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Jim Franklin

Rhinelander, WI, United States / Northwoods Radio
Jim Franklin

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is no stranger to the state of Wisconsin. Jim was a familiar voice in the Fox Cities area for over 12 years during drive time. After beginning his radio career in his hometown of Eau Claire, Jim did mornings or afternoons on stations in Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Iowa, and South Florida before returning to the familiar surroundings of his home state. His commercial voice work is also heard on many other radio and TV stations around the U.S. Jim gets your day started each weekday morning from 6-9 on Coyote 93.7 and serves as Operations Manager for both Coyote 93.7 and Northwoods Sports Radio 96.5.

“While I have done other types of radio, COUNTRY has ALWAYS been the most enjoyable,” Jim says. “The listeners are great, there are always new artists, and I am proud that at Coyote 93.7 we also remember to feature the ones who paved the way.” Everyplace he has been, Jim is frequently asked to speak to various schools or community groups and is a mainstay in raising money for many others ranging from the RED CROSS, to the AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, SPECIAL OLYMPICS, the M.A.C.C. FUND, MAKE A WISH, and the SALVATION ARMY.

Also a dedicated freelance musician, Jim occasionally does recording session work and can frequently be heard playing the trumpet with various groups around state. He has shared the stage with Wisconsin’s Original Whiskey River Band, Brian McLaughlin, North Coast Jazz Project, Chill, and previously played for several years alongside former members of the Allman Brothers, Sam and Dave, Otis Redding, B.B King, and the Air Force Big Band while in Georgia. One of his highest musical honors came in 2008 and again in August of 2012 when he was asked to perform “Taps” at the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall ceremonies. As Jim puts it, “there is no way to prepare for the emotion you feel and share when it comes to paying tribute to those who gave all for our country.”

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