Ipswich Community Radio 105.7FM Public File

ICR FM (Ipswich Community Radio, 105.7fm) in Ipswich, Suffolk, and each local radio station in the UK has requirements in respect of its music and local content, such as news, speech levels etc. These requirements are set out in the station “Format”, a document issued by Ofcom, the UK’s radio regulator. This Public File contains details of the elements that Ofcom regulate, such as music and news. It is intended to give you a better understanding of our output.

Note: Listen Again services, online versions of the station including variances as well as video content supplied by Ipswich Community Radio has no requirement for a public file.


Ofcom, the Office of Communications, is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, with responsibilities across television, radio, telecommunications and wireless communications services. Ofcom has published reports and regulations on community radio, which we abide by.


All local radio stations have written ‘formats’, laid down by Ofcom, that they must follow at all times. For Ipswich Community Radio 105.7FM, ours is linked from this page on the Ofcom website.

Operational Information

Ipswich Community Radio is a diverse community station, available 24 hours a day and aimed at the entire community. The ICR FM schedule is broadcast on FM across Ipswich and via the internet live.

Ipswich Community Radio is set to provide local information as well as provide an ‘alternative’ output allowing members of the community to broadcast on the station following an 8 week training course. This allows for platform for broadcasting in the area which is not available through mainstream media. Our key commitments hold details on the type of programming we are expected to produce in percentages.

Ipswich Community Radio output is automated overnight and when required, some shows may be pre-recorded or repeated. When shows are recorded or repeated during the day, a notice before the programme is played to state the programme is not live.


Ipswich Community Radio has no fixed news bulletins or commitments to do so at this time. Any news broadcast in our output has been sourced and researched independent by volunteers and/or guests/listeners.

The Programme Schedule

Our schedule varies every day. Compared to commercial radio, our schedule is very diverse and we carry a lot of shows. It can be found here.

Studio Webcam and Visual Viewing

ICR now offers the public a chance to watch selected shows from the schedule live in a live video format. The camera availability, times and duration’s vary based on a range of different things and we don’t always broadcast the camera live to the website. It is the discretion of the live presenter as to when this camera can go live and ICR respects the privacy of its members so not all of our shows will be streaming in video. At this time this facility is still experimental.

Charities / Events

Ipswich Community Radio often works with the community to help promote local charities and events. We often run fund raisers around the town (Ipswich).

You can view our FM coverage map here. There is also an unofficial map available to view here.

Ipswich Community Radio is not available on Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) but we are committed to a Digital Britain. We are currently available on 105.7FM in Ipswich and online on ipswichcommunityradio.com, UK RadioPlayer and via radio.garden. In the meantime, we recommend if you don’t have a Digital Radio already, get one capable of picking up DAB+, if you have Digital Radio already, check it has the Digital Tick, it means the radio is future ready, check getdigitalradio.com for more information.

More Information & Get in Touch

You can contact us for any more information here.


If you would like to complain about anything you hear on Ipswich Community Radio, please contact us via our website here or call us. You may also complain to our regulator Ofcom.