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Let Jack and Lithia guide your summer!

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

HitTheRoadJack PHOTO2He’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!


Click HERE for Jack’s most recent travel blog of suggested destinations and activities.

Or skip all that and just head straight HERE to sign up for freebies from Lithia. This month, with a free tire mount and balance!


LithiaLogoFollow 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!

 

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.

Big Saturday ahead!
And please don’t smell the bunny …

How do you Easter?

If you’re like most Montanans, you’ll spend $53 – nearly all on food and candy, and about half of you will don your Sunday best and head to church.

But more so than anything, you’ll spend the holiday dying eggs and snapping the heads off solid chocolate bunnies.creepy-chocolate-murder

You most definitely won’t be eating Peeps.

Offers.com surveyed 1,000 respondents across the U.S. to identify holiday trends and then broke the data down by state. Hardly any of their findings were surprising – except the part where Oklahomans seem to enjoy smelling their chocolate bunnies before eating them (?!?!)


Here are the numbers that matter to you:

-70 percent of Americans will celebrate Easter in 2017

-The average American will spend $53, with 52.5 percent spending on food and 49.4 percent on candy (same thing, if you ask us).

-Reese’s eggs are the most popular Easter candy nationwide, with 30.3 percent support – but in Montana, Cadbury Eggs take the cake.

ylvvjL5-Montanans agree with America that solid chocolate bunnies are better than hollow or “filled” bunnies – but whereas 55 percent of the county eats the ears first, Montanans prefer to snap off the poor bunny’s head.
-Alaska, Delaware and North Dakota residents are apparently the only smart ones, preferring money in their Easter baskets. Montanans, like most others, said, “Screw the cash, we want some candy!” In West Virginia, apparently they prefer clothes in their baskets. But if you lived in West Virginia, you probably would too.

Click here for full survey results.

JackFM Missoula invites you to join us Saturday, April 29th, to celebrate the grand opening of the new Fort Missoula Regional Park!

The City of Missoula and Missoula County will mark the completion of Phase 1 of the $38 million public park with a free, all-ages vintage carnival and picnic from noon to 4 pm. The scheduleunnamed of activities includes live music, contra dancing, carvnival games and circus acts, vintage photo booths, a Little Red Wagon parade, sports and games for all ages, guided tours and more!

PLUS take advantage of exciting door prizes and feast on all your favorite Missoula food and drink vendors, and then at 1 pm the park will officially be opened with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting.

But wait! Don’t just drive to the park and start partying – you gotta bike or walk with us across the new South Reserve pedestrian bridge first! Yep, you read that right – Missoula Redevelopment Agency and Free Cycles Missoula will celebrate the opening of the long anticipated footbridge with a special ribbon-cutting and Seersucker inaugural ride at 11:30 am.

We love seeing Missoula get healthier – and more fun – and we can’t wait to enjoy this new park and bridge for decades to come!

For more details call 721-PARK or visit the Facebook event page HERE.

Park grand opening date set
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Melissa Etheridge to play Missoula!

Logjam Presents & Jack FM Missoula welcome four-time Grammy Award winner Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo / Melissa Etheridge to the new KettleHouse Amphitheater on Saturday, August 12, 2017!

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TICKETING INFORMATION:

Pre-Sale: April 13, 10a-10p…online only HERE 

General: April 14 at 10am at  The Top Hatonline or by phone at 877-987-6487.

VIP Packages: Details HERE

 

Join the Facebook event page HERE

 

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