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Radio 1: The Jocks


'Jake'LATE EIGHTIES token girlie jock with hairspray addiction to match, starting off as a glorified weather girl before her loudly-stated musical tastes saw her graduate to Drivetime, and latterly scaring lunchtime listeners with hefty doses of Pearl Jam and Nirvana. Oddly, left Radio 1 just as the overall setup was swinging her way, relocating to America and becoming a TV ‘showbiz’ reporter with traditionally-spelt name to boot.



  1. Mr Grimsdale

    June 29, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    She’s been back in this country for quite a while. Until recently she was on ITV hosting the midday drivel-fest called ‘Loose Women’, but she recently quit that to “spend more time with her family”

  2. Arthur Nibble

    June 29, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    I remember she went through a phase on Radio 1 where she couldn’t play “Black Velvet” by Alannah Miles without associating it with a mucky holiday in America. the strumpet!

  3. Glenn A

    June 30, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Now who would you sooner wake up next to: Jakki Brambles or Emma Freud? JB was cruelly axed by Radio 1 bosses who wanted an intellectual to host the lunchtime show with the inevitable results that people stopped listening. She kind of reinvented herself as an entertainment correspondent on female oriented GMTV but her real home is the radio.

  4. Matthew Rudd

    July 23, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    I fear you are wrong Glenn, a rare occurrence I’m sure. Ja(c)k(k)i(e) resigned from Radio 1 to go to America, where her husband was from. She never did a better show than her early turns anyway, and started her R1 career as a bog cleaner.

  5. Paul

    December 25, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    I agree Rudders, her early show was spot on and a much needed change from the cheesy and outdated Adrian John. Evenings didn’t give her chance to show any personality and on lunchtime she sounded like she was scripted.

  6. Glenn Aylett

    February 10, 2024 at 1:08 pm

    Jakki Brambles can now be heard on an evening show on Greatest Hits Radio, where she has a star guest most nights from the seventies and eighties. It’s worth listening to as she’s interviewed people as completely different as Jerry Dammers and Marti Pellow and asks them to choose their favourite records. Also she never talks over her guests, shows any favouritism and is a total professional.

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