Celador launches Jack FM in Swindon
Celador’s latest purchase, More Radio Swindon, has re-launched as Jack FM.
Jack arrived this morning after a week of idents on the frequency suggesting that “a fresh breeze is coming”.
Celador bought More Radio just last month, hinting in an exclusive interview with RadioToday.co.uk, that the station may stay as it was, rather than being re-branded as The Breeze along with most of its other stations.
107 Jack FM Swindon, which carries the standard “Playing What We Want” trademark slogan started at 6am with Ben Atkinson, who will host the breakfast show weekdays. Ben joins from Total Star in Cheltenham where he was doing the drivetime show. First topics of conversation include “What is your favourite ice lolly” and the first song played was Duran Duran – Is There Something I Should Know.
Listen to the low-key launch here:
The station originally launched as Brunel FM in September 2006 by TLRC and has since been known as Total Star and More Radio.
Celador bought More’s former sister stations in Warminster and Bath last year, and also now owns another former Total Star station in Bridgwater.
The company runs two Jack FM stations – in Bristol and on the South Coast. Jack FM Oxfordshire and Jack FM Hertforshire are owned and operated independently, but all license the brand from Jack owners SparkNet through UK firm Oxis Media (who run the Oxfordshire station).