Jim Bohannon Bio
Thursday 07-02-2009 4:08pm ET
Jim Bohannon, long time host of America in the Morning is one of America's top radio personalities. Voted one of "The 100 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts in America" by Talkers Magazine three years in a row, Bohannon describes himself as a "militant moderate" delivering his wit, wisdom and natural charm to listeners across the nation. America in the Morning brings listeners a unique blend of breaking news, interesting features and informative reports on a spectrum of topics.
A 35-year broadcasting veteran, Bohannon began his career in 1960 at his hometown station, KLWT-AM, Lebanon, MO. After college at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield and service in the U.S. Army, he moved to Washington where he worked at Easy Listening WGAY-FM and News-Talkers WTOP-AM and WWRC-AM. He later moved to Chicago in 1980 where he worked as a morning anchor at WCFL-FM Radio and as a freelance reporter for Cable News Network.
Bohannon hosted his own Saturday night phone-in program and served as the principal back-up for Larry King on The Larry King Show. In February of 1993, Bohannon took-over the prestigious nighttime talk show slot formerly held by The Larry King Show.
Bohannon is a 39-year veteran of broadcasting. A self-described "militant moderate," Bohannon received the 2006 Peter Hackes Award from the Washington, DC Chapter of RTNDA; was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 2003; was named one of "The 100 Most Important Radio Talk Show Hosts in America" three years in a row by Talkers Magazine; and was nominated for the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Marconi Radio Award for the Network or Syndicated Personality of the Year.
Bohannon joined Westwood One in 1983 and has anchored newscasts, political conventions and election night coverage in addition to his weekday programs.
Jim Bohannon was recently nominated for the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Marconi Radio Award for the Network Syndicated Personality of the Year.
About the show: America in the Morning, AITM, as we fondly call it, was commercial radio’s first early morning news magazine, and it still leads the way today with a fast paced mixture of news, weather, sports, business, interviews, and the lighter news of the day that will get you up and on your way with a smile.