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.