Pirate FM Public File

The Pirate FM Public File

It is a regulatory requirement that commercial radio stations in the UK hold a Public File.

The information and links below comprise the Public File for Pirate FM, more information about the Public File obligation can be found at www.ofcom.org.uk

Format: Formats are regulatory documents issued to Ofcom licence holders, they outline what is required of each radio station's programming. The format for Pirate FM is available on the Ofcom website, and can be viewed by clicking here

Contact Details:


Pirate FM, Wilson Way, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 3XX.

Registered Office:

Carn Brea Studios, Barncoose Industrial Estate, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 3RQ

Registered in England & Wales: 2552870

Telephone: Main Switchboard:

01209 314400             

Studio/competition Line:

01209 313900               

Managing Director



Content Director



Head of Sales



Operational Information :

Transmission: PIRATE FM broadcasts on 102.8 from the Carn Brea transmitter site near Redruth and on 102.2 from Caradon Hill near Liskeard. Pirate FM is also available on DAB, Digital Radio. We cover the whole of Cornwall using these two transmitter sites.

For coverage map please click here

Automation: Pirate FM automates some of its programming. On average this amounts to around two hours of daytime output.

Local production: All programming on Pirate FM is produced and presented locally from our studios in Redruth with the exception of the Big Top 40 Show which is a networked show that is broadcast on other commercial radio stations around the UK. You can read more about Ofcom's localness guidelines here.

Local Information and Support:

The charitable arm of Pirate FM is called The Pirate Trust which raises cash for individuals and organisations in need of financial support in the Duchy.

Regular traffic news and weather reports are on air throughout daytime hours. We also provide our Helpdesk and our What's On Guide as additional services to our listeners.

News Contact Information:

News Editor Emma Carton. Deputy Head of News: Sarah Yeoman. Journalists: Hazel Murray and Rachel Yates. If you have a news story for us call 01209 314314 or email emma.carton@piratefm.co.uk and/or news@piratefm.co.uk

See our latest stories.

We have locally generated news bulletins on the hour from 6am to 6pm Monday to Friday with headlines at 6.30am, 7.30am and 8.30am.

Weekend local bulletins run from 8am to 2pm. This weekend material, having been researched, produced and written in Cornwall may, on occasion, be read from elsewhere. At all other times we carry national and international news on the hour from Sky News. 


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

If you have a complaint about something you have heard on Pirate FM in the first instance you should contact our Content Director, Tristan Hunkin Tel: 01209 314400 or email tristan.hunkin@piratefm.co.uk.

You may also pass on any complaint to our Managing Director, Mark Peters- mark.peters@piratefm.co.uk

To complain to Ofcom visit the Complaints Area on the Ofcom website.


Pirate FM 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:

Rita Ora - Your Song

Passenger - Let Her Go

Queen - A Kind of Magic

Maroon 5 - Sugar

Robbie Williams - Rock DJ

Rag n Bone Man - Human

James Morrison/Nelly Furtado - Broken Strings

Aztec Camera - Somewhere In My Heart

The Script - Rain

The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony

Kelly Clarkson - Heartbeat Song

Britney Spears - Toxic

Tracy Chapman - Fast Car


You can view the current on-air schedule here.

Pirate FM Soundcheck:

Pirate FM listeners choose the music we play. We recognise that playing the favourite music of our listeners is very important so for this reason we have The Soundcheck. Listeners can join by clicking here. On a regular basis, our members are invited by email to take part in a music survey where they get to hear the ‘hooks' of a selection of songs. A member of the Soundcheck has the chance to say whether it is a song they love, like or dislike and are even asked whether it is heard too much or too little. We react accordingly by using this data to decide whether certain songs should be played or not, or whether their rotation should be reduced...or indeed in some instances, increased.

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