Jackson Buck started in radio at KOPN-FM in Columbia, Mo. in 1995 where he hosted a daily (M-F) 4-hour free-form show entitled "89 In the Afternoon". After station management switched weekday programming to NPR talk, Jackson hosted 2 weekend shows: "Alt-Americana" on Sunday, and "Saturday's With Jackson Buck".
Known as "the elder statesman of Twin Cities roots radio", Jackson has been hosting programs on KFAI since 1997 and has had shows in six different timesltots since then. His first program, “Fresh Air In The Morning”, aired Thursday mornings during drive-time (6:00-9:00) from 1997-1999. In 2000, he moved to the Wednesday afternoon (3:00-6:00) drive-time strip and changed the name of the program to “Jackson’s Juke Joint”. He hosted that show and a live music series of the same name at the late Viking Bar until moving from the Twin Cities in December, 2004. After Jackson moved, Harold Tremblay was awarded the Wednesday radio show. “Jackson’s Juke Joint”, the music series (now known as House Party Presents), continued Wednesday evenings a the Viking Bar until that bar closed and the series was moved to the 331 Club in Minneapolis.
Following a brief stint in 2005 at WMBR-FM in Cambridge, MA., Jackson returned to the Twin Cities and airwaves of KFAI in January, 2006. After the untimely death of “Urban Folk” founder and host Bob Feldman, Jackson became co-host (along with Beth Shaw) of that popular KFAI program from 2006 until June, 2007.
With his current weekly show, which airs from 2:00-4:00 Wednesday afternoons, Jackson is back to his Freewheelin’ ways on KFAI… taking requests, hosting interviews and live in-studio performances, and of course, playing a wide-variety of music that bounces from genre to genre.