Jim was born in Madison Wisconsin, and grew up listening to radio. A school field trip to a radio station convinced him to pursue a career in broadcasting. Along with a number of jobs in radio, Jim’s lent his voice to other projects, including ‘booth announcer,’ at Bloomington television station WYZZ when it first went on the air.
Jim’s also held a variety of non-radio jobs, including TV repair, short order cook, furniture mover, Disco-Jockey, a grounds keeper, and served a stint in the Army. His wife Fran brought up their boys Alex and Andrew while Jim tried to figure out what was going on.
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