Public File

Each local commercial radio station in the UK has obligations with regards to its programmes, including its music and local content . These obligations are set out in the station Format. This Publc File is also available in hard copy by post upon request by any member of the public, and serves as one indicator of the station's output. It contains details of the elements that Ofcom regulate, such as music tracks, local news etc. It is intended to give the listener a better understanding of our output and what we are doing for our local community.

News Bulletin Schedule
During the weekdays RADIO XL broadcasts news bulletins in English, on the hour, 24 hours a day. Hindi / Urdu daily news times are 8:00,13:00,18:00 and 21:00. These bulletins contain a mix of local, national and world stories, along with sport, weather and entertainment news.
At the weekend, the schedule is the same for the English news bulletins. Hindi / Urdu news times differ slightly, going out at 8:00,9:00,18:00 and 21:00 on Saturday, and 8:00,9:00,13:00,18:00 and 21:00 on Sunday.

Recent News Stories Covered On Air
1 - We told you about how firefighters in Birmingham managed to avoid commuter chaos after a fire under the Aston Expressway.
2 - RADIO XL News covered the story about how a Happy Slapping incident which was being shown in You Tube was taken off the service after complaints.
3 - Nanjing owners in China have revealed plans to invest 10 million pounds in the former Rover works in Longbridge, creating 300 jobs as a new engine will be made at the site.
4 - On the day when the HP factory closure in Aston was confirmed we were out at the site getting reaction from the unions, workers and managers.
5 - We spoke to the mothers of the Aston shooting victims as a peace garden was opened to remember Charlene Ellis and Latisha Shakespeare.

Contact The News Team
Call 0121 753 5353 or e-mail the team on
The Programme Schedule
RADIO XL's programme schedule can be found here. This includes details of all the shows for the coming week as well as quick links to all the DJ pages.
The average number of hours of automated programming within weekday daytimes and within daytimes on Saturdays and Sundays
We are proud to broadcast live from the RADIO XL studios in Birmingham 24 hours a day.

Ofcom Localness Guidelines
Ofcom, the government regulator with responsibilities for local radio, has produced localness guidelines that this station adheres to. These guidelines can be read here:
In addition all local radio stations have written 'formats' that they must follow at all times. You can read ours here:
If you have a complaint to make about this station, in the first instance you should contact the programme controller at the address below. If you are unhappy with the response you receive, you can complain directly to the regulator, Ofcom. Their website has full details about how to do this:

Station Contact Details
We love hearing from our listeners! If you'd like to contact us for any reason, you can do so via our Contact Us page, which will give you all the information you need.
Events / Charities Support or Coverage
RADIO XL has been working very closely with all sorts of charity. All information can be found here.

Recent Programme and/or News Highlights
We keep our website up to date with all the latest happenings at RADIO XL, so if you want to know what we're up to, then please visit the homepage at If you have any specific questions, then our Contact Us section contains details of how to get in touch with us.
Any other issues or areas of interest likely to impact on localness

There are no current issues that impact on the localness of the station.
The Station's Playlist

Our complete playlist can be requested by email
How to complain to the station or to Ofcom
If you have a complaint to make about RADIO XL, in the first instance you should write to the Programme Controller, Arun Bajaj. Arun can be contacted by email on
If you are unhappy with the response you receive, you can complain directly to the regulator, Ofcom. Their website has full details about how to do this: