Hi, my name is Jim Free (yes, that’s my real name) and I’m the host of Freezone In The Morning on 99.1 The Whale. I was born and raised just across the PA border in a town called Carbondale. I’m the youngest of 7 kids. My parents wanted 8 but after I was born, they knew they couldn’t do any better. Kidding…kind of. I started in Binghamton radio over 25 years ago and now, I’m back in the morning on 99.1 The Whale, playing the best classic rock from 5am till 10am. I live in Endicott with my wife, Chris who I married on 07/07/07. I have a stepson Ian, who is an awesome kid. I like to golf, sleep, play and watch sports, and hang out with family and friends. I look forward to hanging out with you every weekday morning.
New Years Fun on State Street
I spent New Year's Eve emceeing the third annual Binghamton Ball Drop on State St. Despite the cold, it was an awesome time. Thank God for heated tents.
Taking My Tree to Be Recycled
I don't know if it's legal or not, but one time I tied a Christmas tree to my car and dragged it down the street to the drop off location. Read why I did it.
Free Cab Rides Home in Broome County New Year’s Eve
If you end up drinking a little too much this New Year's Eve, You can receive a free cab ride home from the Schimmerling Law Office. Get all the info here.
The Abandoned City
Today, as I ran out to get lunch, I noticed there weren't many people walking the streets of Binghamton. Here are my thoughts as to why that is. See the photos.
The Best Way to Spend New Year’s Eve
You don't have to drive to New York City to see a ball drop to ring in the New Year. Join us for the Downtown Binghamton Ball Drop! We even have heated tents.
Give the Gift of Life This Holiday Season
If someone you know needed an hour of your time to save their life, would you donate your time? Of course, you would. That's all it takes to save lives.
When to Take It All Down
Some people leave their decorations up until Spring, others take theirs down the day after Christmas. When do you take yours down? Here's my take on it.
Our Traditional Christmas Eve Dinner
On Christmas Eve, my wife serves the traditional 13 course Russian Christmas Eve Dinner. See the pictures and learn how we eat it. Hint; no plates are used.
The Calm of Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve is one of my favorite days of the year. We have a big dinner, open presents, and then go to mass. But, it's what happens afterward, that I love.
The Perfect Gift for a Beer Lover
Anybody that loves beer would love this as a gift. Don't give them a sweater that will just end up buried in their closet. Give them the gift they really want.