Mutual News/CNN’s Jim Bohannon Passes

Jim Bohannon died on Saturday. Bohannon was 78. Bohannon was born in Corvallis, Oregon. Raised in Lebanon, Missouri, his broadcasting career also began there as he got a job at hometown KLWT in 1960. While in college he continued to work in radio part-time at KWTO as a news reporter, and at KICK as a disc jockey. Bohannon worked at several radio jobs throughout the 1970s. They included stints at news stations WTOP and WRC as well as easy listening station WGAY. In 1980, he took a job at WCFL/Chicago. While doing morning drive at WCFL he also landed a second job in the afternoons as a Chicago bureau reporter for CNN. Through the Mutual Broadcasting System’s ownership of WCFL, Bohannon secured a role as the primary guest host on The Larry King Show and later hosted his own Saturday evening call-in show on Mutual beginning in 1985.

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