Jim Reed has been co-host of the Jim and Carrie Morning Show since 1996, making it the longest running local Morning Show in Fort Wayne. Jim was born and raised in the Summit City and started his broadcasting career at the age of 16. It would have been sooner because he passed a test that awarded him an FCC Radio Broadcast License at the age of 11, but it was difficult convincing station program directors to hire an 11 year old.
Jim has worked at most stations in Fort Wayne in the 80’s and early 90’s, along with brief stops to host a morning show in Columbia, South Carolina and Tucson, Arizona (all for less than a year) before finally coming back and finding a permanent home at Classic Hits 101.7. In fact, Jim and Carrie also used to work together back in the 80’s at another local station.
Jim is also best known for “Running the City til the City Opens” (with some help from Carrie) and has also created a list of the Most Powerful People in Fort Wayne, to which he is #2. ( A fitting number for sure.)
When not on the air, Jim likes to sit at home in his white, Cheeto stained T-shirt and fall asleep while watching the Weather Channel. He is also planning a mid-life crisis next summer.
Listen to Jim on Classic Hits 101.7 in the morning with Carrie & Angie and then from 9am – 12pm.