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Stray FM (Harrogate) 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 Stray FM (Harrogate), more information about the Public File obligation can be found at www.ofcom.org.uk




STRAY FM (Harrogate)

Character of Service



Licensed area

Harrogate area  (as in Ofcom advertisement)


97.2 MHz

Service duration

24 hours

Locally-made programming

Studio Location:
Locally made programming must be produced within the licensed areas of Harrogate (AL162) or Yorkshire Dales & Skipton (AL192)

Locally made Hours:
At least 10 hours a day during daytime weekdays (must include breakfast).
At least 4 hours daytime Saturdays and Sundays.

Programme Sharing:
All programmes may be shared between the Harrogate licence (AL162) and the Yorkshire Dales & Skipton Licence (AL192), subject to satisfying the character service requirements above.

Local news bulletins

At least hourly at peaktime. At other times UK-wide, nations and international news should feature.




Excludes advertising, programme/promotional trails & sponsor credits


Weekday breakfast and drivetime, and weekend late breakfast


0600 to 1900 weekdays and weekends

 MCA population : 176,821                                                Licence number : AL 162


This Format should be read in conjunction with Ofcom's published Localness Guidelines
Last amended January 2012


Contact Details:

Address: Stray FM, The Hamlet, Hornbeam Park Avenue, Harrogate, HG2 8RE

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

Registered in England & Wales No 2774366

Telephone: Main Switchboard 01423 522972

Studio/ Competition Line 01423 520972

Managing Director: Sarah Barry

Content Director: Nick Hancock


Programme Schedule

Monday to Friday

  • Midnight to 6am. Stray FM Non Stop.
  • 6am to 9am. Nick Hancock at Breakfast.
  • 9am to 1pm Pete Egerton.
  • 1pm to 3pm Beth Parsons.
  • 3pm to 7pm. Home Time with Will Smith.
  • 7pm to 8pm
  • Monday: Non-Stop Stray FM
  • Tuesday: Stray FM's Health and Wellbeing Show.
  • Wednesday: Stray FM's Family Show.
  • Thursday: Stray FM's Food and Drink Show.
  • Friday: Non-Stop Stray FM
  • 8pm to Midnight Non-Stop Stray FM


  • Midnight to 6am. Stray FM Non Stop.
  • 6am to 8am Pete Egerton.
  • 8am to 12pm Ricky Durkin.
  • 12pm David Whittle.
  • 4pm - 8pm. Tom Harland.
  • 8pm to Midnight. Stray FM's Floor Fillers.


  • Midnight to 6am. Stray FM Non Stop.
  • 6am to 8am Pete Egerton.
  • 8am to 12pm Chris Johnson.
  • 12pm to 4pm Ricky Durkin.
  • 4pm to 8pm. Beth Parsons - Best of the Lifestyle Shows.
  • 8pm to Midnight Stray FM Non-Stop.

All of Stray FM's programmes are broadcast from our studios in Harrogate. All of Stray FMs daytime programmes are broadcast live. From time to time we pre-record or automate programmes.

Local Information and Support:

Stray FM brings you the latest weather forecast every hour. Travel bulletins are broadcast every twenty minutes at Breakfast and Home Time with hourly updates throughout the day.


The 2018 Local Hero Awards took place in May celebrating extraordinary achievements by local people in Harrogate and the Dales. Categories included Child of Courage award, Teacher of the Year and Sporting achievement. The awards return in May 2019.

Each year Stray FM is a key stakeholder in the Local Radio Day initiative, championing the importance of local radio stations to their communities. This year's Local Radio Day took place on 25th May 2018.

Throughout 2018 we supported or will support many local events including Ripon Pancake race, Race for Life in Harrogate and Ilkley, Skipton Gala,  The Great Knaresborough Bed Race, Saint Michael's Hospice Star Walk, Ilkley Carnival, Ripon's St Wilfrid's procession, Otley Gala, The Harrogate International Festival, Ilkley Summer Festival, Ripon's famous Gunpowder plot, Harrogate Round Table's Stray Bonfire, Bilton Gala and many more. We'll also switch on Christmas lights in Skipton, Ripon, Harrogate and Ilkley. We look forward to promoting and attending all these events, and more, again in 2019.

News Contact Information:

On Air News Editor position is currently vacant.

If you have a news story for us call 01423 726963 or email news@strayfm.com

We have locally generated news bulletins on the hour from 7am to 6pm Monday to Friday with headlines at 6.30am, 7.30am, 8.30am, 5.30pm & 6.30pm.

At weekends our local bulletins run from 8am to 12pm. 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 http://www.ofcom.org.uk

If you have a complaint about something you have heard on Stray FM you should contact our Station Manager Sarah Barry on 01423 522972 or email sarah.barry@strayfm.com

You can also complain to Ofcom. To do this either telephone them on 020 7981 3040 or visit http://www.ofcom.org.uk/complain/  on the Ofcom Website



Stray 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 80's, 90's and the 2000 decades, as well as recurrent songs and the latest ‘playlisted' music which highlights the best music of today - this takes the form of an A, B and C list with the A list being the highest rotated.

An example of a daytime hour follows:

Song 1 I Don't - Dua Lipa

Song 2 Another One Bites The Dust - Queen

Song 3 This Girl - Kungs vs Cooking on Three Burners

Song 4 Raise Your Glass - Pink

Song 5 Black or White - Michael Jackson

Song 6 No More Sad Songs - Little Mix

Song 7 Down Under - Men At Work

Song 8 Never Be The Same - Camila Cabello

Song 9 Spinning Around - Kylie Minogue

Song 10 Shattered Dreams - Johnny Hates Jazz

Song 11 Hold My Hand - Jess Glynne

Song 12 Alright - Supergrass



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