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.
What I Watched Instead of the Academy Awards
Did you watch the Academy Awards last night? Me neither. I find awards shows to be so boring. I wanted to watch the Super Bowl again but, I was out voted 1 to 1
Another Parade Day Has Come and Gone
We survived another St. Patrick's Day Parade in Binghamton. Thousands braved the cold to enjoy the parade. Here are pictures taken from inside the Whale Van.
It Was One of Those Days
Did you ever have one of those days where you are at work and you are constantly getting hit with stuff from every direction? Today was my day today.
88 Year Old Man Fights off 5 Men to Help a Woman
I read a story this morning about an elderly man in England that fought off 5 much younger guys that were trying to steal a woman's purse. See his picture here.
Bars from Binghamton’s Past
Another bar has closed it's doors in our area. It made me think of some cool bars that no longer exist in Binghamton. Check them out here. Who are we missing?
Southern Tier Braces for March Snowstorm
Are you ready? The Southern Tier is bracing for a big March snowstorm and this is what the National Weather Service says we should expect over the next two days.
Water Damage? ‘Joe Knows’ [SPONSORED]
Melting snow and rain can cause a lot of damage to your home. In this week's Joe Knows, Joe Stanley gives us helpful hints to prevent and deal with water damage
The Playoff Push Is On
The Hockey Playoffs are six weeks away. Things are starting to get exciting. Most of the teams have 20 games left to make it to the postseason. I'm excited!
Missing Cable Service?
A lot of people woke up this morning to find their cable TV is gone. Spectrum Cable is now 100% digital in our area. What to do now?
The Winter Olympics Are History
Last night I watched some of the closing ceremonies from the Winter Olympics. I watched as much of the Olympics as I could, and these are my highlights.