Jim came to KJAN in 1988 as News & Sports Director. He is still the station’s local play-by-play sports voice. He also hosts a daily show, “Heartbeat Today.” Jim is very active in community groups and organizations, and is a past president of the Iowa Broadcasters Association Board of Directors. Jim is a big fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, Chicago Bulls and the Chicago Blackhawks. Jim and his wife, Deb, live in Atlantic, but can usually be found on the golf course when they have time!
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When was the last time you attended a local high school activity? Since your child graduated? Since the last state title? Since, well…… never? Why not? It’s great entertainment, tickets are cheap, you don’t spend much for gas, you’ll see your friends there and the kids really appreciate it! Community pride is easy to show if you just get off the couch! Make it a priority to support YOUR local school activities! I’ve found over the years of covering high school sports and activities that the number of participants seems to be directly related to the number of spectators. If we show that we care, the kids will too!
Pictures from our June 14-17, 2011 Trip to Branson
(Courtesy of Don & Jo Gibson — click picture to enlarge)