Public File

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

Ofcom Formats

South Manchester, North Cheshire and Manchester DAB:

High Peak, Derbshire Dales and East Staffordshire:



South Manchester, North Cheshire and Manchester: 

104.9 FM and Manchester DAB

High Peak:

103.3, 106.4 and 106.6 FM

Derbyshire Dales and East Staffordshire:

96.7 and 101.8 FM


News Bulletin Schedule

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

Monday – Friday

Local, National and World News
(0600, 0700, 0800, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 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

(0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, 0600, 0700, 0800, 0900, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300)

The News Team:

You can contact the Imagine Radio News Hub via email at

News Editor is:

Trevor Thomas-



The Programme Schedule

The programme schedule is available on this website.

Automated / Pre – Recorded Programming

Weekdays: 1900 – 0600

Saturday: 12pm-8am

Sunday: 12pm-8am

Amount of Local Programming:

All programmes originate from the following locations-

South Manchester, North Cheshire and Manchester- Stockport

High Peak- Buxton, Ashbourne and Stockport

Derbyshire Dales and East Staffordshire- Ashbourne, Buxton and Stockport

Programming from Stockport is shared with High Peak, Derbyshire Dales and East Staffordshire outside of weekday breakfast. However, local travel news is avaliable at peak times.


Station Contact Details:

South Manchester, North Cheshire and Manchester DAB

116 Wellington Street, Stockport. SK1 1YH.

Tel: 0161 399 0148

High Peak, Derbyshire Dales and East Staffordshire

St. Monicas House, Windmill Lane, Ashbourne. DE6 1EY.

Tel: 01335 864 001


Managing Director:

Programme Director:

Sales Director: 


Events / Charity Support or Coverage:

Imagine Radio is proud to support charitable organisations and we are always keen to hear from new groups with charitable status.

Imagine Radio is the home of live Stockport County football matches.


Station's Playlist:

The station play a mix of music from the 70’s upwards.

Artist examples inlcude:

Fleetwood Mac

Ed Sheeran


Robbie Williams


Bruno Mars

Hall & Oates


Ofcom Localness Guidelines:

Ofcom issue Guidelines defining what “localness” is for a Local Radio station. You can read them on the Ofcom website.


How to Complain:

Please email in the first instance. If you are unhappy with the response, you can contact the industry regulator (Ofcom) by visiting