Public File

Compass FM is the local radio station for Grimsby and North East Lincolnshire, and 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.

This Public File contains details of the elements that Ofcom regulate, such as music tracks, local news etc. It is intended to give you a better understanding of our output and what we are doing for our local community. It is relevant only to "Compass FM” covering Grimsby, Cleethorpes and Immingham. You can also listen to us online 24 hours a day.


Ofcom, the Office of Communications, is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, with responsibilities across television, radio, telecommunications and wireless communications services. They have a website at

To report interference by illegal broadcasters to Ofcom please use the following link


All local radio stations have written ‘formats’, laid down by Ofcom, that they must follow at all times. For Compass FM, please click here.

Operational Information

Transmission: 96.4 Compass FM is available across North East Lincolnshire, you can also listen to us on DAB via the Lincolnshire multiplex and online.

Automation: 83% of Compass FM's locally produced weekly daytime output is automated.  At the weekends 75% is automated.

Local production: Compass FM is locally produced 24 hours a day.                        

Some of Compass FM's daytime programmes are presented "live assist" or "automated".

News Bulletin Schedule

Local News bulletins are broadcast Monday to Friday at 0700 - 1800, and with sport at 0730 & 0830. At the weekends at 0830 and 0930. Headlines - weekdays at 0730 & 0830. At relevant times additional news bulletins may be broadcast.

At weekends, local bulletins are broadcast from 0800 - 1200. Bulletins at all other times are syndicated and provided by IRN. To view National News headlines 24 hours a day visit our national news page click here.

Local travel information is broadcast half-hourly Monday to Friday between 0615 - 0900 and 1445 - 1800. Plus hourly at weekends between 0815 - 1115, with additional updates throughout the day as and when necessary.

Recent programme and/or news highlights

For a rundown of recent programme/news highlights please refer to our homepage here. We welcome any comments or questions you may have. For details on how to get in touch please refer to our contact us page click here.

Our playlist

You can see a list of songs we've played here.

The News team

Andy Marsh - Senior Journalist
Aaron Renfree - Journalist
Hannah Norbury - Journalist 
Julie Caston - Journalist 

You can contact Compass FM’s newsroom on 01472 362964, or email

The Programme Schedule

To view Compass FM’s programme schedule, click here.

Events/Charities Support or Coverage

Compass FM supports charity and non profit making events by providing coverage on our What's On Guide. To send in details or to view events happening in the area click here.

Station Contact Details

If you’ve any further questions, you can find all our contact details by clicking here.

How to complain

Compass FM is part of the Lincs FM Group and operates a complaints procedure which refers all complaints to the Group Director of Operations & Development for investigation and response. To lodge a complaint please contact Compass FM using the normal station contact details. Complaints can also be made to Ofcom, for details please click here.

For Ofcom Localness Guidelines please click here.

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