106 Jack FM Gets First Drivetime Show

Oxfordshire’s 106 JACK fm is to air its first regular Drivetime show since the station launched in 2007.

Adam English, who currently hosts Drive on Union JACK, will have his show extended to Union JACK Dance, Union JACK Rock and JACK fm plus JACK2 Hits and JACK3 Chill.

It means the show will be broadcast on six stations, all with their own playlists, matching the breakfast show.

Technology makes this type of networking possible, which has also been in use for many years at Absolute Radio’s network of stations.

Adam said: “Presenting breakfast, and now drive, on Union JACK radio has been a total dream. With the incredible engagement and humour of the listeners, we’ve created a truly special daily three hours of escapism full of laughter, absurdity and non-apologetic silliness.

The new show starts on September 6th at 4pm.

Rick Edwards to Host BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast

BBC Radio 5 Live has hired Rick Edwards to host its new breakfast show alongside Rachel Burden. The new-look 5 Live Breakfast will launch in November following Nicky Campbell’s move to a later slot.

Rick, who currently guest-presents several shows on the station, said: “When it comes to 5 Live, I’m a long-time listener, first-time breakfast-show-presenter.

“I’ve always loved the station’s heady mix of news, sport and free-wheeling conversation. I realise I have some big boots to fill – I checked, and Nicky Campbell’s an eye-watering UK12! – but I’m very excited about popping them on and sitting alongside the brilliant Rachel every morning.”

He began his career on the stand-up circuit after graduating with a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, and has since gone on to present popular television shows such as BBC1’s daytime quiz show !mpossible, River Hunters and BBC Three’s Free Speech.

Rachel, who has presented the weekday breakfast show since 2011, said: “It’s a joy and a privilege to be starting a new chapter on 5 Live Breakfast with Rick. He has a love of sport and a curiosity about the world, which our 5 Live family will love. Plus, he knows a lot about octopuses, which will surely come in handy at some point!”

Gok Wan Joins Gaydio

Fashion consultant and DJ Gok Wan is joining Gaydio for an exclusive special guest mix show during September.

The one-hour programme will air every Friday from 6pm till 7pm starting on September 3rd.

Kriss Herbert-Noble, Content Manager for Gaydio said: “I’m so happy that Gok Wan will be showcasing some of his favourite music In The Mix throughout September for us.

“At a time when many festivals and Pride events aren’t going ahead, Gaydio is a home for LGBTQ+ people to connect around a shared love of music.”

Gok Wan adds: “I have always been a huge fan of Gaydio, even before I was on the decks myself, and I am super excited to bring my music to the station in the company of some of the greatest DJs out there. Let’s party!!”