Radio Personality Jackson Blue has a great history of success in the Contemporary Hit Radio music format. Jackson currently hosts the 5-hour “Party Playhouse” show that airs on weeknights coast to coast via United Stations Radio Networks, and formerly, he served up a great mix of current music and entertainment news on his USRN weekend program known as "Celebrity Top Ten Countdown.”
Jackson Blue was born in Englishtown, NJ, and grew up in the Burlington, VT area. Some of Jackson’s earliest on-air radio shifts were heard in Lebanon, NH and in Cape Cod, MA. Jackson then took over afternoons as well as the Music Director duties at KHKS (Kiss-FM) in Dallas. After two years in Texas, Jackson Blue became the morning man and Assistant Program Director at WZFT (Z-104.3) in Baltimore. And all the while he was in Texas and Maryland, Jackson handled nights at WXKS-FM (KISS 108) in Boston. He held down the 7pm to Midnight time slot at Kiss 108 from 2005 until 2013, did afternoon's on WBQT Hot 96.9 Boston, from 2014 to early 2017, and can now be heard doing the morning show on Country 102.5 in Boston, from 6a-10a with his co-host, Hannah.
Jackson Blue is a big fan of all sorts of music, and he’s well-loved by the community in Boston. He’s also very active in social media and his listener interaction is one of the keys to his ongoing success.
Jackson currently hosts a morning show on New Hit Country 102.5, in Boston. From 6a-10a, he co-hosts this show with his side kick, Hannah. He just started doing the morning show recently, after hosting the afternoon show on their sister station, Hot 96.9. Both owned by Greater Media Boston.
ABOUT PARTY PLAYHOUSE
The brand "Party Playhouse" started with Jackson Blue, but the show itself started with Romeo. You may know Romeo as the current Afternoon DJ on Kiss 108 WXKS in Boston. But did you know, that before Jackson Blue got a hold of the show, it was hosted by Romeo from 2005 to 2008? Romeo's Playhouse was heard on over 40 stations every weeknight. The idea came from John Garabedian, Founder and former President of SupeRadio Networks. Garabedian is best known today, as the host of "Open House Party", a five-hour weekend party show that airs on over 50 stations every Saturday night, and at one time aired on over 160 stations. Garabedian and Romeo (who's real name is Neil Paris) proposed the idea of launching another syndicated night show that would fill the gap in weekday radio. Together, they put Romeo's Playhouse on the air and it was an instant success. It all went on until 2008, when Romeo stepped down as the host, only to be replaced by Jackson Blue, who also worked at Kiss 108. At the time, Open House Party and Romeo's Playhouse were shows owned by SupeRadio Networks. In 2009, Garabedian (who owned all of the shows under his name) sold SupeRadio Networks to a company called Access.One Communications. Garabedian kept the shows but sold the company that he has owned since 1988.
In 2008, Jackson Blue took over as host of "The Playhouse" (which was a working title at the time). Obviously, the show couldn't go on as Romeo's Playhouse so a new name had to go into the works. After some thinking, the title was changed to Party Playhouse. The show was owned by SupeRadio until John Garabedian parted ways with SupeRadio in 2009, and carried the show onto his new venture titled RadioCraft. This company would consist of only 3 shows that John had to manage, versus the 20 shows that he was in charge of before. These shows were "Open House Party", "Party Playhouse" and the new show "Celebrity Top 10" which had just been started by Jackson in 2009. Those 4 shows were distributed by Westwood One from 2009 to 2010, until Garabedian took the shows under his full control. In 2010, Garabedian took his shows off of Westwood's list and carried it fully on to RadioCraft who owned the show and distributed the show until 2012. The show grew in popularity, and Jackson's name got bigger as he was the night time host on Kiss 108 and the host of a nationally syndicated weeknight show.
In 2012, after all of the companies Garabedian went through to promote, manage, produce, and distribute his shows, he completely sold them all to United Stations Radio Networks. Garbaedian continued to host Open House Party until January 28th, 2017. Meanwhile, Party Playhouse received a makeover, in the form of a new logo, and distribution. The show still actually runs from the same house it started in, and it all [still] comes from the computer system in John Garabedian's house.