JACK goes to Afghanistan
Oxfordshire's 106 JACK fm has sent its morning presenter Greg Burke to the Helman Province in Afghanistan to experience work by the men on the front line.
Greg met Oxfordshire troops and experienced their conditions first hand, reporting live daily by satellite phone into JACK's Morning Glory. While in Afghanistan, he spent time with troops in Kandahar, in training at Camp Bastion and on the front line in Musa Quala.
Back in Oxford, JACK Morning Glory team interviewed families of Oxfordshire squaddies and local politicians saying – “You don’t have to support the war to support our troops”. Guests included local Witney MP and Conservative Leader David Cameron, Conservative MP for Henley & Oxford South Boris Johnson, Liberal Democrat MP for Oxford West and Abingdon Dr Evan Harris, and Labour MP for Oxford East Andrew Smith.
Greg was able to take the trip thanks to the MoD and the SaBRE (supporting Britain Reservists and Employers) campaign, which explains to employers the benefits, rights and obligations associated with employing a member of the Reserve Forces.
JACK fm General Manager Ian Walker comments: “It’s been a real coup to get David Cameron sending his own message of support and incredibly humbling to speak to the troops and their families about their experiences.”