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: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to him:
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:
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
More of what we do
A lot of what happens on-air here at JACK 3 is reflected in this website from the homepage www.jack3.co.uk.
You can learn more about our shows using the drop down menu on all pages.
The music 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”
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.