Public File

It is a regulatory requirement that commercial radio stations in the UK have a Public File.

The information and links below comprise the Public File for Star Radio in Cambridge and Ely. You can find further information on the public file on the

Ofcom website.



Formats are documents issued to Ofcom licence holders, they outline what is required of a radio station's programming You can view the format for Star Radio by clicking here.


Contact Details

Telephone (Reception): 01223 735 100

Telephone (On Air Studio): 01223 735 107


Operational Information

Star Radio broadcasts on 107.9FM in Cambridge, 107.1FM in Ely and the Fens and 107.3FM in Saffron Walden. Star is transmitted on DAB as part of the Cambridge minimux trial. It is also carried online.


Local Production/ Automation

All of the programming is produced from our studios in Cambridge. Star Radio automates some parts of its of programming using computer technology and makes use of voice tracking on occasion. Presenter links may be pre-recorded from within Ofcom's approved area for the East of England.


Programme Schedule

To view our current programme schedule please click here.



Star Radio plays classic hits from the past five decades. Here is a typical hour of our playlist:

  *   Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley and the Wailers

  *   Son of a Preacherman - Dusty Springfield

  *   Father Figure - George Michael

  *   Chasing Pavements - Adele

  *   Rock With You - Michael Jackson

  *   Come Back and Stay - Paul Young

  *   All Around The World - Lisa Stansfield

  *   When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge

  *   Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton

  *   Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman? - Bryan Adams

  *   Dreams - Gabrielle


Local Information

There are regular local news, weather and travel updates throughout the day. We also provide an opportunity for local charities and good causes to get publicity with our hourly "Star Life" feature.


Charity and Events

Star Radio supports a wide range of local charities and events across the year.

Recent examples include the Ely Christmas Lights Switch On, Ely Eel Day and the Cambridge Dragon Boat Festival as well as the Star Christmas Toy Appeal.


Contact Information

News Team:

If you have a story, you can call 01223 735100 or e-mail

We provide hourly bulletins containing local news stories in peak time each weekday from 6am - 9am and 4pm - 6pm. Weekends feature national news bulletins on the hour with additional local news and information following between 10am and 2pm. At other times we take national and international news supplied by Sky News.



Ofcom is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industry with responsibilities across television, radio and telecommunications. For more information on Ofcom click here.

If you have a complaint about something you've heard on Star Radio in the first instance you should contact our Managing Director, Freddie Stewart-Deane. Telephone: 01223 735 100 or e-mail

You can also complain to Ofcom. To do this either telephone 0207 981 3040 or visit the complaint area of the Ofcom website here.

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