Hi, my name is Jim Free (yes that is my real name) and I am the host of Freezone In The Morning here on 99.1 The Whale! Was born and raised just across the P.A. 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 was always getting in trouble in school as a kid. I would sit and stare out the window instead of paying attention to the teacher. I was the class clown in grade school, back when the nuns would hit us with a paddle and then throw us out of their classroom. I think I spent more time in the hallway then I did in the class room. I’m pretty sure they let me pass, just so they didn’t have to deal with me two years in a row.
I’ve had all kinds of jobs; paperboy, dishwasher, cook, welder, pizza delivery guy, and even managed a restaurant and banquet facility, but then I found radio. I started in Binghamton radio over 25 years ago. I worked all different times of the day including 15 years doing mornings with one of my best friends, Tom The Electrician. And now, I’m back in the morning, here, playing the best classic rock from 5am till 10 or so.
I now live in Endicott with my wife. Chris and I were married on 07/07/07. I got to pick the date. I picked that date so I would always remember our anniversary. I think I have a hard time remember dates because of all the beatings I took from the nuns. I have a stepson Ian, who is an awesome kid.
I like to golf, sleep, play and watch sports and hanging out with family and friends. I look forward to hanging out with you every weekday morning.