One of America's top talk show hosts offering his listeners a unique
mix of topical issues and entertainment, the self-described "militant
moderate" and "voice of reason" can be heard coast-to-coast
over the Westwood One Radio Network.
A veteran of radio, Bohannon began his career at hometown station
KLWT/Lebanon, MO in 1960. After attending Southwest Missouri State
University and a hitch with the U.S. Army, he worked at various
stations in the Washington D.C. market before moving to Chicago
in 1980 where he worked at WCFL while also wearing the hat of a
freelance reporter for CNN. In 1983, he joined the Mutual Broadcasting
System, the predecessor to Westwood One, covering four national
political conventions and the Moscow Summit during his tenure. In
1993, The Jim Bohannon Show premiered in the coveted late-night
spot previously held by Larry King. Bohannon had been King's back
up on several nights of election coverage for eleven years. The
three-hour show heard over 300 stations nationwide and its one-hour
call-in segment brings in calls from as far as The Virgin Islands.
In addition, Bohannon hosts the early morning newsmagazine America
in the Morning.
Jim Bohannon was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2003.
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