Jim Rosenthal joins JACK for breakfast

Broadcaster and sports presenter Jim Rosenthal is joining Union JACK radio to host a new Breakfast Show. He will present the programme with Trevor Marshall, host of JACK’s Morning Glory in Oxfordshire.

The duo will cover a range of topics on the new programme from sport and entertainment to music and major events. Jim will also introduce contributions and interviews with a range of household names.

JACK’s Wake Up Call will be heard weekdays from 7-9am on Union JACK, Union JACK Dance, Union JACK Rock and the JACKfm stations in Oxfordshire. The new show starts on Monday 10th May.

Jim Rosenthal is known for presenting television coverage of FIFA World Cups, Rugby World Cups, two Olympic Games and more than 150 Formula One races. In 2019 he took on the role as the ‘voice’ of the JACK radio stations following the death of actor Paul Darrow, who had previously provided the voice.

Speaking about his new role, Rosenthal said: “Morning radio is an essential way to start the day for so many, so I’m excited to break new ground with a breakfast show that will be broadcast across six different radio stations, reaching almost half a million listeners. I started my broadcasting career in radio and I’m looking forward to making my return alongside my talented co-host Trevor Marshall.”

The music that will be heard during the new breakfast show will be different on each of the six stations. The Union JACK stations will include a mix of British comedy and a different genre of music. This is similar to The Dave Berry Breakfast Show and Hometime with Bush & Richie on the Absolute Radio decade stations.

Ian Walker, CEO of the JACK Radio Group, said: “Jim is one of the best broadcasters in the country and offers a great blend of wit and personality that really resonates with our listeners. The launch of JACK’s Wake Up Call is another big development in the audio offering that we are delivering to audiences nationwide.”

Adam English, presenter of The Full English on Union JACK radio, will move to the 4-7pm slot every weekday on the station.