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.
Dogs Help with Christmas
I had a Strange But True story this morning about dogs helping their owners deal with family around the holidays. It made me think back to my dog Hutch.
Rain Stopped for the Parade
Last night was the Johnson City Holiday Parade. That's three parades in a row in our area, that had to deal with rain. The turnout was great despite the weather
Driving on Route 17 Part 2
A few weeks ago, I blogged about how driving on RT. 17 causes me stress. Another part of the highway that drives me nuts if near the Endicott and Vestal exits.
Black Friday Madness
I had a Strange But True story this morning about a woman who snapped on Black Friday while working at a store and beat her co-worker with a barcode scanner.
Johnson City Parade
The Annual J.C. Business and Professional Women's Holiday Parade is tomorrow night. Get all the road closure information here as well as the start and end times
Christmas specials are starting to air on TV. Some of them, now over 50 years old, are still attracting new fans. Remember watching them before VCRs & DVDs?
Upside down Christmas Trees
I guess the new fad is upside down Christmas trees. I think it's stupid. We put up three trees every year. Here are pictures and stories for each tree.
If you like beer, or you need a present for someone who loves beer, check out our 4th annual Binghamton on Tap Feb. 24th. Save on tickets today, Cyber Monday.
Past Thanksgiving Memory
You know that scene in the movie 'A Christmas Story' where the dogs eat the turkey? Something close to that happened at our Thanksgiving once. Here's the story.
Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a day to count our blessings. It's a day to be thankful for all we have. Here's my list of things I'm thankful for. You made the list.