Union JACK


AVAILABLE RIGHT ACROSS UK ON DAB+ and online www.unionjack.co.uk plus via Radio Player & the new Union JACK app

  • Station celebrates pioneering British music and fresh, new homegrown talent
  • Spans the last six decades, from the birth of rock ‘n’ roll and punk, classic rock, to heavy metal, Britpop to indie alternative and beyond
  • An interactive new radio station where listeners get to choose tracks via the most extensive playlist ever in UK radio 
  • Created by the team who brought JACK FM to the UK and created Absolute Radio & Absolute 80s
  • Paul Darrow ex Blakes7 & JACK Oxford to be the voice of Union JACK
  • No irritating Radio Deejays and less interruptions, just great British music 24 hours a day


Oxford, Friday 9 Sept: The team who created Absolute Radio and brought JACK FM to the UK announce that Union JACK, a brand new national radio station celebrating pioneering British artists and supporting new homegrown British talent, will launch nationally today at 11am. Union JACK is a fully interactive national DAB+ station, available to stream live at unionjack.co.uk, via RadioPlayer and the Union JACK app.

Union JACK will dedicate its mission to play, promote and entertain the nation with a broad and distinctive mix of British music. For the past six decades, Britain has been at the forefront of era defining music. From The Beatles to Ed Sheeran, The Rolling Stones to Coldplay, The Who to The Stone Roses, Oasis to April Towers, Union JACK will explore six decades of pioneering homegrown music as well as new artists.

The new radio station features the most extensive playlist of music on national commercial radio. Listeners can choose what they’d like to hear from thousands of songs via the station’s unique new app. The tracks are pushed up and down the playlist, leaving total control of the stations output in the hands of Union JACK’s new audience.


Donnach O’Driscoll, co-CEO of Union JACK, said: “We have conducted a huge amount of research and the feedback confirmed that there is a massive gap in the radio market for a new national station which promotes the very of best British music.”

Ian Walker, co-CEO of Union JACK, said: “Britain has been at the forefront of groundbreaking music for over six decades. Union JACK will lead the way in celebrating this rich heritage, playing the greatest UK music and also discovering and supporting British new talent.”

Clive Dickens Co-Founder of Union JACK, said: “UK commercial national radio is over dominated by three companies and it’s time for a complete shake up. Our team has already created two of the most successful radio brands in the last ten years and we know all great things come along in three’s!”


Union JACK is the national arm of JACK FM and JACK 2 Oxford, the most awarded local radio brand in UK radio history. It is the brainchild of the team who created Absolute Radio, Absolute 80s and brought the JACK brand to the UK.

Union JACK is available to stream from 11am today at Unionjack.co.uk, Radio Player, the new Union JACK app and right across the UK on DAB+




PR Contact:

For further information please contact Karen McNamara:
E: karenmcnamara@violetpublicity.com
T: 07545 377928




About the JACK brand:

The JACK brand originated in Canada and established itself quickly as one of the most successful brands in North America. It now attracts over 20 million listeners there. The brand provides an unconventional package with localised targeted music to give the listeners a fun, energising and connective experience.

In 2007, Ian Walker, Donnach O’Driscoll and Clive Dickens brought the JACKFM brand to Oxfordshire, UK. JACKFM is hugely successful in Britain; it is the most awarded local commercial radio station in UK radio history, having received over 40 industry commendations including two for UK Radio Station of the Year. The brand has now launched in additional UK markets including Surrey and Portsmouth and following its success, the team has launched a younger spin-off, JACK 2 in Oxfordshire, Surrey and Portsmouth also.


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