106 Jack FM (Oxfordshire)

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JACKfm (UK)
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Broadcast area Oxford
Slogan "Playing What We Want"
Frequency DAB,106.4, 106.8 MHz (Oxfordshire only) and online [1]
First air date 1:06 PM BST on 18 October 2007
Format Contemporary
Owner Passion Radio (Oxford) Limited, part of OXIS Media.
Website http://www.jackoxfordshire.co.uk/

JACKfm is an adult hits format radio station that broadcasts on 106.8 MHz FM in Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom and on DAB in Oxfordshire, Surrey and parts of Hampshire. The station is branded as JACKfm. It shares premises with its sister stations JACK 2 and Union JACK in Summertown, Oxford.

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The station is owned by Passion Radio Oxford Ltd. The radio station is the most awarded Local Radio Station in the United Kingdom, having secured 23 industry award wins in just 5 years on air. The breadth of awards won by the station range from Imaging right through to news, programming and the most coveted Station of the Year awards.

Based on an American model, JACKfm runs with a strapline of "Playing What We Want" and mostly has no DJs across daytimes (and even nighttimes). The music is played out on an automated system interspersed with witty soundbites voiced by former Blake's 7 actor Paul Darrow, referred to on the station only as The Voice of JACK.[1]

In 2010, JACKfm became the first radio station in the United Kingdom to broadcast live from Afghanistan for a week-long series of breakfast broadcasts in conjunction with the M.O.D from Camp Bastion in Afghanistan. The station returned to Bastion and Kandahar again in 2012 for another series of broadcasts and Father's Day special.[2]

The only live show on the station is JACK's Morning Glory, hosted by Trevor Marshall. Past shows include The Sunday Roast and The Big Banana, a live sports show centred on live commentary from Oxford United matches. It was hosted by the station's sports guru Andrew 'Selfy' Self who also commentated live along with Andy Roberts with punditry and opinion from Kev Jordan.[3]

The radio station runs live local news every hour from 6am till 7pm weekdays (every half-hour from 6am to 9am and 4pm to 7pm), and from 9am till 1pm on weekends with live traffic reports from 6am till 7pm.[4]

Awards for Jack FM[edit]

  • 2016 Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards

Winner Gold Presenter of the Year (under 2m TSA) (Trevor and Caroline) Winner Gold Station Imaging Winner Bronze Unsung hero

  • 2015 Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards

Winner Gold Presenter of the Year (under 2M TSA) (Trevor and Caroline) Winner Silver Breakfast show of the year (under 2m TSA)

  • 2014: Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards

Winner Specialist Programme of the Year - The Sunday Roast with Caroline

  • 2013: New York Radio Festival Awards

Silver JACK in Afghanistan The Return

  • 2013: Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards[5]

Finalist Caroline Verdon News Journalist

  • 2013: Sony Radio Academy Awards

Finalist Station of the Year

  • 2012: Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards

Winner Station Imaging Winner Station of the Year 300,000 to 1 Million TSA Winner Trevor Marshall Presenter of the Year 300,000 to 1 Million TSA Finalist Breakfast Show of the Year 300,000 to 1 Million TSA

  • 2012: Sony Radio Academy Awards

Winner Gold 2 Strangers and a Wedding Best Competition Winner Bronze News Journalist of The Year Winner Bronze The Sunday Roast Best News and Current Affairs Programme Finalist Best Station Imaging

  • 2012: IRN News Awards

Winner Newcomer of the year Jessica Parker Finalist Best Newsteam/Newsroom <750,000

  • 2011: Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards

Winner Station of the Year 300,000 to 1 Million TSA Winner Social Action Initiative of the Year JACK in Afghanistan Winner Trevor Marshall Presenter of the Year 300,000 to 1 Million TSA Finalist Feature(s) of the Year JACK in Afghanistan Finalist Station Imaging

  • 2011: Oxfordshire Business Awards

Winner Bottle PR Social Media Award

  • 2011: New York Radio Festival Awards

Winner Gold Jack in Afghanistan Social Issues / Current Events

  • 2011: Sony Radio Academy Awards

Finalist Breakfast Show of the Year Finalist Community Programming JACK in Afghanistan Finalist Programmer Award Ian Walker

  • 2010: New York Radio Festival Awards

Winner Silver Social Issues/Current Events Ali’s Cancer Diaries

  • 2010: Sony Awards

Winner Gold Station Imaging Winner Silver Best Community Programming Ali’s Cancer Diaries Finalist Station of the Year

  • 2010: Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards

Winner Best Special Programme Ali’s Cancer Diaries Winner Best Imaging Finalist Station of the Year Finalist Best Promotional / Advertising Campaign Save JACK Finalist Trevor Marshall Presenter of the Year

  • 2009: Promotions And Marketing Awards

Finalist Best Imaging

  • 2009: New York Radio Festival Awards

Winner Bronze Best Comedy Special Around the World in 80 Phone Calls

  • 2009: Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards

Winner Best Station Sound

  • 2009: Sony Awards

Silver Best Station Imaging Bronze Best Themed Programming Afghanistan Oxfordshire's Forgotten Army Best News Journalist of the Year JACKfm Newsteam

  • 2008: Sony Awards

Winner - Silver Best Station Imaging

Ali Booker[edit]

In 2009, JACKfm News presenter Ali Booker began documenting her life with cancer via audio diaries which were broadcast on 106 JACKfm (Oxfordshire) [6] In May 2010 Ali was awarded the Silver Sony award. A few weeks later the diaries also won Ali commercial radio’s top award – a Radio Academy Gold Arqiva. Ali's diaries were featured in The Sunday Times on 27.6.2010 and The Independent on 1.7.2010. MP Ed Vaizey also paid tribute to Ali in the House of Commons. Ali died on July 1, 2010 from breast cancer.[7]

Programming[edit]

Weekdays

  • 06:00 JACK's Morning Glory
  • 09:00 JACK's No Repeat Workday
  • 12:00 JACK Up the 80s
  • 13:00 JACK's No Repeat Workday
  • 16:00 Hit the Road JACK
  • 18:00 Playing What We Want (18:00-20:00 Fridays: Camp Friday)

Saturdays

  • 10:00 JACK's All 80s Mixtape
  • 12:00 JACK No Request Weekend

Sundays

  • 00:00 Playing What We Want
  • 09:00 JACK's Morning Glory
  • 12:00 JACK Up the 80s
  • 18:00 JACK No Request Weekend
  • 00:00 Playing What We Want

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Coordinates: 51°46′41″N 1°16′14″W / 51.777965°N 1.270548°W / 51.777965; -1.270548