Ofcom throws out complaints about Heart’s format

Ofcom has decided not to investigate Heart staying within its format after a number of complaints were received.

The seven complaints were assessed under the General Procedures for investigating breaches of broadcast licences at the regulator, but Ofcom decided not to pursue them.

Because the reports were not investigated, we have no information on the details, only that they were all made between June 17th and June 30th 2019.

Earlier in the month, the network ended local and regional breakfast shows in favour of a national show with Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden.

Format changes were agreed for all Heart stations earlier this year to provide three hours a day of local programming instead of the previously agreed seven.

The complaints were made in the Essex, Sussex London and North West areas.

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  1. Mark budgen says

    Ashley tabor has finally taken over OFCOM

    1. mb23 says

      If the complaints are about dropping local breakfast shows they haven’t breached the rules. Whether the rules should have been changed by Ofcom is a different argument.

  2. I says

    Complaints from London. Really?

    1. Jimbob says

      Well it seems London is everything and other areas are nothing these days.

      Shame really!

    2. Martin Kong says

      Yeah I’m still trying to figure that one out!

  3. Mr Boltar says

    I imagine the local newsagents is did some good business with brown envelopes.

  4. Lee says

    Would do you expect? Ashley and grab and slash team are like teflon. Nothing sticks. ‘Global get what Global want’ should be OFCOMs new slogan. Such a toothless regulator, and a waste of tax payers money.

  5. david worth says

    IF they dont like heart they listen to twenty century state radio 1/2

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