Big Jim grew up in Raleigh when it was a much, much smaller city. Jim attended Sanderson High School and NC State. One of his first radio jobs was on the original WKIX, where he played many of the songs that KIX plays today. Big Jim is a US Air Force veteran and holds a Master’s Degree from West Virginia University. Some of the places where Jim has lived and worked in radio are Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; Morgantown, W.Va.; Wilmington Del.; Nashville Tenn.; Philadelphia, Pa., and of course, Raleigh-Durham, N.C. (where he has worked on variations of 10 radio stations over the decades).