Jack Armstrong dead at 62


He was one of the biggest names in Top 40 radio and hung his headphones at legendary stations from coast-to-coast, starting in the South, but eventually hitting both LA and Boston and many points in between. His daughter has added an update to his MySpace page that Jack Armstrong (John C. Larsh) has died at his home in North Carolina. He was 62.

“If you knew him at all, you would know that he wouldn’t want you to be sad for a moment. He would want you to remember all the good times, what he gave to radio and to the world. He would also want you to help fight to bring back the personality in radio if at all possible. He loved being a DJ almost as much as he loved being a father and that says A LOT. He put his blood, sweat and tears into both and never gave up what he believed in. He was honest, brave and could tell a joke like no other!! He was the best at everything he did and I know that he touched each and every one of us. I don’t know how he would sign off this letter, maybe it would be ‘Yoooooouuuuurrr LLLlleeeadaaa!’ or just straight up ‘Jack it up’ either which way he would have done it better than anyone,” wrote Devon Larsh Fischer.