Radio Jackie

by Geoff Rogers

This station operated in South-West London on AM for 16 years from 1969 to 1985, and for the last 2 years of her life was on the air 24 hours a day. Many think that she helped pave the way for the opening up of the airwaves which has happened slowly over the past few years. As part of marking her 10 years off the air, I thought I'd include a small feature here. As 'GEOFF ROGERS', a broadcasting name that has stuck with me over the years even during my ventures into legitimate radio, I spent many happy hours behind the microphone in various studios in South-West London, dodging the men from the ministry and having a really good time. If you can stand the sight and have a strong stomach, click here to see me on the air on my first night ! (I apologize for the sideburns, but this was 1983 !) There is much to say about Jackie and I have already started to update this page with some great photos, from the 'Radio Jackie Story ' LP record below in the 'Gallery' below more to come soon. Suffice it to say, that it closed down on February 4, 1985, more than 12 years ago, and it will never be forgotten. As you will all know, Radio Jackie failed in her bid to get the licence for South West London, which was awarded to 'THAMES FM'. Such a travesty of justice has yet to be bettered in the annals of British Radio. I'm including various jingles from the various packages we had on the station for your enjoyment, and the list will be added to shortly, using Real Audio 3 which gives very good quality over the internet.

Jingles (.wav format)

Geoff Rogers Ident (Bill Mitchell)

The Sound of South-West London

The Gallery

Brian Anthony in the Studio 1973 Famous faces at the party 1984 Mike Knight cuts the cake 1984 Radio Jackie Logo

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