Weekdays 5am to 6am
Jim Bohannon, a radio veteran of more than 35 years, considers himself the voice of reason, a self-described militant moderate. He has anchored newscasts, political conventions, election night coverage, and was Larry King’s backup for eleven years. He began his broadcasting career in 1960 at KLWT, his hometown station, in Lebanon MO. After attending college at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri, Jim served in the U.S. Army and eventually moved to Washington, DC where he worked at WGAY, WTOP, and WRC. In 1980, he moved to Chicago where he worked for WCFL and as a freelance reporter for CNN.
In 1983, Jim joined Mutual Broadcasting/Westwood One, where he covered four national political conventions, and the Moscow Summit. Jim hosts the early morning weekday news magazine program, “America in the Morning”. Whether it’s a big vote before Congress, or the latest celebrities headlines, Jim is on the air with the newsmakers who are on the scene.
In an interesting side note for WPKZ/WEIM listeners, if Jim’s voice is familiar, and you listened to WEIM in 1966 & 1967, that could be why. While Jim was in the army he served at Fort Devens. And he jocked weekends at the old rock WEIM 1280, riding a bus into Fitchburg every Friday afternoon, from October of 1966 til April of 1967.