Original 106.5 (Bristol)

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Original 106.5 (Bristol)
Broadcast area Bristol
Frequency 106.5 MHz, Online
First air date 20 May 2007
Format Adult Oriented
Audience share 0.9% (December 2009, [1])
Owner Tomahawk Radio
Website www.originalbristol.com

Original 106.5 was the name of a radio station that broadcast to Bristol, England between 20 May 2007 and 1 December 2009. Following a change of format request which was granted by Ofcom, the station was relaunched bearing the Jack FM brand, as 106 Jack FM, at 6:00 am on 2 December 2009.[1]


It was awarded its original broadcast licence in September 2006, and commenced broadcasting on 20 May 2007. It is 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. On 2 March 2009, Tomahawk Radio, the owners of Bristol's Original 106.5 purchased another radio station in the city. 'Bristol's Star Radio' (Star 107.2). Both stations were located together in the County Gates building on Ashton Road, Bristol.


Original 106.5 played a mix of hit singles from a full range of adult orientated genres including rock, pop, soul from the 60s to today.

News and Sport[edit]

Original 106.5 broadcast regular round-the-clock news bulletins from their studios in Bristol. Head of News
Mel Edmonds

Broadcast Journalists
Roz Hutchings (now with Gloucestershire County Cricket Club)
Martin Jones (now with BBC Points West)
Jess Avis (now with BBC Wiltshire)
Graham Alexander (weekends)
Fiona Honan, former Deputy News Editor (now with Midwest Radio (UK))
Simon Hancock, former Deputy News Editor (now with BBC Radio Bristol)
Charles Rowe (now with Capital (radio network) and Heart (Radio network))
Adobe Ifeachor (now with the BBC)


  • Jed Pitman
  • Matt Howells
  • Craig Wright
  • John Turner

Audience Figures[edit]

Original 106.5 maintained a weekly reach of 24,000 listeners, equivalent to 4% in their TSA (RAJAR Q3 2008), which was the third quarter in a row the station has seen listeners increase.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Original replaced by JACK fm". Radio Today. Radio Today. 2 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 

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