New digital station Union JACK plays best of British

A brand new radio station which celebrates the best British music and new homegrown talent has launched on digital radio.

Union JACK will play music from the last six decades across genres including Britpop, indie, classic rock, heavy metal, alternative, punk and beyond. The new station is set to play artists from The Beatles to Ed Sheeran, as well as new British bands and performers. Music can be submitted to the station through their website for consideration.

Listeners to the station can also choose the music they would like to hear. Songs can be voted up and down on the website and in the app. Users can also delve into JACK’s music library.

“Britain has been at the forefront of groundbreaking music for over six decades,” said Ian Walker, co-CEO of Union JACK

“Union JACK will lead the way in celebrating this rich heritage, playing the greatest UK music and also discovering and supporting British new talent.”

One of the first songs played on Friday morning was Break Over You by Draper. The Kent band played at T in the Park this summer.

Union JACK is the brainchild of the team behind Absolute Radio and Absolute 80s, as well as JACK FM in Oxford. In common with the existing Jack radio stations in the UK there are no DJs or presenters. The voice of JACK is Paul Darrow, formerly of Blakes7.

The new station is available in stereo across the UK on radios which can receive DAB+. Union JACK is carried on the same network of transmitters as other new digital stations which launched this year, including talkSPORT 2 and Virgin Radio.

The station also has its own website and is available in the UK Radioplayer app and new Union JACK app.