Music requirement: The Ofcom licence agreement requires SIBC to broadcast
music that is mainly contemporary and pop and does not concentrate on any
Actual music format description: Contemporary rock and pop music.
Format specifics: Over three-quarters of the music played is pre-release
or current, with the balance recent recurrent.
Of the pre-release and current
songs, the 20 A-list songs receive 35 plays per week and the 36
B-list songs receive 20 plays per week.
The 56 C-list songs are very recent recurrent (typically 2-4
and E-list are increasingly lower rotations of recurrent songs.