Jon’s been waking up Utah for 100 years! He’s currently celebrating his centennial! He started at KRSP-FM (Rock 103), in 1980, moved to Z-93 in 1989, he even played country music on K-Bull for a few months, (got tired of playing songs like “She Got The Ring, and I Got The Finger”).
Jumpin’ JC wound-up at Utah’s Classic, 103.5, The Arrow in 1996, and we can’t get rid of him! Although born in Elko, Nevada, raised from a pup in Ketchum-Hailey, Idaho, he’s a local boy through and through. Jon’s hobbies include fishin’, huntin’ campin’ and other outdoor activities that you can put an apostrophe on. He drives to the Arrow every morning from Sandy, Utah, where he lives with his hot wife Cidny, and 3 kids, Quinton, Carson, and Eden. Jon has 3 other great kids too, Stephanie, Erik, and Jonathen! Jon’s most cherished professional possession is the plaque that Arrowheads made for him a number of years ago. It reads ” To Jumpin’ JC, for 25 years of waking up The Wasatch Front. Your 7 listeners!” Jon’s advise for life? Please Rock responsibly!
Jon Smith is a born and raised Utah native! Growing up in Taylorsville, and starting his radio career in 1996 with 107.5 “the end.” Jon has over 2 decades on the air in the Beehive State, having also worked with KBER 101, KJQ, and X96. While working in St. George, Jon was voted “Favorite Radio Personality” 6 years in a row and was given the Key To The City by the mayor. From 2008-2012 Jon was a “Combat Correspondent” with the US Army, and Utah Army National Guard, and his military contributions won him awards from the Army, Air Force, The American Red Cross, and he was even invited to meet President Barack Obama.
In December of 2018, Jon brought his more than two decades of on-air experience to Utah’s Classic, 103.5 The Arrow where he continues to share his love of music. Jon lives in Tooele County where he serves as a Volunteer Firefighter. He also enjoys spending time with his extremely patient wife, Sharon, watching cartoons with their 4-year-old daughter, and their dog, Chewie.
Sue Kelley’s name is synonymous with Utah radio and brings over 25 years of music passion to KRSP. In fact, the Arrows rock and roll heritage runs through her veins as she was with the Arrow from its inception on Valentine’s Day 1993 . When she is not listening to, reading about, or searching for music on vinyl, she is hitting live shows, snowboarding and is spending time with her husband and daughter
Gary “G Man” Michaels
Hi Gary Michaels here, with a few things about myself, I am from Utah and grew up in a radio family so I guess you could say I have been in radio my whole life. When I am not working I am at home with my awesome family!! I have 5 kids. There is never a dull moment at my house. Thank goodness for my great wife Kristine. She is the best. She’s a full time nurse as well. I really love to cook and I love watching the food network & the cooking channel. There is something relaxing about watching other people cook. Grilling is one of my favorite ways to cook especially on my Traeger grill.
Some fun things I like to do are play golf, hockey, snow and water ski, camping, fishing & boating. I am a big fan of buying local. It helps support our local economy.
I’m a homer grown right here in the land of Zion-Salt Lake City, Utah, born on Friday the 13th! I’ve been in this crazy radio business since beginning of time! I started out sweeping floors and empting the trash here at KRSP AM/FM in 1967. One night, when I was 14, I decided to jump on the air and read the news. It didn’t go well when the boss heard me. But hey, I’m still here playin’ the Classic Rock on 103.5 The Arrow!
I still like to spin vinyl albums on my home turntable by some of my fave’s including The Beatles, Boston, Eagles, Pink Floyd, Journey, Led Zeppelin and The Beach Boys. I still have “Meet the Beatles” album that my Mom bought me at Albertson’s in 1964. Price: $3.99. Meeting Paul McCartney and Brian Wilson are on my bucket list.
Since I’m a car guy, I’ll watch most anything on the Motor Trend Channel.
Some of favorite movies include American Sniper, Lone Survivor, Caddyshack, Christmas Vacation, Top Gun, Sandlot and Field of Dreams-because I’m a baseball fan too. Go St. Louis Cardinals Baseball! My other favorite sport is College Football! Go Utes, Cougars, Aggies and Wildcats!
A self-proclaimed radio geek! Blair says radio started out being a release for his class clown antics from his younger days.
He started his career in Virginia and he worked up and down the East Coast before deciding to relocate to Denver in 1999. He ended up in Salt Lake City back in 2001. Blair also does voice over work and has been heard on numerous commercials and promo’s running coast to coast. In his spare time Blair loves to ski, camp, hike, cook and work out. He currently lives in Murray with his 3 cats Basil, Tom and Lepew.