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Weekdays beginning at 5 a.m., Jim brings you stuff you won't hear anywhere else and a way of looking at the news that doesn't toe the party line.
Liberals, Conservatives, Republicans and Democrats are all fair game for Jim if they don't adhere to the principles of freedom and liberty.
Jim Sharpe is doing radio at KFYI for the third time. You would think that station management would have learned its lesson by now, but apparently not.
Jim left KFYI the last time to explore a career in political consulting and public relations.
But working in politics was all the motivation he needed to return to the crazy, super-competitive, dog-eat dog grind of doing a daily radio show.
Jim has spent more than 25 years broadcasting in places as small as Page, Arizona and as big as Los Angeles, California.
During that time, he put himself in some bad situations and won some great awards. Those awards include Arizona AP Reporter of the Year for 2006 for his coverage as an embedded reporter in Iraq.
While in Iraq, he survived a roadside bombing while riding in a convoy north of Baghdad. Jim also rode out Hurricane Andrew and the Northridge Earthquake in L.A. while on the air.
Jim grew up in Northern Arizona, spending a good chunk of his early years living on the Navajo Indian Reservation, where his stepdad worked at a coal mine.
Eventually, his family moved to Page, Arizona just off the Navajo Nation.
The summer between his sophomore and junior years of high school, Jim started working at the local radio station in Page, where he was the night dj and did play-by-play for the high school teams.
After high school, Jim did radio in Flagstaff while attending Northern Arizona University. The political science degree he was pursuing would take a back seat to his radio career when he was offered a much better-paying radio job in Spokane, Washington.
That was the start of a lap of America for Jim. From Spokane, He went on to do radio in Albuquerque, Reno, Tucson, Phoenix, Omaha, Dallas, New Orleans and Los Angeles.
After spending three years hosting a morning show in L.A., Jim came back to Phoenix, where he hosted the number one rated show in the state, Arizona�s Morning News for several years.