Public File

Each local commercial radio station in the UK has certain 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. This Public File contains details of the elements that Ofcom regulate, such as music tracks, local news etc.


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, 0730, 0800, 0830, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1630, 1700, 1730, 1800)

National and World News

(1900, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300, 0000, 0100, 0200, 0300, 0400, 0500, 1900, 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300)

Saturday – Sunday

Local, National and World News

(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)

Recent News:

Recent stories are available from the news section of our website. Please see this for full details.

The News Team:

You can contact the News Team via email at or you can contact Radio News hub who compile and deliver our bulletins on 0113 226 9484 or via email at 

News Editor is:

Radio News Hub Editor  - Stephanie Otty

Content Manager - Jon Francis

The Programme Schedule:

Details of Dee 106.3’s programmes can be found on the schedule.

Automated / Pre – Recorded Programming:

Weekdays 1300 – 1400 and 1900 – 0600 Sat 0000 – 0800 and 1800 – 2400 Sun 0000 – 1000 and 1400 – 2400

Amount of Local Programming:

All programmes originate from our studios in Chester.

Station Contact Details:

Post: Chester's Dee Radio, 1 Castle Drive, Chester, CH1 1SL

Tel: 01244 391000



Chief Executive Chris Hurst

Programming Shane Pinnington

Commercial Director Danny Holborn


Events / Charity Support or Coverage:

Chester’s Dee Radio is proud to support charitable organisations and we are always keen to hear from new groups with charitable status.

We continue yearly to also support local charities in their fundraising ventures both online and in person.

We hold the Chester's Dee Radio Local Hero Awards each year. The awards highlight the real stars across the region, who have achieved greatness without the recognition they truly deserve.

We take a keen interest in local sport continuing to support amongst others Chester FC, Chester Rugby Club and Chester Cricket Club

Recent Programme and / or News Highlights:

Our weekly features include School of the week.

We keep our website up to date with all the latest local and national news highlights at Dee 106.3, if you want to know what we’re up to, then please visit the news page.

If you have any specific questions, then our Contact Us page contains details of how to get in touch with us.


The Station’s Playlist:

Our current mix includes classic hits from the 80s, 90s, 00’s and now.

Examples of our core artists include:


Robbie Williams

Bruno Mars




Take That

Alicia Keys

Paloma Faith

Fleetwood Mac

The Format:

The format is the regulation document Ofcom issue. You can read or download it from Ofcom at:

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:

If you have any complaint about the radio station, for example, something you have heard – an advertisement or news story – in the first instance contact Chester’s Dee Radio using the above details.

If you are not satisfied with the response you can contact Ofcom (the industry regulator) on 020 7981 3040 or via their website;