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Public File

JACK 3 is a local radio station for adults in Oxfordshire. This part of our website will help you to learn more about what we do, our remit, and how we are monitored to ensure we comply with our obligations. This is known as JACK 3's "Public File".

The regulation of radio licensees in the United Kingdom is controlled by Ofcom. From time to time Ofcom will monitor JACK 3's output and check JACK 3's Public File to ensure we are complying with our obligations.


If you have a complaint:

Should you have a complaint about any part of JACK 3's output, or your dealings with the station, in the first instance please contact the Station Manager, Ian Walker, by e-mailing: or write to him:


Ian Walker

Station Manager


270 Woodstock Road

Oxford OX2 7NW


Should you be dissatisfied with the outcome of your complaint you can contact Ofcom as the official regulator.

Please write to Ofcom at:


Riverside House

2a Southwark Bridge Road

London SE1 9HA

Or you may telephone Ofcom: 020 7981 3040


Schedule of news bulletins:

JACK 3 broadcasts local and national news bulletins at these times:


0600, 0700, 0730, 0800, 0830, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1630, 1700, 1730, 1800, 1830, 1900


0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300


0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300


Note that Bank Holidays operate a Saturday schedule and there is no news on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year’s Day.


The News Team

JACK 3's News Editor Jo Summerbell. Her e-mail address is:


Other journalists assist Jo as required. Should you wish to contact the news team you can call them in the news room on 01865 315987 or e-mail



During an average weekday our daytime programming (0600-1900) is all automated. There is usually a producer or studio manager on hand controlling the programmes, such as the links between the songs and all the other JACK 3 programming features.

News bulletins are pre-recorded.



Local Programmes

All of the programmes you hear on JACK 3 are produced here in Oxford from our Woodstock Road studios, from where we broadcast 24 hours a day.

Click here for Station contact details


More of what we do

A lot of what happens on-air here at JACK 3 is reflected in this website from the homepage

You can learn more about our shows using the drop down menu on all pages.


The music we play

Click here to see the music that we play



As part of JACKtivities (our what's on and events guide) we provide a free service to local organisations who would like some free publicity for their events.

Please register and submit your jacktivity here

To review all JACKtivities please click here


JACK 3 Format

The rules which define the sound of JACK 3 are contained in the station's format, which is drawn up by Ofcom.

JACK 3 is described as “A music-intensive station playing an eclectic mix of easy hits for the over 50’s”


Ofcom Monitoring

From time to time Ofcom will monitor JACK 3 to ensure we are complying with our Format requirements.

You can view the result of this monitoring on Ofcom's website.

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