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Gentleman Jim Jackson

Jim Jackson


Meet Jim Jackson

Although always fascinated with radio in the late 50’s Jim Jackson’s career in broadcasting really began in 1965 at CJNB in Saskatchewan. Soon he began traversing the radio dial across Western Canada at various stations as an evening DJ where he quickly rose to prominence. He moved to 630 CHED in Edmonton, becoming part of the influential “CHED good guys” and engaged with other icons of radio. Jackson’s ambition took him further to The Big 8 in Windsor, Ontario, marking a significant step into a major radio market playing to the city of Detroit and others, where he became part of a pioneering team that set new standards in broadcasting.

His journey through the radio industry included leadership roles in programming and on-air talent, significantly impacting stations Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, just to name a few. Jim Jackson’s name and voice has been heard across the country for decades. And recently, in the last few years, he’s been a Vancouver Island resident providing his talent again to many stations with Vista Radio and many happy listeners.

Transitioning from radio to the car business and later becoming a small shareholder in Vista Radio, Jackson’s career reflects a versatile and impactful presence in Canadian broadcasting. Even in retirement, the lure of radio brought him back for voicing projects, showcasing his enduring passion for the medium. Throughout his career, Jackson has been a part of radio’s evolution, contributing to its rich history and forming lifelong connections within the industry.