Jim Smith

For almost as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with radio and how it all works.  As a kid, I loved tuning-in different AM stations on my portable transistor radio. I can also recall being about 10 years old and riding in the car with my Dad, and asking him: “Dad, if we get to listen to the radio for free, do the people we listen to on the radio get paid for working there?”  (And at that young age, I was introduced to the concept of paid advertising.)

I majored in broadcasting at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where I was fortunate enough to be chosen as the play-by-play announcer for their Division 1 football and basketball programs, which meant that as a 20-year-old, I was able to travel the country with the teams.  It was a great experience, and I think it was then that I caught the “radio bug”, and started wondering: “Could I maybe do this radio thing for a living?”

And now, all these years later, I’m humbled and privileged to be able to host the morning show here on Family Radio, and to be able to share with you each day the greatest news the world has ever received: that you and I can have a personal relationship with the God of the universe, and with his son, Jesus, who said: “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.  I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” (John 10:10-11)

I often say to my wife, Susan, that she and I are blessed beyond measure, and being able to share with you each morning here on Family Radio, is a big part of that blessing.