Jim Rome

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Jim Rome (born James Phillip Rome October 14, 1964), is an American sports radio talk show host syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks, a subsidiary of Clear Channel Communications.

Broadcasting from a studio near Los Angeles, California, he hosts The Jim Rome Show on radio as well as the TV show Jim Rome Is Burning (formerly Rome Is Burning) which airs on ESPN and TSN 2 in Canada. His past hosting jobs included sports discussion shows Talk2 (ESPN2), The FX Sports Show (FX), and The Last Word (Fox Sports Net). The Jim Rome show is tied for the #21 most listened to talk radio show in the United States [1] and Rome is the #29 most influential talk radio personality[2] according to Talkers Magazine.

Rome graduated from Calabasas High School in 1982[3] and the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Communications in 1987.[4][5] He lives in Irvine, California with his wife Janet and their two children.[4]

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Early broadcasting start

Rome started his radio career at college radio station KCSB-FM while at UCSB, where he was Sports Director for one quarter, and at news station KTMS, also located in Santa Barbara. He eventually moved to XTRA Sports 690 in San Diego, where he started what is now known as The Jim Rome Show, or "The Jungle," with a loop of the instrumental intro of Iggy Pop's song "Lust for Life" and the instrumental intro of Guns N' Roses' song "Welcome to the Jungle" as the show's signature music. The show became syndicated in 1996. It can now be heard on over 200 radio stations across the United States and Canada. In 1998, Rome released an album entitled Welcome to the Jungle, which featured memorable sound bites and music from the show.

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