Giles Gear has been appointed Programme Manager of the national DAB station Union JACK.
He has been working on the JACKfm and JACK2 brands in Oxfordshire, Surrey and Portsmouth before now.
Giles will be reporting to Ian Walker, co-founder of Union JACK and will also be working closely with Union JACK’s Commercial Content Director, Katherine Knapp, to expand the brand’s listenership and commercial base.
Giles Gear said: “Working for the JACK family is an absolute blast. The next step of the journey is hugely exciting and it’s a real privilege to be at the centre of it. The award-winning team in Oxford have a history of ripping up the radio rulebook, and I look forward to continuing to do so with Union JACK. Tally ho!”
Union JACK CEO, Donnach O’Driscoll said: “Since joining JACK, Giles has demonstrated a creativity and talent well beyond his years. As well as helping drive the JACKfm and JACK2 brands he was also instrumental in the launch of Union JACK last September. This new position reflects his unique enthusiasm and creative drive. Let’s just hope he can make a good cup of tea…”