Like every local commercial radio station in the UK Xfm in London and in Manchester has requirements in respect of its music, news and local content. These requirements are set out in the station format issued by Ofcom, the UK’s radio regulator. The Xfm Public File contains details of the elements that Ofcom regulate and is intended to give you a better understanding of Xfm's output and what we are doing for the local community.
Xfm Format, Programming and Localness
If you're a regular listener we're sure you'll have a good understanding of what Xfm is all about, but if you'd like more formal details on our guidelines these are available on the Ofcom website:
All of Xfm London’s regular output is produced and presented live from studios in London. Xfm Manchester broadcasts key shows that are produced annd presented from studios in Manchester, including a daily breakfast show and a weekday drivetime show.
To get a real feel for our output the best thing to do is tune in. You can find us on:
- 104.9 FM in London
- 97.7 FM in Manchester
- Digital Radio all over the country.
- Xfm London is broadcast on Sky Channel 113, Virgin Media Channel 965
- Online - click on the Listen Now button at the top of the page
Events, Community and Charity
Xfm runs regular local events in from show themed club and live nights (X-posure Live, etc.) to our regular Live Sessions featuring the best live music has to offer.
Each December we also organise Xfm's Winter Wonderland, a series of charity gigs featuring the year's biggest and best Xfm artists with all profits going to charity.
Championing New Music
Xfm believes that our listeners want the best new music and they want to hear it first. From our specialist shows with expert presenters to exclusive sessions from the biggest and future stars to our music mix we believe we deliver on this like no other station can.
Station Contact details
If you want to contact station staff or have an enquiry the Contact Us page has all the details you need as well as addresses for work experience and job applications. To contact presenters you can use the forms on the respective DJ homepages.
Example Xfm News Bulletin
Xfm broadcasts news every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour from 6am through to 8.30am and the on the hour between 4pm and 6pm Monday to Friday. At the weekend bulletins go out on the hour between 10am and 12pm.
James Rea is Group Head Of News :
Obviously we hope you'll never feel the need to complain but if you do, in the first instance you should contact the Xfm Network Programme Director at the address below:
Andy Ashton, Xfm Network Programme Director
Xfm, 30 Leciester Square, London, WC2H 7LA
You can email Andy here: If you are unhappy with the response you have received, you can complain directly to Ofcom, their website has full details about how to do this here: how to complain.