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


Automation & Local Programming

We are locally programmed from 6am till 7pm every weekday. 
On Saturday from 6am till 6pm, Sunday from 8am till 12 noon.


Charity Support

The station supports a number of local charities through the year including our Local Hero Awards and annual Christmas Toy Appeal. 


News & Sport

Tower FM news bulletins are broadcast weekdays between the hours of 6am & 6.30pm, in addition to news and sport headlines at 6.30am, 7.30am, 8.30am, 5.30pm & 6.30pm.

On weekends locally produced news is broadcast on a Saturday between 8am & 1pm and on Sundays between 8am & 12 noon. Sky News Radio is broadcast at other times.

News Team:

Chris Holdsworth (Senior Journalist)
Josh Bancroft
Derek Clarke

Bethan Holmes



Please address all complaints in the first instance to the Senior Programmer. Should you feel that we do not sufficiently address your concern you may also take your complaint to Ofcom (contact details are below).

Jon Holling
Content Controller
Tower FM
Orrell Road
Wigan WN5 8HJ


Ofcom localness guidelines click here

Ofcom contact information click here

Tower FM Format click here


Cover art for Africa

On Air

Andy Lawson playing Toto - Africa