Sam Jackson

Senior Managing Editor, Classic FM, Smooth and Gold

Biography

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.