106 Jack FM (Bristol)

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106 Jack FM
106JackFM logo.gif
Broadcast area Bristol and Bath, Somerset
Slogan 'Playing What We Want'
Frequency 106.5 MHz
First air date 20 May 2007
Format Classic Hits
Audience share 4.3% (December 2010, [1])
Owner Celador Radio
Website 106 Jack FM

106 Jack FM is an English language adult hits format radio station that broadcasts on 106.5 MHz FM in Bristol, United Kingdom and is owned by Celador Radio.


The station was awarded its original broadcast licence in September 2006 as Original 106.5, and commenced broadcasting on 20 May 2007. It was owned by a group of investors under the name Tomahawk Radio. The station originally broadcast an Adult Oriented format, with 40% of its music coming from past or present Top 20 charts. Based on other JACK fm stations, Bristol's 106 Jack FM runs with a strapline of "Playing What We Want" and mostly having no presenters. The voiceovers and straplines are usually voiced by former Blake's 7 actor Paul Darrow, and is referred to on station only as The Voice of Jack.

106 Jack FM replaced Original, which had previously broadcast used the same frequency, on 2 December 2009 following a staged on-air argument and station hijacking the previous day.[1]

Since the relaunch, nearly all the DJs have been removed from the station, and Jack FM Bristol switched to an automated music format for most of the time, as used by the UK's other JACK FM stations. The only live shows currently running on JACK FM are the weekday breakfast show, which is generally known as 'That Morning Thing', hosted by Ian Downs (or Downsy), Alice Crocker and Richard Johnson,[2] JACK's World of Sport, hosted by Jed Pitman on Saturday Mornings [3] and The Bush Telegraph hosted by Andy Bush on Sunday mornings.[4]

A drive-time show was launched on the 19th of September 2014 with Damien St John presenting from 4PM-7PM on weekdays called 'The Damien St John In-Car Listening Experience'.

The station was acquired by Celador Radio on 7 September 2010.[5]


  • Ian Downs
  • Alice Crocker
  • Richard Johnson
  • Jed Pitman
  • Andy Bush
  • Simon Green
  • Damien St John

Live programmes[edit]

  • That Morning Thing (weekdays 6am)
  • JACK's World of Sport (Saturdays 8am)
  • That Temporary Thing (when Ian Downs, Alice Crocker, Richard Johnson are away)
  • The Bush Telegraph (Sundays 8am)
  • The Damien St John In-Car Listening Experience

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mike Ford 'row' with Bristol DJ launches new radio station". Bristol Evening Post. 2 December 2009. Archived from the original on 5 January 2010. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  2. ^ "That Morning Thing - Weekdays from 6am". Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  3. ^ "World of Sport". Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  4. ^ "Bush is Back and on JACK!". Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  5. ^ "Details of acquisition by Celador". Retrieved 2010-07-09. 

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