He’s been in the radio industry for over a decade. He has brought us not only some of the greatest hits on radio but some of the best advice on life and love.
Papa Jackson, or John Gemperle in real life, has been one of Philippine radio’s best gifts. With his soothing voice and sagely advice on seemingly all things under the sun, the man once known as Papa Jack (still hard to let go of the name, even after 3 years) is still loved by avid listeners.
He’s gone from being a simple radio show host to now being the station manager for 106.7 Energy FM. How? By increasing the station’s listeners.
His longest endearing factor, however, is how he looks at life and the nuggets of wisdom he gives out on air—all for free.
He’s helped some of us go through our life’s toughest situations, and it shows. He’s been loved by the public for many years, and has earned Favorite DJ awards throughout his career.
He’s also been a part of the academe at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, helping mold future communicators through his experience as a radio DJ.
Papa Jackson’s impact can be felt not just by listening to his shows, but to the station he now leads: 106.7 Energy FM.
With talented voices like Papa Jackson, Gandang Kara, Rico Baby, Lindsay, and Sheena and Jimbo, 106.7 Energy FM brightens up everyone’s day not just with the music they play but with the wit and banter their DJs have.
And of course, who could forget that viral voice that you seemingly hear everywhere you go shouting ‘Wag mong sabihing radyo. Sabihin mo, ENERGY!
Cheers to you, Papa Jackson, our now two-time Favorite Radio DJ, and to your station, 106.7 Energy FM for being our Radio Station of the Year.
Here’s the full list of winners for this year’s RAWR Awards:
Beshie ng Taon – Fumiya Sankai
Bibo of the Year – Xia Vigor
Favorite Bida – Elijah Canlas
Favorite Kontrabida – Aiko Melendez
Breakthrough Artist of the Year – SB19
Favorite Newbie – DJ Loonyo
Digital Series of the Year – Gameboys, the Series
Bet na Bet na Teleserye – Love Thy Woman
Song of the Year – Alab by SB19
Movie ng Taon – Ghost of the Past
Actor of the Year – Alden Richards
Actress of the Year – Maine Mendoza
Pak na Pak na Comedian – Vice Ganda
Digital Influencer of the Year – Gandang Kara
Male News Personality of the Year – Atom Araullo
Female News Personality of the Year – Jessica Soho
Love Team of the Year – KyCine
BL Tandem of the Year – Ian Pangilinan and Paolo Pangilinan
Favorite performer – SB19
Favorite Radio DJ – Papa Jackson
Favorite TV Host – Toni Gonzaga
Fanclub of the year – A’TIN
Favorite group – SB19
Radio Station of the Year – Energy FM
TV Station of the Year – ABS–CBN
Trending Show of the Year – It’s Showtime
Most Admired Celebrities – Angel Locsin, Dingdong Dantes
Brandspeak – realme
PRs of the Year – Stratworks, M2Comms, Ripple 8
PR Persons of the Year – Julius Macalagay, Ian Urrutia