JACKfm Oxfordshire Reveals New Star Line-Up
10 June 2022, Oxford: JACKfm Oxfordshire are making the biggest changes to their line-up in their 15 -year history with a brand-new schedule and station voice launching on Monday 4th July.
Broadcaster, award winner and headline grabber Iain Lee, formerly of LBC, Absolute Radio and Talk Radio, is returning to the airwaves to host a new weekday breakfast show, Iain Lee’s Rude Awakening.
Iain Lee commented: “After two years off-air, I’m champing at the bit to get back on the radio. Absolutely thrilled that JACKfm has taken a punt on me that I won’t get them in trouble. In a world of doom and darkness, I’ll be bringing a well needed bit of colour and silliness to anyone who fancies listening.”
The multi award winning comedian and writer Dom Joly, best known for the hidden camera series Trigger Happy TV, will be the new station voice and host a weekly Sunday show, Dom Joly’s Sunday Session.
Dom Joly said: “I can think of no greater gift to the good people of Oxfordshire than to have my voice be the background to their daily life. You’re welcome.”
Other changes to the schedule include Trevor Marshall moving to a new daily drive show, Knocking Off with Trev and sports broadcaster Andrew Self returns to JACKfm after a 9-year break and a stint at BBC Radio Oxford with a new Sunday sports review show The Morning After with Selfy. Comedian Jake Yapp will also be joining the station as a 2nd station voice.
The new schedule and team were put together by Steve Simms who re-joined JACKfm Oxfordshire in April. Steve originally worked there 11 years ago, when he produced the Sony Gold-winning 2 Strangers & A Wedding. He left to become the Programme Controller of JACKfm South Coast.
Steve Simms, JACKfm’s new Programme Controller commented: “I’m delighted to have returned to the JACK brand and have been given an amazing opportunity to reinvent the wheel. I’m confident that we now have the perfect blend of big names and local heritage to compete with the big boys, whilst retaining the spirit of the original JACK fm, which I still have much affection for. We're Playing What We Want and we’re not afraid to say it!”