Jackson Armstrong on 1510 WMEX Boston | February, 1968


Jackson Armstrong seems to be one of airchexx.com’s favorites – his name shows up in our search page almost as frequently as Dan Ingram – and little wonder why! One of the fastest talkers ever, Armstrong has a long history of gracing radio stations with his mouth, one of them being WMEX Boston.

Here’s a young Jackson Armstrong with vocal cords engaged – certainly revving up WMEX – which at this time was in hot pursuit of WRKO. This aircheck literally rolls along at light speed! Listen how Armstrong plays the Rolling Stones jingle, then never misses a beat in ‘fixing’ it. You’ll also hear those custom PAMS jingle cuts exclusively for WMEX. The “Good Guys” were definitely cookin’ in Boston in ’68!




Steve West is a 39 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve currently works on-air for the Super Radio USA media group out of Minnesota. Steve is the founder of the Airchexx Media Group and manages Airchexx.com and Airchexx Live - the official station of Airchexx.


October 27, 2006 at 9:38 am

I love the great Jackson Armstrong! I used to listen to him on WKBW out of Buffalo, New York from 1970-73, when I lived in Niagara Falls, New York.

Phil Beckman
March 25, 2008 at 2:21 pm

R.I.P. Jack.
This aircheck seems off speed, but it adds to the high energy he was so good at radiating!!

March 4, 2012 at 2:30 am

He sounds a little like a young Dick Biondi here.

April 27, 2015 at 1:14 pm

AMAZING when you think of the roster of talent that went through that place….Larry Justice, JJ Jeffrey (as Melvin X Melvin) , Ed Hider, Jack Gale, Larry Lujack….
I think there were 3 things that doomed them. l. an inferior signal except along the coast 2. their public affairs/talk commitment that relegated music only from 6 am to l0 pm daily 3. owner Mac Richmond who hired talented people but then bullied them.

Jim Julian
September 4, 2015 at 12:18 pm

WMEX is back Saturday night 6 -9 PM with Jimmy Jay playing the songs you remember.

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