- Jim Bohannon
James E. "Jim" Bohannon (born
January 7, 1944[http://www.nndb.com/people/078/000120715/ Jim Bohannon ] ] ) is a broadcaster who has worked in both televisionand radio.
During the 1980s he was a fill-in for
Larry Kingwhen King had his popular nighttime national radio program. He also does much work with the Smithsonian Associates. He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Famein 2003.
Bohannon took over as permanent host of Larry King's program in the mid 1990s when King moved to hosting his CNN TV show full time. His radio program is called the "Jim Bohannon Show", which is produced by
Westwood One(as successor to the Mutual Broadcasting System, Larry King's original radio network). He broadcasts from Washington, D.C., where WWWT(the former " Washington Post Radio") is considered his flagship station today.
The show airs Monday through Friday from 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (02:00 to 05:00
UTC). Each segment of the show features guests for interviews and calls from listeners. His show usually deals with politicsand popular culture. In the event that Bohannon is not hosting that night's show, a guest host (chosen by Westwood One) takes his place. Guest hosts have historically varied in nature and political views greatly; past guest hosts include conservative talk host and comedian Dennis Miller, progressive talk host Leslie Marshall, and comedienne Joan Rivers.
At the beginning of each hour is
bumper musicand the music for the start of each houris specially designed to inform the listener of who the show host is.
Jim Bohannon also hosts two other Westwood One radio programs: "America in the Morning," a news-magazine that airs live Monday through Friday from 5:00 AM to 6:00 AM EST (10:00 to 11:00 UTC), and the weekend news-magazine "America This Week."
Bohannon's political views, as stated on air, lean toward being moderate and/or slightly conservative. Bohannon has stated that he is a registered Democrat for the purposes of voting in primary elections.
Bohannon also occasionally serves as a booth announcer for
CBS-TV's Face the Nation. He also does voice announcements for the satellite feeds of some Westwood One programs, such as "The Dennis MillerShow".
He is also a
Vietnam veteran. [ [http://www.pearlharborhero.net/medal_efforts.html Medal Efforts ] ]
* [http://www.jimbotalk.net Jim Bohannon's Official Site]
* [http://www.westwoodone.com/talk_bohannon.htm Jim Bohannon @ Westwood One]
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