Senior Managing Editor, Classic FM, Smooth and Gold
Sam Jackson is Senior Managing Editor of Classic FM, Smooth and Gold. He is responsible for all three stations, which together reach a combined audience of over 12 million listeners every week.
Sam read Music at the University of York and worked for BBC Television before moving into radio, where he has held a variety of roles over the last fifteen years. For five years, Sam also moonlighted as a presenter on the children’s radio station FUN Kids, where he got to talk to an audience of seven-year-olds about Hannah Montana and the Jonas Brothers.
Sam is responsible for Classic FM, Smooth and Gold’s on-air output, as well as the brands’ digital channels and events such as the twice-yearly Classic FM Live concerts at the Royal Albert Hall. He is a governor of Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and a trustee of YCAT.
A father of four young children, Sam has written about parenting for a variety of newspapers including the Telegraph and the Times. His latest book, Diary of a Desperate Dad, is published by Elliott and Thompson.
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