Radio NOVA has announced that radio duo ‘Jack & Ali’ are to join the station’s schedule. The fun-loving couple are best-known for their innovative ‘Spin Talk’ show, which ran on youth-station Spin 1038 for 5 years.
Jack & Ali will present a new Saturday morning show from 10am, which will mix music with light-hearted Saturday morning banter. Jack & Ali presented the daily ‘Spin Talk’ show from Spin FM’s launch in 2002 right up to 2007 when they left to join Q102.
“We’re very excited to bring Jack & Ali to NOVA. They’re perfect for our station and will sound great on Saturday mornings. It’s a time of high radio listenership and we’re very confident that they’ll bring new listeners to NOVA as well as keeping our usual listeners entertained as they kick-start their Saturday! ”, says NOVA’s Kevin Branigan.
“We’re really looking forward to our new show. NOVA seems to be taking the market by storm and pretty much everyone we know listens to it at this stage. We can’t think of a more suitable station to be joining and we’re really looking forward to getting on air this Saturday”, said Jack & Ali.
From Philadelphia, Jack’s diverse background includes working in Boston as a sportscaster on a coast-to-coast radio network and touring in the world’s largest circus highlighted by a performance at The White House. Jack currently performs as a juggler, magician and standup comic.
Meanwhile, Ali brings over 15 years of radio experience working both on air and behind the scenes at radio stations such as East Coast FM, 98FM and Spin. Ali has a passion for rock music and a small crush on Bruce Springsteen. Ali once worked as a sheep herder, is from Mayo and currently lives with Jack in Kildare.
NOVA’s further investment in content comes as the station recently scored its highest daily listenership since its launch 4 years ago, bringing it within easy reach of its key rivals Today FM, Q102 and 98FM. “We’re continuing to invest in our presenter lineup, developing our Morning Glory breakfast show with Marty Miller and Dee Woods, our Work Day with Greg Gaughran and Pat Courtenay and our night-time with Sinead Ni Mhordha, who joined us from Hot Press and Phantom FM last year. Now, adding another married couple, Jack & Ali, to our Saturday morning line-up will give even more reasons for people to tune into us during the high-audience Saturday morning programme time”, said Branigan.
Radio NOVA is a regional station licensed to broadcast to Dublin city, county and commuter belt including parts of Kildare, Wicklow & Meath. It is the only Dublin radio station to cover the extensive commuter belt. The station offers a diet of guitar-based music from artists like Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, The Police and Simple Minds to The Killers, Kings of Leon, The Foo Fighters and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers.
The most-recent JNLR ratings showed continued strong growth, giving NOVA 71,000 daily listeners and 132,000 weekly listeners*. The station has an additional 16,000 daily listeners outside its franchise area, bringing its total daily audience to 87,000 **.
Sources: *JNLR/Ipsos MRBI -2014/4, Dublin Commuter Belt, Daily Listenership and Weekly Listenership ** JNLR/Ipsos MRBI – 2014/4. Outside franchise area listening -Ends-
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