Former Loose Women star Jackie Brambles returns to Ayrshire radio roots with new show

Journalist Jackie Brambles will return to her radio roots with a new show broadcast across Ayrshire.

The former Ayr Academy pupil, who began her career on the wireless at West Sound, will make a comeback to a commercial station for the first time in 27 years.

She is joining the presenting line-up on West Sound and its sister stations across the Greatest Hits Radio network.

The Evening Show with Jackie Brambles will air every Monday to Thursday from 7pm to 10pm and also be broadcast on Greatest Hits Radio across England and Wales.

Jackie, who kicked off her career at West Sound’s old Holmston Road studio, went on to Capital FM and then BBC Radio 1 – where she rose to fame as the station’s first female presenter with a daytime show.

She also hit the heights as a lead reporter for GMTV and anchor on ITV’s Loose Women while most recently could be found as a regular on-air voice on BBC Radio Scotland.

Jackie joins the station full-time following the success of music series’ ‘Greatest Brits’ and ‘My Life of Live’ that she hosted earlier this year.

Jackie, 54, said: “Hosting the Women In Music series for the stations earlier this year, it was deeply gratifying to catch up with many of the artists that I started out with in my early radio days.

“Yes, we’re older and wiser but most importantly I think we’re all really appreciative to have come of age in an era when music was so innovative, inspiring and optimistic.

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“I can’t wait to share more fascinating conversations with some of our greatest artists and of course to revel in their glorious music.”

Gary Stein, group content director for the Hits Radio Brand Network, added: “We’re delighted to be welcoming Jackie to present a new weekday evening show across the whole country.

“A truly exceptional broadcaster, we know our listeners will be delighted to hear her return to the airwaves across the UK after so long and hear her play so many of the songs that they’ll recall her playing on the radio in the 80s and 90s.”

The show launches on Tuesday, January 4, and will feature music, special guests, documentary content and live sessions.

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