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Culture At A Crossroads

Episode 13

Scott Jackson is a business owner, author, artist manager, and public speaker, but all of these stem out of his first love as a radio guy. Jackson is on the show to talk radio and what led to him starting what is now a leading Canadian Christian radio station at LIFE 100.3 in Barrie, ON.


From starting in Peterborough, ON as a keen student only to not be put on the air to moving his family all the way to Saskatchewan for what would be dismal experience with management, Jackson has seen it all in the radio world.


He has worked in markets from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan to Nashville, Tennessee. He's done formats up and down the dial including oldies, AC, CHR, Classic Rock, and Ez Rock.

Along the way, Jackson and his wife gave their lives to Jesus and eventually the idea dawned on him to combine his faith and experience in Christian radio. Don't miss how the idea of Life 100.3 became a reality, and why his secular radio experience was so valuable for creating a relevant Christian radio station. Plus, Jackson's thoughts on the impact that radio has and could continue to have in spreading the gospel in Canada. 

Welcome to the thirteenth (fifteenth unofficial) episode of the podcast. Listen and access the show notes here or search for Culture At A Crossroads on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts and listen for free. 

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This is a profile on Scott Jackson of Life 100.3.

1977-1978CHEX Peterborough, ON, Operator

1978 - 104.5 CHUM-FM/1050 CHUM, Humber College Student Intern

1978-1985 - CKLC Kingston, ON, Evening Announcer

1986 - CHAB Moose Jaw, SK, Afternoon Drive Announcer

1986-1988 - CKAP Kapuskasing, ON, Program Director/ Afternoon Announcer

1988-1992 - CHVR Ottawa Valley, Operations Manager

1992-1994CHUR North Bay, ON, Operations Manager

1994 - OLDIES 55 - CHNO Sudbury, ON, Program Director

1994-1995 - THE CRUSHER - CHNO Sudbury, ON, Assistant Program Director

1994-1995 - PELMOREX RADIO NETWORK/MIX 105, Sudbury, ON, Network Program Director

1996-1997 - WAY-FM RADIO NETWORK, Nashville, TN, VP/ Programming & Operations

1997 - HITS 103.5, Toronto, ON, Program Director

1997-1999 - B101, Barrie, ON, Weekend Announcer

1999-Present - Life 100.3, Barrie, ON, Founder/President Emeritus

After 21 years, on April 30, 2020 Scott Jackson handed the leadership of Life 100.3 over to Steve Jones. 

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