Oxfordshire’s JACKfm will disappear from the airwaves after 16 years.

The adult hits format radio station will be replaced by Greatest Hits Radio and Hits Radio later this month.

It comes after Bauer Media Audio UK acquired Jack Radio’s two FM licences in July.

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First broadcasting across the county in October 2007, JACKfm is the most awarded local radio station in the UK with 23 industry award wins.

It ran with the simple strapline of "Playing What We Want" and mostly had no DJs.

Music was played on an automated system interspersed with soundbites by comedian and writer Dom Joly, known as ‘the voice of JACK’, who took over the role from Paul Darrow in 2022.

It was announced on Tuesday (October 3) that JACKfm would become Greatest Hits Radio (106.4/106.8 FM) with JACK 3 becoming Hits Radio (107.9 FM) from October 30.

Both Hits Radio and Greatest Hits Radio will be regionalised versions of the national stations, with local news, traffic and travel.

Veteran broadcaster Ken Bruce, who has a mid-morning show on Greatest Hits Radio, said: “As a long-standing Oxfordshire resident, the news that you’ll be able to hear not only Greatest Hits Radio but our sister station, Hits Radio, on FM in the area fills me with joy.

“I’d highly recommend starting with Greatest Hits Radio at 10am every weekday.

"Not entirely sure who’s on air then but I’ve heard he’s worth a listen.”