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Ocean FM’s Yellow Cards lifted

Ofcom has recently sampled Ocean FM and found the station to be correctly operating within its format.

It's the third time lucky for the GCap Media station, as the previous two reports gained Ocean a Yellow Card warning on each occasion for playing too many alternative/modern rock tracks.

The station, which will re-brand to Heart in the next 12-18 months under new owners Global Radio, should serve as a locally oriented, mainly current adult contemporary music and information station for the 25 to 44 year olds in the South Hampshire area.

Two [link=https://radiotoday.co.uk/news.php?extend.2765.2][color=#0000ff]Yellow[/color][/link] [link=https://radiotoday.co.uk/news.php?extend.3479.2][color=#ff0000]Cards[/color][/link] were issued within eight months of each other within the past year, because the regulator found that less than 10 per cent of the music was from the past 12 months and also noted a high number of classic and alternative/modern rock tracks being aired, already provided by other stations in the area such as Original 106.

GCap responded on the second occasion by stating the breach was the result of the station’s automation system, and several presenters dropping a number of songs which had been scheduled to play out.

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