Author: Jack Guy

Feed your Frankenstein!

If you know Jack, you know he’s hungry for love – and it’s pretty much always feeding time.

That’s why so many people confuse him for Alice Cooper: Not only do the two have an appetite that just can’t be fed, but they also each made their big screen debuts in what is hands-down the greatest movie of all-time: Wayne’s World.

(True, Jack’s scene ended up on the cutting room floor and Alice’s cameo became the stuff of legend’s. But … still. They’re both known for their shocking contributions to the world of rock ‘n’ roll.)

And now, to add to the long list of similarities, Jack is happy to announce that Alice Cooper is also destined to play a HUGE role in your summer plans.

It’s true – the superstar is bringing his theatrics to Northern Quest Resort & Casino on Sunday, June 18, and Jack is being forced to give up not only his tickets to the show but also the room he booked for the night. Apparently Cooper doesn’t appreciate his stalking behavior …

Starting on Monday, June 5, and running through Sunday, June 11, we’re going to qualify listeners to win the tickets and hotel stay for FREE. All you have to do is listen for the cue, and when you hear it text “JACK” to 406-848-1059.

That’s it. Just text us and you’ll be entered to win! There’s no limit on the amount of times you can qualify, so stay tuned in all day every day to increase your odds !

We’ll announce a winner on Monday, June 12.

In the meantime, here’s more details on the show – as well as a link to purchase tickets.

Best of luck, and happy June!

Who would have guessed wrestling would become Missoula’s hottest annual summer tradition?

Well, actually, Jack totally saw this coming.

(In fact, when Jack’s not setting trends he’s making bold predictions about trends to come. Just something to do in his free time. Of which he has plenty. But we digress …)

The point is, wrestling is so HOT in Missoula right now, and Jack wants to make sure you don’t miss out on your chance to get in on the action.

Follow THIS LINK for your chance to win a four-pack of tickets to Big Time Wrestling, which is happening June 9th at Ogren Park Allegiance Field

All you gotta do is tell us what YOUR wrestling moniker would be, and we’ll throw your name into the drawing. Double-entry for anyone who sends us a photo of their favorite wrestling pose!

We’ll collect entries all throughout the month of May and give away a four-pack every Friday!

If you wanna skip the fun and just get your tickets, they’re on sale now at the MSO Hub downtown or online at missoulaosprey.com. You can also get more details about the show there, including the line-up.

HERE’S THE CONTEST LINK AGAIN. Thanks for playing, and good luck!

It’s WRESTLIN’ time!
Let Jack and Lithia guide your summer!

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Let’s get this straight: Jack does NOT like to change out of his sweatpants.

He’s much more of a “stay in and enjoy the great indoors” kind of guy.

But that’s all going to change this summer thanks to the leadership of his new BFF, Lithia Ford of Missoula.

The two have partnered up to put together a plan of action for making this summer a memorable one, and they’re going to make sure you benefit as well.

So what do you need to do? Join Jack in peeling off those crusty winter sweatpants, go put some freaking gas in the car finally and rouse your friends from their winter hibernation – cuz it’s time to hit the road!


So, let’s kick off our first adventure and head a little south to the Bitterroot Valley.

Here are a few of our favorite day hikes:

Blodgett Overlook Trail

An easy 1.5 mile hike to a beautiful vantage point of the stunning Blodgett Canyon.  To get to the trailhead, turn onto Bowman Rd. from US-93. Take Bowman Rd. to Ricketts Rd. Follow Ricketts Rd. to a four-way stop. Continue through the four-way stop onto Blodgett Camp Rd. Follow Blodgett Camp Rd. and turn left onto FR-735 which leads to the trailhead, which shares a parking lot with the Canyon Creek trailhead. 

Baker Lake Trail

An easy family friendly day hike of just 1.2 miles that ends at an alpine lake in the shadow of Trapper Peak. Additionally, those who want a bit more hiking can follow Baker Creek another short mile up to Middle Lake and Gem Lake.  The Baker Lake Trail is also an alternative route up Trapper Peak itself.The drive to Baker Lake trailhead is long but very scenic, featuring an excellent viewpoint on the right hand side a little less than a mile from the parking area.  {imgObj.caption}

The Baker Lake Trailhead is southwest of Darby.  From Missoula, take HWY 93 south through Darby and turn right onto HWY 473 after 4 miles, which is West Fork Road (follows the west fork of the Bitterroot River).

Pass the Trapper Creek Job Corps Center on the right and turn right on 363 after 7 miles.  Follow 363 to 5634 and turn right onto 5634 and follow that 9 miles to the Baker Lake Trailhead.

 

Kootenai Creek Trail

Enjoy glimpses of the raging creek, spring wildflowers, views up scree slopes to rocky cliffs, and shady forest. From Florence, drive 6.9 miles south on Highway 93.  Turn right (west) onto Kootenai Creek Road, marked with a brown Forest Service Sign for Kootenai Creek.  Drive 2 miles to the trailhead.

 

Here are a few of our favorite places to camp:

Twin Lakes

A pair of alpine lakes at the top of Lost Horse Canyon on the edge of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. There’s a developed campground with a nice grassy beach. A long, dirt road climbing some 20 miles up Lost Horse Canyon provides unique access to the central mountains of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Image result for camping cartoon

The canyon is also climber’s heaven, with Yosemite-quality boulders dotting a wide valley beneath towering wilderness routes.  Dozens of unimproved campsites line the road, and two developed campgrounds, Schumaker and Bear Creek Pass, await travelers at top of the canyon.

Lost Horse road is just past Hamilton!

 

 

 

Lake Como Campground

Twelve sites in a single-loop campground located on the shores of Lake Como. It’s popular with Image result for lake como campgroundrecreationists who wish to boat and swim in the lake. Vault toilets, drinking water, and water/sewage hookups for RVs are available here. Camping costs $14 per day (with a $2 surcharge for hookups) for up to 14 days.  

Take US 93-S to Lake Como Rd in Ravalli County

 

 

 

 

A few places to fill your belly & quench your thirst:

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Bitter Root Brewery is proud to be one of the oldest breweries in the state.  The brewery produces over 40 different styles of beer a year with 11 on draft at their tap room at all times. Matching the brewers’ passion, Bitter Root Brewery’s kitchen team creates dishes primarily from scratch with the best local or organic ingredients whenever possible.

Stop by and enjoy the excellent selection of local and traveling musicians every Thursday and Saturday evening from 6pm to 8pm.

 

Enter here to win “The Works” package from Lithia Ford of Missoula!

Fill out my online form.

 


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Follow 105.9 Jack FM on Facebook and stay on top of his website for a new road trip adventure every week, plus plenty of cool prizes and giveaways to help you get out the door.

Hit the Road Jack is brought to you ALL SUMMER long by Jack and his new pal, Lithia Ford of Missoula – where you can now get $19.99 oil changes and convenient service help every single day of the week, including Saturdays and Sundays!

 

The Missoula Osprey will kick off their 19th season on the diamond in less than two months, and we’re already gearing up for another exciting summer of giveaways and promotions!

XFiqaJfETicket sales open at 10 am through 4 pm this Saturday, May 6th, at the MSO Hub for the season that begins June 23.

May 6th will also be a great day to stock up on your Osprey merchandise – all the new stuff rolls out, PLUS Ollie Osprey (and plenty of snacks and refreshments) will be on hand!

Advance Home Plate Club tickets are $12 apiece, with Baseline Club tickets going for $11. General Admission bleachers and grass seats start at $7.

Children, seniors and military members (active and veteran) will each enjoy discounts on their tickets.

And don’t forget to reserve your seats for the fireworks shows! Those are set for June 24, July 3, July 29 and Sept. 1.

Tickets will also available be available May 6 and thereafter by calling 543-3000 or at MissoulaOsprey.com.

And be sure to tune in to Jack FM Missoula all season long – we’ll again be giving away tickets and hosting some great game promotions you won’t want to miss!

Osprey tix on sale Saturday!
Big Saturday ahead!

We got a chance to explore all the latest happenings out at the new Fort Missoula Regional Park earlier this week, and we can’t wait to celebrate its grand opening with you this weekend!

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Join Missoula Broadcasting Company and Missoula Parks and Recreation Saturday, noon to 4, for a free vintage carnival for all ages – including live music and dance, circus acts, tours of the new park, games and sports and so much more.

The new sports field will be open for fun family-friendly games like folfing and bocce ball – or sportier types can play soccer, flag football or ultimate frizbee on the new synthetic turf fields.

Take a spin around the new park’s trails on an adaptive or Blue Bike, sign your kiddo up for the Little Red Wagon Parade at 2 pm

Reps from Parks and Rec and Historic Fort Missoula will lead pDocumentark tours at 12:15, 2 and 3 pm, and there will be an official ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Bella Vista Pavillion at 1 pm.

And of course we will be there with all our smiling faces, broadcasting live and giving away lots of station goodies – so if for no other reason, be sure to stop by to say hello to your favorite radio personalities!

And while you’re there, swing over to the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula for its annual Forestry Day celebration 9 am to 4 pm, and join Free Cycles on a “Seersucker Bike Ride” across the new South Reserve pedestrian bridge at noon!

17309464_1944562232430740_2626337435348790191_nThe new Fort Missoula Regional Park is a joint project of the City of Missoula and Missoula County and was funded with $38 million of a $42 million parks and trail bond approved by voters in 2014.

For more information, call 721-PARK or visit AtTheFort.org.