JACK Bolsters National and Regional Radio Output Taking Drivetime Show Across Network
• Drivetime show hosted by Adam English to be expanded across all six stations in the JACK Media portfolio from Monday 6 September – including new stations Union JACK Rock and Union JACK Dance
• Expansion results in first dedicated drivetime show for Oxfordshire stations 106 JACKfm, JACK2 Hits and JACK3 Chill
• JACK continues to boost regional radio credentials through extension, delivering local radio that is genuinely local
1 September 2021, Oxford: JACK Media, the independent commercial radio group comprising six national and regional radio stations, can today announce that it is expanding its popular Union JACK radio drivetime show – hosted by Adam English, one of the youngest presenters on national radio – across its entire network from Monday 6 September.
The expansion across the network further signifies the first dedicated drivetime show for Oxfordshire stations 106 JACKfm, JACK 2 Hits and JACK3 Chill – and one that is broadcast locally, from Eynsham, and fronted by a local resident, with Adam English having lived in the area for the past three years, demonstrating JACK Media’s commitment to delivering local radio that is actually local.
The listening experience will continue to be bespoke across all six stations – which collectively reach 424k listeners every week – with music during the drivetime show individually tailored specifically for each of the six stations.
Adam English was winner of the Student Radio Award’s ‘Best Male’ title in 2018, and has since been supported by JACK Media. In 2019, he became the youngest breakfast presenter on national radio when he took on the breakfast show for the group’s flagship national station, Union JACK Radio. He has since moved to the popular drivetime slot, where he has been entertaining listeners nationwide with his witty and comedic presenting style.
Through JACK Media’s continued relationship with organisers of Leicester Comedy Festival, Big Difference Company, Adam has also signed up to take part in their Stand Up Challenge 2021, which takes place on 3 November. Adam’s progress, which has already seen him spend time with comedians including Russell Howard and Mark Watson, will be well-documented within his drivetime show, inviting listeners to experience the unique journey of a comedian-in-training.
Adam English, presenter of JACK Media’s drivetime show, said: “Presenting breakfast, and now drive, on Union JACK radio has been a total dream. With the incredible engagement and humour of the listeners, we’ve created a truly special daily three hours of escapism full of laughter, absurdity and non-apologetic silliness. I’m so thrilled we’re now able to extend the drivetime show across both Union JACK Dance and Rock’s incredible playlists, as well as the local JACK brands in Oxfordshire; a place I’ve lived in and loved for more than three years.”
Dick Stone, Group Content Manager at JACK Media National, said: “Adam has built up a loyal and engaged audience on Union JACK radio and we have no doubt that by taking the drivetime show across all six of our radio stations, this audience will continue to grow. JACK Media is now delivering a credible mix of personality-led shows, distinctive programming and bespoke music outputs that are reaching a mass audience nationwide and across its portfolio.”