Jim’s jokingly called himself a “dinosaur” of broadcasting, now 34 years behind the microphone. He’s been on the air in Jackson, Battle Creek, Lansing, Escanaba, Hillsdale, Angola, IN, Bryan Ohio, and of course, here in Ionia as owner and morning/midday host. Jim’s a collector of old and odd radios and electronics, has decorated WION’s studios with his collection, and is quite passionate about RADIO, but has low tolerance for what he calls “Corporate Bullshit.” Off-air time is spent with his 12 year old puppy, “Isabelle” who is part of the J and J Midday show. See her page on this site!
Jim also spends much of his time working at the repair bench at WION on classic electronics, old radios, TVs, and just to be away from phones, emails, and all things modern. It’s like his “den.”
Aside from the station “show notes” (blog) page, Jim writes now and then on the broadcasting industry and on other things. You can see past (and maybe some other newer things coming) at any of his following blogs:
NOTES FROM WION-AMERICA’S BIGGEST LITTLE RADIO STATION
(now replaced with “show notes on this website)
I promised myself I’d keep this man on my station website as long as I own WION.
He was incredibly supportive of my career choice, and proud when visiting
on the first day we brought WION back to life.
I’m forever grateful.