Survey results show that on the 9-10 p.m. slot, Papa Jack now attracts the highest listenership on radio, not just in Mega-Manila, but likewise in key provincial areas like Baguio, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, Legaspi, Lucena, Tacloban, and General Santos where Love Radio listeners eagerly await the syndicated program each evening. With a fan base straddling age brackets and social classes, Papa Jack's presence on air -- along with the bravura and baldfaced honesty of his callers -- has given a new twist to night-time programming and radio listenership as a whole.
Take it from this popular blogger:
"So I was in Greenbelt 3 last Friday, having dinner with a college friend, talking about iPad, Nokia X5 etc., when she all of a sudden took out her cellphone, plugged in the headphones and turned on FM radio. “Milan, you have to listen to Papa Jack," she said while placing an earpiece on me.
"Who the hell is this Papa Jack?" I asked.
"Apparently, Papa Jack is the HOTTEST thing on Philippine FM Radio right now. He has these back-to-back shows where listeners can just give him a ring and share their love and relationship stories for all the world to hear. No holds barred, yes!
"Papa Jack's hosting style is nothing short of crisp. He's funny, frank, witty, sarcastic, crass, conservative, asexual, sexual, gay, straight, frigid, wild -- all at the same time! It was my first time to tune in to his shows and let me tell you, this man's a genius.
"Great as he is, however, he's not the true highlight of the show. What I found particularly cool are the stories of the callers themselves. Let me tell you, if you wanna hear love stories without all the made-up bull or love like how reality does it, then you need only listen to Papa Jack's shows once to realize that your love story is hardly the craziest this country will ever know. Believe me, it's not.
“Alam mo, Papa Jack made Pinoy evening FM radio cool again,” my friend said while we were listening to Wild Confessions. “I know a lot of college students who tune in to his shows regularly.
This man's a hero."
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