Chris Jackson

Weekdays (5AM – 9AM) Saturdays (2PM – 7PM)

I love livin’ in the South Bay!  I was born and raised in San
Jose (Leland High/San Jose State), as were my son and daughter.

My first concert @12 years old:  AC/DC opening for Aerosmith (still my
favs)!

I played lead guitar and keys in local bands like Hot Ice, Starrider, Alibi,
and 3 Dicks & A Jane at South Bay clubs like Mountain Charley’s, Britannia
Arms, and Keystone Palo Alto. I even played solo piano at a few thousand Happy
Hours in the Hedley Club at Hotel De Anza in San Jose.

I love working at KFOX because it’s a thrill for me to play guitar on the air
every morning, the staff and listeners love to rock, and we all still love
livin’ in the South Bay for the sun, fun, short ride to the beach, and late
night runs to Taco Bravo on Bascom 🙂

Happy Birthday to…

Here’s my Happy Birthday video to some of you who in our KFOX Email Nation who celebrated birthdays over the Labor Day Weekend! You can also join up for free here, and win cool prizes!    Oh, in case you’re wondering: my sweatshirt in the video?  San Jose Giants!   – …

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How well do you know San Jose?

I’m born & raised in San Jose (Simonds/Castillero/Leland/SJSU) and I’m still discovering things/places in San Jose. Does that ever happen to you? I took a selfie next to this “hand within a hand” sculpture that I’d never really noticed before. I’ll bet you’ve driven by it even if you don’t recognize …

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South Bay’s best city?

Wednesday’s big $759 million winning ticket was sold in Massachusetts, but one of the approx. $1 million winning tickets that hit 5 of 6 numbers was sold in Milpitas, at the Chevron station near 880 and Dixon Landing Rd. That’s the same gas station that sold the over $400 million winning ticket 3 …

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Winning Lotto jackpot vs. being a rock star

(pic: me on far right in white spandex pants/yellow shirt, playing at Great America with my high school band, Hot Ice…my attempt to be a rock star) Experts say your chance of winning the $700 million Powerball Jackpot tonight is 1 in 300 million. They say you have a better …

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Your (and my) pet’s reaction to the ECLIPSE

My pic shows my daughter’s Chihuahua (“Princess”) – goin’ waaaay to affectionate for me (not for my daughter, lol). So, how will Princess react when the Eclipse happens today?  She could wake up and start looking for food, because that’s what nocturnal animals will be doing (e.g. owls)  🙂 Watch …

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