Original 106.5 ‘hi-JACKed’ by Oxfordshire station

Bristol radio station Original 106.5 has been rebranded as JACKfm.

Changes were implemented at 6am on 2 December with no prior warning to listeners or the media.

Passion Radio Oxford, owner of Oxfordshire-based stations JACKfm and FM 107.9, gave the Tomahawk-owned Bristol station licensing rights to use the JACKfm name. There are no changes in station ownership.

This follows a request made last month to Ofcom for a format change for the former Original 106.5.

Jack-FM is the on-air brand name of approximately 60 radio stations in the USA and the UK, amongst other countries. It follows a unique ‘Variety Hits’ format, which has a larger playlist than most commercial FM stations.

[lnk|http://www.featuresexec.com/publications/info_outlet.php?pubid=13918|_self|JACKfm (Oxfordshire)]
[lnk|http://www.featuresexec.com/publications/info_outlet.php?pubid=13114|_self|JACKfm (Bristol)]
[lnk|http://www.featuresexec.com/publications/info_outlet.php?pubid=11442|_self|Oxford’s FM 107.9]

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