness Guidelines can be found here.

Music Policy

Wave FM plays a mix of adult contemporary music consisting predominantly of popular music/hits ranging from 80’s to new releases.

Station Format

A locally focused, broad music and information station for over 35’s in the cities of Dundee and Perth.

Our station format is available to view here.

Station Complaints

If you have any complain about the radio station, in the first instance contact the Acting Programme Controller using the details below.

Stuart McCafferty
01382 575575

If you wish to contact Ofcom, please use their contact details listed here.

Today's Weather

  • Dundee

    Sunny intervals

    High: 14°C | Low: 10°C

  • Perth

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    High: 14°C | Low: 10°C

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