ABOUT JIM VILLANUCCI
The Jim Villanucci Show airs M-F 9A-12P on FM News 101 KXL.
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Jim Villanucci graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He started work as an engineer in 1987 and was so bored at his job that he started doing open mic nights at comedy clubs for a bit of relief. Good thing too, because he was voted the Funniest Person in Cincinnati in that year. From 1988-1992 Jim travelled as a road comic with enough success to land him on staff as a writer for Jay Leno where he stayed until 1993. At that point Jim made his way into talk radio. From 1993-1999 he was on a talk radio show in Las Vegas until he made the move to Albuquerque where he stayed until 2013. The allure of Portland was finally too much for Jim so he made the move to Portland where he is currently host of the Jim Villanucci Show on FM News 101 KXL.
KXL Adds More Local Talk Weekdays with Jim Villanucci!
FM News 101 KXL announced today the addition of a live talk show, “The Jim Villanucci Show” Monday thru Friday 9am until 12Noon beginning Monday June 17th.
Jim Villanucci comes to KXL from 770 KKOB-AM in Albuquerque, NM, where he was the weekday host MF 3p-7p for the last 14 years. . Jim started his radio career at Hot talk 105.1 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jim has a varied background including a degree in Engineering and has had years doing standup comedy and being a free lance writer for Jay Leno.
“I worked with Jim for over ten years and he is perennially in the Talkers Magazine top talk show hosts in the country. Jim has raised thousands of dollars for charities and has delivered engaging content for both listeners and advertisers.” commented Alpha Broadcasting Senior Vice President/Market Manager Milt McConnell.
Alpha Broadcasting Director of Programming, Scott Mahalick said, “ Jim’s addition to FM NEWS 101 KXL completes our live and local line up. I’ve known Jim for over 15 years and there is no better compelling content and ratings monster in the country. ”
The Jim Villanucci Show replaces syndicated host Glenn Beck.
FM News 101 KXL is owned and operated by Alpha Broadcasting, along with The New 98.7, The Bull (KUPL) , 101.9 KINK, 750 THE GAME, LIVE 95.5 and Freedom 970AM. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Alpha Broadcasting is the only locally owned radio group in the Portland metro area, reaching more than one million listeners a week with six stations covering rock, country, pop, news, talk and sports.