Public File

XS Manchester Public File

Radio stations in the UK are regulated by law and Communicorp UK is committed to ensuring full and complete compliance to all sections of licensee requirements. The statutory regulator for all UK radio broadcast is OFCOM which awards licences and regulates content in accordance with the Broadcast Code.

All Communicorp UK stations strive to operate within the conditions of its licence and the Code at all times and welcomes comments about its output. Should you wish to make any comments on any aspect of our output, please click the appropriate link as identified below and we endeavour to respond to all correspondence when required within a minimum of seven working days.

OFCOM also requires that we maintain a Public File which contains information about the provision of the Licensed Services in accordance with guidelines as drawn up and from time to time revised by OFCOM. The Public File is available via our website or by post, in hard copy to any member of the public upon reasonable request.

FM Frequency: 106.1 FM
Company Name: Rock Radio (Manchester) Limited trading as Real Radio XS
Registration Number: 4128825
Place of registration: London
Registered Office: Communicorp UK, XYZ Building, 2 Hardman Boulevard, Manchester, M3 3AQ
Station Director: Ali Forshaw



Bulletin Schedule 

XS Manchester broadcasts bulletins containing a mix of Greater Manchester, UK and world news together with sport on the hour between 6am-7pm weekdays.

On Saturday and Sunday bulletins are broadcast between 7am – 12 noon.

XS Manchester provides local travel bulletins at morning and evening peak times and during weekends when the need arises.

News Team

Neil Sloan - Head of News


Local Programming:

All programming is locally made. Programming between 1pm and 4pm and between 7pm and 6am is produced, automated content. 

Station Playlist:

XS Manchester plays popular, familiar, guitar and indie music.


XS Manchester Breakfast with Alex James is the perfect way to wake up in Manchester wake-up.

Clint Boon brings his legendary drivetime show to XS Manchester from 4pm till 7pm every weeknight. 

Programming Team:

Content Controller: Paul Webster

Content Manager: James Wilson


Ofcom Localness Guidelines and how to complain to Ofcom

Ofcom, the government regulator with responsibilities for local radio, has produced localness guidelines that this station adheres to. 



If you have a complaint to make about programmes on this station, in the first instance you should contact the Content Controller at the address below.

For advertising and commercial related complaints, please contact the Station Director.

If you are unhappy with the response you have received, you can complain directly to Ofcom. Their website has full details about how to do this and can be found here:


Station Contact details

Content Controller: Paul Webster
Address: XS Manchester, XYZ Building, 2 Hardman Boulevard, Manchester, M3 3AQ
 You can contact XS Manchester via our Contact us page.
Switchboard: 0161 662 4602
Studio phone-in: 0345 111 7625
Text: 87711
News: 0161 662 4790



OFCOM (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. Information for consumers and information regarding this station is available on their website 

If listeners wish to report any Pirate Radio interference to Ofcom this can now also be done directly by accessing: 

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