Jackie Returns

An ’80s pirate station is about to make a return to London’s airwaves, this time with a licence. On Sunday, for the first time since Radio Jackie’s famous closedown in February 1985, listeners across south-west London and north Surrey will be able to tune in once more to ‘The Sound of South West London’ on 107.8MHz. The opportunity has arisen because the original management team behind Radio Jackie purchased the loss-making Thames Radio back in March and then began the task of revamping the whole operation in order to prepare for a re-launch. The team had applied for the licence back in 1996, but lost out to Thames radio.