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.
Jim’s been bringing news to GLT listeners for over ten years as host of Morning Edition.
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