Public File

Somer Valley FM is a locally focused community radio station broadcasting on 97.5FM, Digital Radio & online.

The Public File contains details of the commitment we have made to North East Somerset as it’s only local focused radio station.

Click below to view our key commitments

Community Radio Key Commitments

Click below to view our policy manual

2017 Policy Manual

Click below to view our Data Protection Policy

2015 Data Protection Policy

News Bulletins

At Somer Valley FM we recognize the importance of a comprehensive and up to date local news service. We regularly post local breaking news on Facebook and also special News bulletins in our Midday Magazine & Drivetime Slots.

The News Team

The Somer Valley FM news team can be contacted via email on Production@SomerValleyFM.co.uk

The Programme Schedule

Details of Somer Valley FM’s programme schedule can be found on the website, including details of who presents which show and how you can listen again on demands.

Automated Programming

There may be occasions when we have to prerecord shows but we aim to provide as many live shows as possible.

Complaints

We invest a lot of time and effort into training our volunteers to a high standard, and endeavour to do our best to ensure that you enjoy the programmes and features that are broadcast on Somer Valley FM.

Should you have a complaint, please call 01761 411755 or write to us at the station address:

FAO Station Manager
Somer Valley FM
Midsomer Norton
Bath
BA3 4DT

Your complaint will be acknowledged and investigated by the station manager as soon as possible. If you provide us with contact details, a response will be given.

Advertising and Sponsorship

(Terms and conditions Apply)

The sales team can be contacted via the web site where you can fill in your requirements online or email Sales@SomerValleyFM.co.uk

Full details on costs and packages are available on the website.

Events and Outside Broadcasts

(Terms and conditions Apply)

Somer Valley FM cover a wide range of events, supporting local charitable organisations and community groups. For more information on booking us for an event please call Luke on 01761 411755.

Our Mission

Somer Valley FM integrates education and business in a professional media setting. We empower people and communities using the influential medium of radio combined with a unique, skills based learning environment. It is popular and entertaining local radio with a powerful social agenda.

We work with Public, Private and Third sector organisations including Sirona, B&NES, Curo, Quartet, Radstock & Westfield Big Local and businesses. We are linked to schools, colleges and universities right across Bath and North East Somerset. Training is at the core of what we do with outcomes around employability, education, health & well-being, local culture, music & sport as well as community and intergenerational cohesion.

With an established audience that is building we provide a unique setting for individuals and groups to get their voice heard. That audience is drawing growing interest from local businesses in using radio to raise awareness of their products and services. The rates for advertising and sponsorship reflects our Not for Profit status which makes us attractive to all marketing budgets.

The backbone of our schedule is the evening programmes offering radio of tremendous quality and variety. Many of these music shows have bedded in over several years building loyal audiences. They provide a rare platform for local and emerging talent across music, arts, culture and sports.

Licensed by Ofcom to transmit on 97.5FM Somer Valley is the only radio station dedicated to  North East Somerset. We are a central platform for local news, event guides and informative documentaries. We are aware that local listeners also live, work and play in neighbouring cities and towns. We stream live online and have a Listen Again facility. The station can also be accessed across Bristol and Keynsham on DAB.

The welfare of people and providing a place in which they can thrive to fulfil their potential and aspirations is at the heart of what Somer Valley FM is all about. Having fun whilst building skills underlies the potency of this contemporary and ambitious model of community broadcasting.