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50 by 10 challenge

Make your Mama proud with the $50 by 5/10 challenge!

Our local businesses are a part of what makes our community so special. When you spend money locally, you make a big difference in the lives of folks right here in our community. Every purchase you make with a local vendor keeps more money locally. When you ‘vote’ with your dollars those dollars make a difference, in helping a local business hire more employees, investing in our communities future. Small businesses donate more to charity events and fundraisers, I mean c’mon Jeff Bezos sure isn’t going to sponsor your kids ball team. If only half of our 70,000 residents spent $50 locally, we’d pump $1.75 million back into our local economy!

To celebrate our local businesses we’ve launched 50 to 10! As a locally owned and small business ourselves we are challenging our listeners to spend $50 locally by May 10th to help support small business and in turn help our community. Thanks to our local partners in is challenge: Lake Missoula Tea CompanyThe AdvocatesLolo DrugAlpine TouchMood BoutiqueBernice’s Bakery, and The Bitterroot Breakfast Bus

So next time you shop local online; filling that growler, cakes and coffees, gifts for friends, gift cards or purchasing ‘in person’ via curbside pick up let us know by filling out THIS FORM. If you do participate make sure to upload a pic of your shop small shop local receipt and we’ll put your name in a drawing for a shop small shop local prize pack with over $200 worth of goodies! We’re talking gift cards to some favorite local businesses like Skin ChicBurns St BistroStone of Accord, the TroughKoh ChangScotty’s Table, Ear CandyCompass BarbershopBernice’s Bakery is even adding a free cookie AND cupcake decorating kit and a bunch of radio goodies(we like coffee) from all of us here at Missoula Broadcasting Company.

Social Distancing in style!

Let’s be real, Montana has been socially distancing since it was the “cool”and “right”thing to do. Currently millions of Americans are staying home to flatten the curve and protect our communities most vulnerable from the novel coronavirus. That spirit of helping has gone into overdrive with community members stepping up to volunteer and donate to our local food banks, helping quarantined neighbors and shopping locally online.

In that spirit of helping, Jack FM 105.9 Missoula joins all Jack FM partners across the nation in the “Socially Distant” tshirt sale with proceeds donated to Feeding Americas Covid-19 fund.

Visit HERE or click the pictures below to get sized up and purchase your own “Socially Distant” t-shirt to support Feeding Americas Covid-19 fund!

Socially Distant t-shirt sale to benefit Feeding America!
Wendy’s Wake up!

Fridays can be rough. It’s almost the weekend, but you still have a whole day of work ahead of you. Caffeine is key. Jack has you covered with FREE coffees courtesy of Wendy’s! All you have to do is enter here for a chance to win. Jack will pick a winner each Thursday, and you’ll get fresh hot coffee delivered to you and 11 of your coworkers (just the cool ones though) first thing Friday morning. Jack FM. We got your caffeine fix.

TESLA at The Wilma 9/1

Jack FM 105.9 Missoula is looking forward to another fantastic evening of rock and roll at the Wilma Theater with TESLA!

“That they are still roaring and soaring should be no surprise. That’s just how they are built. TESLA may have been born in the mid 80s eruption of leather, spandex and big hair, but this band has never about those things. Hardly. Their bluesy, soulful sound is strongly embedded in the roots of organic, authentic 1970s rock and roll. The same roots that produced bands like the Allman Brothers, Grand Funk Railroad, AC/DC, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Aerosmith.

The ground started shaking up in Sacramento, CA, in 1984; gold country that would soon be producing some platinum. They started out as City Kidd, until someone suggested they change their name in honor of eccentric inventor Nikola TESLA, who pioneered all things electrical – and who, like any revolutionary rock and roll band, made magic working with the basic forces of nature.

A blizzard of industry showcase gigs and TESLA quickly scored a deal with Geffen. Their 1986 debut album, Mechanical Resonance, would eventually go platinum, nestled comfortably in the Top 40, and produced the iconic hard rock hits, “Modern Day Cowboy” and “Little Suzi.” Today, Mechanical Resonance lives on as one of the most successful and acclaimed debuts of the era.

But it was the follow up that truly pushed things over the edge and started to solidify the legacy of the band.

1989’s The Great Radio Controversy brought in many new legions of fans, thanks to a potent one-two sonic punch. The first single, “Heaven’s Trail (No Way Out),” scored huge with hard rock audiences, while the poignant ballad, “Love Song,” provided a softer counterpoint. This helped push the album into the Top 20 and double-platinum sales figures. All of a sudden, TESLA, who cut their teeth opening some of the biggest tours of the 80s from Def Leppard to David Lee Roth, had earned full headlining status, and the brakes were off.

In 1990 TESLA helped reshape the face of modern hard rock music by stripping down to the Five Man Acoustical Jam, a loose, informal collection of their biggest hits peppered with rock and roll classics by the Beatles, Stones and others. Not only did the format reveal just how sturdy and rock solid the band’s catalog was, it also inspired every major band after them to perform similar acoustic, storytelling shows, going back to the basics. TESLA’s daring experiment also produced their biggest hit single, a cover of the Five Man Electrical Band’s “Signs.”

Another platinum album, Psychotic Supper, was released in 1991 and as the early 90s gave way to Seattle’s grunge wave, TESLA, unlike many other bands of their era, managed to keep pushing forward thanks to loyal fans and their ever-present unpretentious approach to craft. After a worldwide arena tour as headliners they released Bust a Nut in 1994, and then, internal band conflicts shut everything until 2000.

After a four year break they exploded back onto the scene with a sold out hometown show at the Arco Arena in Sacramento. TESLA was back, but on their own terms. They started their own label and released their own music. The fans had never gone away and TESLA was still selling hundreds of thousands of albums, only now they were in full command of their own destiny, in all its rugged, ragged glory. For the last 18 years they have continued to release new original music, live sets and more. They are as productive as they have ever been.

TESLA has endured many of the same taste-changing challenges that affected many in the post-grunge world, but through it all, their blue collar work ethic and dedication to the faithful fan base has helped them not just survive, but thrive.

“That’s TESLA? I know that song. I love that song.” You hear it every day.”

 

Wanna get in to the show? Just head over HERE and enter your information for a chance at a pair of tickets to TESLA  9/1 at the Wilma!

 

TESLA
RAIN- A Tribute To The Beatles

Jack is so excited about this summers concert season! Since Jack loves a good party he’s bringing some friends along to the upcoming show, RAIN- A Tribute To The Beatles June 18th at Kettlehouse Amphitheatre!

In celebration of the anniversary of Abbey RoadRAIN will bring the greatest hits of this epic recording to life, in addition to all your early Beatles favorites. This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is “the next best thing to seeing the Beatles” (Associated Press). Experience the worlds’ most iconic band and come celebrate the best of Abbey Road with RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES.

To enter to win tickets to RAIN-A Tribute To The Beatles, listen in to Jack FM 105.9 Missoula, starting Monday May 20th. When you hear the cue TEXT in the word of the day to 406-848-1059! That’s it, you’re entered to win one of three pairs of tickets! Jack will notify the winners.

To learn more about the show or get tickets yourself check the link HERE