Big Jack hangs up the micDon @ IdahoRadioNews | September 2, 2009
Big Jack Armstrong is hanging up the microphone after 36 years in the business. Read his retirement letter after the jump:
This is to inform everyone that as of today, Tuesday, September 1st, I am “officially” retiring from radio. I’ve spent 36 years in this business and have had tremendous successes.
Impact Radio Group has made the decision to pull the plug on the Oldies format. In my 3 years with Impact, I did what was asked of me and more and I partnered with them with several high profile promotions that my company RPM Productions produces.
To that, my wife Patti and I will now put a fulltime effort into our company to grow the size and strength of Northwest Motorfest, Idaho’s Largest Car Show and the Capital City Cruise on Saturday evening of ‘Motorfest weekend. We currently produce 11 car shows, a huge New Year’s Eve show at Boise Centre (which is now available for station sponsorship) and the Christmas Show with Stacey Wayne as Elvis at the Nampa Civic Center.
Would I do it again knowing what I know now? ABSOLUTELY!!! My 36 years of on-air and programming has been an incredible ride shared with many incredible people. But this ride has come to an end. RPM Productions is my new ride and it will keep me very busy.
In the words of Brett Favre “… I am retired!”
“Big Jack” Armstrong