Mornings on WBRL in Berlin, New Hampshire was Jim’s first radio job. After paying dues at stations up north, he moved to Florida and found work first in Ocala with WMOP/WFUZ and then WTRS/WPLT in Dunnellon.
From there it was on to the first of two stays with Tampa’s country outlet WHBO (1977-79). His second visit there (1980-81) was after the station switched to its oldies format. Other stops along Florida’s Gulf Coast included St. Pete’s beautiful music WWBA AM & FM (1979-80), Tampa’s Time Machine WTYM (1981-82), Sarasota’s WSPB/WMLO (1985-87) where he was PD and pulled mornings, WQSA (1986-87), WAVE (1987-88), and Bradenton’s WBRD/WDUV (1989-96), and WKLV (1989-91). He also pulled stints at WWCN and WCAI in Ft. Myers, WSTU in Stuart, and WIRA/WOVV in Ft. Pierce.
Jim passed away suddenly on Dec. 16th 2009 in Hicksville, NY at the age of 61. He had most recently run the Jim Genovese Disc Jockey Company, a business that provided deejays for weddings, parties, and other gatherings.
1977 - 1996 Other Tampa Bay Area Stations (On Air Personality)