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Two presenters at Gator Country 101.9 in Lee County, Southwest Florida have been suspended indefinitely after an April Fools joke.
Former 2CR presenter and programme controller Graham Mack is joining JACK fm this weekend for a weekly Sunday morning programme between 8am and midday.
JACK fm’s Oxford owner OXIS Media is to represent US-based Triton Digital’s product portfolio across the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Celador Radio has appointed James Stodd as Senior Producer for The Breeze network and JACK fm South Coast.
A prank by Hertfordshire’s 106 JACK fm has made the headlines in at least two national newspapers and online around the world.
Whilst BBC Local Radio has suffered a collective blow this quarter, some commercial radio stations across the UK are celebrating.
Stations such as Tindle Radio’s Norwich 99.9FM and’s Wessex FM reports highest ever reach, hours and share.
Andy Bush, once host of Heart Bristol’s weekday breakfast show has returned to the city to join Jack FM.
He’s on the rival station each Sunday morning with a new weekly show whilst continunng weekday afternoons on.
has won seven out of their 15 Arqiva Award nominations, plus a Gold Award for Classic FM.
Global’s newly acquired group(Global Radio Stations LTD) won three, as did and JACK fm Oxfordshire.
Oxfordshire’s 106 JACKfm is sending two presenters to Afghanistan for a series of special programmes, 18 months on from a previous visit to the country by the station.
News editor Caroline Verdon and sports show host Andrew Self will spend a week at Camp Bastion from 11th June.
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”.
has 15 nominations for this year’s Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards, including seven for Capital FM which goes up against and ’s Radio City 96.7 for Station of the Year.
has 13 nominations and Absolute has 11, while receives seven nominations.
Celador Radio has bought the FM local radio licence for Swindon from More Radio Ltd, taking the number of licences owned by the group to 14.
The station originally launched as Brunel FM in September 2006 by TLRC and has since been known as TotalStar and More Radio.
A suspected arson attack this morning at a transmitter site in Bristol has meant the BBC local radio station for the city and Jack FM have both been off the air.
Cables connecting transmission equipment to aerials were badly damaged in the blaze at the site on East Dundry Lane in the south of Bristol.
and have won three awards each at this year’s IRN News Awards, with Orion Media’s stations picking up two and Jack FM Oxfordshire taking the other.
Key 103 Head of News John Pickford was honoured with a special IRN Gold Award, recognising more than three decades as a journalist.
The company which owns Oxford radio stations Jack FM and Glide FM has launched a new consultancy which will manage the Jack FM brand across the UK and Europe on behalf of owners Sparknet.
OXIS Media will take over consultancy work from ARI (International), which has been exclusively engaged to manage national station since 2008.
Celdaor Radio has announced plans to change the names of Andover Sound and Newbury Sound to The Breeze next month.
The group bought the two licences last summer, and says it has been making gradual changes to output since then ahead of the rebrand on 2nd April.
news teams and reporters have received 8 nominations for this year’s commercial radio news awards.
It comes just a fortnight after the group announced plans to scale back its news operation with redundancies likely across their regional stations.
JACK fm Hertfordshire has teamed up with Veolia Water to get a message across to listeners.
The girls dressed up in bikinis and selected a “token bloke” to tell people to wrap their water pipes up with lagging to avoid freezing.
Noddy Holder has named the Hertbeat Banger as the best sausage in the East, named many years ago after Hertbeat FM.
The station has since changed its name to JACK fm but the sausage remains to be made by a butcher in Stevenage.
Local radio is continuing to thrive, with many stations seeing a large increase in listeners on FM in the last 12 months.
In Ipswich, Town 102 has almost doubled its audience, Eagle Radio sees a large quarterly hours increase and JACK fm Oxfordshire gains its highest ever reach, hours and share.
JACK fm Hertfordshire has gained access to the X Factor house in Hertford Heath – to give contestant Frankie Cocozza a cake shaped of his bum.
The station is campaigning for the wannabe pop star to tattoo JACK to his behind.
Oxford radio stations Jack FM and Glide FM are running their second major wedding promotion of the year by giving away a £6,000 event at a local hotel.
It follows the ‘2 Strangers and a wedding‘ competition in the Spring which saw a Jack listener marry a Glide listeners.
Ofcom says a comedy Jack FM sweeper that mentioned dwarves and learning difficulties had the potential to offend listeners.
The Celador-owned station on the South Coast took swift action to deal with initial contact from a listener about the material, leading the regulator not to uphold a complaint.
First Radio Sales has announced a new national sponsorship and promotions solution which it says will reach an audience of 3 million adults across 50 local radio stations.
The sales house – which represents stations from groups inlcudingRadio, Celador, Tindle and Lincs – says the idea will allow national brands to use the power of local radio on a ‘collective and convenient scale’.
The Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards 2011 have taken place in London with numerous awards given to, , Jack FM Oxfordshire amongst many more.
’s Classic FM took home the Station of the Year for 1m, Smooth Radio’s David Kid Jensen was awarded Lifetime Achievement Award and Media’s Dee Ford was given the Arqiva Gold.
Celador Radio’s The Coast regional station has re-launched as Jack FM today, following approval from Ofcom for a format change to play rock music.
Former Capital and Kiss presenter Bam Bam was the first presenter on-air at 6am after six hours of non-stop music overnight after The Coast closed down.
Next month, the UK’s getting its fourth Jack FM station as Solent regional station The Coast 106 flips to a classic rock format and changes its name to match its Celador sister station in Bristol.
Radio Today Editor Stuart Clarkson tuned in and chatted some of the people behind JACK’s success in the UK to find out what all the fuss is about.
Celador Radio’s The Coast regional station in Solent is to be rebranded as Jack FM, following approval from Ofcom for a format change to play rock music.
Former Capital and Kiss presenter Bam Bam will do breakfast on the station when it relaunches on 4 July 2011.
JACK fm’s television advert – Jan/Fab 2010