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JACK fm is planning a return to the UK radio scene

The company behind the JACK fm brand in the UK has announced the station will return – when they want. The local JACK fm stations in Oxford were sold to Bauer in 2023 and either closed or rebranded, meaning the end of the name after 16 years.

Publication date: 16.02.2024

JACK fm licences in Oxfordshire to be acquired by Bauer Media

The JACK stations in Oxfordshire are set to close as Bauer Media moves to acquire the group’s two fm licences. 106.4 and 106.8, covering Oxford and surrounding areas, and 107.9, covering Oxfordshire, currently hosts JACK fm and JACK 3 Chill respectively...

Publication date: 17.07.2023

Jamie East joins JACKfm Oxfordshire to cover Breakfast

TV, radio and podcast presenter Jamie East is joining JACKfm Oxfordshire as a cover presenter. He will co-host JACKfm Breakfast with Andrea Fox on 1st and 2nd June while Matt Richardson takes time off to do some stand-up comedy...

Publication date: 25.05.2023

Andrea Fox joins Matt Richardson at Breakfast on JACK fm

JACKfm’s News Editor, Jo Summerbell has gone on maternity leave after over 10 years at JACKfm Oxfordshire. Most recently Jo has been co-hosting the new breakfast show with local comedian and presenter Matt Richardson...

Publication date: 21.05.2023

RAJAR Q1 2023: Radio is booming according to the latest figures

Boom Radio is thanking the Late Paul O’Grady for its latest audience figures after it doubled its audience year-on-year, with 635,000 adults now listening each week. “Paul’s Christmas special delivered record numbers for us and set us up perfectly for 2023 according to our own data...

Publication date: 18.05.2023

Comedian Matt Richardson replaces Iain Lee on JACKfm

Multi-award winning comedian, former host of TV’s The Xtra Factor and Virgin Radio drivetime, Matt Richardson is joining JACKfm. Matt returned to his home county last year after nearly a decade living in London and now returns to radio to host JACKfm breakfast following Iain Lee’s decision to step down...

Publication date: 23.02.2023

Iain Lee quits JACK fm and announces retirement from radio

Iain Lee is leaving JACK fm and has announced he won’t look for any more radio work. In a series of tweets on Monday, Iain said he handed in his notice a few weeks ago and doesn’t know if he’ll be back on-air. He’s due to return from his current holiday on Wednesday but said the tweets might change that...

Publication date: 06.02.2023

JACK fm books a theatre show for Dom Joly to perform

Dom is finishing his UK tour with his biggest theatre show yet in Oxford booked by the bosses at JACK fm. The comedian has been the voice of JACK fm since July, and also hosts a weekend show on the station. Supporting his tour, JACK fm is hoping Dom will sell out his last show at the New Theatre Oxford on 20th January 2023...

Publication date: 23.12.2022

All change at JACKfm as Iain Lee gets a Rude Awakening

JACKfm Oxfordshire has hired Iain Lee to host Breakfast from July 4th as current host Trevor Marshall moves to Drive. The station is also changing its station voice and introducing jingles previously used by JACKfm stations in North America. Dom Joly will replace Paul Darrow who has been the station’s main voice since its launch 15 years ago...

Publication date: 10.06.2022

Geoff Lloyd returns to breakfast radio with the JACK network

Geoff Lloyd will cover breakfast at JACK during half-term next week as Jim Rosenthal and Trevor Marshall take a break. The former Absolute and Virgin Radio presenter has been presenting a few shows on the JACK network recently, including Geoff Lloyd’s Hometown Glory and Beatlejuice. The JACK breakfast show is heard on all six stations in the group, including JACK fm Oxfordshire and...

Publication date: 19.10.2021