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The JACK brand scoops national radio award nominations…without any bribery!


The JACK brand scoops national radio award nominations…without any bribery!

JACKfm Oxfordshire is STILL the most awarded local commercial station in the country, picking up four nods at the 2017 Radio Academy ARIA Awards, including Best Local Station.
This is alongside its bigger brother, national station Union JACK, which picked up a nomination for Best Entertainment / Comedy Production, despite launching just a year ago.
The Audio and Radio Industry Awards (ARIAS) pit the BBC against the best of commercial radio, and the JACK brand continues reaping the rewards of being unconventional and different in its approach to broadcasting. 
The JACK and Union JACK nomination list is:
  1. Local station of the year – JACKfm Oxfordshire
  2. Best Community Programme – Dig Deep Radiothon for Helen & Douglas House
  3. Best On-Air promotion – Dig Deep Radiothon for Helen & Douglas House
  4. Best Music Presenter (Breakfast) – JACK’s Morning Glory with Trevor Marshall
  5. Best Entertainment / Comedy Production – Underdogs on Union JACK
Tim Parker, Programming Director of JACKfm says: “What an achievement from the tiny team working out of the Dumpy Building in Oxford. Five nominations in an industry full of huge corporates and JACK once again punches above its weight. Was I surprised? I’m lucky enough to work with some amazingly talented and innovative people, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised”
Recent winner of the Radio Academy’s 30 under 30 accolade and Union JACK Programme Manager, Giles Gear, says: “What a turn-up for the books! Union JACK is just one year old and grabs a nod for its new music show ‘Underdogs’. The ‘presenter’, Lucy Leeds, has never presented before and rarely knows what’s going on. I doubt she knows what an award is…”
For further information about JACK, JACK2, JACK 3 or Union JACK please contact CEO Ian Walker or Chairman Donnach O’Driscoll on 01865 315980.

The JACK UK radio business includes JACKfm (Playing what we went), JACK2 (Playing what you want), JACK 3 (Chilling when we want) and Union JACK (Playing the best of British).
JACK and JACK2 currently broadcast on FM/DAB throughout Oxfordshire and on DAB throughout Surrey and Portsmouth.
JACK 3 broadcasts on DAB throughout Oxfordshire and Portsmouth.
Union JACK is a new national DAB service which launched on 9th September 2016.