Automation and Local Programming
On Original 106, all of our programming is produced locally and presented from our studios at Craigshaw Road, Aberdeen. There are no arrangements for networked or syndicated programming. We do occasional outside broadcasts from around our transmission area.
It is necessary at certain times to automate our programmes. This is where the presenter has pre recorded their links but may not necessarily be in the studio at the time the programme is broadcast. Automated programming will only happen out with peak, daytime hours. We will pre-record three hours during weekday evenings, and up to seven hours during weekend evenings.
The late evening / overnight non-stop music element of Original 106 is automated.
Original 106 carry daily “What’s on Guides” which promote local events taking place, whether it be music/comedy gigs, art shows or charity fundraisers. Listeners can submit their own events to our What’s On guide by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Original 106 also support various charities and events, including the Aberdeen Students Charities Campaign Torcher Parade and Student Shows, Courage on The Catwalk which benefits The Friends Of Anchor; Baker Hughes 10K and Fun Run, STV Appeal, and many other causes.
News Bulletin Schedule: Local, National and Extended Bulletins
Original 106 carries news on the hour 24 hours a day.
Between 06:00 and 21:00 this is local news produced in house at Original 106.
Between 22:00 – 05:00 we carry Sky News with a locally produced local news round up at the end of the bulletin.
Between 06:00-09:00 and 16:00-19:00 we carry news headlines and travel news every 30 minutes.
During daytime our bulletins are 3 minutes in length. In the evening they are 2 minutes.
We have an extended sports desk at 9am, 1pm and 5pm and a business news update at 6pm.
At weekends Original 106 broadcast hourly 3 minute bulletins between 7am and 2pm (including headlines at 7.30/8.30am and a sports desk at 9.30am) with 2 minute bulletins every hour from 3pm onwards. From 7pm we carry Sky News’ two minute live bulletin with a 45 second summary of the day’s local stories to follow.
Our news schedule will vary during the festive season.
More local news and contact details for the news team can be found online here.
OfCom Localness Guidelines
Ofcom’s Localness Guidelines can be found here.
An up to date programme schedule can be found here.
The Original 106 news team is at the forefront of breaking local news, providing coverage and analysis of key events across the North East of Scotland.
The team recently held a live in-studio debate on the controversial Marischal Square development bringing together campaigners and politicians in one room for the first time on a contentious local issue.
When Scotland went to the polls to vote in the independence referendum, Original 106 news provided local coverage from the closing of the ballot boxes through to the final declaration.
Original 106 aims to provide a high quality local news service bringing listeners the stories that matter, big or small.
You can see our recent news headlines on the news section of this site.
Original 106 plays a mix of hit singles, album tracks, classic rock and predominantly non-contemporary pop/rock hits that will appeal to an adult audience.
To see what songs we’ve played in the last hour, please click here.
A list of station contacts are available here.
Our station format is available on the Ofcom website here.
To lodge a complaint, please visit our contact page and send the complain to the relevant department.
If you wish to contact Ofcom, please use their contact details listed here.