Union JACK introduces live breakfast radio show with Adam English

Union JACK is launching a live breakfast show each weekday morning with Student Radio Awards winner Adam English.

The station says Adam will be the youngest national breakfast show host in the UK, and The Full English will be the first live show on the station since it launched in 2016.

Adam was awarded the Best Male winner at the Student Radio Award 2018 and presented a one-off show on BBC Radio 1 following his win.

The Full English – weekdays 7am till 9am from this Friday – will feature silly games and will make Union JACK’s listeners the star of the show; celebrating the weird and wonderful people of Great Britain and inviting them to ‘co-pilot’ alongside Adam. Plus, the first show will feature an authentic Town Crier, delivering listener messages live on air in a style that will set the future tone of The Full English.

Adam cut his teeth on student radio, presenting multiple shows on RAW 1251AM during three years at Warwick University, and after winning his SRA award, BBC Radio 1’s Greg James said Adam “will almost certainly take my job one day.”

Giles Gear, Programme Director at Union JACK, added: “The team at Union JACK radio recognised Adam’s potential way beyond a one-off show and this is evident in him being rewarded with his own daily breakfast show. Don’t think that this is going to be like every other breakfast show though – The Full English is the antidote to the exclusive, ego-driven breakfast show of the wider radio landscape; we’ll be letting our listeners lead the way, not our famous friends.”

Adam said: “I am completely overwhelmed to have my own breakfast show on a national radio station and cannot wait to get started! I absolutely love Union JACK radio – it’s so refreshing, completely nonsensical and has the best listeners in the world. I’m really excited to put them at the forefront of this thing, alongside the brilliant music. Bring it on!”

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  1. Mr Boltar says

    Congrats to him. But its a sorry state of affairs in music radio when a breakfast show being live is now a Big Deal.

    1. AlexaPlayDespacito says

      Almost a compliment! Progress Mr. Boltar, progress.

  2. Norman says

    The Full English, on a UK wide station called Union Jack. Oooooookaaay.

    1. T1 says

      It’s a play on the presenters name and the dish name. Nothing to do with its broadcast area. Very clever!

  3. Roger says

    “is the antidote to the exclusive, ego-driven breakfast show of the wider radio landscape” 🤦

  4. Joe Smith says

    This is a bit revolutionary. Appointing a radio presenter to present a radio show. Can’t see it catching on.

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