Just in time for the Liam Gallagher album.
The grim transformation into post-Brexit Britain continues with the launch of a new radio station that promises to play only British music.
The station, imaginatively called Union Jack, claims it has “the most extensive playlist of music on national commercial radio,” but won’t include any songs by artists who aren’t British. Sadly they’ll be no DJs or presenters to throw eggs at as this is a DJ-less station where listeners get to pick the songs.
Union Jack is a new venture by the team behind JACK fm, three stations broadcasting in Oxford, Reading and Hampshire. This new station will be available online at UnionJack.co.uk, as well being a national DAB station.
As reported by the Guardian, Union Jack will target “reluctant adults” aged around 40 to 54, whose musical preferences cover both golden oldies and new music like Tom Odell, Jake Bugg, Biffy Clyro and Richard Ashcroft.
“Britain has been at the forefront of groundbreaking music for over six decades,” said co-CEO Ian Walker. “Union Jack will lead the way in celebrating this rich heritage, playing the greatest UK music and also discovering and supporting new British talent.”
It launches at 11am today, so why not gather round the wireless to hear the radio equivalent of Nigel Farage eating pie and mash listening to ‘We’ll Meet Again’.