Public File

Peak FM like each local commercial station in the UK has obligations with regard to its programmes, including its music and local content. These obligations are set out in the station Format which forms part of our Public File.

The Public File is just one indicator of our output. Just ask us if you’d like a hard copy. If you have any comments on it, let us know or, if necessary, contact our regulator, Ofcom.



Except in special or exceptional circumstances (which may include some bank holiday periods,) the station broadcasts news bulletins hourly from 0600 until 1900, with additional headlines in weekday breakfast and evening drive periods. Bulletins contain a mix of local/regional, national and world stories, along with sport, weather and entertainment news.

At the weekend, bulletins containing local/regional, national and world news, along with sport, weather and entertainment news, are broadcast between 0700 and 1300.

Additionally, at other times, bulletins containing national and world news, prepared by Sky, may be broadcast in some hours.

Our news pages online show some of our most recent stories – click here to read them.



The station broadcasts twenty four hours a day, with programmes as listed here.

Programme Production

Programming within weekday daytimes is not regularly automated. Our evening, daytime, weeknight and overnight programming is generally live from our network centre in Manchester, but occasional weekend programmes may be automated. These shows may be live in times of adverse weather or other relevant circumstances.

Local Programming

Except in special or exceptional circumstances (e.g. specials), Weekdays 06:00-10:00 Peak FM's programmes are broadcast from our studios in Chesterfield.

All other shows are broadcast from our Hits Radio Network centre at Hits Radio, Castle Street, Manchester, M15 4PR.


Charity Support

Over the last year Peak FM collected huge amounts of food and toiletries for Chesterfield Foodbank in a special appeal with multiple collection points.  Thousands of pounds were raised for the Sick Children's Trust in activity led by the Peak FM Breakfast Show.  An on-air and online campaign called "Don't Dance Alone" highlighted the issue of loneliness in North Derbyshire supported by videos, local appearances in Chesterfield, Matlock and Bakewell and was in support of Age Concern.  The news team produced several pieces of campaign journalism in specially themed weeks to draw attention to key issues in the region.  These included a Homelessness Week full of interviews with experts and case studies from homeless people.  There was a Shop Local campaign too which promoted the idea of supporting local retail outlets and market stalls.   Money was raised for Ashgate Hospice and Bluebell Wood in Peak FM's Five Mile Run.  The annual Peak FM Awards shone a spotlight on incredible people from North Derbyshire ranging from courageous children to young sporting achievers.  Peak FM's Christmas Toy Appeal ensured children who don't get ordinarily get Christmas presents received them.  Several local charities were part of the campaign. 


Ofcom Localness Guidelines

Ofcom, the government regulator with responsibility for local radio, has produced localness guidelines that this station adheres to. These can be viewed here.

Station Format

To view the stations format click here

Station Contact Details:

Post: Peak FM, Radio House, Foxwood Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. S41 9RF

Tel: 01246 269107

Recent programme and / or news highlights

We keep our website up to date with all the latest happenings at Peak FM, if you want to know what we’re up to, then please visit the homepage at www.peakfm.co.uk

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

The Station’s Playlist

The playlist is updated weekly and can be viewed here

How to complain to the station or to Ofcom:

If you have a complaint to make about Peak FM, in the first instance please submit your complaint using the one of the following methods:

Online: www.peakfm.co.uk
Post: Peak FM, Radio House, Foxwood Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. S41 9RF
Tel: 01246 267138

Alternatively contact Ofcom here https://www.ofcom.org.uk/tv-radio-and-on-demand/how-to-report-a-complaint