tarted his career at age 13 in his hometown of Montgomery Alabama.
His brilliant command of the language prevented his KGBS show from being dirty. It wasn't total nudity - it showed just enough to make it tantalizing. He's a Boston native, Florida State University graduate and veteran sports radio personality having hosted shows in Tallahassee, on the Sporting News radio network, and currently at 1010XL in Jacksonville.
Ballou has covered the Seminoles professionally for over 25 years.
"Jim died July 3, 1989, of pneumonia at the age of 76.
He had suffered from Parkinson's disease for many years as the self-indulgent millionaire Thurston Howell III on Gilligan's Island for three seasons beginning in 1964.
"I appeared in an NBC Special with KISS, John Mellencamp and even George Harrison (BTW: He told me HIS favorite Beatle song was , George: KFWB, 1961; KABC, 1973.
When George passed away he was 74, besides radio, he was a building contractor, plumbing contractor and an ordained minister.Only problem: that job was at a small Country station, which no one listened to…Even ME! His nomadic jock journey took him to Indianapolis as pd for WNTR and later, was transferred to Memphis by Entercom.By age 18, I lucked in to an undeserved dream job, doing afternoon drive at B100 San Diego."When KTNQ became the high-powered "Ten-Q," Willie got the call to join the Top 40 station. He went on to WRKO-Boston and eight years at B104, the dominant station in Baltimore. "I left the country for a while, living in TEXAS..:-)." The “B” in Willie “B” stood for BOURBON Street (actually, he doesn’t drink! "I was actually on several Entercom stations simultaneously: afternoon drive in Indy, Madison, Memphis, etc." He cites several career highlights: voted ‘ Radio Personality of the Year’ in 1989, and several nominations for the same title with the Poe Awards. Letty started as a promotions assistant at KIIS/fm in 2006 and became part-time fill-in personality in early 2015. While attending school at Cal State Long Beach, she joined KIIS/fm as part of the Street Team, and eventually received a degree in Broadcast Journalism.Post-graduation, Letty held down the midday slot at stations in Palm Springs, Monterey and San Francisco before returning home to KIIS."I am the first ex-student to be elected president of this risk school." After graduating from the University of Texas, John started out in the newspaper business and WOAI-San Antonio. For part of his stay with KABC news he hosted a morning talk show.