Jon Carter

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June 8, 1956, Elko Nevada.

I was raised in Ketchum and Sun Valley, Idaho, however, I’m a Utahan through and through.


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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!

Favorite thing about Arrow
The Music. It’s the most remarkable and influential form of expression on the planet.

Favorite song.
Anything I can sing to.

Favorite TV show

  • Men in Trees
  • Tougher in Alaska
  • Reruns of ” Little House On The Prairie ” on the Hallmark Channel.

Favorite Sport
Fly fishing, bait casting, bottom trolling, float tubing, nymph stripping and ripping lips.

Favorite Artists?
Stones, Beatles, Guess Who, Cars, U2, Aerosmith

First Album?
Led Zeppelin I


  • Stripes
  • The River Wild ( Kevin Bacon gone mad )
  • Two Mules For Sister Sarah
  • Church Ball (Gary Coleman’s finest hour)

Favorite Utah Activity?
Anything outdoors, fishing, camping, but my best times are when I’m with Cidny and our kids.

Camping, fishing (steelhead my specialty) and a slight bit of photography.

Once my mom caught me…
Hitchhiking from Sun Valley.Idaho to Jerome, Idaho (that’s about 70 miles or so) when I was 13. (there was a girl involved).

Fondest childhood memory…
Being fortunate enough to grow up and spend my boyhood in such a beautiful place, Idaho.

Worst childhood memory…
My older sister, Judy, would sit on my chest, pin my arms back, and tickle me until I tossed my cookies.

Favorite radio station?
Arrow 103.5. Occasionally, I listen to that Mexican station.

People I’d most like to meet?
Charlie Watts, Rene Zellwegger, and the person responsible for inventing toast.

Last celebrity sighting?
Thurl Bailey, shopping for a hanky at Men’s Warehouse.

People would be shocked if they knew…
How good I am at changing poopy diapers.


Oh no ! Carter’s been fishing again. This bad boy came from up in Idaho on the Salmon River. Jon claims he nailed this on one a special ‘ home made ‘ lure, tipped with imported Shark meat. Yeah….whatever. Enjoy!
Coming soon! Jon Carter’s recipe for Smoked Idaho Steelhead Trout with shark meat kabobs.

Our very own Jumpin’ J C at 5 years old, acting out a scene from Gunsmoke