Adams Radio Group Announcing Retirement of Longtime Broadcast Executive O.J. Jackson
Adams Radio Group is announcing the retirement of accomplished and award-winning broadcast executive O.J. Jackson, Vice President and General Manager of Adams Radio Group of Northern Indiana.
Jackson’s retirement goes into effect on March 31st, 2018. Jennifer Finnerty-Figg, Director of Sales for Adams Radio of Northern Indiana, will become Vice President & General Manager of the Adams Northern Indiana cluster. President and CEO of Adams Radio Ron Stone says “OJ Jackson has enjoyed a fine career and will be missed by me and everyone at Adams Radio. He deserves an amazing retirement given his contributions to radio over the past 40 years. I have learned a great deal from OJ and it has been a pleasure to work with him. I, and all of Adams wish him all the best in his new adventures!” Ron added “Jennifer has been trained by OJ of 15 years for her new role and I have no doubt whatsoever that she will be amazing in it! I am very excited for her and look forward to working with Jen as our newest VP/GM”.
Jackson’s career started in the late ‘60s, including radio and television stations in Indiana and Michigan as on-air host, weatherman and producer. Jackson moved into sales and management in Northwest Indiana with Porter County Broadcasting, owned by the late Country Disc Jockey Hall of Fame member “Uncle” Len Ellis. He was responsible for the design and building of a station in Wabash, Indiana for the company, then went on to other executive positions in radio, television and advertising in Valparaiso and South Bend before returning to Northwest Indiana to become Vice President and Sales Manager with Ellis-owned Radio One Communications. In 2012, Jackson became General Manager of the company, and stations WLJE-FM, WAKE-AM, WZVN-FM and WXRD-FM, retaining the position when the properties were acquired by Adams Radio Group in 2014.
During his career in Northwest Indiana Jackson helped lead the way in creating a regional presence for WLJE-FM and its sister stations. He created the “Chicago to South Bend” moniker for WLJE, which is still used today. He also launched the Region News Team brand used by all stations owned by Adams Radio Group of Northern Indiana.
About Adams Radio Group
Adams Radio Group is headed by Ron Stone. Adams is a medium to small market company focused on local radio operations and creating great marketing opportunities in the local communities. The ownership group of ARG is comprised of individual investors led by Stephen Adams, who is Chairman and majority owner of The Adams Companies, a diversified group of companies encompassing wineries, vineyards, outdoor advertising, recreational vehicles, event marketing and other related services.